Licence to Hunt - Not Involving Firearms

Section 26 provides for the issuing of licences for a number of traditional hunting practices not involving firearms.

The hunting of hares with a pack of beagles or harriers during the closed season requires a licence under Section 26 (2). Section 26 (3) provides that the Minister may, on application by a club affiliated to the Irish Coursing Club, grant a licence to hold regulated coursing matches during the closed season for the hunting of hares.

Applications should be made in writing, via email, to the Wildlife Licensing Unit at