Hunter Sample Moose Survey Estimates 1976 to Current

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Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - Wildlife and Habitat
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The Hunter Sample (HS) Moose Survey Estimates annual dataset provides a summary of resident moose hunting activity (general open season and limited entry hunting) based on the Hunter Sample Survey. The data is summarized by year and is presented at the Wildlife Management Unit (WMU), region, and provincial levels. It includes harvest ratios for spike-fork males.

To see survey estimates for all other species, see Hunter Sample Survey Estimates.

Data and Resources

Additional Information

Data Quality

Data collection on spike-fork animal class harvest started in 2013. Prior to 2013, data on spike-fork harvest ratios is not available.

See Data Quality section in Hunter Sample Survey Estimates for additional notes.

Lineage Statement

The Hunter Sample Survey (part of the Harvest Questionnaire) is sent to a sample of hunters who purchased hunting and species licences. Data collected through the survey is used to estimate the number of hunters, hunt days, and harvests for each species by WMU, region and provincially.

Data Sources:
- 2018 to present - survey response data is entered into, stored, compiled and analyzed in a MS Access database
- Prior to 2018 - survey response data was entered into a MS Access database, stored, compiled and analyzed on an IBM Mainframe, and exported to MS Access for reporting

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Contact Information

NameKaitlyn Schurmann (pointOfContact)
Emailkaitlyn.schurmann@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationWildlife and Habitat
NameSarah McKinnon (pointOfContact)
Emailsarah.mckinnon@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationWildlife and Habitat

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2021-01-13
Record Last Modified 2021-01-13
Resource Status onGoing