Robert D. Gasaway

Comparing Hunting Accidents in States with Mandatory and Voluntary Programs

This paper qualitatively analyzes the variables affecting accidents to determine the impacts of mandatory hunter education. The similarities and differences in the 2 study states, Alabama and Arkansas, were determined as were the factors influencing accidents in these states. It was found that problem areas must be pinpointed and hunter education programs be modified to address these areas.

Year
1988

Planning And Developing Quota Systems To Manage Hunting Pressure On Hunt Areas

Excessive hunting pressure on Florida Wildlife Management Areas during the early part of hunting season necessitated a system of control on number of hunters. Systems were developed to issue a limited number of permits to applicants on a firstcome, first-served basis. FORTRAN and COM PASS computer programs were used to enter data and issue permits in I system while manual sorting and mechanical'imprinting were used to issue permits in another system. A review of all 50 states revealed a variety of methods of application acceptance, processing and permitting. Planning and methodology...

Year
1979

Benthic Macroinvertebrate Response To Grass Carp Introduction In Three Florida Lakes

Three natural lakes were studies to determine effects of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella Val.) introduction on invertebrates. Benthic macroinvertebrate populations were changed after the introduction of grass carp changed the existing habitat in the 3 natural lakes. Species diversity (d), number of taxa and pollution-intolerant organisms decreased in all lakes after grass carp introduction. Macrophytes were also reduced in all study areas and several native species were eliminated. Changes in benthos corresponded to changes in water quality and aquatic vegetation.

Year
1979

Factors Influencing Wintering Waterfowl Abundance In Lake Wales, Florida

Waterfowl populations were monitored at Lake Wales, Florida, over a three· year period to determine factors associated with their abundance and aggregations. Monthly water level, water temperature, aquatic vegetation percent cover and percent frequency of occurrence, and chlorophyll a data were correlated and regressed. Significant models were derived to describe variation in total waterfowl, ring-necked ducks, canvasbacks and American coots. Interactions of introductions of two exotic species. grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella Val.) and hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata Royle) with...

Year
1977