Wyoming hunters invited to complete crop surveys with chance to win prizes

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CASPER, Wyoming – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department said on Monday, October 4, that it is asking hunters to complete harvest surveys for the 2021 hunting season.

The ministry said it had started sending harvest records to hunters by email or the US Postal Service. The information gathered from the surveys helps the ministry make future wildlife management decisions.

“This crop survey is the best way to collect large amounts of data from the public,” said Embere Hall, supervisor of the game and fish sciences research and analytical support unit. “We use the responses to estimate the harvest, the success of the hunters and the effort of the hunters. ”

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“Hunter’s comments are important information and are a valuable tool for monitoring populations, setting future quotas, season dates and other regulations. We appreciate every response.

The ministry notes that due to the large number of license holders for antelope, deer, elk, small game, upland game birds and migratory game birds, only a random sample of hunters with permits can expect to receive surveys.

All moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, black bear, puma, gray wolf, wild turkey, furbearer, Canada goose and goose license holders pale are included in the investigation process.

Hunters who receive and complete antelope, deer or elk harvest surveys will be entered into a draw to win prizes. The awards were offered by the following organizations:

  • Cheyenne Frontier Days
  • Hi Mountain Jerky
  • Crazy hunting
  • JAX outdoor equipment
  • King’s Camo
  • Maven optics
  • Montana lure
  • Mule deer foundation
  • Muley Fanatic Foundation
  • National Foundation for the Education of Bow Hunters
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
  • West Laramie Fly Shop
  • Unlimited Whitetails
  • Wild Sheep Foundation
  • Wyoming Wildlife Federation

In order to be eligible to win prizes, hunters must submit survey responses by January 6, 2022 for the antelope. The deer survey deadline is January 27, 2022. The elk survey deadline is February 3, 2022.

“Some hunters may receive a survey before the end of their season; but, Game and Fish asks hunters to wait until they are finished hunting or their season is over before completing the survey, ”the department said. “Responding online is the best way to submit your response. “

These surveys of antelope, deer and elk harvests are being carried out by the research company Tetra Tech.

“Hunters who have questions about antelope, deer and elk investigations can contact Tetra Tech’s investigation team directly at 1-800-216-0477,” Game and Fish said. “For all harvest inquiries, hunters can also contact Game and Fish, for assistance at (307) 777-4589.”

It is not legally required for hunters to return surveys. However, Hall said that “if you get a survey it’s important to complete it, even if you haven’t hunted or harvested.”

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