The Minister is empowered, under Section 22(9)(b), to grant licences for the hunting of pen-reared birds. Licences are given subject to applicants satisfying local management staff in relation to the release of stock. Licences for hen pheasants are largely restricted to 35% of the stock released. Licences are restricted to the periods of 1st November to the 15th February for pen-reared hen pheasants and 1st September to 31st January for pen-reared partridge.
Applications should be made in writing and sent to:Wildlife Licence Unit National Parks and Wildlife Service Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage 90 King Street North
Smithfield Dublin 7 D07 N7CV Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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