OPINION: Are Montanans really satisfied with elk management?

Sharing the results of their Resident Elk Hunter Survey, FWP’s press release and summary tout that 73% of respondents "are satisfied with elk management."

Given the contention around elk management, this surprised us. So, we looked closer.

FWP employs the commonly accepted 5-point numerical Likert scale to gauge hunter satisfaction, which provides the following five choices: 1 and 2 to measure dissatisfaction, a neutral option (3, signaling neither satisfied nor dissatisfied), and 4 and 5 to measure satisfaction.

Thirty-eight percent reported neutral, neither satisfied nor dissatisfied; 35% answered satisfied or very satisfied; 27% responded as dissatisfied or very dissatisfied.

So where is FWP getting 73% being "satisfied?"

Read more from the Missoulian here...

About Thomas Baumeister

Capital Chapter Leader - Montana BHA; Board Member - Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame; Board President - Orion -The Hunter's Institute

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