Combating the disconnect between actual and paid participation: a model to predict license purchase based on angler behavior and characteristics

Susan Steffen

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

Susan has a B.S. in marine fisheries from Texas A&M University at Galveston and an M.S. in wildlife and fisheries and a minor in sociology from Mississippi State University. Since 2009, she has been a Human Dimensions Specialist in the Fisheries Division of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Her research includes surveying licensed anglers, coordinating creel surveys, program evaluations, database management for the Fisheries Division, and analytics and data mining of KDWPT's license files.  She enjoys spending time with her family and especially teaching her two little girls how to fish.    


An angler may purchase a fishing license but not actually participate in that activity; this is a discrepancy between paid and actual participation. For example, previous research indicated 56% of people who purchased a... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Susan Steffen (Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism)

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Topics: Wildlife, Tourism, and Recreation , Topics: Changing Demographics and Fish and Wildlife Management , Topics: Hunting and Fishing


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