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  • Results of the 2005-2006 Illinois Deer Hunter Survey


  • Annual survey of one group of forest game hunters to determine their activities, harvests, characteristics, attitudes, and opinions in Illinois. Abstract: A random sample of 3,000 potential deer hunters were selected from 2005 Illinois Habitat Stamp stubs. A 7-page questionnaire was mailed to the selected sample in June, 2006. We received 2,045 useable questionnaires 70% response rate . Ninety-two percent of respondents reported purchasing one or more permits to hunt deer in Illinois during the 2005-2006 season. Most Illinois deer hunters used the telephone to register their harvested deer. Slightly more than half of respondents felt that the quality of the deer herd in the Illinois county they hunted most often was good. Nearly half of hunters, both archery and firearm, felt that the size of the deer herd in the county they hunted most often was about right and had not changed over the previous 5 years. A majority of hunters also felt that the number of deer hunters in the county they hunted most was about right, but had increased over the previous 5 years. Hunters are satisfied with the current hunting season structure and support youth hunting opportunities. Illinois deer hunters are most likely to be motivated to hunt deer by their ability to spend time outdoors and provide meat for their families. Most Illinois deer hunters hunt on private land, but have not experienced difficulty obtaining access to private lands to hunt deer. Most respondents were aware of the presence of CWD in wild Illinois deer and supported the IDNR using any methods necessary to control its spread.

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Date Created: 01 04 2007
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