Quantifying Rural Hunter Access in Alaska
Publication and Source
Johnson, I., Brinkman, T., Britton, K., Kelly, J., Hundertmark, K., Lake, B. & Verbyla, D. (2016). Quantifying Rural Hunter Access in Alaska. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 21(3), 240-253.
This research explores the effect of access to harvest location on hunters' harvest success, specifically in moose harvest locations in Interior Alaska. Using geographic information system (GIS) analyses, distances that hunters had to travel to moose harvest locations were calculated. Results were similar to those generated locally using standardized methods, demonstrating that this study's access-based approach offers a new method for estimating harvest intensity in places where other data are unreliable.