Sun | Oct 21, 2018

Bird hunting season closed, NEPA warns hunters

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 PM
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The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reminding hunters that anyone caught hunting during the closed season will be prosecuted for breaches of the Wildlife Protection Act.

Persons face a maximum fine of $100,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months.

The bird hunting season ended yesterday.

NEPA says all hunters who were issued a Hunter’s Licences for the 2018 season are required submit a completed Hunter’s Bird Shooting Report Form to the agency by December 31, 2018.

Forms that are not fully completed will be returned.

Hunters who fail to submit a completed form by will be required to pay a late processing fee of $5,000.00 before the granting of any other Hunter’s Licence in the future.

Members of the public are urged by NEPA to report any case of illegal hunting by calling 876-754-7540 or toll-free 888-991-5005 or the Jamaica Constabulary Force. 

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