Unknown poachers hunts a Kashmir Markhor in
CHITRAL: Some unknown poachers hunted a kashmir markhor in
the Thuna Thoni area of Gahiret-Golen conservancy last night and
made good their escape leaving the carcass of
hunted animal on being chased by the men of wildlife department.
The sub-divisional wildlife officer, of wildlife department, Irshad
Ahmed told Chitral Times here on Wednesday that the hearing
the shots of firing, the watchers of the department deployed in the
vicinity on Tuesday evening informed him instantly on which he
rushed to the spot.
He said that the local community members were also mobilized to the
spot and the hunters were besieged in all directions but they
succeeded in slipping from their grip taking advantage of darkness
but deserted the carcass.
He said that the markhor was three-years old and had received a
single bullet in its forehead while its flesh will be put on
auction with the approval of the high ups.
He said that the local police has registered a case against the
unknown poachers and investigation has been started.
Mr. Ahmed said that the strength of markhor in the conservancy has
reached a zenith of 500 heads while two decades ago, the animal had
been declared to be rare and endangered species in the