Game hunters on the prowl in DhorpatanDhorpatan Hunting Reserve is currently in the middle of game hunting season which started from mid-September.
Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is currently in the middle of game hunting season which started from mid-September.
Hunting enthusiasts from different parts of the world, including Germany, Spain, Canada and Norway, have arrived to take part in the action.
Being the first hunting season of the year, the reserve authority has issued permits to hunt 11 Himalayan blue sheep (Naur) and five Himalayan tahrs (Jharal). The hunters will have to pay from Rs 125,000 to Rs 250,000 for each kill.
The season closes in December. The second hunting season starts from mid-February till mid-April.
Chief Conservation Officer Ananath Baral said Fagune, Barse, Seng, Dogadi, Ghustung and Sundaha areas are the best hunting spots.
The Department of National Parks and Wildlife Reserve has issuing permits to hunt 26 Naurs and 14 Jharals per year.
The reserve is spread over 250 hectares and covers the districts of Baglung,
Myagdi and Rukum. It is home to 32 mammals,
including black bear, snow leopard, red panda, and 317 bird species.