2012 Game Bird Shooting Season to open on August 18

July 26, 2012

Minister of Water, Land Environment and Climate Change, the Hon. Robert Pickersgill has approved the 2012 Game Bird Shooting Season. The approval was in keeping with the recommendation of the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA).

The bird shooting season will open on Saturday, 18 August 2012, and close on Sunday, 23 September 2012.

It is mandatory that prospective hunters obtain a Hunter’s Licence from the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) or one of the Authorized Vendors. All persons wishing to purchase a Hunter’s Licence must have a Tax Registration Number (TRN).

The Game Bird Shooting Season is regulated under the Wild Life Protection Act 1945. Anyone caught in breach of the Act, that is, hunting without a Hunter’s Licence, hunting in game reserves, hunting outside of designated shooting periods, or hunting birds which are not designated game birds as well as exceeding the bag limit can be fined up to $100,000 or imprisoned for one year.

For more information on the 2012 Game Bird Season or to report any illegal shooting, please contact NEPA at 754-7540, toll free 1-888-991-5005.

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