Weapons used for hunting crop destroying animals in Punjab have been modified. This decision has been taken by the Punjab State Wildlife Board. Let me tell you that now a 315 bore rifle will be used to hunt animals. Let us tell you that earlier animals were attacked with 12 bore weapons.
Change made by Punjab State Wildlife Board
The Punjab State Wildlife Board has changed the rules related to the ammunition license issued regarding the 315 bore rifle. Let me tell you that now the license will be given in the name of the land owner. This license shall be valid for one year only. It is clear that the zamindars have to renew their license every year. At the same time, the landowner will have to deposit the carcass of the animal after hunting with the Punjab State Wildlife Board Department.
Pigs and Nilgai damage crops
Giving information about this, Pathankot DFO Paramjit Singh said that the most damage to crops in the state is due to nilgans and pigs. Earlier, the government used to issue permits to landowners for crop protection. It should also be mentioned here that any authorized person could have obtained this permit on the basis of the concerned person, but the Punjab government has now amended the rules.
According to the amended rules by the Punjab State Wildlife Board Department, now the permit will be issued only to the affected land owner but he will have to use a 315 bore rifle instead of 12 bore for hunting.