Bird shooting season begins August 19

August 04, 2017
A hunter takes aim at a white-winged dove.

The prime minister has approved the opening of the 2017 game bird shooting season in keeping with the recommendations of the Natural Resources Conservation Authority.

The 2017 season will open on Saturday, August 19, and close on Sunday, September 24.

All prospective hunters are being advised to obtain a hunter's licence for $20,000 from the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) or one of the authorised vendors.

The commencement of this process will be announced at a later date.

All persons wishing to purchase a hunter's licence must have a Tax Registration Number. Hunters who have not returned the hunter's bird shooting peport forms from last year will be required to do so, with the late processing fee of $5,000, before they will be issued new licences for this season.

The game bird shooting season is regulated under the Wild Life Protection Act of 1945. Anyone caught in breach of the Act, can be fined up to $100,000 or imprisoned for one year.




Offences under the act include hunting without a 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.

For information on the 2017 season or to report any illegal shooting, please contact NEPA at 754-7540-7, toll free 1-888-991-5005.

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