Bird shooter convicted
A bird shooter was convicted in the St. James Parish Court of shooting more birds than is allowable under the law.
The man, Horace Mair, was convicted on September 7 in the St James Parish Court.
Mair was fined $30,000 or ten days imprisonment at hard labour, following a lengthy trial before Parish Judge Mrs. Lawrence-Grainger.
The charge arose from a 2015 incident when Mair was cited for shooting 23 baldpates at Kirkpatrick in the parish of St. James.
Under the Wild Life Protection (Game Bird Hunting Limit) Regulations, persons are allowed to hunt a maximum of fifteen baldpates at any session.