Why landowners in pennsylvania post their property against hunting

Coren P. Jagnow, Richard C. Stedman, A. E. Luloff, Gary J. San Julian, James C. Finley, Jennifer Steele

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Abstract

Recent reductions in access to private property have resulted in declining availability of private land for recreational purposes, including hunting. In Pennsylvania, access to such land for deer hunting is critical to effectively manage the Commonwealth’s deer herd. Posting is among the most commonly used means a private landowner has available to limit access to property. This study examined landowners’ motivations to post their land against hunting and other recreational uses. Nearly 70% of all landowners in a mail survey posted their property. Variables that increased landowner likelihood of posting included past problems with recreational users, location, number of acres owned, and concerns about property rights, illegal hunting activities, safety, and potential liability issues. Variables that decreased the likelihood of posting included length of ownership, ownership primarily for agricultural purposes, and concern about deer-related damages. Implications of these findings are advanced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-26
Number of pages12
JournalHuman Dimensions of Wildlife
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

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  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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Jagnow, C. P., Stedman, R. C., Luloff, A. E., San Julian, G. J., Finley, J. C., & Steele, J. (2006). Why landowners in pennsylvania post their property against hunting. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 11(1), 15-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/10871200500470944
Jagnow, Coren P. ; Stedman, Richard C. ; Luloff, A. E. ; San Julian, Gary J. ; Finley, James C. ; Steele, Jennifer. / Why landowners in pennsylvania post their property against hunting. In: Human Dimensions of Wildlife. 2006 ; Vol. 11, No. 1. pp. 15-26.
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Jagnow, CP, Stedman, RC, Luloff, AE, San Julian, GJ, Finley, JC & Steele, J 2006, 'Why landowners in pennsylvania post their property against hunting', Human Dimensions of Wildlife, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 15-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/10871200500470944

Why landowners in pennsylvania post their property against hunting. / Jagnow, Coren P.; Stedman, Richard C.; Luloff, A. E.; San Julian, Gary J.; Finley, James C.; Steele, Jennifer.

In: Human Dimensions of Wildlife, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2006, p. 15-26.

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Jagnow CP, Stedman RC, Luloff AE, San Julian GJ, Finley JC, Steele J. Why landowners in pennsylvania post their property against hunting. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. 2006;11(1):15-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/10871200500470944