Pakistan is the home of many indigenous species of Markhor, Urial, and Ibex. Some of the species that can be hunted today are the Kashmir Markhor, Astor & Suleiman Markhor, Blandford, Punjab, and Afghan Urial, Sindh and Himalayan Ibex and Blue Sheep.
In 1998 community based sustainable trophy hunting was introduced in Gilgit-Baltistan and other provinces of Pakistan. All hunting permits in Pakistan are sold on an auction basis in end of September every year. The amount of hunting fee 80% goes to the community of hunting areas and 20% goes to the wildlife department. The community then uses the 80% on the conservation of the animals and welfare of their community.
Hunting with HNT team with our vast knowledge and experience will be a lifetime memory for all trophy hunters. The interested hunters may take home impressive trophies of Markhor, Ibex, Blue sheep and Urial.
History of Hunting in the region!
Himalaya Nature Tours Pakistan is proud to be the pioneer in Trophy hunting in Pakistan. Our history of hunting goes back to 1925, when Mr. Theodore & Mr. Kermit Roosevelt came over the Mintaka-Pass into Hunza State after collecting Trophies from Chinese Turkestan for The Field Museum (Chicago, USA). Mir Nazeem Khan (then Mir of Hunza) organized a Marco polo Sheep (Ovis Poli) hunt for the Roosevelts.
In 1958 Mr. Elgin T. Gates of USA (Weatherby Award winner, 1960) came to Hunza on invitation of Mir Muhammad Jamal Khan (Mir of Hunza). The Mir organized the hunt in Khunjerab’s Chapchingol Pass where Mr. Gates shot a Marco polo Sheep (Ovis Poli) along with a Himalayan Ibex.
In 1950’s and 60’s Mr. Herbert Klein of USA, Mr. Boggner of Germany, Prince Raza of Iran and Mr. Edward F. Noack of USA came and hunted Himalayan Ibex and Marco polo sheep with our family.
DURATION OF HUNTS IN PAKISTAN:
Note: All hunts are subjected to requisite Hunting Permits.
|Species||Duration of Hunt|
|Kashmir Markhor Hunt||One Week (Chitral and Kohistan Pakistan)|
|Astor Markhor||Nine Days (Gilgit Baltistan)|
|Blue Sheep||Eleven days (Shimshal and KVO)|
|Ibex Hunt||Five Days (Gilgit Baltistan)|
|Sindh Ibex and Bland ford Urial||5 Days|
|Punjab Urial||3 Days|
|Suleiman Markhor and Afghan Urial||5 Weeks|