# Overhunting can endanger a species pollution.

Evaulate the likely impact and effectiveness of the following policies.

1. shorten seasons and allowable hunting hours per day
3. impose a tax on all kills
4. set and enforce maximum kills

This is for my microeconomics class, I pretty much had some idea for each one, but i'd like to hear some other inputs. This is more for microeconomic analysis, not a 'real life' opinion. Thanks

The more I think about your question, the deeper into the quagmire I sink into.

For a simple answer, start with a simple demand curve for hunting. Put All Hunting costs on the y-axis. The proper metric for the x-axis is harder to determine. Start with Hunting Hours on the x-axis, with an assumption that there is a postitive and known relationship with hours of hunting and number of kills. (The relationship may or may not be linear). The shape of the demand curve I leave up to you. Is hunting activity elastic or inelastic? Now draw a hunting cost curve. Again, the shape of the cost curve is hard to determine. Is it flat, where only the only costs are essentially fixed costs? Or do costs rise with each additonal hour hunted?

Equilibrium occurs where the cost curve equals the demand.

Now impose your policies, deciding which curve shifts, and by how much.

Lotsa luck.

9 months ago

## Analyzing the impact and effectiveness of the policies you mentioned:

1. Shortening seasons and allowable hunting hours per day:
By shortening seasons and limiting the hunting hours per day, the policy aims to reduce the amount of time available for hunting, thereby decreasing the number of kills. In terms of microeconomic analysis, this policy would likely shift the supply curve leftward, as it reduces the quantity supplied at a given price. The effectiveness of this policy depends on the elasticity of demand for hunting. If demand is inelastic (insensitive to price changes) and hunters are willing to pay higher prices to continue hunting, the impact may not be significant in curbing overhunting. However, if demand is relatively elastic, meaning hunters are price-sensitive and less willing to pay higher prices, the policy could have a more substantial impact.