By: Richard Dankwa
The wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission has said that this years ‘close season begins on Monday August 1this was revealed to Rite news today by the Executive Director of the Commission, Nana Kofi Nsiah adding that this is done annually from August 1 to December 1 to life a ban on the hunting, carpentering and destruction of wild animals.
According to him, wildlife contributes significantly to the cultural and socio- economic development of all nations and wildlife conservation therefore is an obligation for the country to observe that activity every year.
He said the close season is one of the approaches to ensure the judicious use of the wildlife resources. “During this period, wild life animals such as dukes, royal antelope, bush bucks, kobs, etc are in their breeding season and the females are either pregnant or caring for their young ones,” he added. According to him, grasscutters however can be hunted in the close season provided the hunters have obtained the requisite hunting permit from the wildlife division of the forestry commission.
He said very soon the commission will send a press release to all the media houses to commence the activity. Nana Adu Nsiah has thus appealed to the general public to help protect the animals in the forest, rather than resorting to killing them.