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Title:2013-2014 Illinois Hunter Harvest Report
Author(s):Stephenson, Andrew L.; Schweizer, Laura A.; Williams, Brent D.; Campbell, Linda K.; Miller, Craig A.
Subject(s):License Sales
Upland Game Hunting
Wild Hogs
Hunting Digest Use
IDNR Division of Wildlife U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service INHS
Abstract:A random sample of 3,000 hunters was selected from 2013 Illinois Habitat Stamp and hunting license purchasers. Of the sample of 3,000 hunters, 72 addresses were removed as undeliverable. We received 1,508 questionnaires; 1,488 (51%) of which were usable. License sales decreased from 2012 (282,698) to the 2013 season (281,399). From the 2012-13 to 2013-14 seasons, harvests for 11 game species increased (dove, snipe, crow, groundhog, fox and gray squirrel, raccoon, red and gray fox, coyote, and opossum), decreased for one game species (woodcock), and did not change for one game species (rail) and could not be compared for four game species (rabbit, wild quail, wild pheasant, and wild gray partridge). Hunters were also asked about their use of the Illinois Digest of Hunting and Trapping Regulations, applying for Free Upland Game Permits, and the effects of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) and Blue Tongue Virus (BTV) on their deer hunting behaviors, as well as their opinions about wild hogs present in Illinois.
Issue Date:2014-11-12
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Technical Report INHS 2014 (42)
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
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:2015-02-20

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