Economic and operational characteristics of recreational leasing in the Edwards Plateau and Rio Grande Plains of Texas Academic Article uri icon


  • Ranching operators in parts of Texas that leased recreational hunting were interviewed to determine the type of leasing system used and associated costs. Results indicate a bias in ranchers towards harvesting deer bucks as the marketing strategy rather than reducing non-cash (grazing opportunity costs) by reducing the deer herd. Some 47% of respondents said they would attempt to reduce deer numbers for range management. -from Authors

published proceedings

  • Trans. 52nd North American wildlife & natural resources conference, Quebec, 1987

author list (cited authors)

  • Steinbach, D. W., Conner, J. R., Glover, M. K., & Inglis, J. M.

complete list of authors

  • Steinbach, DW||Conner, JR||Glover, MK||Inglis, JM

publication date

  • January 1987