The hunting season officially opened on October 1. And hunters in Tobago got a refresher course on the dos and don’ts of the hunting season.
A symposium was hosted by the Division of Food Production, Forestry and Fisheries to brief hunters on regulations in a bid to foster environmental sustainability.
The state game license allows hunters to kill or capture wildlife, including iguanas, agouti, wild hogs, tattoo (armadillos) and salipenter lizards. During the session, game warden Anuska Ramroop urged hunters to leave as small an impact on the wildlife as possible.
“We are asking you all to hunt in an environmentally responsible manner with little or no damage inflected on trees and animals,” Ramroop said.
“So when you’re out there and you hunting try not to cut down the bushes and make big paths. Just leave a hunting track, because you all know the hunting track is like basically a little walk-way, where you all can pass and go.”
In Tobago, hunting in the Forest Reserve is permitted only between 5 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. daily. Wildlife sanctuaries like St. Giles Island and Little Tobago are off limits. The hunting season runs from the 1st of October to the last day of February next year.