Look Out For Bald Pate With Tracking Device-NEPA

August 14, 2014

With the Game Bird Hunting Season slated to open this weekend, the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is asking hunters in Trelawny area to be on the lookout for a White - crowned Pigeon other wise known as Baldpate outfitted with a satellite transmitter strapped to its back.

The bird is being outfitted with the device as part of an ongoing research being undertaken by NEPA to determine the bird's travel pattern. The NEPA is collaborating with the Avian Research and Conservation Institute in the United States on the study.

Recent findings revealed that the bird is within the Trelawny area. Hunters are therefore being asked to be on the lookout and to inform field assistants in the event the bird is shot. NEPA will reward the Hunter or Assistant who returns the satellite transmitter.

The 2014 Game Bird Hunting Season opens on Saturday, 16 August 2014 and closes on Sunday, 21 September 2014.

Hunting sessions are: sunrise to 9:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. to sunset on Saturdays and sunrise to 9:00a.m. on Sundays.

For more information on the 2014 Game Bird Hunting Season, contact NEPA at 754-7540.


Photo of the transmitter which has been attached to the Bald Pate currently in the Trelawny area.


NEPA is urging hunters to return the tracking device if the bird is shot. A reward will be offered to the person who returns the device.

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