American hunter Horandi Stephen Douglas has hunted the Kashmir Markhor in Chitral.
This year, the third trophy hunting was conducted in Chitral district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Horandi Stephen Douglas from America successfully hunted the national animal Markhor.
Kashmir Markhor was hunted in Gehirit Community Reserve Area. According to Chitral Wildlife officials, the length of Markhor’s right horn was 38 inches, while the left horn was 37.5 inches.
Markhor, who was hunted by an American hunter, was 8 years old.
It should be noted that this is the third victim of trophy hunting during this season. Earlier on February 6, a Canadian hunter, while on December 12, an American hunter hunted the Markhor.
Markhor is hunted under a trophy hunting program that runs from November to April.
In trophy hunting, a few licenses are issued for hunting by bidding for a hefty fee.
A bid of more than 100,000 dollars is made for hunting the national animal Markhor, which translates to more than 1 crore in Pakistani rupees.
Much of the revenue from Markhor hunting is spent on the local community.
It should be noted that the wildlife department of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province had auctioned four permits for trophy hunting of Kashmir Markhor for three lakh 92 thousand dollars (Rs. eight crore 68 lakh 86 thousand).