The Forestry Department within the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Rural Transformation, Industry and Labour is reminding the Public that the season for Mammals which includes Manicou, Agouti and Reptiles which include Iguana is closed from February 1 – September 30.

The Forestry Department stated that any person who hunts, or is a member of a party engaged in hunting of a protected wild life is guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine of $2000 and in the case of a second or subsequent offence, to a fine of $4000 and imprisonment for one year according to the Wildlife Protection Act Chapter 55, Section 17.

Persons are reminded that it is also an offence to hunt in any Forest Reserve.

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