Man detained in Mirandela for hunting species outside hunting season – Portugal


The GNR of Bragança announced this Saturday that it had detained a 67-year-old man for hunting game species outside the respective hunting season, in the municipality of Mirandela.

“During an inspection of the hunting act [relativo à caça], the GNR military detected the suspect hunting specimens outside the respective hunting period. Following inspection, it was also detected that the hunter had in his possession a cartridge loaded with multiple projectiles with a diameter greater than 4.5 mm [milímetros], commonly referred to as zagalotes”, the police force said in a statement.

Following the arrest, carried out last Thursday by elements of the Nucleus for Environmental Protection (NPA) of Mirandela, the GNR claims to have seized “a shotgun, various ammunition and a cartridge”.

The detainee was made an arguido and the facts were referred to the Judicial Court of Mirandela.

As the GNR points out, “in the exercise of hunting activity, hunting of non-game species is prohibited, hunting in snow-covered land, with the exception of larger game species (eg wild boar, deer, etc.), the abandonment of animals that accompany the hunter, the capture or destruction of nests, eggs and offspring of any kind. These practices are typified in the law as a crime”.


Source: Correio da Manhã by www.cmjornal.pt.

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