Potential economic impacts of hunting activities suggested opportunities for non-industrial private landowners in Mississippi to capitalize on apparent market demand for fee-access hunting. Data were collected from outfitting individuals/firms operating within Mississippi to analyze the impact of hunting package attributes on package prices. Generally, package prices were directly related to the length of the package in days, with the increase in price decreasing with each additional day. Provision of other amenities such as lodging as well as joint activities such as fishing also increased package prices. Finally, there were differences in package prices depending on species being hunted. These results provide landowners with added information about the potential values of hunting package prices, which, when combined with costs of providing the packages, can assist in making optimal enterprise management decisions.


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