2022 hunting season opens until November 30; hunting licenses, export permits may be purchased from Oct 3

The Forestry, Wildlife and Parks Division of the Ministry of Environment, Rural Modernisation and Kalinago Upliftment, wishes to inform the general public that the Government of Dominica has approved the temporary lifting of the ban on hunting of wildlife for the period October 1, 2022 to November 30, 2022 for persons in possession of a valid hunting license.

The sale and possible limited export of wildlife or parts thereof shall be permitted from October 1, 2022 to December 30, 2022. Exportation will only be granted to persons with a valid wildlife export permit. Beyond such period, persons found selling and exporting wildlife including parts thereof shall be prosecuted by law and face a fine of five thousand dollars (XCD 5,000) per offence.

During this period, licensed hunters may hunt Crabs, (all members of theGercarcinidae family), Agouti, and Manicou (Opossum) only.

The general public is reminded that it is an offence under the Forestry & Wildlife Act to hunt or fish in freshwater streams without a valid licence and that the hunting of all other species of animal, including the Mountain Chicken, all Birds
all Snakes, and Iguanas is strictly prohibited. Persons who engage in any form of hunting or fishing without valid documentation are liable to a fine of two thousand five hundred dollars (XCD 2,500) per offence.

In recognition of the ongoing Covid-19 situation on island, hunting parties shall be restricted to a maximum of four (4) individuals in possession of valid hunting licences. All relevant guidelines instituted by the Ministry of Health shall be strictly adhered to.

The public is therefore advised that beginning October 3rd, 2022, hunting licenses and export permits may be purchased at the office of the Forestry, Wildlife & Parks Division on the Windsor Park Link Road, and at the Sub-Treasuries in Portsmouth and Marigot.

Please assist the Forestry, Wildlife & Parks Division in the management and sustainable use of our natural resources.

For further information please contact the Forestry, Wildlife & Parks Division at Tel. 266 – 5863/5852.

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5 Comments

  1. Toto
    October 2, 2022

    Why hunt these poor animals at all. Arevthgey dangerous, just asking.

  2. Ibo France
    October 1, 2022

    The government should ban this primitive practice of hunting and killing these indigenous creatures.

    How much money does this savagery tradition bring in to the government coffers? Develop and expand the animal husbandry sector for food security.

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    • Odinn
      October 4, 2022

      As a hunter in European country I do not agree with this view. Hunting is a form of sport and outdoor activity with the added benefit of enjoying the catch — cooking and sharing with family and friends. Planning, sourcing equipment, socializing with friends and roaming in the wilderness is a large part of hunting, contrary to what many think, that the killing of the pray is most important. Hunting is also a significant part of maintaining old cultural traditioins. Hunting is as old as the history of humans on the planet.
      I salute the government of D/ca in regulating the hunting and keeping it under control and regulated. Hunting can be a useful tool in culling and controling species of animals, and the whole ecosystem can benefits from it. Most wild animals that are hunted can be harvested by as much as 20% of the stock.

  3. October 1, 2022

    Well Done! Please Be Guided accordingly.

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