Original scientific paper
THE BIG GAME UNIT (BGU) AS AN ECONOMIC INDEX TO COMPARE BIG GAME MANAGEMENT IN DIFFERENT HABITATS
2009, 10 (1) p. 1-12
This article demonstrates the comparative examination of the financial data found in the report of the game management concerning the counties of the South-Transdanubian Region. The most healthy cost structure was in Tolna County nevertheless the 2003/2004 hunting year showed a deficit. In Somogy and Baranya counties the damage caused by game was so big that the management could not compensate it.
The recently introduced big game unit (BGU) as an economic index clearly shows the difference of big game management among the counties. To produce a big game unit causes a loss of 20% in Somogy County 10% in Baranya and 2% in Tolna Counties in the financial balance in 2005/2006 hunting year.