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    Author(s): Joshua D. Agee; Craig A. Miller
    Date: 2009
    Source: In: Klenosky, David B.; Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc, eds. Proceedings of the 2008 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 2008 March 30 - April 1; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-42. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 337-341.
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Throughout the past two decades new media outlets emphasizing trophy deer hunting have come to dominate hunting culture. Using data collected through a mail survey of Illinois deer hunters (n = 2,683, 78.5-percent response), we tested two hypotheses to determine factors that contribute to preference for hunting trophy deer. In particular, we examined the relationship between trophy deer hunting and: 1) watching television shows about deer hunting, and 2) frequency of viewing shows about deer hunting. Preference for hunting trophy deer was measured using three variables: hunting motives directed toward hunting trophy deer, preference for management programs emphasizing trophy deer, and management programs focused on producing bucks with large antlers. Results confirm a significant relationship between preference for hunting trophy deer and both watching hunting television shows and frequency of viewing shows about deer hunting.

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    Agee, Joshua D.; Miller, Craig A. 2009. Deer hunting and television: are tv shows creating expectations among deer hunters?. In: Klenosky, David B.; Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc, eds. Proceedings of the 2008 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 2008 March 30 - April 1; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-42. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 337-341.

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