2016 Waterfowl Survey

2016 Waterfowl Season Hunter Survey

Jim & Dave Hunting on Bay

Jim & Dave Hunting on Bay

After the conclusion of the 2016 Waterfowl Season, various waterfowling organizations in Wisconsin were sent a list of questions to respond to regarding the season.

The Green Bay Duck Hunters Association was one of those organizations to be sent the survey questions.

The GBDHA posted on the GBDHA web page and facebook page that such survey questions and comments would be discussed at the December 5, 2016. Twenty-six members were in attendance. President Roger Hanson read the questions.

The results of the questions response were noted. No additional comments were offered to be included in the survey’s results. The survey results were forwarded to Taylor Finger, Assistant Migratory Game Bird Ecologist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

The results of the survey responses taken at the GBDHA meeting are as follows;

Question # 1 – Rate the season overall (number of waterfowl taken, hunter success, social issues) on a one to ten scale were ten was the highest:

  • 1 – 5:     1 individual
  • 6-10:      25 folks

Question # 2 – Rate the season length:

  • Northern Zone:
    • about right:  5
    • longer:  2
    • (abstained 18)
  • Southern Zone:
    • about right:  15
    • longer:  2
    • (abstained 8)
Joe & Tim showing banded geese

Joe & Tim showing banded geese

Question # 3  – Season Format:

  • Northern Zone:
    • no split:  3
    • 5 day split:  2
    • (abstained 18)
  • Southern Zone:
    • no split:  0
    • 5 day split:  21
    • (abstained 5)

Question # 4 – Zone lines:

  • In favor of existing lines:  26
  • Not in favor of existing zone lines:  0

Question # 5 – Regulation change: hunt with-in 3 feet from shore as long as part of their boat or similar device is located with-in 3 feet of shore:

  • In favor of change to hunt with-in 3 feet from shore:  26
  • Not in favor of change to hunt with-in 3 feet of shore:  0

Question #6 – Increase in state duck stamp fee from $7.00 to:

  • $10.00 to $24.00:  24
  • $10.00 to $15.00:  2

 

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