NTCA on bore size of gun
The SOP of NTCA to deal with an emergency arising due to straying of tigers in human dominated landscapes says that the Chief Wildlife Warden of the State should record in writing the reasons for declaring the tiger as a ‘man-eater’. It also mentions the bore size of the firearm to be used to kill the animal. It says, after ‘declaring’ the man-eater, it should be eliminated by departmental personnel having the desired proficiency, while providing a firearm with the appropriate bore size (not below .375 magnum). In case such expertise is not available within the department, an expert may be co-opted from other state governments or outside with due authorisation.