2011-2012 Illinois Waterfowl Hunter Survey: Behavior, Satisfaction, and Video-Watching of Waterfowl Hunters

Mark G. Alessi, Craig A. Miller, Linda K. Campbell

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Abstract

A total of 2,503 (52%) Illinois waterfowl hunters responded to the 2011-2012Illinois Waterfowl Hunter Survey. Hunters reported spending 1,147,037 days afield, an increase of 16% from the 985,075days devoted during the 2010-2011license year. Waterfowl harvest increased 12% from 513,882 during 2010-2011 to 577,654 during 2011-2012. Duck harvest estimates for the regular duck season were as follows: 222,405mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), 54,294wood ducks (Aix sponsa), and 150,786 other ducks. A total of 21,227 teal (Anas spp.) were harvested during the September teal season.Goose hunters harvested 75,061Canada geese (Branta canadensis) during the regular Canada goose season, a 25% decrease from the 99,422Canadageese harvested during the 2010-2011regular goose season. Hunters harvested 18,790Canada geese during the September Canada goose season, a 10% increase from the previous year. During the YouthWaterfowl Hunting Season, 6,325 adults took 8,642youths waterfowl hunting, a 16%increase from the 7,452youths that participated in the 2010-2011Youth Waterfowl Hunting Season. We discuss the use of public duck permits, hunter satisfaction with the waterfowl seasons, and hunter viewing habits regardingwaterfowl hunting videos.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherIllinois Natural History Survey
StatePublished - Jul 11 2012

Publication series

NameINHS Technical Report 2012 (20)
No.20

Keywords

  • INHS

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