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Title:2017-2018 Illinois Trapper Report: Harvest, Effort, and Marketing Practices
Author(s):Williams, Brent D.; Campbell, Linda K.; Miller, Craig A.
Subject(s):Trappers
Effort
Harvest
Fur hunting
Geographic Coverage:Illinois
Abstract:We sampled 1,200 purchasers of 2017 resident Illinois trapping licenses from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources licensing database. Licensees were mailed a 4-page questionnaire, and we received 733 (62%) questionnaires. Trapping license sales increased 11% from 2016 (5,352 licenses) to 2017 (5,964). Trappers set an average of 15.8 traps for an average of 26.4 days or nights during the 2017-18 season and harvested an estimated 134,560 furbearers (up 7% from the 125,605 harvested in 2016-17). An estimated 64,025 raccoons (Procyon lotor) were trapped during the 2017-18 Illinois trapping season, an increase of 11.7% from the estimated 57,324 trapped during the 2016-17 season. Muskrat Ondatra zibethicus) harvest was the next highest at 18,795 muskrats (22.4% decrease from the previous year).
Issue Date:2018-08-23
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Technical Report INHS 2018 (39)
Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration W-112-R-27
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/106955
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service W-112-R-27
Rights Information:This document is a product of the Illinois Natural History Survey, and has been selected and made available by the Illinois Natural History Survey and the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is intended solely for noncommercial research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-04-28


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