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time lows.
The number of hunters decreased for
eight of nine small-game species, as seen
in Table 2, but this is due largely to the
way we counted hunter numbers in this
survey.
Many survey respondents fill in the

1,246 individuals, respectively.
Overall, between the 2013-14 and
2014-15 hunting seasons, harvests of
seven of nine small-game species decreased, as is seen in Table 1.
Moreover, harvests of rabbit, grouse,
squirrel and woodchuck were at all-

Table 4. Estimated harvest of furbearers
Year
2010b
2011c
2012d
2013d
2014d

Raccoon
125,423
174,858
210,146
197,380
203,311

Red
Fox
54,661
68,214
67,465
61,392
55,659

Gray
Fox
15,691
19,380
17,415
15,700
21,765

Coyotea Muskrat
26,658
58,296
32,202
89,274
40,109
93,153
40,956
93,880
31,675 115,742

Mink Beaver Skunk Weasel Opossum
8,204
9,254 8,935
436
36,188
11,855 18,212 13,057
652
49,626
12,454
9,712 7,329
604
78,024
7,856 15,134 7,733
110
57,138
14,532 17,607 13,969
372
59,643

a

Combines estimates from Game-Take and Furtaker surveys.
Estimates do not account for Junior and Senior combination licenses.
c
Estimates do not account for Senior combination licenses.
d
Estimates include all Furtaker, and Junior and Senior combination licenses.
b

Table 5. Estimated number of hunters and trappers of furbearers
Year
2010
2011c
2012d
2013d
2014d
b

Raccoon

Red
Fox

Gray
Fox

11,609
16,479
18,522
20,205
22,743

13,635
17,934
21,612
22,210
21,743

9,455
11,360
13,087
13,652
13,730

Coyotea Muskrat
43,162
55,810
72,863
77,702
52,822

4,539
6,451
6,200
7,443
8,739

Mink

Beaver

Skunk

4,093
4,925
4,768
4,813
6,704

2,943
3,431
2,757
3,040
4,618

3,891
4,500
3,230
3,897
4,675

Weasel Opossum
1,655
922
515
414
2,121

a

Combines estimates from Game-Take and Furtaker surveys.
Estimates do not account for Junior and Senior combination licenses.
c
Estimates do not account for Senior combination licenses.
d
Estimates include all Furtaker, and Junior and Senior combination licenses.
b

Table 6. Estimated number of resident junior license holders/harvest for Junior Hunts
Year

Spring
Turkey

2010
2011
2012
2013
2014

8,096/1,478
12,710/1,588
9,841/2,638
10,302/1,153
12,758/1,690

a

Pheasant
5,048/4,617
4,778/3,201
3,891/7,042
4,069/5,816
6,741/6,587

Squirrel
7,850/22,625
7,873/14,921
8,439/14,984
9,534/11,785
8,881/14,357

Rabbita
4,371/5,325
2,649/1,588
1,800/900
2,597/2,527
2,614/1,657

The junior rabbit hunt began in the 2010 hunting season.

Table 7. Estimated number of Mentored Youth Permit holders/harvests
Year
2012
2013
2014

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Spring & Fall
Turkey
11,811/1,564
16,814/2,068
17,984/2,025

Squirrel
13,506/27,808
13,585/29,525
12,946/22,047

Woodchuck
3,231/9,164
2,974/10,475
2,407/4,399

Coyote
1,827/106
1,441/92
969/56

6,012
7,654
6,828
8,560
8,772



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