From the North Dakota Game and Fish Department
-- North Dakota hunters receiving a questionnaire are encouraged to complete the survey and return it to the state Game and Fish Department.
Jerry Gulke, data processing coordinator, said deer bow, small game, waterfowl and turkey questionnaires were recently mailed to randomly selected hunters. The number of surveys returned to us has been declining in recent years to where it is becoming a problem,Gulke said. We really need the data.
It is important hunters complete and promptly return the survey, Gulke said, even if they did not hunt.
The harvest survey is very important because it allows us to evaluate the hunting season, Gulke said. What we are able to determine include the number of hunters, amount of hunting activity and size of the harvest.
A follow-up survey will be mailed to those not responding to the first survey.