Can a person be booked for hunting?

Can a person be booked for hunting if he is found holding a snare within the protected area?

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Yes, Section 2(16) of the WLPA 1972 defines ‘hunting’ and includes an attempt to capture, kill, poison, snare or trap a wild animal within its definition. Therefore, if a person is caught within the protected area and found in possession of a snare, s/he can be booked under the Act.


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