Ministry releases amended iguana hunting laws

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    With less than a month to go before the start of the hunting season, the Agriculture Ministry has released amended laws regarding iguanas.

    The open season runs from October 1st 2019 to February 29th 2020.

    But the Ministry says hunting of iguanas is only allowed from October 1st to December 31st and is no longer permitted on any State Land at any time within the municipal boundaries of the City of Port of Spain.

    Also, the hunting of waterfowl is now illegal and the issuance of licenses has been stopped.

    Meanwhile, the Capybara is now listed as vermin which means that rules applicable to vermin now apply to the Capybara.

    Persons can purchase State Game Licences at the following offices:

    1. Forestry Office, Damarie Hill, Sangre Grande
    2. District Revenue Office, Siparia
    3. Forestry Office, Rio Claro
    4. District Revenue Office, Tunapuna
    5. District Revenue Office, Chaguanas
    6. Forestry Division, Long Circular Road, St. James
    7. Forestry Division, Balisier Avenue, Pleasantville, San Fernando
    8. District Revenue Office, Sangster Hill, Scarborough, Tobago
    9. Inland Revenue Office, Roxborough, Tobago

    The Ministry says persons can obtain up to a maximum of three State Game Licences.

    It’s advising that persons walk with a recent utility bill when purchasing licenses for the purpose of verifying addresses.