The Belize Forest Department hereby advises the general public that, under the Wildlife Protection Act (CAP 220), a license is required to hunt or sell any game species (or bush meat). In anticipation of this yearís La Ruta Maya River Challenge event, the Forest Department is issuing a temporary Dealerís License at a fee of one hundred dollars ($100), BUT the license is valid only for open season game species.

All hunters and vendors are encouraged to continue to apply and obtain the necessary licenses at their nearest Forest Department office prior to the La Ruta Maya River Challenge, as officers will continue to monitor and enforce the laws. For more information regarding the law or licenses, please contact the Forest Department office at 822-1524 or email us at info@forest.gov.bz.

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