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  • Results of the 2005 Illinois Conservation Order Snow Goose Survey


  • Participant surveys are necessary to estimate harvest during the Conservation Order snow goose hunting season, and overall effectiveness of the conservation program. We selected a random sample of 1,730 goose hunters, and mailed them a 4-page questionnaire. From the original sample, 80 questionnaires were undeliverable, 1,053 were returned (64% return rate), and 1,049 of the returned surveys were useable. The 2005 estimate of 5,689 conservation order snow goose hunters was similar to the estimated 5,976 hunters in 2004. Days afield was estimated at 42,349, and was slightly less than the estimate of 44,306 last year. An estimated 43,839 snow geese were harvested during the 2005 Light Goose Conservation Order season. This was an 18% increase over the 2004 estimated harvest of 37,189 snow geese. Sixty-seven percent of the 2005 harvest occurred in the Central and South Zones during February. We examined hunting activities and tactics of snow goose hunters during the Conservation Order season.

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Date Created: 11 21 2005
Date Last Modified: 12 28 2005

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