Browse Technical Reports - Illinois Natural History Survey by Title

  • Miller, Craig A.; Harper, Erin E.; McCleary, Meghan E. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2013-09-23)
    A total of 331 Emiquon Preserve hunters were sent a 4-page questionnaire, and we received a total of 148 responses (47%)—141 of which were useable. Hunters reported spending 562 days afield at Emiquon Preserve as compared ...

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  • Miller, Craig A.; Campbell, Linda K.; Clark, Jeremy P. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2013-10-14)
    A random sample of 3,000 hunters was selected from 2012Illinois Habitat Stampand hunting license purchasers. Of the sample of 3,000 hunters, 2,944questionnaires weredeliverable. We received 1,643(56%) questionnaires;1,606of ...

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  • Miller, Craig A.; McCleary, Meghan E.; Campbell, Linda K. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2013-10-28)
    Illinois otter trapping was reinstated for the 2012-2013trapping season; all817persons who receiveda 2012-2013resident Illinois otter registration permitwere mailed a 4-page questionnaire, and we received 641(79%) ...

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  • Williams, Brent D.; Miller, Craig A.; Campbell, Linda K. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2013-10-22)
    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 ...

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  • Stephenson, Andrew L.; Schweizer, Laura A.; Williams, Brent D.; Campbell, Linda K.; Miller, Craig A. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2014-11-12)
    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; ...

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  • Stephenson, Andrew L.; McCleary, Meghan E.; Schweizer, Laura A.; Miller, Craig A.; Campbell, Linda K. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2014-08-25)
    Illinois otter trapping was reinstated in the 2012-2013 trapping season. In 2013-2014, the second year of reinstatement, 608 Illinois residents purchased otter registration; all were mailed a 4-page questionnaire. We ...

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  • Stephenson, Andrew L.; Schweizer, Laura A.; Campbell, Linda K.; Miller, Craig A. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2014-11-03)
    A random sample of 1,200 persons who purchased a 2013resident Illinois trapping license was generated from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources licensing database.Licensees were mailed a 4-page questionnaire, and ...

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  • Stephenson, Andrew L.; Williams, Brent D.; Campbell, Linda K.; Miller, Craig A. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2014-10-21)
    A total of 3,278(46%response rate) Illinois waterfowl hunters responded to the 2013-14Illinois Waterfowl Hunter Survey. An estimated 49,170 waterfowl hunters spent1,052,728 days afield, adecreaseof 8.9% from the 1,155,346 ...

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  • Williams, Brent D.; Crain, James M.; Campbell, Linda K.; Schweizer, Laura A.; Miller, Craig A. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2015-11-03)
    A random sample of 3,000 hunters wasselected from 2014Illinois resident Habitat Stampand hunting licenseholdersandmailed an 8-page self-administered questionnaire designed to query hunters about their hunting activities ...

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  • Williams, Brent D.; Campbell, Linda K.; Schweizer, Laura A.; Miller, Craig A. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2015-08-31)
    llinois otter trapping was reinstated during the 2012-2013 Illinois Furbearer Trapping season. During 2014-2015, thethirdyear of reinstatement, 495 Illinois residents who trapped an otter were provided anotter permit; each ...

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  • Campbell, Linda K.; Williams, Brent D.; Miller, Craig A. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2015-08-12)
    Wesampled1,200 purchasersof2014resident Illinois trapping licensesfrom the Illinois Department of Natural Resources licensing database.Licensees were mailed a 4-page questionnaire, and we received 710 (58%) questionnaires.Trapping ...

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  • Williams, Brent D.; Crain, James M.; Campbell, Linda K.; Miller, Craig A. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2015-12-28)
    A total of 2,212(48%response rate) Illinois waterfowl hunters responded to the 2014-15Illinois Waterfowl Hunter Survey. An estimated 50,698waterfowl hunters spent982,193days afield, adecreaseof6.7% from the 1,052,728days ...

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  • Williams, Brent D.; Conat, Ryan J.; Schweizer, Laura A.; Campbell, Linda K.; Miller, Craig A. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2016-12-02)
    A random sample of 3,000 hunters was selected from 2015 Illinois resident Habitat Stamp and hunting license holders and mailed an 8-page self-administered questionnaire designed to query hunters about their hunting activities ...

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  • Conat, Ryan J.; Williams, Brent D.; Campbell, Linda K.; Miller, Craig A. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2016-07-12)
    We sampled 1,200 purchasers of 2015 resident Illinois trapping licenses from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources licensing database. Licensees were mailed a 4-page questionnaire, and we received 788 (65%) ...

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  • Williams, Brent D.; Schweizer, Laura A.; Campbell, Linda K.; Miller, Craig A. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2016-11-17)
    A total of 2,012(44%response rate) Illinois waterfowl hunters responded to the 2015-16Illinois Waterfowl Hunter Survey. An estimated 40,104waterfowl hunters spent795,289days afield, adecreaseof 19% from the 982,193 days ...

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  • Williams, Brent D.; Miller, Craig A.; Campbell, Linda K.; Conat, Ryan J. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2018-02-23)
    A random sample of 5,000 hunters was selected from 2016 Illinois resident Habitat Stamp and hunting license holders. Selected individuals were mailed an 8-page self-administered uestionnaire designed to query hunters about ...

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  • Miller, Craig A.; Williams, Brent D.; Campbell, Linda K. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2017-10-20)
    We sampled 1,200 purchasers of 2016resident Illinois trapping licenses from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources licensing database. Licensees were mailed a 4-page questionnaire, and we received 802(68%) questionnaires. ...

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  • Miller, Craig A.; Williams, Brent D.; Campbell, Linda K.; Conat, Ryan J. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2018-03-01)
    To survey waterfowl (duck, goose, and coot) hunters annually to determine their activities, harvest, characteristics, attitudes, and opinions.

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  • Conat, Ryan J.; Zhang, Xiaohan (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2018-01-10)
    We sampled 2,830 Illinois hunters from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources licensing database that indicated hunting on public land in Illinois at least once in the past two hunting seasons. The survey sample ...

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  • Hohoff,Tara C.; Niemiller, Matthew L.; Dreslik, Michael J. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2018-01-30)
    In this study, the we Passively recorded 28 nights at each of three survey location within Trout Park. Analyzed recordings using 2 auto-classification software programs, Sonobat and Kaleidoscope. Kaleidoscope identified ...

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