80-years-old US citizen pays $140,000 to hunt Markhor in Chitral

CHITRAL: A US National, identified as Joe Walraven, has hunted a “Kashmir Markhor” in Toshi area of Chitral, in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.

Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Hayat Muhammad Idrees, told the media that the 80+ years old US national paid $140,000 to hunt the Markhor under the legal ‘trophy hunting’ program.

The size of the trophy is reported to be around 50 inches.

The DFO said that 80% of the amount paid by the hunter will go the local community for development activities.

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