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Louisiana Game Harvest Survey

Hopefully, many of you received an e-mail today that includes a link to the 2016-17 Louisiana Game Harvest Survey. It is a legitimate survey, conducted by the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources for LDWF and is an important part of our continued cooperative research into methods that will improve our harvest estimates in Louisiana.

Specifically, the 2015 Waterfowl Hunter Survey utilized 2 random mail-outs, an open web, and an e-mail sampling frame. We found we got the exact same answers from the traditional random mail-out and the e-mail sampling frames, but the e-mail survey was a small fraction of the cost. (the open-web surveys continue to be biased toward more active and successful hunters and thus over-estimate days hunted and ducks killed).

So we are expanding our work to the annual Big and Small Game Harvest Survey, which is mailed out to a random sample of 6% of all Louisiana hunters. Those mail-out surveys were sent a couple of weeks ago, and today, we sent out the e-mail portion of the survey. Comparison of the results from these 2 surveys will inform future survey methods in an effort to get the necessary harvest data in the most cost-effective way.

I hope y'all will participate if selected.

Larry Reynolds
LDWF Waterfowl Program Manager
larry, can you provide the link to the survey?