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  • Illinois Light Goose Conservation Order Hunter Survey Report


  • An estimated 37,189 snow geese were harvested during the Light Goose Conservation Order season in Illinois in 2004. This harvest is 22% greater than the estimated 30,564 snow geese harvested in 2003. Participation in the Light Goose Conservation Order season increased from 3,111 hunters in 2003 to 5,976 hunters in 2004, a 92% increase. Similarly, the days spent afield by snow goose hunters increased 63%, from 27,177 days to 44,306 days. Sixty-three percent of the 2004 snow goose harvest occurred in the South Waterfowl Zone during February. Of the specialized methods afforded snow goose hunters, unplugged shotgun was the most often used, being employed by 67% of hunters. Electronic calls and hunting after sunset were utilized by 62% and 60% of the hunters, respectively.

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Volume or Year: 2004
Number or Issue: October 19

Date Created: 11 17 2004
Date Last Modified: 11 17 2004

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