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National Survey Will Explore Dove Hunter Opinions

LINCOLN, Neb. – Some Nebraska dove hunters will be asked to participate in the National Dove Hunter Survey. Hunters will begin seeing surveys in the mail later in June.

The national survey will ask dove hunters to share their experiences and opinions about dove hunting. Topics will include learning about hunter characteristics, time spent hunting, hunters’ perceived constraints to hunting, and thoughts about potential effects of spent lead from hunting ammunition on mourning doves and other wildlife.

Only a random sample of hunters who indicated they had hunted doves on their Harvest Information Program registrations will receive the surveys. The survey is a cooperative effort by the state fish and wildlife agencies, all flyway councils and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

“The results from this survey will allow state and federal agencies to better communicate issues concerning dove hunting and to make more informed decisions when addressing issues related to future dove hunting,” said Jeff Lusk, upland game program manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Call 402-471-0641 for more information.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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