Canadian Forest Service Publications

The economic value of moose hunting in Newfoundland. 1995. Condon, B.; Adamowicz, W.L. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 25(2): 319-328.

Year: 1995

Issued by: Northern Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 18975

Language: English

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Abstract

The dichotomous choice contingent valuation method was used to determine the net economic value of moose hunting in Newfoundland. Specific questions addressed the value of changes in moose hunting that could result from forest management. Three statistical models were used to determine mean and median welfare measures for four different contingent valuation models. The values obtained are similar to other studies that have obtained economic values for big-game hunting. The results show that although differences in welfare measures exist between statistical models, the mean and median values within a specification appear to be relatively robust. The results also suggest that factors affected by forest management (e.g., moose populations) provide more substantial benefits than factors under the control of the administrative agency (e.g., season length).