The survey is winding down, and the banner has been removed from the front page of the LDWF website ( http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/
) but it is still available through June 1 at:
Thanks very much to all of you that participated in the survey: I really appreciate your input. You seem to be a rare breed as to this point I've received only 1093 responses to the 6,400 surveys we mailed out, and about 1,300 responded to the web-based survey.
If you haven't already taken the survey, please do so before June 1. Even if you have no issues with current management and have no opinion on the proposed changes .... let us know. The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission will decide on zones and zone boundaries at their June 7 meeting, and will decide on season dates at their August 2 meeting.
I've only had a quick look at the statewide summaries, and as you know, it's the regional responses in areas where the proposed changes will affect hunters that I'm most interested in. But here are a couple of interesting statewide results:
Average number of ducks killed last season: Mail-out - 35.9, Internet - 75.1
Satisfaction with 2011/12 waterfowl season: Mail-out - 54% either satified or very satisfied, Internet - 59%
That 54% satisfaction in the mail-out survey compares to only 9% in the 2005 survey and 26% in the 2010 survey.