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Game and Fish Hunting Surveys Underway

12/19/2011

CHEYENNE - Wyoming Game and Fish Department big game hunter harvest surveys continue to be distributed as hunting seasons wind down. The department contracts a company named Tetra Tech to conduct the large surveys for antelope, deer, elk, and black bear information.

Earlier this fall over 90,000 hunters were randomly selected to receive surveys for their antelope, deer, elk, and black bear hunting experiences. Since that first mailing, additional licenses have been sold resulting in additional hunters now receiving a green postcard with their password that will allow them access to the survey online at www.wyhunter.org. Hunters who do not respond via the internet will receive a hard copy in the mail. As the survey period comes to a close, Tetra Tech will make phone calls to hunters who have not yet responded to the request. Overall, about 60 percent of big game hunters are asked to complete the survey.

Gail Sheridan, harvest survey coordinator for the Game and Fish, says "Our biologists use the results of these surveys to monitor populations and recommend hunting seasons. The responses are very important even if a hunter was unable to go hunting or was unsuccessful. The department appreciates hunter assistance with this important information."

"The survey only takes about five minutes to complete," Sheridan said. "We extend a big thank you for completing these surveys in a timely manner."
(Contact: Al Langston (307) 777-4540)

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