Hi Dan ,Gaur, lion, tiger, rhino, buffalo, elephant, panther, bear, monster sambar - an old school Indian shikar - good lord Monish, this is the stuff that dreams are made of! Such a shame it's all come to an end!
Monish I've not really done much reading around the topic of hunting in India - what was the motivation behind the total ban in 1972? Did the "excess" of colonial hunting and the Royal shikars put too big a dent in animal numbers? Was the human-animal conflict with subsistence farming families too great for the wildlife to maintain a grip on their declining habitat?
Would be interestedin anything you could share? Or perhaps you could recommend a book that might help explain the scenario and how it came to be?
Cheers Monish. Dan
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Overpopulation, vile corruption , denudation of massive forest cover, degraded wild life management , wild life laws not enforced strictly, & delayed judicial verdicts pertaining to wild life related crimes etc,etc ..... has left the flora n fauna of my beautiful country decimated & many species would be extinct very soon in the future times to come, felines are the worst hit , so are the other rare species of antelopes , deer & birds ....
Do read some books coauthored by doyens of tiger conservation Mr. Fateh Singh Rathore & Mr. Valmik Thapar & the great Mr. BILLY Arjan Singh ...
The once most sought after hunting destination today , just is labeled as the TIGER COUNTRY where couple of thousands of these Magnificent creation of God, the Royal Bengal Tigers are fighting all the oddities to survive ...