Hunter Use of an Urban Small Game Management Area

A user survey was conducted on Eastern State Wildlife Management Area from 8 November 1986 through 28 February 1987. A total of 1,290.50 hours of use was recorded by hunters and non-hunters for the period. December received the maximum hunter effort with 406.50 hours. November received 247.50 hours of use, January 193.00 hours of use, and February 122.32 hours of use. January recorded the maximum hours of non-hunter use with 156.50 hours. Rabbit hunting was the most popular activity with 224.42 hours. Unspecified, squirrel, crow, and dove hunting followed in popularity. It is apparent from use and harvest data that the area provides substantial opportunity for the hunters of the surrounding metropolitan area.

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