The hunting season is opened throughout Trinidad and Tobago from October 1 to March 31.
The Ministry of Agriculture said it is important to note however, that the period for hunting is October 1 to February 28, 2023, which is also the validity of the State Game Licenses.
The month of March, it added, is designated for the disposal of all Game Species/Wild meat.
During this period, hunting is strictly prohibited.
Additionally, the Ministry noted that the period for hunting of the Lizard species, Iguana, ends on December 31, and is prohibited within the municipal boundaries of Port of Spain.
Furthermore, the hours of hunting in any Forest Reserve are from 5am until 7:30pm daily.
Hunters are further advised that the mandatory data form attached to the State Game Licenses must be correctly completed and returned to the Forestry Division on or before May 31st.
Failure to comply is an offence which carries a maximum fine of $5,000.00 dollars.
Each hunter is allowed a maximum of three State Game Licenses.
The Game animals listed in part I of the Second Schedule that can be hunted are Alligator or Cayman/ Lizard, Agouti, Armadillo (Tattoo), Deer (in Trinidad only), Lappe and Quenk (Pecary or Wild Hog).
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