WildIrishGame_hunters

As an Approved Game Handling Establishment, we offer a full wild game collection and intake service for hunters, throughout the season. We have two drop off locations, one in Glenmalure, Co. Wicklow and another in Clane, Co. Kildare. Please call in advance to arrange a booking time. All hunters must be fully licensed, insured and in compliance with Irish and EU legislation. No illegal hunting will be condoned or entertained.

If you have any questions regarding supplying wild game, please call us on +35345892000, and we’d be happy to help in any way we can.

Open seasons for licensed hunting of selected species in the Republic of Ireland are listed below*.

WILD GAME
Red Deer Male** | 1 Sep – 31 Dec
Red Deer Female & Antlerless Deer | 1 Nov – 28 Feb
Sika Deer Male | 1 Sep – 31 Dec
Sika Deer Female & Antlerless Deer | 1 Nov – 28 Feb
Fallow Deer Male | 1 Sep – 31 Dec
Fallow Deer Female & Antlerless Deer | 1 Nov – 28 Feb

GROUND GAME
Hare*** 26 Sep – 28 Feb
Rabbit – All year

WILD FOWL
Red Grouse | 1 Sep – 30 Sep
Mallard, Teal, Gadwall, Wigeon, Pintail, Shoveler, Scaup, Tufted Duck, Pochard, Goldeneye, Golden Plover, Snipe, Jack Snipe | 1 Sep – 31 Jan
Red-legged Partridge | 1 Nov – 31 Jan
Cock Pheasant, Woodcock | 1st Nov – 31 Jan
Curlew | 1 Nov – 30 Nov
Canada Geese | 1 Sep – 15 Oct
Greylag Geese | 1 Sep – 15 Oct
Greylag Geese**** | 16 Oct – 31 Jan
Wood pigeon | 1 Nov – 31 Jan
Ruddy Duck | 1 Sep – 31 Jan
Red-legged Partridge | 1 Nov – 31 Jan

Antlerless deer include any male deer without antlers, of less than one year, i.e. calves.
* Dates listed are for illustrative purposes only, please refer to official sources to ensure full compliance with current regulations.
** Excluding Co.Kerry
*** Excluding the following townlands in Co. Wexford: North East Slob, North West Slob, Big Island, Beggerin Island and the Raven.
**** Lady’s Island, Co. Wexford and Gearagh East Gearagh West in Co. Cork only

For more information visit:
Food Safety Authority Guide for hunters supplying wild game
The National Parks and Wildlife Service
The National Association of Regional Game Councils
The International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation
The Wildlife Amendment Act 2000
The Wildlife Act 1976