August 11, 2011
The 2011 Game Bird Hunting Season will open on Saturday, August 20 and close on Sunday, September 25.
All hunters must obtain a Hunters' Licence from the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) or any of its authorized vendors. The sale of Hunters’ Licences commenced on August 8, 2011 (click here to see list). The Hunters’ Licencing fee is $15,000. All applicants must have a valid Firearm Licence/User’s Permit and TRN.
During the season, hunting is restricted to Saturdays and Sundays only. On Saturdays there are two hunting sessions - from Sunrise to 9:00 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to Sunset. Only one hunting session is allowed on Sundays – from Sunrise to 9:00 a.m.
Only the following birds may be hunted during the season, the Bald Pate (White Crowned Pigeon); Pea Dove (Zenaida Dove); White-winged Dove; and Long-tailed Pea Dove (Mourning Dove). The bag limit at each shooting session is 20 birds, of which no more than 15 should be White Crowned Pigeon/Bald Pate.
The Game Bird Hunting Season is regulated under the Wild Life Protection Act. Anyone caught in breach of the Act, that is, hunting without a Hunter’s Licence, hunting outside of the shooting season, hunting in Game Reserves, hunting protected birds or exceeding the bag limit, can be fined up to $100,000 and/or imprisonment for one year.
For more information on the 2011 Game Bird Hunting Season or to report any illegal shooting, please contact the National Environment and Planning Agency during weekdays at 754-7540 ext. 2403/2404.