Bryan Kinsel Harlan is now third American citizen who won the bid to hunt Pakistan’s national animal Markhor. This screw-horned animal is even rare in Pakistan and listed in ICUN red list of threatened animals. But, Pakistan is still allowing hunting this animal against an official permit that is won in open bid. The Himalayan Goat was hunted against highest paid fee by the American in Gilgit Baltistan.
The wildlife department of the region has announced that Bryan successfully hunted a screw-horned Markhor from Sassi-Harmosh area. He paid 110000 dollars as a permit fee to kill the rare wildlife animal and it was the highest fee ever paid for Markhor hunting in Pakistan. The flare-horned goat has 41-inch horns which is good-sized trophy.
An American hunter Bryan Kinsel Harlan successfully hunted 41 inches flared-horned markhor in Sassi-Harmosh Community Conservation Area of Gilgit Baltistan 🇵🇰 by paying US$110,000 as permit fee. pic.twitter.com/pkr52L2uPl
— aazizwahidi (@aazizwahidi) February 5, 2019
This permit was auctioned last year in which 4 Markhor goats were allowed for hunting in region. After this said hunting, only one hunting for Markhor is left behind. First hunting was made on 16 January and that was also an American who shot and posed with the animal. The name of the hunter was John Amistoso. He had paid $100,000 for Markhor hunting. He hunted the animal in Bunji area of Gilgit Baltistan. After this, the second hunter of Markhor was Dianda Christopher who was also an American citizen, paid $105,000 as permit fee. Under this trophy season 2018-2019, almost 50 wild animals were hunted by the hunters from Pakistan and abroad. Remember, the face of this animal is used in the official sign of ISI, intelligence of Pakistan.