Deer Hunting Licences

Deer hunting licence applications (S29 of the Wildlife Acts) for the 2024/2025 deer hunting season can now be made online by visiting:
PLEASE NOTE: When uploading your Firearms Certificate, you are required to upload both the front and back of the certificate. 
PLEASE NOTE: Profile Pictures will appear on your licence. Please follow instructions in relation to Profile Pictures and uploaded a Passport type photo with your application. 
Please click on the above link to access the Heritage Licensing Portal where you can apply for your deer hunting licence (DHL) for 2024/2025. A number of documents are provided below to assist you with this process:

Contact details:

Deer Hunting Licence Queries

01 – 888 3242

Portal Registration Queries


  • Licences are issued on an annual basis and cover the period from 1 August to 31 July. All wild deer Open Season dates must be adhered to. Open Seasons dates can be found at the bottom of the Open Seasons Order page.
  • If you are a first time applicant you must provide proof of completion of deer hunting certified training from one of the nationally approved training bodies or the equivalent proof from your Country of residence. Further details on this requirement can be found on our mandatory certification page.