Wildlife Act, 1976

Open seasons for certain wild mammals.

25.—(1) Subject to sections 27 and 28 of this Act, the Minister may by order provide that any wild mammal (being a protected wild animal) which is of a species specified in the order (in this Act referred to as an exempted wild mammal) may be hunted in a manner so specified either throughout the State or in any part thereof specified in the order, on a day or during a period of days so specified.

(2) An order under this section may contain different provisions in relation to different areas and different species of exempted wild mammals, including provisions limiting the total number of any particular species of such mammal which may, during a period of days specified in the order, be killed by individuals in hunting in accordance with the order either in relation to the area as a whole to which the order applies or to part of such area.