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Title Willingness to pay for an elk license in Colorado : a contingent valuation examination
Author Yates, Zachary H
Department Department of Economics and Business
Institution Colorado College
Degree Type bachelor
Degree Name Bachelor of Arts
Type of Resource text
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Accepted 2009
Date Digitized 2009
Abstract Hunting licenses do not represent the true value of the sport for hunters. This study examines the monetary value hunters, resident and non-resident, place on elk hunting in Colorado and which factors affect their valuation. The contingent valuation method is used to determine this information through a survey that was posted on several internet hunting forums. A hypothetical fee increase in hunting licenses from an improvement in elk habitat is used in the survey. To elicit a response, this study uses a two part question for willingness to pay, which is different from previous studies. First, intervals are presented and then the respondent answers an open-ended question. The data obtained from the survey is analyzed using the Tobit regression method. Separate regression equations are used for resident and non-resident hunters. The study finds that Colorado resident and non-resident hunters have differing views on the amount of license fee increase they would accept and base their decision on different factors.
Keywords Contingent valuation method
Willingness to pay
Rights Statement Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the author for permission to publish.
Extent 81 p. : ill., map ; 29 cm.
Note (thesis) Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Note (bibliography) Bibliography : p. 78-81
Language eng
OCLC Identifier 436881038
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:1331
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