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Two bird hunters charged with wildlife breaches

Published:Saturday | September 20, 2014 | 9:05 AM

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reporting that two hunters have been charged with breaches of the Wild Life Protection Act in Clarendon and Portland.

One of the hunters was a Clarendon businessman who was arrested and charged for hunting game birds without a hunter’s licence in Longville Park, Clarendon.

The businessman is to appear in the Clarendon Resident Magistrate’s Court in May Pen on September 25.

And in the other incident was in Darley, Portland a hunter from St James was charged for possession and hunting of ring-tailed pigeons which are protected birds, under the Wild Life Protection Act.

He will appear in the Portland Resident Magistrate’s Court in Port Antonio on September 30.

The agency will declare the 2014 Game Bird Hunting Season closed tomorrow and is warning that anyone caught hunting after the season is closed will be prosecuted and can face a maximum fine of $100,000 or imprisonment.

All hunters who were issued a hunter’s licence are required to submit their 2014 Hunter’s Bird Shooting Report Form to NEPA by December 31.

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