Trapping Satisfactions Of Mississippi Trappers

Five-hundred twenty-seven trappers from a sample of 1000 responded to a mail survey designed to determine the reasons why they trap and the values that they associate with trapping. About 62 percent and 27 percent of the respondents indicated that sport and income, respectively, were the primary reasons that they trapped. Response to the question, "Why rlo you trap?" was significantly associated with age (P < 0.01)", experience (P = 0.01), anrl proportion of income derived from trapping (P < 0.01). Ranking of seven rlimensions of trapping satisfaction indicated that skill was the most important value associaterl with trapping followed by nature, income, exercise, escapism, hunting or fishing privileges, and foorl.

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