Abstract

Title:  Influence of food plots on deer hunter success and distribution.
Author(s): Vanderhoof, R. E. and H. A. Jacobson
Year: 1988
Abstract: Detailed information concerning hunter observations, distribution and success were collected during the 1985 and 1986 deer seasons on the Marion County Wildlife Management Area through the use of a short daily questionnaire (N=7258). Five different parameters were evaluated with respect to season and area hunted; (1) hunter success rate; (2) hunter observation rate; (3) average duration of hunt; (4) hunter density; (5) number of deer harvested. Hunter success rates (number of deer harvested per hour spent in the field) and observation rates (number of deer observed per hour in the field) were significantly higher (P
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