APPENDIX 1. Interview questions used to describe hunting practices.


Hunting Practices
Hunter’s name
Date
Village
How many times per month do you go hunting?
Do you specifically hunt certain species?
Is hunting is a way for you to cover your own consumption or to earn cash? If both, which is the most important motivation for hunting?
Are there any perdiods during the year when you do not hunt? Why? Are there any periods during the year when you particularly hunt? Why?
Is season an important factor? Why?
Do you go hunting alone or in groups? How many people are there in a group?
Do you sometimes hunt for someone else? For specific orders?
Where do you hunt during the rainy season? During the dry season? Iboutou (secondary forest)
Kouba (agricultural fields)
Indombo (marshy forest)
Issuaka (mature forest)
Are there seasons when hunting is easier? Why? Short dry season
Main rainy season
Short rainy season
Main dry season
How far from the village do you usually go to hunt? < 2 h
between 2 and 5 h
between 5 and 10 h
> 10 h
What weight can one hunter carry on the way back to the village?
What are the different tecniques that you use to hunt?
What animal is the most easy to hunt (using the different techniques mentioned above)?
In what type of forest is it easier to hunt (using the different techniques mentioned above)?
If gun hunting

Was it easy to buy a gun? Where? How much?
Is it easy to find cartridges? Where? how much?
Can you estimate how many missed shots you have out of 10 cartridges?
What species are easiest to shoot?
Do you use calls to attract animals? When? Where? What animals?
If snare hunting
How many snares do you currently have?
How do you choose where and when to place snares? In what type of forest?
At what time of the day do you set snares? How often do you return to check the snares?
How long does a snare line stay in place? What makes you decide to change the location of your snare line?
How much does a snare cable cost?
Imagine that you set 100 snares. How many would have caught an animal by the first day that you returned to check them?
What are the traditional practices that you use before or during hunting?