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  • Results of the 2003-2004 Illinois Waterfowl Hunter Survey


  • A total of 2,703 (59%) potential Illinois waterfowl hunters returned questionnaires for the 2003-04 Illinois Waterfowl Hunter Survey. The respondents included 2,343 individuals who purchased a 2003-04 Illinois Migratory Waterfowl Stamp, of which 2,108 (90%) hunted waterfowl in Illinois in 2003-04. The hunters reported spending 1,251,974 days afield, an increase of 19% from the 1,054,047 days expended during the 2002-03 license year. The waterfowl harvest increased 29% from 504,616 birds during 2002-03 to 650,906 during 2003-04. Duck harvest estimates were as follows: 285,011 mallards, 48,023 wood ducks, and 153,165 other ducks. A total of 20,453 teal were harvested during the early (September) teal season. Goose hunters harvested 83,207 Canada geese during the regular Canada goose season. Attitudes of hunters toward duck season dates, teal season dates, and waterfowl management practices 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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