Motivations of Female Black Hills Deer Hunters

7Citations
Citations of this article
13Readers
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
Get full text

Abstract

ABSTRACT: State fish and wildlife agencies are particularly interested in attracting female participation because of the potential to offset declining participation in hunting. Understanding female hunters’ motivations will be critical for designing effective recruitment and retention programs for women hunters. Although female participation in hunting is increasing, males still outnumber females by about tenfold. Gender differences in deer hunters were explored by comparing ratings of eight motivations (social, nature, excitement, meat, challenge, trophy, extra hunting opportunity, and solitude). Hunter types were defined by hunters’ selection of the most important motivation for why they like Black Hills deer hunting. Overall, females and males were relatively similar in their ratings of the eight motivations, and we found 85% gender similarity in the selection of the most important motivation. Women were slightly more motivated by the food aspect of the hunt while men placed slightly more value on the hunt as a sporting activity.

Cite

CITATION STYLE

APA

Gigliotti, L. M., & Metcalf, E. C. (2016, July 3). Motivations of Female Black Hills Deer Hunters. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.1080/10871209.2016.1157714

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free