and actıvıtıes of the Hunter assocıatıons
are one of the direct beneficiaries and interest groups that organized
under hunter associations. Hunter Associations usually operate in
relating to realize hunting activities. At the same time they contribute
to game and wildlife management working on habitat regulation, game
production, wildlife protection, wildlife inventory and planning,
controlling and education of hunters inadequately. For this reason, game
and wildlife management must collaborate with hunter associations to
implement its own decisions.
The aim of
this study is to determine objectives and activities of hunter
associations in the context of game and wildlife resources. In the
research, survey was conducted with the managers of hunter associations.
Totally sixty managers participated to the survey. Twenty-one of these
managers participated in Bursa, twenty-one of them participated in
Balıkesir and eighteen of them joined in İstanbul.
study, thirty questions were asked to associations managers to
determine their purposes and activities, number of memberships and
incomes. Nine-point Likert Scale was used in some questions to determine
importance level of managers thinking on the issue.
Terms: hunters' associations, hunting, game and wildlife, Balıkesir,