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Big game hunting satisfaction: A test of diminishing marginal satisfaction of harvest

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dc.contributor.author Kerr, Geoffrey N. en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-30T02:57:00Z
dc.date.available 2017-11 en
dc.date.issued 2017-11 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9780864764119 en
dc.identifier.issn 1172-0859 en
dc.identifier.other 45 en
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10182/8818
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates the hypotheses that marginal utility from killing game animals in New Zealand big game hunts diminishes with number of kills, and that hunt motivations affect marginal satisfaction. In addition to comparison of mean satisfaction scores for hunters experiencing different measures of success, and measures of association based on correlations and analysis of variance, a random parameters ordered-logit model utilises panel data from a large number of hunters to model effects of success on satisfaction. Motivations are important determinants of satisfaction, with harvest-oriented hunters generally less satisfied than were other hunters, unless the harvest-oriented hunters made a kill. Sighting game significantly enhanced satisfaction, which increased more if the hunters killed a game animal. Making a kill had a smaller effect on satisfaction for high-avidity hunters. Results confirm diminishing marginal utility of kills, suggesting potential gains from management responses that spread the game harvest over a larger number of hunters. en
dc.format.extent 1-29 en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Lincoln University. LEaP en
dc.relation The original publication is available from - Lincoln University. LEaP - http://hdl.handle.net/10182/580 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries LEaP Research Report en
dc.rights ©LEaP, Lincoln University, New Zealand 2017 en
dc.subject satisfaction en
dc.subject big game management en
dc.subject hunting en
dc.subject harvest en
dc.subject heterogeneity en
dc.subject ordered-logit en
dc.title Big game hunting satisfaction: A test of diminishing marginal satisfaction of harvest en
dc.type Report
lu.contributor.unit Lincoln University en
lu.contributor.unit Faculty of Environment, Society and Design en
lu.contributor.unit Department of Environmental Management en
lu.contributor.unit Research Management Office en
lu.contributor.unit /LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff group en
dc.subject.anzsrc 160402 Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geography en
dc.subject.anzsrc 1608 Sociology en
dc.subject.anzsrc 150404 Sport and Leisure Management en
pubs.confidential false en
pubs.issue 45 en
pubs.organisational-group /LU
pubs.organisational-group /LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design
pubs.organisational-group /LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design/DEM
pubs.organisational-group /LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group /LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff group
pubs.publication-status Published en
pubs.publisher-url http://hdl.handle.net/10182/580 en
dc.publisher.place Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand en
dc.identifier.eissn 1172-0891 en
lu.identifier.orcid 0000-0002-5806-1944
dc.identifier.eisbn 978-0-86476-412-6 en
lu.subtype Technical Report en


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