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SDLP MLA Patsy McGlone now a qualified deerstalker

By Michael McHugh

Patsy McGlone has become a fully qualified deerstalker.

The SDLP Mid Ulster MLA shoots accurately and consistently, accrediting organisation the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) said.

He passed the deerstalking certificate level 1 course for which candidates must demonstrate a knowledge of deer biology and ecology, firearms and wildlife legislation and game meat hygiene.

He said: "I learnt a lot, not only about deer management but also about firearms and wildlife law and the wider work that BASC does on behalf of its members.

"I am very much looking forward to my first accompanied stalk under the BASC Baronscourt Deerstalking Scheme."

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