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Geographical Distribution of Hunting Tourism Areas in Turkey

  • Önder Yayla
  • Şeyda Yayla
  • Semra Günay Aktaş
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Abstract

Nowadays, with an increase in the desire to return to nature, hunting tourism is increasing. The geographical structure, vegetation, and wildlife of Turkey are appropriate for the development of hunting tourism. The purpose of the study is to determine the spatial distribution of species that are allowed to be hunted. It also aims to evaluate hunting tourism in terms of the geographical distribution of the animal species. In the study, the data were defined using percentage distribution tables and frequency analysis. Within this research, the animal species and quotas set for hunting tourism in Turkey have been mapped. Additionally, interviews were then conducted with hunters. For 2018–2019, a total of 511 animals are allowed to be hunted from 10 different species. Of the 511 animals, the animal species that is most allowed to be hunted is the Anatolian Chamois (Wild Goat). This was followed by the Roe deer and red deer. As a result of the study, tourists interested in hunting activities are often people who are conscious about nature conservation. The areas designated for hunting are far away from the mass tourism regions of Turkey and indicates the importance of spreading tourism to different regions.

Keywords

Hunting tourism in turkey Hunting tourism areas in turkey Spatial distribution of species Species for hunting tourism 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Önder Yayla
    • 1
  • Şeyda Yayla
    • 1
  • Semra Günay Aktaş
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Gastronomy and Culinary ArtsKorkut Ata UniversityOsmaniyeTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Tourism Management, Faculty of TourismAnadolu UniversityEskisehirTurkey

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