Trophy hunting (Shikar) of surplus wild animals in the recognized northern and southern national parks are getting popular now. We have chosen the Northern National Parks for Markhor hunting.
Remote Northern Areas are known as one of the best hunting destination for mountain animals. The geographical structure and the unique bio- diversity of the Northern Pakistan has recognized as a fitting destination for hunting.
Foreign tourist hunters, can hunt with special hunting permission by the concerned authorities. Please ask for hunting accessories special to mountains, hunting permission, grounds and dates of hunt.
The Northern Areas of Pakistan comprises of the most rugged mountain terrain in the world.Situated at the meeting point of the three greatest mountain ranges in the world ( The Himalayas, the Hindu Kush and the Karakorams ) this region covers an area greater than the Austria and Switzerland together.
Nestled between Afghanistan, China, Ladakh and India this is the remotest and most inaccessible mountain region in the world. With over 460 mountains higher than 6000m, and five of the world’s fourteen highest peaks this rugged region offers a sanctury to some of the rare and most prized species of wildlife.
The list of species found in this great wilderness is very long.
There are several species of ibex found all over this vast mountain region. With the strict control on hunting some of them reaching phenomenal sizes offering rewarding trophies to the daring hunters who venture in this great wilderness.
Any hunting trip in this inaccessible area needs careful planning. A number of permits from the local and federal authorities, special import and re-export licenses for the firearms as well as permits to carry and use these inside the country are required.
These often take several weeks to process and must be obtained before the arrival of hunting party in the country.
Trophy Hunting in Gilgit-Baltistan:
The trophy hunting programme in Gilgit-Baltistan is being conducted in consonance with the objectives and guide lines set out by the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wildlife (CITES) in collaboration with the concerned communities of the Notified areas of Gilgit-Baltistan. Ever since the Trophy hunting concept has been introduced there has been a substantial increase in the demand by the National and International interested hunters year by year & most of them have availed the awarded hunting permits subject to good atmosphere in Gilgit-Baltistan. Realizing its effectiveness & fair demand of the local communities the Gilgit-Baltistan Forest & Wildlife Department has identified 12 more potential areas in Gilgit-Baltistan through Notification for trophy hunting programme through application of similar approach which has produced tremendous results in Gilgit-Baltistan.