ITAGAR, April 1: Two poachers were apprehended at mdapha Tiger Reserve by the staff of mdapha on March 30 from M’Pen River while they were trying to skin a killed sub-adult female Sambar (Rusa unicolor). Intensifying the summer patrolling, a team led by Assistant Field Director H Nyorak, Range Forest Officer H Tungkhang and two field staff maged to apprehend two poachers on the spot while others maged to flee from the scene on seeing the patrolling team. The carcass of the dead sambar was seized but the hunters maged to flee with its head, which was severed. The two hunters arrested were handed over to the Miao Police for further investigation. Sambar (Rusa unicolor) is a scheduled -III animal and its conservation status is vulnerable. It is worth mentioning here that Anti-poaching activities during summers are a big challenge for the Tiger Reserve mager, as the area is prone to the tural calamity.