The Minister may, under Section 22(9)(c), give licences to hunt protected wild birds of a species so specified for the purpose of either training gun dogs for any field sport or holding gun dog trials.
These licences facilitate the training of gun dogs for hunting.
To apply, download an application form. Completed applications should be sent to:
Wildlife Licence Unit,
National Parks and Wildlife Service,
Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs,
7 Ely Place,
Tel: (01) 888 3242