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  • Results of the 2003-2004 Illinois Trapper Survey


  • A stratified random sample of 697 persons who purchased a 2003 resident Illinois trapping license was surveyed after the furbearer trapping season. Self-administered questionnaires were mailed to 665 of the licensees, 517 (78%) of whom returned usable questionnaires. Trapping license sales decreased 7% from 2002 (3,073 licenses) to 2003 (2,871 licenses). Trappers had traps set for an average of 28.2 days during the 2003-04 season, and they harvested an estimated 138,843 furbearers (down 28% from the 193,072 harvested in 2002-03). Data are provided for the attitudes of trappers toward a variety of wildlife management programs, their frequency for purchasing a trapping permit, and fur hunting by trappers. Some personal characteristics of trappers are also provided.

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Date Created: 12 06 2006
Date Last Modified: 12 06 2006

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