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Study Report

Study Number: SA-031-004-1-1-United States-USDOI-1996

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society

Bibliographic Citation: National survey of hunting, fishing and wildlife-associated recreation, 1996  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Interior Fish and Wild Life Service  [principal investigator(s)] / U.S. Department of Interior Fish and Wild Life Service  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 1/23/2009

Number of Files Received: 5

Comments: Data is in ASCII format with SAS programming statements ( (see CDE codebook number 1439.00).

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison Campus

Documentation: Machine-readable codebook files (WordPerfect and Envoy format) and one volume printed codebook.

Abstract: This is the Public Use File documentation for the 1996 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation (FHWAR). This survey was conducted in three waves with in-person and telephone screening of households. In the first wave, which occurred between April and June 1996, we conducted the screening interview. If any of the household members had participated in fishing or hunting between January 1, 1996 and the interview date, we sampled them into the Sportsman sample (fishing and hunting) and conducted the first detailed interview. If any of the household members had participated in wildlife watching between January 1, 1996 and the interview date, we sampled approximately every fourth participant (randomly selected) into the Wildlife Watching sample (formerly called nonconsumptive) and conducted the first detailed interview. The second wave of interviewing was conducted in September and October, 1996. For this wave, we selected household members who had not participated by the Wave 1 date of interview but were likely to participate during 1996. Their likelihood of participation was determined by their past participation levels and their stated likeliness to participate in 1996. This was the first detailed interview for these respondents. It was possible for a respondent who was in the Sportsman sample in Wave 1 to be selected for the Wildlife Watching sample in Wave 2 or for a Wildlife Watching respondent in Wave 1 to be selected for the Sportsman sample for Wave 2. Wave 3 began in January 1997 and continued into the first part of March 1997. The wave 3 sample consisted of respondents from both Wave 1 and Wave 2. This was to be the second detailed interview for both samples (Sportsman and Wildlife Watching). If we were not able to reach the respondent during the wave in which they were selected into sample, we still interviewed them in the 3rd wave and collected data for the entire year of 1996.

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