Forestry Department Warns Against Illegal Bird Hunting

The Forestry Department has issued a warning for persons to desist from the illegal hunting of birds namely the Ramier, outside of the designated hunting season.

According to a release, the Department states that the matter has been brought to its attention that persons who have been repeatedly warned, continue to engage in illegal bird hunting.

The Department says this practice is serious affecting the population of the birds which is one of the protected species of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The department is therefore reminding the offenders, some of whom reside in the immediate Kingstown suburbs that it is illegal to hunt outside of the hunting season which runs from October 1st to January 31st for Mammals and Reptiles and from October 1st to the end of February for Birds.

Anyone found in contravention of these regulations is liable to be charged and subjected to fines of up to two thousand dollars and confinement of six months.

The Forestry Department is also reminding persons that during the hunting season, the only birds which can be hunted are Ramiers and Doves.