Every year NDOW’s Game Division mails questionnaires to small-game and waterfowl hunters. The goal is to collect small game harvest and hunter effort data. NDOW biologists use this data to analyze trends, determine species abundance and to develop and evaluate management actions. To help hunters record accurate data on the questionnaires, the Game Division has initiated a three-year trial period to test whether the Nevada Hunter’s Journal will be used by Nevada hunters to do this.
The Nevada Hunter’s Journal provides space to record information such as the date, the game hunted, location, county, shots fired, game taken and much more. However, at the very least hunters should record the county and number of animals harvested because this data is used to analyze small game abundance and distribution.
Hunters who have not received a Nevada Hunter’s Journal in the mail can pick one up at any NDOW office or can call NDOW Headquarters at 688-1500 to have one mailed to them.
For more information, visit www.ndow.org.