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GILGIT -- A Canadian citizen hunted the highest-rated Astore markhor on Sunday, paying 58,000 US dollars to the Gilgit-Baltistan wildlife and parks department.
I took a Suleiman markhor in 2011, so I was in the high 20s on goats and running out of options.
The source of Mycoplasma infection in markhors is unknown, but domestic goats, which have contact with markhors, particularly in the summer, might have been responsible for the emergence of M.
It is the name of a remote mountain pasture that plays a role in the mythology, because it is the place where the dough figurines made for Lagaur are believed to be led during the night by their walm'oc, their shepherd, a majestic dough markhor to whom a special place is reserved on the main beam (sai'ar) of the house; the animals are then taken into custody by the fairies (s'uci), which indicates that they are seen as an offering to the mountain spirits.
CHITRAL -- Another carcass of a female Markhor was recovered from Chitral Goal National Park (CGNP) here Wednesday even despite hunting ban in the park area.
While GB is home to many rare species such as Marco Polo sheep, ibex, markhor, urial, blue sheep, lynx, snow leopard, leopard cat, brown and black bears, wolf, fox, marmot, chakor and ram chakor and golden eagle, otter, and the recently discovered Pallas's cat, Mr Nizari said the population of some protected species was shrinking speedily.
Rigorously protecting the ibex and markhor from illegal hunting and poaching is therefore of paramount importance.
Last year Markhor permits were sold for US $ 103,500, 95,000 and 70,500 respectively.
Like all goats, the markhor is voracious and somewhat omnivorous, so this name may come from legends of markhors killing and devouring snakes, or it may be a simple reflection of the snake-like curling of their horns.
The endangered astor markhor fetches the highest licence fee trophy hunting auction.
The wildlife department on Sept 21, last year, had auctioned permits for the hunting of 113 rare species under the trophy hunting programme 2017-18, with the hunting of endangered Astor markhor fetching the highest licence fee of US dollar $100,000 in the history of trophy hunting.
Considered the Holy Grail by mountain hunters, markhor have long been considered endangered.