Industrial Wildlife Management in Arkansas and Texas

Response in hunter opportunity, use, and success to user-fee wildlife management systems are examined on International Paper Company lands in Arkansas and Texas during 1970-74. During 1972-74, 28,500 published hunting guides to open lands were distributed. One permit per 26.5 acres of management area was sold during 1974. Membership in Texas club leases increased from one member/124 acres to one member/57 acres during 1970-74. Lease members averaged 7.7 days squirrel hunting and 3.0 days deer Use of permits varied between management areas. Success ratios were 0.8 squirrels/day and 0.08 deer/day on leases and 3.0 squirrels/day and 0.04 deer/day on management areas. Hunter attitudes and management implications are discussed.

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