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Demand for Wildlife Hunting in British Columbia

Lili Sun, Gerrit van Kooten and Graham Voss ()

No 2004-09, Working Papers from University of Victoria, Department of Economics, Resource Economics and Policy Analysis Research Group

Abstract: We present estimates of the demand for hunting licenses by residents and non residents in British Columbia for the period 1971–2000. We obtain estimates of both short-run and long- run price elasticities and discuss their revenue implications for future fee increases. We find the demand by non residents to be strongly correlated with U.S. income variation over the business cycle, but find no such role for cyclical income variation for resident hunters. The ability of the government to increase revenues from resident hunters turns out to be limited, particularly in the long run, while greater opportunities exist to raise revenues from U.S. hunters as short- and long-run price elasticities of demand are quite inelastic. We argue that conservation surcharges on foreign hunters are one way to capture more of the resource rent.

Keywords: recreation demand; resource revenues and rent capture; conservation surcharges (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q21 Q26 Q28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 36 pages
Date: 2004
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