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18 February 2020

Fred Rich of Texas hunting Markhor in Chitral

Markhor hunted by Fred Rich - G.H. Farooqui

Fred Rich of Texas, USA, paid $100,000 to a hunt Markhor, in Chitral. Markhor is a large species of wild goat listed as near threatened. The goat is national animal of Pakistan.

According to Divisional Forest Office (DFO), Wild Life Chitral, Mr. Fred successfully hunted a large goat with 49.5” large horns, under a legal authorization by the department.

He hunted Markhor at Toshi area of Al-Burkhan  village conservation  (Al-Burkhan VCC) under supervision of Shahzada Mir Hasanatuddin (Shahzada Gul) General secretary of VCC.

Talking to this scribe, Shahzada Gul said that 80% of the total amount received from Hunting trophy will be distributed in local community while 20% goes to the government exchequer. He said that most of the developmental work is done through this fund.

G.H.Farooqui has contributed to this story from Chitral, Pakistan.
Photo Credits: 
G.H. Farooqui