Wildlife Commission Seeks Wildlife Observation Information From Hunters

Author: NCWRC blogger/Friday, September 20, 2019/Categories: Blog, Wildlife Watching

Wildlife Commission Seeks Wildlife Observation Information From Hunters

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking assistance from deer hunters to report their wildlife observations this deer season.

Hunter observation information helps Commission biologists track long-term wildlife population and distribution changes, as well as provides valuable data on fawn survival and buck-to-doe ratios. Additionally, observation information is useful in understanding the impact of disease outbreaks in wildlife populations, such as a hemorrhagic disease in deer. 

Deer hunters who are still or stand hunting are asked to record an accurate count of game and furbearer species they observe on each hunt. Participants can enter their observations online in the field from any smart phone or small-screen device by using the survey link: ncwildlife.org/HunterObservationSurvey.  As an alternative option, new participants can also request a paper survey form to be mailed to them.

To view hunter observation survey summaries from previous years, visit the Commission’s Deer Cooperator Program webpage.

For more information on the deer hunter observation survey, contact Wildlife Surveys Biologist Ryan Myers by phone, 919-218-3376 or email ryan.myers@ncwildlife.org.


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