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What's your game? Heterogeneity amongst New Zealand hunters

Kerr, Geoffrey N ; Abell, Walter L


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    What's your game? Heterogeneity amongst New Zealand hunters
  • Author: Kerr, Geoffrey N ; Abell, Walter L
  • Subjects: Environmental Economics and Policy ; choice experiment ; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies ; management ; Himalayan tahr ; recreation ; hunting ; sika deer ; heterogeneity
  • Is Part Of: NZARES
  • Description: The introduction of the New Zealand Game Animal Council in 2014 heralds a new era for New Zealand big game management. Now that management of game animals to enhance benefits from susutained use is possible, it is important to understand who values game resources and the attributies than enhance benefits from their use. Choice experiements uisng a pivot design around actual travel distance identified salience of hunt-related attributes for recreational hunters of Himalayan tahr (Jemlahicus Hemitragus) and Sika deer (Cervus Nippon). The choice experiments successfully used travel distance as the numeraire of value to overcome resistance to the commodification of hunting. Results show the high value of recretional hunting, and identifiy disparate preferences both within and between species. Understanding heterogeneity offers important insights into managing hunting experiences to enhance their value for recreational hunters.
  • Publisher: Lincoln University. Faculty of Environment, Society and Design
  • Language: English
  • Source: Lincoln University Research Archive

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