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You can hunt a koonj bird for only Rs300 under the KP government’s new rules

March 3, 2019
You can hunt a koonj bird for only Rs300 under the KP government’s new rules

It has lifted a ban on hunting the bird

Photo: Wikipedia Commons/Arghyadeep98

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has lifted the ban on the demoiselle crane, which is locally known as the koonj.

The provincial wildlife department has lifted the ban, but hunters will have to get licences and fill out a number of documents before they can hunt the birds.

People who hunt the birds without a licence will be prosecuted.

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It will cost hunters only Rs300 to hunt a single bird. According to the new notification, the birds can only be hunted during hunting season and only 10 pairs can be hunted.

It will cost hunters Rs5,000 to set up a hunting camp.

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      Naveed  March 3, 2019 8:34 pm/ Reply

    Leave them alone. Why take a life for fun.

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      Asghar  March 3, 2019 9:41 pm/ Reply

    Hunting a koonj just for 300 rupees is mockery. Govt should take care the nature rather than genocide

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      Amjad Soomro  March 4, 2019 12:12 am/ Reply

    It’s too much for God sack please leave them live their life

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      Farhan  March 4, 2019 12:13 am/ Reply

    What a baloney, wild life is supposed to take care of such issues related to the hunting of scarce birds and offing instinct species.

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      Kan  March 5, 2019 12:37 pm/ Reply

    Not a good uking decision, leave them alive .why and for what ?

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