This study examines the role of government at the state level in the allocation of land and water resources which supply recreational products for which there is economic demand. Two approaches are employed with special reference to South Dakota. One approach considers the productivities of resources which provide goods and services according to consumer choice. The other approach analyzes policy decisions and the means by which society, organized through government, is able to move toward a goal of maximization of satisfactions. The two approaches are highly interrelated. Attention is given (1) to the jurisdiction of a state over the factors of supply of game birds and (2) to the demands for alternative recreational products which affect economic development of a region. This study is limited to the production and the harvest of game birds which affect levels of income in South Dakota. The resources selected for examination are those that contribute to the productivity of upland game birds and migratory waterfowl.
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Matson, Arthur J., "An Analysis of Economic Factors and Institutions Affecting the Productivity of South Dakota Land and Water Resources for Upland Game Birds and Migratory Waterfowl" (1964). Agricultural Experiment Station Agricultural Economics Pamphlets. 135.