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Title:Results of the 2010 Illinois Conservation Order Light Goose Hunter Survey
Author(s):Lischka, Stacy A.; Campbell, Linda K.; Spacapan, Molly R.
Subject(s):snow geese
days hunted
light geese
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Illinois Natural History Survey
Abstract:A random sample of 3,000 potential goose hunters was selected from National Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) registrants in Illinois. Survey participants were mailed a 4-page questionnaire between March and May 2010. We received 1,441 returned questionnaires, 1,436 of which were usable (49% response rate). Based on these responses, we estimate 3,702 hunters were active during the 2010 Illinois Conservation Order snow goose season, a 21% decrease from the 4,663 hunters estimated for the 2009 season. Days hunted were estimated at 25,581 in 2010, which was 25% less than the estimate of 33,947 days in 2009. An estimated 65,987 snow geese were harvested during the 2010 Conservation Order snow goose season, a 23% decrease over 2009. The Central Zone accounted for 51% of total days hunted, and 29% of total harvest. Statewide, 68% of the harvest occurred during February. Of respondents who did not hunt during the Conservation Order season, 37% indicated they had no place to hunt; this percentage represented a small change from the previous year (a decrease of 2%). During the 2010 season, sixty percent of light (snow) geese were hunted on private land to which hunters had access.
Issue Date:2010-10-21
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey, Human Dimensions Research Program
Series/Report:Illinois Conservation Order Light Goose Hunter Survey
Technical Report INHS 2010 (53)
Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration W-112-R-19
Human Dimensions Research Program Report HR-10-06
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:Illinois Department of Natural Resources; Illinois Natural History Survey Grant/Contract No: W-112-R-19
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:2012-10-26

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