Hunter and agricultural scientist, James Tyson, is aiming to get a better understanding of the interactions between hunters and landowners to assist in the development of an innovative online hunter–landowner management tool.
Mr Tyson says fantastic opportunities exist to coordinate the popular recreation more effectively.
“There are more than 150,000 hunters throughout Australia, with the vast majority of them pursuing their recreation on privately-owned land.”
“While many hunters enjoy long-standing mutually-beneficial relationships with landowners, there’s still no widely-available efficient method for them to organise hunting activities, explore property maps and communicate effectively with landowners,” Mr Tyson said.
Based in Tasmania, Mr Tyson is conducting research via the far-reaching Australian Hunter and Landowner Survey to gain insight into some of the key characteristics of the vast and diverse hunting community.
Pest and game animal management, coordination of hunting bookings and property maps, levels of hunter experience, time spent coordinating hunting, and frequency and types of hunting undertaken, are just some of the topics Mr Tyson is exploring.
The independent survey – the first of its kind on such a scale – is now open to hunters and landowners throughout Australia.
“Results of the survey will assist in the development of new and innovative tools to better coordinate hunting on private properties,” Mr Tyson said.
The Australian Hunter and Landowner Survey can be completed HERE.
For further information about the survey, contact Mr Tyson at email@example.com