Nature, Social, or Food: Exploring the Motivations of Pennsylvania Hunters

Coren Jagnow

Pennsylvania Game Commission

Coren Jagnow is the Human Dimensions Specialist at the Pennsylvania Game Commission and also the Chief of the Research and Education Division. Prior to working for the PGC, she was the Survey Coordinator for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Coren has worked on dozens of surveys of hunters, landowners, and the general public in both Virginia and Pennsylvania.   Her work for the Game Commission focuses primarily on hunter recruitment, retention, and reactivation.  Coren has a Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Penn State (2004), where she studied attitudes of private landowners for allowing access to their property for hunting.  She is also an alumna of the University of Pennsylvania where she earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Biology and M.A. in Conservation Biology.       


Three primary motivations of Pennsylvania hunters were identified from qualitative research: 1) Spending time with family and/or friends, 2) Harvesting an animal mainly for the meat, and 3) Spending time in the outdoors and... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Coren Jagnow (Pennsylvania Game Commission)

Topic Areas

Topics: Hunting and Fishing , Topics: Cognitive Research (Values, Attitudes, Behaviors)


T-1A » Hunter and Angler Satisfaction and Motivation (08:00 - Tuesday, 19th September, Assembly Hall A)

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