Table 2. Ranking of preferred deer hunting areas by habitat type according to responses from deer hunters interviewed on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. A ranking of 1 indicates the most popular habitat; 7, the least popular.

Habitat type
All Hunters using boats Hunters using vehicles
Muskeg 1 1 2
Clear-cut forest 2 5 1
Alpine 3 4 3
Old-growth forest 4 2 4
Beach/shoreline 5 3 5
Second-growth forest at the stem exclusion stage 6 6 6
Recently precommercially thinned forest 7 7 7