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Issue Date: 03/11/2014 In recent days Gardaí operated a number of checkpoints and surveillance operations investigating deer poaching in the Carlow, Wicklow and Kildare area.The operation is an extension of the highly successful “Operation Bambi” which has been extended and progressed for 2014 - 2015 with particular emphasis being placed upon the unlawful and illegal killing of wild deer.The operation was supported by members of the Wild Deer Association of Ireland (WDAI) and involved a number of unmarked Garda vehicles.
The approach involves the AGHE suggesting to the hunter that they buy deer carcasses from local hunters and friends on their behalf at a low price and the AGHE in turn remunerates the hunter at a higher price for the same deer carcasses.
In addition to the forfeiture of firearms, lamps, knives, binoculars and other items, the defendant was ordered to make a donation of €2,000 for the exclusive use of Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland.
Ends We received the following statement this evening from Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Justice and Equality.
This powerful legislation is a new development in tackling such crimes. Whilst public safety is to the fore of our Association’s objectives, we strongly disagree with this aspect of the report, as there is no evidence to show any link between legally held, sporting firearms and a risk to the safety of the general public.
We would urge hunters and members of the public to be vigilant over the coming weeks as poaching tends to increase in February. As a responsible hunting organisation, we welcome any attempt to end the criminal misuse of firearms.