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'A hunter's hope': Snaring birds in warring Afghanistan

Updated : 2019-04-15 15:53:36

As the early morning light breaks over the plain north of Kabul, bird hunter Jan Agha checks his snares as he has done for the past 30 years, hoping to catch a crane, using a tethered bird to lure others down to the nets. Bird hunting is an ancient sport in Afghanistan, where local and migrating species have flocked for thousands of years and where even amid the chaos of the past 40 years of conflict, the tradition persists."I have learned different types of hunting from my ancestors because they were hunters too," said 49-year-old Jan Agha, a farmer in Parwan province.

Jan Agha, 49, an Afghan hunter, carries artificial cranes at a field in Bagram, Parwan province, Afghanistan April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Jan Agha, 49, an Afghan hunter, carries artificial cranes at a field in Bagram, Parwan province, Afghanistan April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Jan Agha, 49, an Afghan hunter, has breakfast at his hunting field in Bagram, Parwan province, Afghanistan April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Jan Agha, 49, an Afghan hunter, has breakfast at his hunting field in Bagram, Parwan province, Afghanistan April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Jan Agha, 49, an Afghan hunter, guides a crane towards cages at a field in Bagram, Parwan province, Afghanistan April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Jan Agha, 49, an Afghan hunter, guides a crane towards cages at a field in Bagram, Parwan province, Afghanistan April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Jan Agha, 49, an Afghan hunter, inspects a crane in a field in Bagram, Parwan province, Afghanistan April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Jan Agha, 49, an Afghan hunter, inspects a crane in a field in Bagram, Parwan province, Afghanistan April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
An Afghan hunter watches birds in the sky at a hunting field in Bagram, Parwan province, Afghanistan April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
An Afghan hunter watches birds in the sky at a hunting field in Bagram, Parwan province, Afghanistan April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Jan Agha, 49, an Afghan hunter, tries to catch his crane at a field in Bagram, Parwan province, Afghanistan April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Jan Agha, 49, an Afghan hunter, tries to catch his crane at a field in Bagram, Parwan province, Afghanistan April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
A crane is seen at a field in Bagram, Parwan province, Afghanistan April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
A crane is seen at a field in Bagram, Parwan province, Afghanistan April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Jan Agha 49, an Afghan hunter, aims his gun at birds in Bagram, Parwan province, Afghanistan April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Jan Agha 49, an Afghan hunter, aims his gun at birds in Bagram, Parwan province, Afghanistan April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Jan Agha, 49, an Afghan hunter, carries a crane in a cage at a field in Bagram, Parwan province, Afghanistan April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Jan Agha, 49, an Afghan hunter, carries a crane in a cage at a field in Bagram, Parwan province, Afghanistan April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Cranes are seen at a hunting field in Bagram, Parwan province, Afghanistan April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Cranes are seen at a hunting field in Bagram, Parwan province, Afghanistan April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Jan Agha, 49, an Afghan hunter, gives water to his cranes at a field in Bagram, Parwan province, Afghanistan April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Jan Agha, 49, an Afghan hunter, gives water to his cranes at a field in Bagram, Parwan province, Afghanistan April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Jan Agha, 49, an Afghan hunter, feeds his cranes at a field in Bagram, Parwan province, Afghanistan April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Jan Agha, 49, an Afghan hunter, feeds his cranes at a field in Bagram, Parwan province, Afghanistan April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Jan Agha, 49, an Afghan hunter, feeds his cranes at a field in Bagram, Parwan province, Afghanistan April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Jan Agha, 49, an Afghan hunter, feeds his cranes at a field in Bagram, Parwan province, Afghanistan April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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