Hunting Festival
News  /  Published 06.04.22

Birds, animals killed in Paschim Medinipur hunting festival

Monday’s killings were reported from Gopegarh forest in the Chandra beat, around 5km from Medinipur town. The kills included wild boars and birds like orange-headed thrush, said members of HEAL...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

Calcutta  /  Published 23.04.21

Iconic birds killed in hunt festival

“Till a year or two ago, every hunting session was followed by a congregation of hunters. They assembled the kill, drank and feasted on the cooked meat. A drive undertaken by the forest departme...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 04.04.20

Hunting festival stares at lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic has put tribal outfits in a dilemma on fixing dates for Bishu Shikar, the traditional “bloodless” hunt festival celebrated every year by tribals at Dalma Wildlife Sanctuar...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 04.04.19

Strict vigil for hunting festival Sendra

The forest department has activated two check posts at Chakulia and Barisole, both in Baharagora sub-division of East Singhbhum, for Bishu Shikar, the annual hunting festival of tribals, popularly kno...
By Our Special Correspondent in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.05.20

Tribal outfit vows social distancing for Bishu Shikar

A frontal tribal outfit that organises the annual Bishu Shikar, the annual tribal hunting festival, at Dalma hills, has promised to abide by the lockdown to curb the spreading of the novel coronavirus...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

Calcutta  /  Published 31.03.20

Hunting festival in lockdown time

Scores of men allegedly assembled in a West Midnapore forest on Sunday morning for a hunting festival held every summer.The men, armed with bows and arrows, spears, spades and bamboo poles attached wi...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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