David L. Groves

Hunting Popularity: A Case Study in an Organizational Setting

Only by isolating similarities and differences between those who strongly oppose or favor hunting can programs be developed to increase understanding about hunting as a wildlife management tool. The extremities of the continuum were studied because this is where a clearer understanding ofdemographic, adolescent experience, and attitudinal type variables can be obtained. It was found that sex, occupation, nature of the community during youth, occupation of father, and meaning of hunting lands were the important variables in determining differences. There was also a great degree of...


The Impact of the "Environmental Movement" Upon Hunting and Fishing

Data available in the four national surveys of fishing and hunting (1955, 1960, 1965, 1970) were used to identify how participation in fishing and hunting has changed during the recent environmental movement. Participation in fishing has increased in nearly all segments of the population while participation in hunting has remained the same or may have decreased slightly. Participation in small game hunting decreased while participation in big game and waterfowl hunting increased. A decrease in participation in hunting was most notable in rural areas among farmers and farm laborers. The...