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Title:2012-2013 Illinois Waterfowl Hunter Report: Effort, Harvest, and Season Preferences
Author(s):Williams, Brent D.; Miller, Craig A.; Campbell, Linda K.
Subject(s):Waterfowl
Hunter
Effort
Harvest
Season Preferences
Goose
Duck
IDNR Division of Wildlife U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Abstract:A total of 1,882(41%) Illinois waterfowl hunters responded to the 2012-2013Illinois Waterfowl Hunter Survey.Hunters reported spending 1,155,346days afield, an increase of .7% from the 1,147,037days devoted during the 2011-2012license year. Waterfowl harvest increased .5% from 577,654during 2011-2012to 580,557during 2012-2013. Duck harvest estimates forthe regular duck season were as follows: 244,988mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), 47,623wood ducks (Aix sponsa), and 185,776other ducks. A total of 31,942teal (Anas spp.) were harvested during the September teal season.Goose hunters harvested 72,682Canada geese (Branta canadensis) during the regular Canada goose season, a 3.2% decrease from the 75,061 Canadageese harvested during the 2011-2012regular goose season. Hunters harvested 18,028Canada geese during the September Canada goose season, a 4%decrease from the previous year. During the YouthWaterfowl Hunting Season, 7,825adults took 10,001 youths waterfowl hunting, a24% increase from the 6,325 adults and a16%increase from the 8,642 youths that participated in the 2011-2012Youth Waterfowl Hunting Season. We discuss the use of public duck permits, duck hunter satisfaction with the waterfowl seasons, and hunter spendinghabits regardingwaterfowl.
Issue Date:2013-10-22
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Technical Report INHS 2013 (42)
Illinois Waterfowl Hunter Survey
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/47548
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:IDNR Division of Wildlife
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Federal Aid Project Number W-112-R-22
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:2014-03-18


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