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Hey yall !
For one of my classes, I'm doing a study on hunter's attitude towards predator control.


If any of yall could do this super short survey, I would really appreciate it.


http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VWZ29KQ


Thank you <3
 

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Welcome to Oklahoma Hunter!
I assume your video is of a deer breeding ranch?

These are some little fawns that were playing in our back yard this summer.

 

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Welcome to Oklahoma Hunter!
I assume your video is of a deer breeding ranch?

These are some little fawns that were playing in our back yard this summer.




So cute !
& yeah, I worked on a deer ranch in Texas this summer & bottle raised about 60 whitetail fawns. it was amazinggg <3
 

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So, a few people have been cautious to even consider helping me with this because they think I'm going to turn my results to make hunters look bad or something, so I just wanted to clarify what I'm doing.

For my technical writing class I have to do a study on an audience's view on a particular issue. I'm a wildlife biology issue so predator control and hunters are the issue and audience which is most applicable to me. This study is to gather information on how to approach hunters with information regarding predator control so that they actually care about it. I also have to do a research paper on the results that I get from the survey.

I'm a hunter myself, I've been deer hunting since I was a little girl, so yall don't have to worry about me trying to make you guys look bad, because it's not going to happen =]
 

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I'd just like to say thanks to anyone that's completed the survey & since I've got almost 500 surveys filled out so far, I'll be closing the survey tomorrow morning and will results posted sometime next week !
 

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So, 531 people took the survey for me, which is awesome ! But it gave me ridiculous amounts of data to go through which is why this took me forever. I’m also on spring break, soooo I haven’t been working on homework all that much these last 2 weeks. Sorry !


Ohkay,
so this is pretty much most of the results that matter and I could do without using the statistical software that’s only available to me at my school. But if you guys want to know anything else just ask !


95.6% say they are for predator control
4.8% say they are against predator control




Views on predator control by age group:
Ages 14-20, 90% were for predator control, 5% were against, and 5% were undecided
Ages 21-30, 94% were for predator control, 6% were against, and 0% were undecided
Ages 31-40, 95% were for predator control, 4% were against, and 1% was undecided
Ages 41-50, 94% were for predator control, 3% were against, and 3% were undecided
Ages 51-60, 96% were for predator control, 4% were against, and 0% were undecided
Ages 61-70, 92% were for predator control, 8% were against, and 0% were undecided
Ages 71-80, 100% were for predator control, 0% were against, and 0% were undecided




Species Hunted:
75% Hunted/Trapped Large/Small Mammals
29% Hunted Waterfowl
39% Hunted/Trapped other predators
50% Hunted Coyotes




66% have experienced problems with coyotes
34.2% haven’t experienced problems with coyotes




79.1% live in an area with a high population of coyotes
21.4% do not live in an area with a high population of coyotes




Pros of Having Coyotes:
1. 18% say they effect game populations in a positive way (they have a vital part ni the ecosystem and they prey upon the sick/weak animals)
[list type=decimal]
[li] 6% say they clean up the carcasses that are left behind[/li]
[li] 16% say they help control varmint populations[/li]
[li] 1% say they can sell pelts[/li]
[/list]

Cons of Having Coyotes:
[list type=decimal]
[li] 6% say they spread disease [/li]
[li] 55% say they effect game populations in a negative way (they prey upon game so frequently that they lower their populations to low levels)[/li]
[li] 23% say they kill off too many fawns and young animals[/li]
[li] 29% say they are a danger to personal homes, pets, or livestock[/li]
[li] 7% say their populations are too high[/li]
[li] 51% say there are no pros about having coyotes [/li]
[/list]



Additional Comments:
18% say we should just kill them all
4% say we should just let coyote populations be and have nature control it
13% say what is currently being done to control coyote populations is good enough
64% say that more control is needed




Figures/Tables depicting the percent of people that are supportive of predator control by state and the number of people for/against/undecided about predator control according to knowledge of the subject are available at :
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/xoxmetalgrlxox/percentbystate.png
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/xoxmetalgrlxox/Familiarity.png
 

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Thats interesting stats.
 

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Interesting stats I agree. Also cool videos ya got on youtube.
 

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The 18% that say "kill 'em all" are kind of hard core. Must of had a coyote eat their mama or something.
 
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