Baglung, 17 October 2014: The hunting adventure has increased in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve â€“ the alluring destination for foreign tourists â€“ over the years.
With the growing inflow of tourists here, the revenue collection from legalized hunting in the reserve has also gone up.
The revenue rate and amount has increased with growing score of hunters and high competition among agencies to bring tourists to the Reserve for hunting adventure. This year the hunting rate has doubled than that of two years back.
A hunter had to pay maximum Rs 187,000 for hunting a Naur or a Jharal two years ago while the charge for the same was increased to Rs 320,000 a year back. The hunting rate has again increased this year.
The rate for hunting a Naur or a Jharal has surged to Rs 401,000 in maximum, said Resereve Office’s Conservation Officer Biswo Babu Shrestha.
The hunting has started from Octobe 2 this year. With increased rate of revenue collected from the hunters, the internal income ratio of the Reserve has also gone up.
“The hunting agencies to send tourists and adventurers have also increased. There is big competition among them so the hunting rate has also surged over the time”, said conservation officer Shrestha, adding that the Reserve has seen growing attraction of hunters every year.
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