In the famous Grand Canyon in the US state of Arizona, hunts will be held to reduce the number of buffaloes, whose population is growing rapidly and poses an “ecological threat.” More than 45,000 volunteers applied for the hunt.
The U.S. National Park Service announced the search for 12 “skilled volunteers” in the Grand Canyon to reduce the number of animals in buffalo herds, saying it “damages archaeological sites and water supplies.”
Following the announcement, there were more than 45,000 applications for hunting in a short time.
Park officials will allow 12 people to hunt in the North Rim area of the Grand Canyon after examining applicants’ hunting abilities, including marks.
The buffalo hunt, meanwhile, provoked a backlash from environmentalists.
Park officials said it was not a hunt, hunting was banned in national parks and the park had the authority to kill animals that damaged resources.