S.I. No. 113/1961 - Game Birds Protection Order, 1961.


S.I. No. 113 of 1961.

GAME BIRDS PROTECTION ORDER, 1961.

I, MICHE?L Ó MÓR?IN, Minister for Lands, being satisfied that the species of game birds specified in the first column of the First Schedule to this Order are in special need of protection in the whole of the State and that the species of game birds specified in Article 4 of this Order are in special need of protection in the area specified in the Second Schedule to this Order, do hereby, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 6 of the Game Preservation Act, 1930 (No. 11 of 1930) (as adapted in consequence of the enactment of the Constitution) and the Game Preservation Act, 1930 (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order, 1958 ( S.I. No. 186 of 1958 ), order as follows :—

1. This Order may be cited as the Game Birds Protection Order, 1961.

2. The Interpretation Act, 1937 (No. 38 of 1937), applies to this Order.

3. The killing or taking, in the whole of the State, of each of the species of game birds specified in the first column of the First Schedule to this Order is hereby prohibited for the period mentioned in the second column of that Schedule opposite the mention in the said first column of such species of game bird.

4. The killing or taking, in the area specified in the Second Schedule to this Order, of pheasant, partridge, grouse, quail, landrail, plover, snipe and woodcock and of mallard, teal, widgeon and other species of wild duck and of brent goose, barnacle goose and other species of wild goose is hereby prohibited for the period of one year from the making of this Order.

5. The Game Birds Protection Order, 1960 ( S.I. No. 146 of 1960 ) is hereby revoked.

FIRST SCHEDULE

Species

Period of Protection

Grouse

From the 12th day of August, 1961, to the 31st day of August, 1961, both days inclusive, and from the 1st day of December, 1961, to the 9th day of December, 1961, both days inclusive.

Species

Period of Protection

Hen Pheasant

From the 1st day of October, 1961, to the 31st day of January, 1962, both days inclusive.

Cock Pheasant

From the 1st day of October, 1961, to the 31st day of October, 1961, both days inclusive.

Partridge

From the 1st day of October, 1961, to the 31st day of October, 1961, both days inclusive, and from the 1st day of December, 1961, to the 31st day of January, 1962, both days inclusive.

Quail and Landrail

From the 12th day of August, 1961, to the 28th day of February, 1962, both days inclusive.

Mallard

From the 12th day of August, 1961, to the 31st day of August, 1961, both days inclusive, and from the 1st day of February, 1962, to the 28th day of February, 1962, both days inclusive.

Teal, Widgeon and other species of wild duck exclusive of Mallard

From the 12th day of August, 1961, to the 31st day of August, 1961, both days inclusive, and from the 13th day of February, 1962, to the 28th day of February, 1962, both days inclusive.

Brent Goose

From the 12th day of August, 1961, to the 28th day of February, 1962, both days inclusive.

Barnacle Goose and other species of wild goose exclusive of Brent Goose

From the 12th day of August, 1961, to the 31st day of August, 1961, both days inclusive, and from the 13th day of February, 1962, to the 28th day of February, 1962, both days inclusive.

Plover

From the 12th day of August, 1961, to the 31st day of August, 1961, both days inclusive, and from the 13th day of February, 1962, to the 28th day of February, 1962, both days inclusive.

Snipe and Woodcock

From the 13th day of February, 1962, to the 28th day of February, 1962, both days inclusive.

SECOND SCHEDULE

The North Bull Island, Dollymount, in the County Borough of Dublin.

The area within an imaginary line drawn from the south-eastern end of the Bull Wall, proceeding along the north-eastern side of the Bull Wall until it reaches Clontarf Road, then turning north-east along the south-eastern side of Clontarf Road to a point 533 yards west of Sutton cross-roads, then following the coast line in a south-easterly direction to a point 633 yards south-east of Sutton Cross where it reaches Strand Road, then continuing in a south-easterly and southerly direction along the coast side of Strand Road to the southern end of Martello Terrace, then leaving the road and continuing south along the coast line to a point 87 yards south of the Martello tower, thence going direct to the south-eastern end of the Bull Wall.

GIVEN under my Official Seal, this 5th day of June, 1961.

MICHE?L Ó MÓR?IN,

Minister for Lands.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

The effect of this Order is to extend, in respect of the 1961-62 period, the annual close seasons prescribed in the Game Preservation Act, 1930 for the game birds listed in the Order.