Online Humane Deer Dispatch Course – Registration Now Open
The Irish Deer Commission will hold another Humane Deer Dispatch Course for its members on Wednesday, January 19th @ 8pm. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions the course will take place online.
Reports of accidents involving deer in Ireland are increasing each year. Many are killed, some disappear to die later, but a significant proportion are injured and remain alive at the scene. Such animals may suffer badly and are a potential further hazard to road users. Often the only reasonable course is to humanely dispatch the animal as soon as it is safe to do so.
Humane Deer Dispatch Scheme – in other countries there are schemes designed to cope with Deer Vehicle Collisions (DVC’s). Candidates who successfully complete a short multiple-choice exam following the course will receive a Certificate of Completion. Details of successful candidates, who give permission to share their data, will be forwarded to An Garda Siochana who may call upon them for their assistance in the event of deer vehicle collisions (DVCs) on a voluntary basis in their local area.
How to book your place – the course is open to Irish Deer Commission members only. The cost of the course is €50 which includes course tutorial by a Humane Dispatcher, a branded Humane Dispatch vest, Certificate of Completion (for successful candidates) and postage. If you are a current member, you can book you place by clicking here and paying the course fee before January 16th – places are limited and no refunds or cancellations available.
If you are not a member DO NOT REGISTER for the course. First you should apply for membership on the following link before January 12th. Once your membership is approved you can then register for the course before January 16th.
Some of the topics covered in the course include:
- Deer Vehicle Collisions (DVC’s) in Ireland – Why DVC’s happen and how they can be reduced
- Humane Deer Dispatch and the Law
- Humane Deer Dispatch Schemes
- Planning – protect human safety first, then reduce the suffering of the animal.
- Equipment – The call out – Location and other information – Road safety Actions before dispatch
- Humane Dispatch Methods – Dead Animal/ mobile live animal/ immobile live animal
- Removal of carcass – Personal Hygiene – Bio Security
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