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Saturday 24 February 2018

Permits not an entitlement to hunt outside season

Logo of the Forestry Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries.

A State Game License (hunting permits) does not entitle its holder to hunt before or after the official hunting season. The reminder came from the Courtney Park, Conservator of Forests/Chief Game Warden in the Forestry Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries.

In a statement issued on Monday, Park noted that the purchase of hunting permits “is not an entitlement to hunt before the start of the Hunting Season, which opens on Sunday 1, October, 2017 and closes on Wednesday, 28 February, 2018. According to the Conservation of Wildlife Act, Chapter 67:01 of the Laws of Trinidad and Tobago.”

The sale of hunting permits $100 each, begins tomorrow. Interested persons must present a photo identification and a recent utility bill when applying at any of the following ten locations: The Forestry Division, Head Office, Long Circular Road, St. James; The Forestry Division, San Fernando Office, Balisier Avenue, Pleasantville, San Fernando; District Revenue Office, Sangre Grande;

District Revenue Office, Tunapuna; District Revenue Office, Chaguanas; District Revenue Office, Siparia; District Revenue Office, La Brea;

District Revenue Office, Rio Claro; Inland Revenue Office, Roxborough, Tobago; and Inland Revenue Office, Sangster Hill, Tobago.

Park said should the public “have any queries,” Forestry Division officers can be contacted at one of three locations in Trinidad: Head Office, Long Circular, Port-of-Spain (225-3865); Forestry Information Unit, Long Circular, Port-of-Spain (225-3846/47) and at the Wildlife Section, St Joseph (225-3837).


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