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Economic Implications of Increased Fishing Access in Wyoming

Ramaeker, Brian
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Growing up, fishing was huge in my family. Every spare weekend was spent on with fishing pole in hand, and the family rivalry between my father, my brother, and I still rages on. Yet, for a trio of avid Wyoming fishermen, we spent a disproportional amount of time on Montana waters, even though the costs of doing so were much higher. I now realize that the benefits available to us in Montana were much greater than in Wyoming because of the stream access laws. The goal of this project is to examine the demand and supply functions for fishing, and a possible solution to increase fishing access in Wyoming as well as net benefits to society.
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University of Wyoming Libraries