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A wild controversy: cooperation and competition among landowners, hunters, and other outdoor recreational land-users in Denmark

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This paper examines cooperation and competition among landowners, hunters, and other outdoor recre-ational land-users in Denmark in relation to recreational hunting. The study used an internet-basedquestionnaire, sent to representative samples of, respectively, the Danish public (n = 1001), hunters(n = 1130) and landowners (n = 1207). A series of qualitative interviews with a sample of landownersand hunters determined their approach to conflict management. The findings showed that relatively fewnegative encounters take place between hunters and other users compared to the frequency of such inci-dents between other outdoor recreational users. The relatively low levels of conflict may be explained bythe more collaborative approach taken by hunters and landowners (who provide hunting opportunities)and the low degree of interdependence between hunters and other recreational users. Information aboutconflicts and ways of handling them may help predict and address future sites of potential negative inter-actions between different user groups and hunters, given changes in land management or policy-making.The article proposes a revised analytical framework for analyzing such conflicts.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftLand Use Policy
Vol/bind59
Sider (fra-til)197–206
Antal sider10
ISSN0264-8377
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2016

    Forskningsområder

  • Friluftsliv - Conflict Management, Outdoor recreation planning, hunting, Social interaction

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