Deer Hunting License ireland
The National Parks and Wildlife Service issue the Deer Hunting License in Ireland , please visit their website here.
Deer Hunting Licence applications are considered, under Section 29(1) of the Wildlife Act, 1976 (as amended).
The legal minimum requirement for a firearm to hunt deer is at least .220/.250 calibre which uses bullets of no less than 55 grain weight.
There is no charge for deer hunting licences.
If you do not intend to shoot on your own land, you must also supply written evidence of permission with your application from the landowner allowing you to hunt on his/ her lands that hold deer. You will also have to supply the folio number of the lands. Folio numbers can be obtained from the Land Registry Service of the Property Registration Authority website here.
Where to apply
Wildlife Licensing Unit
National Parks and Wildlife Service
7 Ely Place
Contact number : (01)888 3275 or (01) 888 3298
Outside of the open hunting season, landowners can apply for a Section 42 licence to control deer on their lands if damage is being caused.
A section 42 license may be issued where agriculture damage occurs but is subject to verification of claim of damage by a local conservation ranger.