I am a novice stalker..(only bunnies really) as I only have a license for a .22lr here in Ireland. I used to stalk deer with my family 30+ years ago as a child in the U.S. but 30 years is a long time and things change. Anyway, I am thinking of taking the HCAP assesment here in Ireland as I want to improve my knowledge of deer, habitat and firearms safety etc. I am also hoping that this certification will make it easier to get permissions, stalk on National foresty lands and give the Garda less reason to deny my application for a larger caliber (.243, .270). So, have any ROI stalkers on this forum studied the Stalker Training Manual and taken the HCAP written assesment and range test? If so, can you give me your thoughts on it and any advise? Not sure if I'm am going about this the right way but additional training/knowledge is never a bad thing. Thanks in advance!