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Factors Influencing Willingness to Pay for Deer Hunting in the Alabama Piedmont

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Fifty-three individuals who hunted deer in the Alabama Piedmont during the 1988-1989 season were interviewed by telephone to determine their willingness to pay for the same hunting land under different hypothetical forest management and deer harvest situations. Willingness to pay significantly decreased when the percentage of land in recent clearcut or in young pine stands increased beyond 50% of the area. These hunters indicated they would pay the same as they currently do or more for tracts composed of up to 25% young pine or an all-aged mix of pine-hardwood. Individuals not currently leasing hunting land were willing to pay more for the possibility of harvesting additional deer. Individuals currently leasing hunting land were not willing to pay a higher price to harvest more deer. South. J. Appl. For. 16(3):125-129.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University, Alabama 36849

Publication date: 1992-08-01

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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