In February, a US hunter paid $110,000 to hunt Pakistan’s national animal in Gilgit-Baltistan. Hunting area: zones of the north (regions of Gilgit, Skardu and Astor).

Himalayan Ibex: A big male Himalayan Ibex will stand 40 inches (102 … The Torghar project is now recognised as one of the biggest success stories in conservation in Pakistan. According to wildlife department of Gilgit Baltistan this was most expensive hunt in the history of the trophy hunting programs in Gilgit Baltistan.
The hunters paid $110,000 for hunting the animal in 2018-19. The left 20% is deposited in the national exchequer. For determined hunters in good …

Torghar is now home to the largest population of these unique … Hunting season: From 1 st October to 30 th April.

Hunting can be carried out in several community-managed areas around the town of Gilgit. Among many hunting trophies, one of them is the Markhor. In comparison with the Kashmir, their horns curves are wider.

This is the fourth consecutive hunt of markhor in Gilgit Baltistan this year as the government and communities share the hunting fee paid by the foreigners. The hunter paid a Rs12.5 million as permit fee for hunting of the rare wildlife species in the region. It is possible to hunt the Himalayan Ibex and the Markhor.

With just four markhor permitted to be hunted … An American hunts highest rated Astore Markhor in Gilgit Baltistan Bryan Harlan, an American citizen hunted #AstoreMarkhor, a rare species in Gilgit-Baltistan at Sassi valley of Haramosh #Gilgit Monday, under ongoing trophy hunting program.

The habitat of these animals is in the Gilgit, Skardu and Astor regions of Northern Pakistan in the valleys which branch off from the River Indus. The Markhor is the national animal of the country and is indigenous to Himalayan and Karakorum Range of Pakistan.

A good physical condition is required to have a good hunt and to obtain a respectable size trophy. Like the Kashmir, the Astor is in the flare horned Markhor category. … Sardar Naseer’s pioneering efforts of using trophy hunting as a conservation tool is now being replicated in the Gilgit Baltistan region. A hunted Suleiman Markhor in Torghar which is one of the rarest trophies in the world. The Wildlife Department of Gilgit-Baltistan auctioned off the permits for Markhor for $83,500. A pair of 40” horns is considered to be a very good representative trophy for this species. Related: American hunts a markhor in Chitral for $92,000.


A markhor stares into a camera trap set up by the Baltistan Wildlife Conservation & Development Organization [image courtesy: BWCDO] Under the trophy hunting programme, said Ghaznavi, the communities receive 80% of the licence fee with the government keeping the rest. The amount varies as there is a bidding process involved.