Fee Hunting May Boost Farm Income, Wildlife Habitat

Amber Waves, September 2008

4 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2016

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Daniel Hellerstein

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS), Resource and Rural Economics Division

Date Written: September 1, 2008

Abstract

Hunting is a recreation activity that mostly occurs on private land, where the right to hunt is controlled by landowners. Access to private land for hunting is becoming more limited, helping to explain recent declines in hunting participation rates. To explore this issue, ERS recently examined the implications of expanded fee hunting on land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The ERS study found that hunting fees increase landowners’ willingness to participate in the CRP by supplementing CRP rental payments.

Keywords: conservation reserve program, hunting, fee hunting, landowner

JEL Classification: Q28, Q24, Q26

Suggested Citation

Hellerstein, Daniel, Fee Hunting May Boost Farm Income, Wildlife Habitat (September 1, 2008). Amber Waves, September 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2737117

Daniel Hellerstein (Contact Author)

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