NARGC Press Release: 21/05/2020
The NARGC welcomes today’s announcement by the minister and the NPWS of the reversal of the changes to the longstanding derogation on Pigeon shooting. This gives back permission to tillage farmers and cereal growers to protect their crops from pigeon damage.
Common sense has won the day.
The NARGC enjoys a close relationship with Irish Farmers and their representative organisations.
This came to the fore in the campaign to restore crop protection in the summer months of June, July and August.
We are grateful for the support we received from many TD’s, elected representatives , fellow shooting organisations and especially our members nationwide who actively lobbied to have the ban lifted
The NARGC remains available to the Minister and the NPWS for consultation and to advise them on all matters pertaining to hunting and shooting in Ireland
J.T (National PRO)