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Title:Results of the 2008-2009 Illinois Hunter Harvest Survey
Author(s):Lischka, Stacy A.; Campbell, Linda K.; Carpenter, Samantha K.
Subject(s):hunters
hunting
hunter harvest surveys
rabbit
quail
pheasant
dove
partridge
woodcock
deer
squirrel
fox
coyote
raccoon
opossum
Abstract:A random sample of 3,000 potential hunters was selected from among 2008 Illinois Habitat Stamp and hunting license purchasers. An 8-page questionnaire was successfully mailed to 2,883 of the 3,000 individuals. We received 1,774 returned questionnaires, 1,770 of which were usable, for a 62% response rate. Comparisons of harvest estimates from the 2007-2008 season to the 2008-2009 season suggest harvest decreased for 12 game animal categories (rabbit, quail, dove, gray partridge, woodcock, snipe, crow, groundhog, fox squirrel, red fox, coyote, and opossum) and increased for 4 categories (pheasant, gray squirrel, raccoon, and gray fox). License sales increased 0.3%, from 282,803 sold for the 2007 season to 283,746 sold in the 2008 season. Hunters responded to several questions regarding changes to deer hunting seasons recommended by the Joint Deer Population Task Force. Seventy-six percent of respondents supported extending the first firearm deer season to include Monday of the week of Thanksgiving, for a total of 4 days. Sixty-four percent of respondents supported changing the Late-Winter Antlerless Season from the current 3 days to 9 days by opening the season 6 days earlier. Seventy percent of hunters supported adding an additional antlerless firearm deer season during a time of year when the weather might be more conducive to increased hunter participation.
Issue Date:2010-08-10
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Technical Report INHS 2010 (33)
Illinois Hunter Harvest Survey
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/34813
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:Illinois Department of Natural Resources; Illinois Natural History Survey Grant/Contract No: W-112-R-18
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:2012-10-24


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