News Local Hunters told to stick to 'written and unwritten rules' as season starts

Hunters told to stick to ‘written and unwritten rules’ as season starts

Hunters caught breaking regulations against poaching have been fined €1.18 m since the new rules were introduced in July, 2017. Of this amount 60% has been paid, 10% is still pending to be paid and 30% was not paid within the grace period and the cases have now been sent to court.

The figures were issued by the Game Service, together with a call to hunters to comply with the ‘written and unwritten rules’ as the new hunting period gets underway on Sunday.

There will be a total of 17 hunting ‘outings’ on Sundays and Wednesdays from October 27 to December 22 when the hunting season closes.

The Game Fund has imposed a quota of one hare, four partridges and one grouse per hunter.

Hunters have been urged to avoid hunting close to inhabited areas or isolated houses. Hunting is prohibited within 500 metres from residential areas, 200 metres from isolated houses and 300 metres from military installations.

The Game Service said that the most common offences — hunting without a permit and hunting in a prohibited area are punishable with a fine starting from €2,000 and rising depending on the  extent of the offence and whether other offences are also committed.

The fine for poaching at night carries a fine of €25,000.

Hunters must have their hunting licence, gun licence and permit to use hunting dogs with them and must respect foreign property, police said adding that in the event of an emergency they can call 199 or 112 . Anyone aware of illegal  hunting should contact the citizen’s help line of 1460 so that offenders can be caught.

Hunters are reminded that hunting is not permitted in the buffer zone.



Top Stories

U.S. federal agency greenlights Biden’s presidential transition

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) on Monday told Joe Biden it was ready to begin the formal presidential transition process for him. GSA Administrator...

Cabinet to decide on Wednesday about measures against COVID-19

Cyprus Government Spokesman, Kyriakos Koushos, has told CNA that the Council of Ministers will decide on Wednesday about what will happen as regards the...

Delays in the arrival of postal items due to decrease of flights

The Cyprus Post would like to inform the public that due to the Coronavirus outbreak, a significant decrease of flights to and from Cyprus...

Cost of electricity to be reduced in 2022, RES fee must be revised

The cost of electricity is expected to be reduced in 2022, as the market opens to competition and the project to bring natural gas...

Russia says its Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine is 95% effective

Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine is 95 percent effective according to a second interim analysis of clinical trial data, its developers said on Tuesday. The...


Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...


No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...