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Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of the Interior. Fish and Wildlife Service
The National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation (FHWAR) is a series conducted by the Census Bureau for the United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service. This collection contains information regarding fishing, hunting, and other wildlife-associated activities for 1991. The survey is conducted every 5 years and includes 3 waves. Wave 1 is household-based and consists of a screener with the possibility of detailed interviews asking about a person's hunting, fishing or wildlife-watching activities and the likelihood that they will hunt, fish or watch wildlife. Wave 2 and Wave 3 are person-based, detailed interviews in which respondents were selected for the sample based on data collected from the screener in the first wave. The Sportsmen and Wildlife-Watching surveys for Wave 2 and Wave 3 gathered specific information about respondents' recreational participation including species hunted, fished, and watched; the state in which these activities occurred; number of trips taken; days of participation; and expenditures for food, lodging, transportation, and equipment. The questions asked throughout the 3 waves have been organized by topic into 3 datasets. The three datasets, (1) Screener, (2) Hunting and Fishing, and (3) Nonconsumptive, may contain responses from people surveyed during multiple waves. Demographic variables include sex, age, race, marital status and parental relations, education level, household income, state of residence, and type of residential area (e.g., urban or rural).
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United States Department of the Interior. Fish and Wildlife Service. National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation (FHWAR), 1991. ICPSR34636-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-10-30. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34636.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34636.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: camping, expenditures, fishing, gun ownership, gun use, hotels and motels, hunting, natural environment, outdoor recreation, recreation, recreation equipment, sports participation, travel, vehicles, wildlife
Smallest Geographic Unit: state
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: individual
Universe: Persons 16 years and older residing in the United States.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
Additional information on the National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation (FHWAR) Series can be found at the United States Census Bureau Web site.
Study Purpose: The purpose of the FHWAR Survey is to gather information on the number of anglers, hunters, and wildlife-watchers in the United States as well as about the activities they participate in, how often they participate, and how much they spend on these activities.
Sample: Please refer to the "Original P.I. Documentation" section in ICPSR Codebook for information on sampling.
Weight: The data contains a weight variable for each dataset that should be used when analyzing the data. Please refer to the "Original P.I. Documentation" section in ICPSR Codebook for information on weights.
Mode of Data Collection: telephone interview
Original ICPSR Release: 2013-10-30
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