US citizen pays whopping 110,000 USD to hunt Markhor, national animal of Pakistan

A US citizen has paid a whopping 110,000 USD to kill a flared-horned markhor, a rare wildlife species in Pakistan, during a trophy hunting season in the country’s northern Gilgit-Baltistan region, reported the Dawn.

Markhor, Pakistan’s national animal, is a distinctive species of wild goat identified by its long hair and spiralled horns. It is a protected species in Pakistan unless permitted by the government to kill it under trophy hunting programmes.

This is the highest permit fee ever offered in the country. The foreign hunter managed to hunt a 41-inch markhor trophy, which is considered a good-sized trophy.

“It was an easy and close shot and I am pleased to take this trophy,” said the US hunter.

On Jan 21, another US citizen Dianda Christopher Anthony had hunted the highest-rated Astore Markhor after paying 105,000 US dollars.

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