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WMU as if they hunt for all species. And
in previous years we counted survey
respondents who filled in the WMU as if
they had hunted there, even if they didn't
fill out other information indicating they
had.
This year, we did not count them as
hunters of a species unless they filled out
a valid number of hunting days or harvests
for that species.
That said, the combined number of raccoon hunters and trappers, was the highest
it's been since 1988, and the number of
combined hunters and trappers for gray
fox, muskrat, mink, beaver, skunk, weasel
and opossum represented all-time highs.
Harvest per 100 hunter-days increased
for four of nine species, including rabbit,
grouse, woodcock, and crow, as seen in
Table 3.
Between the 2013-14 and 2014-15
seasons, furbearer harvests and number of
furbearer hunters and trappers increased
for eight of 10 species, as shown in Tables
4 and 5.
Youth hunts continue to increase in
popularity, with resident junior hunter
participation increasing in pheasant, rabbit

and spring turkey youth hunts between
2013 and 2014.
Harvests of spring turkey, pheasant,
and squirrel increased in 2014 compared
to 2013 , as shown in Table 6.
Mentored Youth participation increased for fall turkey season. Harvests
by Mentored Youth increased for spring
turkey, as seen in Table 7.
For a full report of Game-Take and
Furtaker survey results, including results
back to 1983, visit the Game Commission
website, www.pgc.state.pa.us, and click
on Resources, then Reports, Minutes,
and Surveys.
The reports are found under Wildlife
Management Annual Reports.
We thank all of the hunters and trappers
who completed Game-Take, Furtaker, and
Mentored Youth Hunter surveys. Their
time and dedication to hunting/trapping
and our wildlife heritage are greatly appreciated.

By Joshua Johnson, Wildlife Biometrician,
Robert Boyd, Wildlife Services Division Chief,
Melanie Weaver, Wildlife Research Associate
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