US hunter, Joseph Bradford has paid $80,000 or Rs17.12 million for the trophy-hunting permit for a Markhor in Chitral. Bradford used the traditional method of archery. It was for the first time that the hunter used an arrow and a bow to hunt an animal. The horns of the hunted animal were measured at 40 inches.
80 percent of the money earned through the trophy hunting shall be distributed among the local community, and will be of “help in conserving the wildlife in the region”.
Markhor-hunting commonly takes place in Pakistan around this season. The permit fee paid by hunters is normally used to conserve the population of the species that has been listed in the IUCN Red List as Near Threatened since 2015.
Source: Express Tribune