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Game Bird Hunting Season opened on Saturday 20 August 2022

Published Date: August 24, 2022


Attention: All News Editors                                                     

15 August 2022

Kingston, Jamaica


The 2022 game bird hunting season is declared to open on Saturday 20 August 2022. The season closes on Sunday 25 September 2022.

The season is declared under the Wild Life Protection (Game Birds) (Declaration of Shooting Season) Order, 2022. The season’s hunting sessions are from sunrise to 9:00 am and 2:30 pm to sunset on Saturdays, and from sunrise to 9:00 am on Sundays.

Only the following game birds are to be hunted during the season: 

1. Zenaida Dove/Pea Dove

2. White-winged Dove

3. White-crowned Pigeon/Baldpate

4. Mourning Dove/Long-tailed Pea Dove


The overall bag limit per hunting session is 20 birds. No more than 15 shall be White-crowned Pigeons.

Hunting within game reserves/sanctuaries, forest reserves, the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park, and within 50 metres of the respective boundaries is prohibited.


Hunters’ Licence

Anyone who wishes to take part in the 2022 Game Bird Hunting Season must obtain a hunters’ licence. A hunters' licence may be obtained from NEPA’s head office at 10 Caledonia Avenue, Kingston 5, its office in Port Antonio or any of the authorized vendors strategically located across Jamaica. A licence costs of $25,000. All applicants must posess a valid firearm licence/user's permit for a shotgun and a Tax Registration Number to be eligible for purchasing a licence.

Hunters who failed to submit hunting reports over the past 5 years or who failed to pay the subsequent late processing fee of $5,000.00 will be required to pay the late processing fee before a Hunter’s Licence for the 2022 Hunting Season is granted.

For more information on the 2022 Game Bird Hunting Season, please contact the National Environment and Planning Agency during weekdays at 876-754-7540 ext. 3602 or toll free at 888-991-5005.



For more information, please contact:

Public Education and Corporate Communication Branch

Tel: (876) 754-7540,