Nature walks with gun club

Guided nature walks by Sinn Féin Cllr Stephen Lynch, chairman of Mountmellick Gun Club, may be on the way for schoolchildren in Mountmellick.

Guided nature walks by Sinn Féin Cllr Stephen Lynch, chairman of Mountmellick Gun Club, may be on the way for schoolchildren in Mountmellick.

The potential for guided walks in Lower Forest in Mountmellick for schools was suggested by Cllr Bobby Delaney, who praised the conservation work done by Mountmellick Gun Club there.

“They have done tremendous work, I couldn’t believe the number of pheasants and ducks. It is hiding away there, we should have an open day for schools, with a tour by Stephen,” he suggested at the Mountmellick TC September meeting.

“That can be arranged. We are not just a shooting club, this is about nature conservation and management of wildlife,” Cllr Lynch said.