Alberta Upland Game Bird Hunter Study

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Upland game bird hunting is a popular outdoor recreation pursuit in Alberta, Canada yet little is known about the people who participate in the activity. The purpose of this research was to investigate the characteristics, satisfaction, and motivations of upland game bird hunters. Upland game bird hunters were examined through motivation orientations, the multi-satisfaction approach and the recreation specialization framework using data obtained from a sample of 452 individuals who hunted pheasant (Phasianus colchicus), grey partridge (Perdix perdix) or sharp- tailed grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus) in Alberta during at least one season from 2015 to 2019. The findings of the research is presented in the Master’s Thesis and infographics below.