US hunters looking for permission to hunt deer on Jamaica

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JamaicaBig-game hunters from the United States are trying to get permission to head to Jamaica to hunt the white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), which is reportedly breeding at an alarming rate and emerging as a major threat to the natural environment and agriculture, especially in the eastern parish of Portland.

American Thomas McIntyre is seeking permission to take the hunters to Jamaica as a new tourism attraction while creating a lucrative income-generating stream for locals. “I write for several hunting-and-fishing magazines here in the United States and have, for more than 40 years, and I can assure you that my readers would be very interested in a new deer-hunting location on the map, especially one as exotic, to them, as Jamaica,” McIntyre said in an email toThe Sunday Gleaner.

He continued: “If you could please send me information on the deer situation on your island and the presence there of any hunting lodges or tourist operators who might be able to accommodate foreign hunters, I would very much appreciate hearing back from you.(Jamaica Gleaner)…[+]