2012-2013 Illinois Hunter Harvest Report

Craig A. Miller, Linda K. Campbell, Jeremy P. Clark

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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 which were usable. License salesslightly increasedfrom 2011(282,183) to the 2012season (282,698).From the 2011-12to 2012-13seasons, harvests for 2game species increased (dove, red fox), decreased for 10game species (rabbit, woodcock, snipe, crow, ground hog, fox and graysquirrel, raccoon, coyoteand opossum),anddid not change for 2game species (railand gray fox)and could not be compared for 3 game species (wild quail, wild pheasant, and wild gray partridge).Hunters were also asked about upland/furbearer hunting and their ability to have access to hunt private property,as well as questions about deer hunting motivations. Participants were asked if they supported the “Sustainability Bill” increasing license plate fees by $2 to provide funding for Illinois state parks and other IDNR operations
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherIllinois Natural History Survey
StatePublished - Oct 14 2013

Publication series

NameINHS Technical Report 2013 (38)


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