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2013-2014 Archery Hunter Survey

Dear Archery Hunter,

It is archery season again!

This year, please consider helping the Department of Natural Resources with our annual archery hunter survey. We have been collecting archery hunter observation data since 2002 and are tracking population trends for our more popular wildlife species. Continued participation by archery hunters (using vertical bows or crossbows) is critical to the success of this survey. The observations that archery hunters across the state record while pursuing their favorite pastime can be used as a powerful tool to effectively monitor Maryland’s wildlife populations. There is no substitute for the vast amount of observational data that archery hunters can provide. Each year archery hunters in the survey observe almost 3,000 bucks alone! And the survey is even more valuable for species like furbearers that are much harder to observe and determine population trends. Therefore, we ask that you participate in this important survey by taking the time to document information about your archery hunts. This information will contribute greatly to the conservation and management of wildlife in Maryland.

Click on the survey instructions and form below to record information about your daily archery hunts. It is important that all information be filled out for each hunt. Please ensure that the date and time of each hunt is recorded; without this information we cannot analyze any additional data about that hunt. We ask that you complete the survey in accordance with the instructions found below.

Please include your new DNRid number at the bottom of the form. If additional forms are needed, feel free to photocopy this form or download it here.

A report summarizing the results of the 2013-2014 survey will be produced and sent to all individuals responding to this request. The results from the previous year's survey can be found at the following web address:

Maryland’s Archery Hunter Survey Final Report: 2012-2013

Thank you for your valuable efforts on behalf of Maryland’s wildlife resources.

Sincerely,


Harry A. Spiker
Game Mammal Section Leader
Wildlife & Heritage Service

Instructions & Survey Form

Thank you for your time, effort, and cooperation!

For more information, please contact:

Brent Evans, Game Database Manager
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Wildlife and Heritage Service
Bel Air Regional Office
2 Bond Street
Bel Air MD  21014
(443) 786-3656
E-Mail: bevans@dnr.state.md.us