Searching for the next bite keeps the winter birds busy through the cold months of winter
And photographing the birds keeps cabin fever at bay for the wildlife enthusiast
Responsive Management recently conducted a study in Idaho. Among their findings were the following:
90% value Idaho's wildlife, 90% approve of lawful hunting, 97% approve of lawful fishing. 35% participated in hunting, 53% participated in fishing while 78% reported that they had viewed or photographed wildlife around their homes over the past two years. 63% of respondents reported that they had taken trips of one mile or more to view or photograph wildlife.
When queried about their intention in the coming two years 63% reported that they intended to make trips of a mile or more to view and/or photograph wildlife while 58% indicated that they would likely go fishing and 42% listed as likely to go hunting.
Wildlife viewing and photography is growing and wildlife managers are beginning to take notice.