Chapter – 4

Chapter – 4
Provisions of Hunting License (Anugya Patra) and Other
Permit (Ijajat Patra)
8. Types of Hunting License:The hunting license shall be of the
following four types :–
(a) District Hunting License
(b) General Hunting License

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(c) Complementary Hunting License
(d) Bird Hunting License
9. District Hunting License (Anugya Patra): 3
(1) The district hunting
license may be issued only to the Nepalese citizen by taking the fees as
prescribed in Schedule -1. The district forest office may issue such
license making validation for ten days and the person receiving such
license shall be allowed to hunt the following maximum number of
wildlife and birds in the prescribed area, not exceeding the maximum
number as in the case of the wildlife up to three and in the case of the
birds up to ten in total.
Name of the wildlife and birds The maximum number of
wildlife or birds that have
been allowed to hunt :–
(1) Mammals :
(a) Barking Deer (Red deer) 1
(b) Spotted Deer (Chittal) 1
(c) Wild Boar (Banel) 2
(d) Hispid Hare (Chaughada) 3
(2) Birds :
(a) Peacock (Mujoor) 1
(b) Cheer Pheasant (Kalij) 3
(c) Jungle Fowl (Luiche) 5
(d) Partridge, Red-legged Partridge (Titra, Chyakhura) 10
(e) Water Duck (Pani Hans) 10

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Provided that,
No more than three birds shall be allowed to hunt in a day.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in Sub-rule (1), the
district hunting license shall not be provided to a person no more than
once in a year and the validity of that license shall not be extended
whether the hunting has been operated within its time period or not.
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10. General Hunting License: The General Hunting License may be
provided to the Nepalese and foreign citizens with the validation of for
the period of fifteen days in the Mahabharat Range to the Southern
boarder or for twenty one days in the Mahabnharat Range to the Northen
boarder by taking the fees prescribed in Schedule -1 and the person
receiving such license shall be allowed to hunt the wildlife and birds, not
exceeding the following maximum numbers and in the case of wildlife
up to four in total and in the case of birds up to ten in total, in the district
or region mentioned in the license :-
(1) Wildlife’s Name Maximum number of each wildlife
that has been allowed to hunt :–
(a) Barking Deer (Red Mrig) – 1
(b) Spotted Deer (Chittal) – 1
(c) Rhesus Macaque (Laguna) – 1
(d) Nilgai (Ghod Gadha) – 1
(e) Wild Boar (Banel) – 2
(f) Hispid Hare (Chaughada) – 4
(2) Bird’s Name: Maximum Number of each birds
allowed to hunt
(a) Peacock (Mujoor) – 2

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(b) Kalij Pheasant (Kalij) – 4
(c) Jungle fowl (Luiche) – 10
(d) Partridge, Red-legged Partridge (Titra,Chyakhura)– 10
(e) Water Duck & Ruddy Goose (Pani Hans and Chakhewa)- 10
(f) Dove, Pigeon, Green Pigeon (Dhukur, Parewa, Haleso) – 10
(g) Quail (Battai) – 10
(h) Spine (Chaha) – 10
Provided that,
Except than Spine (Chaha) and Quail (Battai) no more than five
birds shall be allowed to hunt in a day. In the case of Spine (Chaha) and
Quail (Battai) up to ten in maximum may be allowed to hunt in a day.
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11. Complementary hunting license: The complementary Hunting
License may be issued to the licensee of a General Hunting License to
hunt the following wildlife in the following number, to be hunted in the
place and within the valid period prescribed in the license, if the fees
that has to be paid pursuant to Schedule -1 has been paid:-
(1) Name of the wildlife Maximum number of each wildlife
that has been allowed to hunt :–
(a) Great Tibetan sheep (Naur) – 2
(b) Swamp Deer (Jarayo) – 1
(c) Leopard (Chituwa) – 1
(d) Himalayan Beer (Bhalu) – 1
(e) Sloth Beer/Land Beer (Bhalu) – 1
(f) Himalayan Thar (Thar) – 1
(g) Blue Sheep (Jharal) – 1

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(h) Himalayan Goral (Ghoral) – 1
(i) Spotted Deer (Chittal)– 2
(j) Wild Boar (Banel)– 2
12. Bird Hunting License: This license may be issued to a Nepalese and
Foreign citizen to be remained valid for the whole open season for
hunting, by taking the fees pursuant to 6
Schedule -1 and the licensee
shall be allowed to hunt the birds mentioned as follows and not
exceeding the five in number in a single day. In the case of Spine
(Chaha) and Quail (Battai) in number may be hunted in a single day.
Name of the Birds Maximum number of each Bird that
has been allowed to hunt :–
(a) Bengal Floricon (Mujoor) 4
(b) Kalij Pheasant (Kalij) 2
(c) Partridge (Titra) No limit
(d) Jungle Fowl (Luiche) No limit
(e) Quail (Battai) – No limit
(f) Water Duck &Chakhewa (Pani Hans&Chakhewa) No limit
(g) Dove, Pigeon, Green Pigeon (Dhukur, Parewa, Haleso) No limit
(h) Spine (Chaha) No limit
(i) Red-legged Patridge (Chyakhura) No limit
13. The Hunting License Issuing Officer: (1) Except than the District
hunting license, the licenses as pursuant to the Rules 10, 11 and 12 may
issued by the chief or any other officer assigned by the Government of
Nepal for that job.
(2) The license shall only be issued, if the person applying for
any type of hunting license posses the valid license as pursuant to the

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prevailing laws, for the arms and ammunitions (weapons) that has to be
used to kill those wildlife or birds which are desired to be hunted.
(3) The chief shall determine (fix) the annual quota of the wild
lives that has been allowed to be hunted in a hunting reserve, and the
license shall only be issued not exceeding the quota, which has been
fixed as such.
(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rule (1), (2) and
(3) the Government of Nepal, if deemed necessary for the proper
protection of any wildlife and birds, may reduce the number of wildlife
or birds that has been allowed to hunt in any district, hunting reserve or
any other area or may suspend the issuance of such license.
14. Prohibition to assist in a hunting without a license
(AnugyaPatra): Without obtaining a license pursuant to Rule 15 or
16, no person shall be allowed to assist in a hunting as a professional
hunter or in showing the wildlife or birds as being a hunter, to a person
in terms of taking the wage, prize or rent.
15. Professional Hunting License: (1) The Chief may issue a license of
a professional hunter to the person who is experienced in the
management of the necessary apparatus for the hunting and travel
campaign groups, in both the Mountain and Terai regions of Nepal, for a
long time and having the knowledge of the Acts and the Rules framed
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taking the fees as pursuant to Schedule -1.
(2) The license issued as pursuant to Sub-rule (1) shall be valid
for one year. The person desiring to obtain this type of license shall
submit the certificate of proficiency to operate the concerned activities
and other certificates showing his/her economic status, while applying
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(3) The chief if deemed necessary may prescribe additional terms
and restrictions that has to be followed by the person receiving the
license licensee as pursuant to Sub-rule (1) and such licensee shall not
be allowed to hunt any wildlife even in any circumstances except for
self-protection or to stop the wounded wildlife from escaping which has
been injured by the person obtaining the hunting license.
16. Hunting guide license (AnugyaPatra): 8
(1) The concerned district
forest controller may issue a hunting guide license to any person on the
basis of the following criteria by taking the fees as pursuant to Schedule
-1 and such hunting guide license issuing officer shall send one copy of
such license to the chief :–
(a) If it has been realized that the applicant is
acquainted with the wildlife or bird hunting within
the area where he/she has been desiring to work.
(b) If it has been realized that the applicant has
knowledge of the Act and the Rules framed under
the Act as well as he/she is competent to perform
the job of a hunting guide.
(2) The person obtaining the hunting guide license pursuant to
Sub-rule (1) shall be allowed to perform the job of guiding the hunters
only in a district or the districts prescribed in the license.
(3) The Chief or any officer assigned by the Government of
Nepal for that job if deemed necessary, he/she may prescribe additional
terms and restrictions that has to be followed by the person receiving the
hunting guide license as pursuant to Sub-rule (1) and such licensee shall
not be allowed to hunt any wildlife even in any circumstances except for
self protection or to stop the wounded wildlife from escaping, which has
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17. No more than one license shall be issued: No more than one
hunting license at a time shall be issued to any person.
Provided that,
This Rule does not restrict to obtain the supplementary hunting
license as pursuant to Rule 11 and the bird hunting license as pursuant
to Rule 12.
18. License, the wildlife, the trophies or the arms and ammunitions
have to be shown: The licensee shall keep the license received by
him/herself with him/her, while going to a hunting and If an employee
among the employees of the National Park, hunting reserve or other
forest office and up to the designation prescribed by the Government of
Nepal wants to inspect the hunting register, killed or captured wildlife or
birds, trophies or arms and ammunitions which are together any person
then he/she shall show it to them.
19. License (AnugyaPatra) not to be transferred: The licensee shall
not transfer the license obtained by him/her self to anyone in any form.
20. License (Anugya Patra) to be returned: The licensee shall return
the license along with the hunting register, within the thirty-five days
of expiry of the license which has been obtained by him/her. District
Hunting License shall be returned to the place from where it has been
received and other types of licenses shall be returned to the National
Parks and Wildlife Conservation Office or to the place from where that
has been received.
21. 9Block (Kshetra) reservation license in hunting reserve: Any
officer assigned to the job by the chief or the Government of Nepal may
issue block reservation license to the licensee of District Hunting
License or General Hunting License to hunt within the hunting reserve
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allow to play or to assist to make playing the hunting by the foreigners,
by making reservation of the block in the name of a Nepalese citizen.
22. License to be obtained to collect the specimen (sample) or to
catch or to hunt the wildlife or birds: (1) Any person desiring to
catch or hunt any wildlife or birds or to collect any other insects,
bacteria, fish or any natural products for the scientific research shall
submit an application before the Chief.
(2) If the person submitting the application pursuant to Sub-rule
(1) 10has been the official of any recognized academic institution or zoo
or scientific laboratory and If it has been believed that such a person can
catch or take care in the following way, the Chief may issue a license in
the case of other wildlife or birds except than those mentioned in
Schedule -1 of the Act, to hunt the concerned wildlife or birds or to
catch the insects or bacteria by taking the fees as pursuant to
Schedule -2.
(a) If the applicant will make the supervision of the
activity for catching or collecting of the concerned
wildlife, birds or insects, bacteria etc. by attending
him/her self or by sending an expert representative
for that job,
(b) If the technique for catching the, concerned wildlife
or birds has been considered appropriate and not
causing more torture than that has to be required,
(c) If have the ability to make an appropriate care to
transfer the caught wildlife or birds.
23. The fees required to catch the wildlife and birds: The fees
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Rule 22 shall be as prescribed in Schedule -2 and such fees may be paid
as follows –
(a) The chief may recover the required fees from the applicant by
making a condition that the whole required fee or its fifty percent
to be paid at the beginning and the Fifty percent after catching the
concerned wildlife or birds.
(b) If any wildlife or birds died during the catching or after catching,
it shall be counted in the number that has been allowed to catch in
the license and the fees required for them shall also be paid.
(c) If the Chief has convinced that any licensee, who has received the
license to catch any wildlife or birds, has been unable to catch
any wildlife or any wildlife or bird has not died or been injured
during the catching, he/she shall return up to seventy-five percent
of the amount of the fees that has to be paid by the licensee.
24. The application to be submitted for a license and permit, and
its format and fees: (1) The format of the license and permit that has
to be issued pursuant to these Rules shall be as prescribed in Schedule –
5, 7, 9 and 11 and the format of the application to be submitted to
receive these shall be as prescribed in Schedule -3, 4, 6, 8 and 10. The
person applying for Hunting License and Hunting Guide License shall
also submit two copies of his/her recently taken photograph.
(2) The person receiving a license or a permit pursuant to Subrule
(1) shall pay the fees required as pursuant to Schedule -1.
25. Provisions for providing a hunting license to a foreign citizen:
While issuing any type of hunting license to a foreign citizen, a
condition may be imposed by allowing him/her to go for hunting only
with the professional hunting license holder (licensee).
Provided that,
If the license issuing officer has realized that any foreign citizen
has the ability for hunting without the assistance of a professional hunter
and he/she has been generally acquainted with the Act and the Rules that
has been framed under the Act, an exemption may be provided to go for
hunting even without the company of professional hunter.
26. License to be suspended: If a crime has been made against the
license or permit issued as pursuant to these Rules, then during the
proceeding of the case related to such crime, the competent officer
having jurisdiction to hear such cases may issue an order to suspend the
license or permit obtained by the culprit till the decision has not been
received on the submission that has been made before the Government
of Nepal.
27. The copy (duplicate) of the license to be provided: If the Chief or
any other officer assigned by the Government of Nepal for the job
considers that it is reasonable (appropriate) to issue the duplicate of the
license or permit if any type of license or permit has been lost or
damaged by taking the fees required as pursuant to Schedule -1. The
validity of such license or permit that has been provided as a duplicate
shall be only for the rest of the valid period of the original license or
permit.