Evaluating harvest reporting techniques for hunters in Illinois

Ryan Conat

U of I at Urbana-Champaign

I am a second year masters student at the University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign in the Recreation, Sports, and Tourism graduate program. Additionally, I am a research graduate assistant in the Human Dimensions Research Lab at the Illinois Natural History Survey. My thesis research involves investigating the hunting harvest reporting systems being used in Illinois. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point in 2014 with a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology and a Biology minor.


Determining accurate harvests of game species is an important component of wildlife management. Several subjective factors can affect harvest accuracy. Recall bias, digit heaping, and other considerations can lead to errors.... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Ryan Conat (U of I at Urbana-Champaign)
  2. Craig A. Miller (Illinois Natural History Survey)

Topic Areas

Topics: Engaging with the Public , Topics: Hunting and Fishing


W-2A » Hunting Seasons (10:00 - Wednesday, 20th September, Assembly Hall A)

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