Browse Technical Reports - Illinois Natural History Survey by Title

  • 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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  • Walberg, Eric M.; Miller Craig A. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2019-11-27)
    A random, stratified sample of 6,102 current and past hunters were selected among Illinois hunting license purchasers across six license years (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016) and three age categories (18 – 34 years, ...

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  • Williams, Brent D.; Campbell, Linda K.; Miller, Craig A. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2018-08-23)
    We sampled 1,200 purchasers of 2017 resident Illinois trapping licenses from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources licensing database. Licensees were mailed a 4-page questionnaire, and we received 733 (62%) ...

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  • Levengood, Jeffery M.; Miller, Craig A. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2018-11-27)
    Examination of data provided by waterfowl hunters using Mermet Lake SFWA during the 2017-18 season revealed that the ratio of actual to survey-reported harvest (0.52) was very similar to that (0.51) reported by Anderson ...

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  • Miller, Craig A.; Williams, Brent D.; Campbell, Linda K. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2018-10-15)
    A total of 3,190 (44% response rate) Illinois waterfowl hunters returned usable questionnaires to the 2017-18 Illinois Waterfowl Hunter Survey. An estimated 37,215 adult waterfowl hunters spent 1 day or more afield during ...

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  • Walberg, Eric M.; Williams, Brent D.; Stephens, Lauren J.; Miller, Craig A. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2019-11-27)
    A random sample of 5,000 hunters was selected from adult 2018 Illinois resident Habitat Stamp and hunting license holders. Selected individuals were mailed an 8-page self-administered questionnaire designed to query hunters ...

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  • Williams, Brent D.; Campbell, Linda K.; Miller, Craig A. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2019-11-23)
    We sampled 1,200 of 2018 resident Illinois trapping license purchasers from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources licensing database. Licensees were mailed an 8-page questionnaire, and we received 739 (63%) ...

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  • Williams, B. D.; Campbell, Linda K.; Stephens, Lauren J.; Miller, Craig A. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2019-11-19)
    A total of 3,123 (36% response rate) Illinois waterfowl hunters returned usable questionnaires to the 2018-19 Illinois Waterfowl Hunter Survey. An estimated 40,047 adult waterfowl hunters spent 1 day or more afield during ...

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  • Walberg, Eric M.; Miller, Craig A. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2019-11-27)
    A random sample was drawn of 5,000 Illinois residents with a 2019 Illinois spring turkey hunting permit. The sample included 3,000 turkey hunters with a spring turkey shotgun/archery permit (general hunters) and 2,000 ...

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  • Walberg, Eric M.; Miller, Craig A.; Stephens, Lauren J. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2022-01-20)
    A random sample was drawn of 3,000 Illinois residents with a 2018 Illinois deer hunting permit and/or were drawn for a 2019 deer lottery permit on public land. Selected individuals were mailed an 8-page self-administered ...

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  • Walberg, Eric M.; Stephens, Lauren J.; Miller, Craig A. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2020-11-19)
    A random sample of 5,000 hunters was selected from adult 2019 Illinois resident Habitat Stamp and hunting license holders. Selected individuals were mailed an 8-page self-administered questionnaire designed to query hunters ...

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  • Williams, Brent D.; Campbell, Linda K.; Miller, Craig A.; Stephens, Lauren J. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2020-11-10)
    We sampled 1,200 of 2020 resident Illinois trapping license purchasers from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources licensing database. Licensees were mailed an 8-page questionnaire, and we received 745 (63%) ...

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  • Walberg, Eric M.; Stephens, Lauren J.; Pallazza, Samantha G.; Miller, Craig A. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2020-11-30)
    A total of 2,125 (44% response rate) Illinois waterfowl hunters returned usable questionnaires to the 2019-20 Illinois Waterfowl Hunter Survey. An estimated 35,185 adult waterfowl hunters spent 1 day or more afield during ...

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  • Walberg, Eric M.; Miller, Craig A.; Stephens, Lauren J.; Williams, Brent D. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2021-11-05)
    A random sample of 5,000 Illinois resident hunters was selected from adult 2020 Illinois resident Habitat Stamp and hunting license holders. Selected individuals were mailed an 8-page self-administered questionnaire designed ...

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