Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Cullers reminded to renew special firearms licenses

Special firearms licenses issued to cullers registered with the 2018-2019 Green Iguana Cull Project have now expired, the RCIPS Security & Firearms Licensing Unit is reminding the public.

This means that iguana cullers who held these licenses are no longer permitted to utilize air rifles in residential areas or within 40 miles of a public road. These special firearms licenses, which are issued in addition to the standard firearms license, will not be renewed until cullers have re-registered with the Department of Environment for the 2020 Cull.

Cullers interested in continuing to use air rifles under the terms of the special firearms license will then be required to visit the Security & Firearms Licensing Unit in Windjammer Plaza to have the license renewed.

Otherwise, owners who only plan to cull on their own property and not within 40 yards of a public road can continue to utilize air rifles under the standard conditions of their existing firearms license.

“We advise all firearms license holders to review these conditions to ensure compliance with their licenses,” said Inspector Gerald Joseph, head of the Security & Firearms Licensing Unit.

“Breaching these conditions will result in having your firearm seized and your license revoked.”

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