Kyrgyzstan: Can Hunting Reform Stop Tourist Scams?

American Steve Presnal poses with the Siberian ibex he killed in Kyrgyzstan's Tian Shan mountains, shortly before he was arrested. (Photo courtesy: Steve Presnal)

Two years ago, Steve Presnal’s dream came true when he embarked on a hunt for Siberian ibex in Kyrgyzstan’s Tian Shan Mountains. With two friends, the 49-year-old from the US state of Wisconsin had booked a trip through an international agent who set them up with a Karakol-based hunting guide.

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Adriane Lochner is a Bishkek-based journalist.

Kyrgyzstan: Can Hunting Reform Stop Tourist Scams?

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