Mindoro Safaris Explores Trinidad Hunting Opportunities


Published: July - 2009

Outfitter Jay Carlson of Mindoro Safaris says he is exploring Trinidad as the next possible hunting destination. Carlson likes to explore and open up areas otherwise unknown to the international hunting community, as he did some years ago in the Philippines. Last year you'll recall he was trying to start something in El Salvador too. (See Article ID 2098.) He says he has given up on that due to problems working with the government there and other complications. But he is now looking at the possibility of taking hunters to the island of Trinidad off the coast of Venezuela.

What is there to hunt in Trinidad? Carlson says the island is home to a population of brown brocket deer that are hunted by local hunting clubs. He discovered this while visiting a friend on the island and is putting together an exploratory hunt there this August. He says he has also been told the island offers feral pigs and javelina. Carlson says the island has never been commercially hunted. Guns will not be importable, so he will have shotguns available locally. Hunting licenses are available over the counter.

At this point, he says the August hunt is strictly to check things out. He has no idea what he will find or the quality of the animals available, but he promised to give us a report.

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