Kathmandu: In the first hunting season this year, seven Naur (Himalayan blue sheep) and five Jharal (Himalayan tahr) have been hunted in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve.
One of the quotas has not been hunted. According to Abinash Thapa Magar, assistant conservation officer of the reserve, four citizens from America, two from Mexico and one each from Canada and Germany did the hunting.
He said that an American citizen could not do the hunting. For the first hunting season of this year, the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Department allowed the hunting of eight naur and five jharals.
Hunting companies selected through e-tendering hunted in designated blocks of the hunting reverses. All hunters have returned home now.
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