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Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, 1980

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation (FHWAR) Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
fishing; hunting; leisure; memberships; outdoor recreation; public opinion; recreation expenses; states (USA); time utilization
  • Abstract

    This three-part survey was conducted in 1980 by the Census Bureau for the Department of the Interior to examine the fishing, hunting, and wildlife-associated activities of United States civilians. Part 1, File FH3, contains information on the kinds of hunting and fishing done. Variables include the state, wildlife region, or foreign country in which the activities occurred, the number of trips taken, duration of trips, distance traveled from home, the average catch or yield, and number of hours per day hunted or fished. Additional information pertains to expenditures for hunting- and fishing-related activities and membership in national or local conservation or wildlife-related organizations. Part 2, File FH4, includes data on wildlife observation, photography, and feeding. Data furnished include type of site visited, type of area (local, state, or federal), kinds of wildlife observed, and expenses for food, lodging, transportation, and fees. Additional information is available on kinds of wildlife present, types and amounts of feed provided, and equipment costs. Part 3, File FH2, supplies information on respondents who participated in fishing, hunting, or nonconsumptive wildlife-associated activities (i.e., wildlife observation, photography, and feeding).
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: File FH3
    • DS2: File FH4
    • DS3: File FH2
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1980
  • Collection date: 1980
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All persons in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States living in households.
The probability sample selected to represent the universe consists of approximately 143,000 households.
Collection Mode
  • Although noninterview records in Part 3, the FH2 file, contain weights in positions 25-36, the weights have not been adjusted and should not be used in any analysis.

2006-01-18 File CB8201.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8201 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Kleck, Gary. Point Blank: Guns and Violence in America. New York: Aldine de Gruyter. 1991.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1984): Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, 1980. Version 1. National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation (FHWAR) Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.