Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' annual survey of Montana's big and small game hunters will begin the end of January. Wildlife managers will use information collected during the survey to estimate the 1999 harvest and to recommend quotas for upcoming hunting seasons.
According the FWP wildlife researcher Candy Hinz, about 80,000 Montana households will be contacted over a four- to six-week period. Interviewers will collect information on big and small game--including deer, elk, antelope, black bear, upland game birds, and migratory birds. The majority of the 88 telephone interviewers make calls from their homes to their local calling area in the evenings and on weekends. This simple telephone survey takes under 5 minutes.
Results of this survey will be available this spring.