Lahore: Director General Wildlife Khalid Ayaz has said that in the light of the proposals received from the Regional Deputy Directors and Honourary Game Wardens, it has been decided to open the hunting of Partridges and See-See in 31 tehsils for two months from December 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016 and administrative department has been requested to issue a notification in this regard.
He said this while presiding over a special meeting regarding hunting season, here today, in which all concerned officers were present. Khalid Ayaz said that it has been ensured in the permission that the hunters should not hunt all wild life so that their breeding could continue.
He said that 31 tehsils of the province open for hunting of Partridges and See-See included Hassan Abdal, Pindi Ghaib, Kalar Saidan, Taxila, Talagang, Pind Dadan Khan, Kot Momin, Bhalwal, Bhakkar, Khushab, Mianwali, Gujrat, Kharian, Phalia, Gujranwala, Wazirabad, Hafizabad, Pasrur, Daska, Zafarwal, Muridke, Sharaqpur, Nankana Sahib, Chunian, Pattoki, Depalpur, Chak Jhumra, Samundari, Toba Tek Singh, Gojra, Ahmedpur Sial, Bhowana, Chichawatni, Pakpattan, Kabirwala, Mailsi, Kehror Pakka, Shujabad, Layyah, Muzaffargarh, Jatoi and Kot Chitta.
The Director General Wildlife said that hunting of all kinds will be prohibited in national parks and other places declared safe by Wildlife Department. However, hunting will be open in gave results on the permit letter issued by the office of DG Wildlife.
He said that Partridges and See-See will be hunted under Schedule (I) of Bag Limit Amendment Act 2007. Automatic weapon, repeater guns, vehicles and jeeps will be prohibited for hunting.