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dc.contributor.advisorNilon, Charles H.eng
dc.contributor.authorWeber, Nathan A. (Nathan Ashley)eng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Summereng
dc.descriptionAbstract from short.pdf.eng
dc.description"July 2010."eng
dc.description"A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri--Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Science."eng
dc.descriptionThesis supervisor: Dr. Charles Nilon.eng
dc.description.abstractThis case study utilized an ongoing urban deer management program and determined the demographics and backgrounds of participants. We also determined motivations, participation, harvest, and satisfaction. We defined hunters' landscape scene preferences, effects of landscape preference on harvest, and whether hunter backgrounds and motivations influence landscape scene preferences. Our methods included mail surveys that were completed following the 2008 urban archery season for the City of Columbia, Missouri's Deer Management Program. Hunters participated at a 61.1% rate (N=103) and, of those who participated, 15 hunters harvested a total of 28 deer. We found that Columbia's program had more males, was younger, had lower incomes, and was more highly educated than Missouri's typical hunters. The top ranked motivations for participating were expanded opportunity (42.3%), nature (23.4%), and meat (18.9%) and we found that backgrounds had little influence. We also found that motivations and typologies were not typically good determinants of participation and harvest. We determined that place of residence and prior experience in the program had the most influence on participation. The number of "days afield" had the most influence on harvest. Preferred landscape scenes were closed forests having a minimal understory and the least preferred scene depicted a mowed field. Conventional context analysis indicated three major groups of reasons behind scene selection. These were hunter utility, quality of deer habitat, and general familiarity or aesthetic values of a scene. For both the most preferred (45%, N=100) and least preferred (64.3%, N=98) hunter utility was indicated as the primary reason for preference.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references (pages 82-83).eng
dc.format.extent1 online resource (vii, 108 pages) illustrations (chiefly color), color mapeng
dc.identifier.oclc900727337eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/44846
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subjectFisheries & Wildlifeeng
dc.titleFactors influencing hunter participation, harvest, satisfaction, and landscape preference in an urban archery deer programeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineFisheries and wildlife sciences (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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