Forest rangers seize home-made guns in Huay Kha Khaeng wildlife sanctuary

Forest rangers have found and seized four home-made guns hidden by poachers in the jungle adjoining Huay Kha Khaeng wildlife sanctuary and Mae Wong national parks in Nakhon Sawan province.

Forest rangers from Mae Kasi forest protection unit said they found the homemade guns while they patrolled on jungle paths in the park yesterday (Feb 11).

They said the gun used wire and rope in triggering the shots.

A forestry expert Thienwit Musikawong believed these guns belong to local poachers as all were ready to use because they were all loaded with bullets and gun powder.

They would be placed on the animal paths and would function when the animal kicked the string, he said, adding that this kind of gun was aimed at hunting wild pigs, barking deers, and deer.

He said forestry officials would cooperate with local administration officials and community leaders to explain to villagers that wildlife poaching is illegal and will take take legal actions against those involved.