Trophy hunters spend more to a target carnivores that are larger-bodied
Hunters usually target species that want resource investment disproportionate to associated rewards that are nutritional. Expensive signalling theory provides a possible description, proposing that hunters target species that impose high costs ( ag e.g. greater failure and damage dangers, reduced consumptive returns) given that it signals a capability to soak up expensive behavior. If costly signalling is applicable to modern game that is‘big hunters, we might expect hunters to pay for greater rates to hunt taxa with greater observed costs. Consequently, we hypothesized that search prices will be greater for taxa which can be larger-bodied, rarer, carnivorous, or called difficult or dangerous to hunt.