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Two bird hunters charged in St Bess

Published:Thursday | September 11, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THREE WEEKS into the 2014 Game Bird Hunting season, the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reporting that two persons were charged and several hunters warned for breaches under the Wildlife Protection Act.

The charging and warning were issued in the parishes of Trelawny, St Elizabeth, Clarendon and St Catherine.

The two persons were charged in St Elizabeth for hunting in a game reserve. The cases will be heard in the Santa Cruz Resident Magistrate's Court in St Elizabeth on September 22.

NEPA is reminding the public that a licence is required to hunt during the season, and hunting in game reserves is strictly prohibited.

The 2014 Game Bird Hunting Season opened on August 16 and closes on September 21. Hunting sessions are: sunrise to 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to sunset on Saturdays and sunrise to 9 a.m. on Sundays.