Guilty Of Overshooting During The Bird Shooting Season

September 15, 2017

The Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA) and the National Environment & Planning Agency (NEPA) have successfully brought charges against Horace Mair in the St. James Parish Court. The charge arose from a 2015 incident when Mair was cited for shooting 23 baldpates at Kirkpatrick in the parish of St. James.

Under the Wild Life Protection (Game Bird Hunting Limit) Regulations, persons are allowed to hunt a maximum of fifteen baldpates at any session.

On September 7, Mair was fined $30,000 or ten days imprisonment at hard labour, following a lengthy trial before Parish Judge Mrs. Lawrence-Grainger.

The Agency was represented by in-house attorneys-at-law Philip Cross and Peta-Gaye Rookwood. Mair was represented by attorney-at-law, Mr. Martyn Thomas.