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Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve consists of about 1325 sq km, established in 1983 and gazetted in 1987.Dhorpatan was previously a hunting Reserve that lies in the Rukum, Myagdi and Baglung districts along the Dhaulagiri Himal range in western Nepal 335 kms from Kathmandu. Putha, Churen and Gurjaa Himal extend over the Northern boundary of the reserve.
The reserve in the past was divided into six areas for hunting management purposes, nowadays the shots come only from cameras.
The reserve is characterized by alpine, sub-alpine and high temperate vegetation. Common plant species include fir, pine, birch, rhododendron, hemlock, oak, juniper and spruce. Pastureland at higher elevations occupies more than 50% of the total area of the reserve.
The reserve is one of the prime habitats for blue sheep, a highly coveted trophy in the past. Other animals found are leopard, goral, serow, Himalayan tahr, Himalayan black bear, barking deer, wild boar, rhesus macaque, languor and mouse hare.
Pheasants and partridges are common with a viable population in the reserve that allows controlled hunting. Endangered animals here include musk deer, wolf, red panda, cheer pheasant and danphe.

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