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  • Results of the 2002-2003 Illinois Waterfowl Hunter Survey


  • A total of 3,150 (68%) Illinois waterfowl hunters responded to the 2002-2003 Illinois Waterfowl Hunter Survey. Hunters reported spending 1,054,047 days afield, a decrease of 21% from the 1,337,297 days expended during the 2001-2002 license year. The waterfowl harvest decreased 27% from 695,790 during 2001-2002 to 504,616 during 2002-2003. Duck harvest estimates for the regular duck season were as follows: 197,392 mallards, 46,238 wood ducks, and 106,213 other ducks. A total of 12,542 teal were harvested during the early (September) teal season. Goose hunters harvested 89,297 Canada geese during the regular Canada goose season. Attitudes of hunters toward duck and goose season dates, Canada goose bag limits, and waterfowl hunting in general were profiled, as were waterfowl hunting experience and background information for waterfowl hunters.

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Date Created: 12 07 2006
Date Last Modified: 12 07 2006

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