Arizona Hunter Surveys Mixed-Up
If you are an elk hunter and get an antelope hunter questionnaire from the Arizona Game and Fish Department, don't despair.
Conversely, if you are an antelope hunter, don't be surprised if you get a questionnaire intended for an elk hunter.
"The company doing our mail-out printed the addresses for elk hunters on the questionnaires intended for antelope hunters and vice versa. So don't be surprised or get concerned if you get the wrong species' questionnaire – there are simple remedies," said Brian Wakeling, the Game Branch chief for the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
Here's the solution.
The approximately 6,000 hunters who receive the wrong questionnaires may go online (the Web site address is listed on the questionnaire) and complete the questionnaire for their correct hunt.
Or those who receive the wrong questionnaire can simply throw it and wait for a new questionnaire that is being mailed to them.
"If you complete the survey online, then please simply disregard the second survey you receive in the mail," Wakeling said. "We apologize for the mix up and appreciate everyone taking the time to provide us this valuable information so we can better manage these two game species."
Hunter questionnaires are sent annually to a random selection of hunters in order to monitor game harvest levels and hunt success rates.