The economic impacts of chronic wasting disease on hunting in Alberta: a multi-year study

  • Author / Creator
    Pascoe, Katherine Jane
  • This study has attempted to measure the economic impacts of chronic wasting disease (CWD) on Alberta hunters, in the study region of the Eastern to South-Eastern border of the province. Two years of stated preference and revealed preference data were collected and choice behaviour modelled using logit and nested logit methods which included attributes such as CWD prevalence, culling of herds, and the provision of extra tags. Multi-year models found that hunters from the second year were more satisfied with culling than hunters from the first year, while hunters from the second year were more negatively affected by the provision of tags and the prevalence of CWD relative to hunters from the first year. Hunters were also found to be more systematic in their hunting site choices in year 1 relative to year 2.

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    Fall 2011
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    Master of Science
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    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
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    University of Alberta
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  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Boxall, Peter (Rural Economy)
    • Armstrong, Glen (Renewable Resources)