Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Closure of Deer Huning Season; Peccary and Game Birds Remain Closed

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The Belize Forest Department within the MSDCCDRM hereby reminds the public that as of July 1, 2023, the hunting season for White Tail/Red Brocket Deer (Odocoileus Virginianus) is officially closed along with other Game Specie falling within their respective dates outlined below.
π€ππ˜ π‡π”ππ“πˆππ† 𝐨𝐫 π’π„π‹π‹πˆππ† πŽπ… 𝐓𝐇𝐄 ππ„π‹πŽπ– π’ππ„π‚πˆπ„π’ πˆπ’ ππŽπ“ π€π‹π‹πŽπ–π„πƒ at these respective dates:
β–Ί π–π‘π’π­πž π“πšπ’π₯/π‘πžπ 𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐀𝐞𝐭 πƒπžπžπ« (Odocoileus virginianus):
Males: July 1 to September 30 (2023)
Females: July 1 to February 28 (2024)
β–Ί 𝐏𝐞𝐜𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐲 (Tayassu pecari): June 1 to November 30
β–Ί π†πšπ¦πž 𝐁𝐒𝐫𝐝𝐬 (Chachalaca, Black Throated Bobwhite, Great Curassow, Lesser Scaup, Crested Guan, Blue Winged Teal):
February 1 to July 15
Closed seasons for game species are necessary to give wildlife the opportunity to reproduce. If hunting of these species occurs during the closed seasons it will eventually result in a drastic decline of wildlife populations. By respecting closed seasons, we help to ensure that wildlife populations remain healthy for the future.
For more information, contact the BFD’s Wildlife Manager at:
[email protected] or the BFD at Tel: +501 822-1524

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