Gayne Young and Hunter Whirley, aka "The Captain," investigate big-game hunting in Afghanistan.
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Seeing the mess of a country that is now Afghanistan, it’s hard to imagine that it was once one of the premiere hunting areas in the world. Snow leopard, Asiatic cheetah, several species of gazelle, and two species of markhor were once targeted in the country’s varied landscape by hunters from around the world. But one of the most impressive hunts from Afghanistan’s past was one that only the country’s elite participated in. Only several decades ago, wealthy Afghans hunted pasang, known outside of Afghanistan as bezoar ibex, with specially trained greyhounds.