The American hunted the 41-inch-long horned Astor Markhor
The American Hunter paid 61,500 to obtain a license for the highest-ranked Markhor hunt
Gilgit (10bmnews) The highest price in the current hunting (hunting) trophy season after paying a license fee of 61,500 (approximately PKR 9,880,000). According to media reports, the Gilgit-Baltistan Department says Edward Joseph Hudson was a victim of Markhor in the Dishkin-Meshkan-Turboling (DMT) area of Astor.
According to the report, the length of the horns of the hunting animal is 41 inches. The trophy hunting season begins in November and ends in April. Foreign nationals and local hunters hunt trophies in protected areas of Gilgit-Baltistan after obtaining a license.
The American hunter paid 61,500 to obtain a license to hunt high-class markhor. Last month another American Joseph Bradford shot a 40-inch arrow at Toshi Shisha a safe area in Chitral. The horned Kashmiri Markhor set a record for the first trophy hunt by hunting a ready-made bow Joseph Bradford paid Rs 1312 million to get the license
According to sources, 80 percent of the proceeds from the permit go to local people which is used by their collective development and village savings committees to employ unemployed youth.
The trophy hunting program was launched in the 1980s under the International Convention on Extraordinary Generation for Warfare, which is allowed only in some parts of Gilgit-Baltistan. Anyone involved was arrested and punished