In keeping with 87-1-201.9 the Department collects population and habitat information on all species. Fluctuations in wildlife populations and habitat can be dramatic and can occur quickly, thus, the Department can only supply general information based on available historical and current data. The Department must balance the rights of public disclosure with the interest of keeping specific information private for the safety of wildlife populations. Additionally, in keeping with the principle of fair chase, information on some species is provided at a range distribution level rather than specific locations.
Requests for some types of data must be submitted through an official process yet other data can be found here easily. Please click on the appropriate tabs to search for the desired information or to determine the appropriate steps to obtain the desired information.