The National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Department has granted permission to hunt twelve Bharal and eight Himalayan tahr for the second year in a row to hunting tourists visiting the Dhorpatan hunting reserve. The department has issued a public notice inviting tenders from interested hunters. Based on the proposals submitted within 15 days, hunting companies will be given permission to hunt Bharal, Himalayan tahr, and wild boar. According to the department, a competition-based block and fixed quota system will be used to hunt these animals within the reserve.
Birendra Kandel, the chief conservation officer of the reserve, stated that a total of 11 boar hunting quotas have been allocated for Nepali citizens and four for foreigners in the current hunting season. Dhorpatan is the only hunting reserve in Nepal, and it strictly regulates the number of hunting permits, tourists, and activities. Typically, in Nepal, two dozen Bharal and one dozen Himalayan tahr are hunted in two seasons.
The reserve is divided into six blocks, and the price of hunting varies based on the block. The tourists are allowed to take the horns, skins, and skulls of the animals hunted back to their home country. The reserve spans over Baglung, Rukum, and Myagdi districts and is home to 32 different species of mammals.
In conclusion, the Dhorpatan hunting reserve has been granted permission to hunt several animals during the current hunting season. The National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Department has issued a public notice inviting interested hunters to submit their proposals within 15 days. The reserve regulates the number of hunting permits, tourists, and activities and is divided into six blocks with varying prices for hunting. Tourists are allowed to take the horns, skins, and skulls of the hunted animals with them.