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  1. Animal people

    Contributor(s):: Meghan Ann Brown, Debra Marquart (adviser)

    Imagine you’re at the zoo, standing in front of an enclosure that contains a magnificent lion. You gaze into his lantern-yellow eyes and he stares back at you. What do you see? If you’re like most people, your answer may be simply, a lion. You may be humbled in the presence of a...

  2. Hunters' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice towards Wildlife Disease in Ohio

    Contributor(s):: Pallavi Oruganti

     Ethnographic research is critical to understanding the human dimensions of wildlife diseases and management, as it allows us to understand the potential social contributors of disease transmission in specific populations. Hunters play a significant role in the ecology of wildlife disease...

  3. Evaluating competing preferences of hunters and landowners for management of deer populations

    Contributor(s):: D'Angelo, Gino J., Grund, Marrett D.

  4. More than the kill: hunters' relationships with landscape and prey

    Contributor(s):: Arianne Carvalhedo Reis

    Through a discussion of the perceptions of hunters within a New Zealand tourism context, this paper explores how different perspectives of the ‘connection’ between hunter and prey are performed by participants and analysed by scholars using distinct ethical approaches....

  5. Hunting: A Necessary Evil to Benefit the Greater Good

    Contributor(s):: Timothy Patrick Mccann

    Before I begin, I’d like to be very clear. I am not a hunter. I have never hunted, either for sport, for food, or for survival, and I do not plan to do so in the future. I am in no way an animal rights activist either, but I personally struggle with the idea of killing an innocent...

  6. The bird-catchers of Kropa

    Contributor(s):: Eržen, Jože

  7. Good hunter| A study of the beliefs and motivations of appropriate hunting behavior by Montana hunters

    Contributor(s):: Chad M. Huddleston

  8. Bird-Watchers', Hunters', and Wildlife Professionals' Beliefs About the Importance and Management of Wildlife

    Contributor(s):: Daniel J. Witter

    Since the early 1930's, calls have been made for a uniting of hunters and nonhunters in support of wildlife conservation in the public sector. Today, however, such an alliance remains largely unfounded, with government wildlife agencies continuing to depend heavily on sportsmen for financial...

  9. The hunter-gatherer prehistory of human-animal interactions

    Contributor(s):: Mithen, S.

    In this paper, the author "will examine some of the key moments in the evolution of human relationships with animals, tracking the emergence of these new relationships and the impact they havehad on our bodies, our minds and our culture," particularly the more recent hunting-gatherers of...

  10. Effort versus Motivation: Factors Affecting Antlered and Antlerless Deer Harvest Success in Pennsylvania

    Contributor(s):: Bhandari, Prem, Stedman, Richard C., Luloff, A. E., Finley, James C., Diefenbach, Duane R.

    Hunting can be an effective tool for managing deer populations, but hunter willingness to harvest deer and their success is critical to management capacity. Moreover, harvest of antlerless deer is crucial to managing deer populations. Previous research has examined the effects of weather,...

  11. Hunters' motivations and values: A South African perspective

    Contributor(s):: Radder, Laetitia, Bech-Larsen, Tino

    This article examines the values and motivations of South African biltong hunters. A hierarchical value map of associations between attributes, consequences and values resulted from laddering interviews with 34 hunters. The Means-End Chain approach proved useful in identifying: (a) personal...

  12. Mississippi waterfowl hunter expectations, satisfaction, and intentions to hunt in the future

    Contributor(s):: Brunke, Kevin D., Hunt, Kevin M.

    Disconfirmation of expectations, season-long satisfaction, seeing waterfowl, and waterfowl harvest opportunity may affect the intentions to waterfowl hunt in the future for Mississippi hunters. In this study, the disconfirmation of expectations had the strongest relationship with satisfaction for...

  13. The names of all manner of hounds: a unique inventory in a a fifteenth-century manuscript

    Contributor(s):: Scott-Macnab, David

  14. Assessment of Hunters and White-tailed Deer of Hofmann Forest, North Carolina

    Contributor(s):: Michael Colter Chitwood

    White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) physiology has been studied across much of the species range. However, few studies have been conducted in the southeast and no studies have been conducted in North Carolina. Further, no physiological studies have been conducted in nutrient deficient...

  15. Reconstructing Dead Nonhuman Animals: Motivations for Becoming a Taxidermist

    Contributor(s):: Eliason, S. L.

    Displays of dead nonhuman animals are a common sight on the walls of many American homes and commercial establishments. Taxidermists are the individuals who preserve and attempt to re-create dead animals, birds, and fish so they can be displayed. Little is known about those employed in the...

  16. A statewide examination of hunting and trophy nonhuman animals: Perspectives of Montana hunters

    Contributor(s):: Eliason, S. L.

  17. Distribution of chimpanzees and interactions with humans in Guinea-Bissau and Western Guinea, West Africa

    Contributor(s):: Brugiere, David, Badjinca, Iacouba, Silva, Cristina, Serra, Abubacar

  18. The gift in the animal: The ontology of hunting and human-animal sociality

    Contributor(s):: Nadasdy, Paul