This study explores the satisfaction of 228 adults with hunting during a state-regulated lottery hunt in which the day of the hunt was randomly assigned. An analysis of covariance indicated that cohorts, based on the day that subjects hunted, were significantly different with respect to satisfaction with the hunt (p <.037). The cohort with the greatest satisfaction was intermediate with regard to the ratio of number of deer harvested per day to number of hunters, although the mean differences were not statistically significant. It was concluded that reciprocal exchange, which is the interplay among factors associated with hunting, provides a framework for understanding hunter satisfaction. Suggestions for future research are also included to explore further the explanatory contributions of reciprocal exchange.
- Leisure satisfaction
- Lottery-regulated hunting
- Reciprocal exchange
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
- Sociology and Political Science
- Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management