Occurrence of Officer-Reported Raccoon Hunting Law Violators in Kentucky

Data concerning violations by Kentucky raccoon hunters from June 1983 through December 1984 is presented. Of 5,692 raccoon hunters who were field-contacted by Kentucky conservation officers, 22% were cited for violation of some fish and wildlife regulation. One of every 6 raccoon hunters was cited for taking or attempting to take raccoons illegally. Highest monthly total violation rates occurred during October. Violation frequently was lowest during December. Most recent findings reveal lower raccoon hunter violations in eastern Kentucky than in the western or central regions. Review of violation rates by day of week show no apparent difference as the frequency of hunters contacted increased from Monday to Saturday.

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