Director General Wildlife and Parks Punjab Khalid Ayaz Khan has said that Black Buck and Chinkara Safari Hunting Trophy Programme 2016-17 at Lal Suhanra Bahawalpur Cholistan came to an end.
He said under this programme 24 Black Buck and 29 Chinkara deer were being hunted and Rs 200,000 for per Black Buck and Rs 75,000 for per Chinkara were charged from hunters.
He said in this trophy hunting programme, a Pakistani world record holder of Himalayan Ibex hunter Hesham Usama Khan, owner of a private game reserve in South Africa Jacques Spamer, a French Maththieu Michel Paul Roger, Pakistani American citizens Syed Iftikhar Shah and Imran Saeed and other local hunters took part in this programme.
He was talking to the media on Wednesday after completion of the period of Black Buck and Chinkara Safari Hunting Trophy Programme 2016-17.
The DG said in this programme 43 local and international hunters enjoyed hunting of 24 Black Bucks and 29 Chinkaras.
He said that World record holder Hesham Usama Khan of Lahore took lead by hunting Black Buck having size of 36.5 inches whereas Chinkara hunting remained tie between Nawazish Ali Khan Bosan of Multan and Hesham Usama Khan by hunting same size of 13.7 inches.
He said that main objective of providing hunting opportunities to lawful hunters was to promote sports hunting.
The DG Wildlife and Parks said that during Black Buck and Chinkara Safari Hunting Trophy Program 2016-17, only those animals were provided for hunting who reached to their average age and not only able to enhance their population but become hurdle in increasing their population.