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Title: Effect of Ranchland Attributes on Recreational Hunting in Florida: A Hedonic Price Analysis
Authors: Shrestha, Ram K.
Alavalapati, Janaki R.R.
Keywords: hedonic model
hunting lease
land attributes
JEL Codes: Q23
Issue Date: 2004-12
Abstract: Recreational hunting has been an attractive enterprise for some ranchers who are interested in supplementing their income from cattle. Ranchland attributes-such as parcel size, tree cover, and proximity to urban centers-are expected to influence hunters’ preferences and, thus, hunting lease payments. We estimated the effects of these attributes on hunting revenues using a hedonic model. The results reveal that trees and vegetation cover on ranchlands have a positive impact on hunting revenues, indicating opportunities for silvopasture practices. Those ranchers in Florida who maintain about 22% trees and other vegetation cover receive $16.15 acre per year from hunting leases, but doubling the cover would generate only an additional $3.20 per acre per year.
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics>Volume 36, Number 03, December 2004
Total Pages: 10
From Page: 763
To Page: 772
Collections:Volume 36, Number 03, December 2004

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