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Basically the hunting of all Belizean wildlife on listed in Section 3 of the Belizean Wildlife Protection Act is prohibited. Wildlife Protection Act
You may, at the moment hunt the following species if you have both a hunting permit (issued by the Police) as well as a Game Permit (issued by the Forestry department)
Certain birds as listed on Section 3 are allowed to be hunted.
It is illegal at all times to hunt any animal when accompanied by it's young. It is illegal to hunt any immature specimens of any species. (This includes eggs of any description from any bird or reptile)
There is a closed season for deer and birds as listed below
1. These Regulations may be cited as the
WILDLIFE PROTECTION REGULATIONS.
2. The killing of deer or antelope with a view to the sale of the meat is prohibited from the 1st July of each year to the 30th September of the same year in the case of males and to the last day of February of the following year in
the case of females.
3. The close season of the hunting of any bird specified in the Fourth Schedule to the Wildlife Protection Act, shall be from the 1st February to the15th July in each year.
4. The use of any artificial light to facilitate the shooting of any animal is prohibited.
5. The use in hunting fish of any substance locally know as “fish poison” is prohibited.
6. (1) Applications for licences under the Wildlife Protection Act shall be made to the Game Warden who may at his discretion issue a licence on payment of the following fees:
A Dealer’s Licence .................................. $2,000.00
A Visiting-hunter Licence ......................... $ 100.00
A Local-hunter Licence ............................ $ 10.00
An Annual Game Licence-
To Nationals ................................ $ 500.00
To Others .................................... $1,000.00 Wildlife Protection Act Addendum
It should be mentioned that these laws are being superseded with the new draft law going before the house at the moment. This brings in closed seasons for a much longer time for deer, hunting white lipped peccary will be banned. Also there will be a closed season bought in to force for the first time for collared peccary, Agouti, Gibnut, and Iguana. Hunting of Guan will also be banned totally.
It is also likely that there will be a moratorium declared on all hunting for a period of five years or until such a time as sufficient studies have been completed to ensure the future viability of Belizean Wildlife in the future. Illegal and indiscriminate hunting has taken a massive toll on Belizean wildlife due to total lack of control and supervision. Whilst responsible hunting does improve the stock, the wide scale slaughter being carried on at present is totally unsustainable, and I fully support the five year moratorium that will make it easy for any policeman, soldier, or game ranger to stop and question anyone carrying a hunting weapon whilst not on their own property.
The new laws carry draconian penalties for illegal hunting with fines up to BZ$30,000 for first offence.