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CDOW called me yesterday

I had a missed call on my phone last night.  I listened to the voice mail and it was the CDOW asking me to take a brief survery.  Did anyone else get one of these?  I thought it was pretty cool that they want feedback from hunters.

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No, no phone calls from them

No, no phone calls from them but did get a postcard to take a survey for DAU management of area 59. I told them, "More elk, please!"

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I've gotten them before.

I've gotten them before. That's how they keep up their stats and control. I like helping them.

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Out here in Oregon we have a

Out here in Oregon we have a mandatory survey system after each hunt we have. It's available online or through a phone system. The DOW will also make random phone call to a few hunters every year even though we have the online system. Last year I got called and gave my feed back. I like doing my part. All the information they can get from us hunters go a long way to help officails determine the best ways to manage herds. Prior to the mandatory online system all we had was the radom calls I think I went 7 years in between calls from the DOW.

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  Nope - no call here

 

Nope - no call here either!  I did get an e-mail three years ago but nothing since then.  I have something to say this year so I hope to get called or invited for survey information.

 

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You're one of the lucky random hunters

You're one of the lucky random hunters that the CDOW contacts for annual surveys.  I'm always told the selection of hunters is random, but it seems like we get a call or email every year.  Not that we mind or it is an inconvenience.  It's just kind of funny none of my hunting partners ever gets a call or email invite to complete a survey.  

Like Still Hunter said, it's good to be helpful and give them accurate and honest feedback.  

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Like numbnutz said Oregon

Like numbnutz said Oregon has... I think Colorado should make it part of the draw/OTC process to give results. Doesn't have to be more than:

What species did you hunt?

1. White tail    2. Mule    3. Elk    4. Moose   5. Bear   6. Poacher

What Unit did you hunt?

GMU_____

Did you get lucky?

1. Yes    2. No

Anything else to tell us?

__________________________________________ (limit response to XXX characters)

 

This would help immensely with accurate numbers and planning not only for the hunter but for herd management

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Ok, I know I missed a couple

Ok, I know I missed a couple species.. but you get the idea.

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Ok, I know I missed a couple

Ok, I know I missed a couple species.. but you get the idea.

*Edit - oops, browser issues, duplicate post... where's the delete when you need it?

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You got it.

Thats pretty much what our online survey looks like. It asked where you hunted what animal, how many days you hunted , if you harvest one, if it was a buck and how many points. and a comment section, it's fast and easy.

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When are the poachers in

When are the poachers in season? I want to apply for that one.

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