Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Public Attitudes on Trapping Survey


The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) has partnered with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to conduct a multi-state study about residents’ opinions on wildlife and wildlife-related activities, including trapping. Responsive Management has been contracted to conduct a survey of residents in each of the three states: Connecticut, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Beginning in August, residents of each state may receive a phone call from Responsive Management asking them to participate in a brief telephone survey about wildlife; selection of residents for participation is random to maintain a scientifically valid study. If you receive a call at home or on your cell phone, please consider participating in the study to assist the Department and AFWA in better understanding public awareness of, opinions on, and attitudes toward trapping. This study is also a follow-up to a study previously conducted by the partners in 2001. The current study will examine some trends to examine changes in awareness and opinions.

If you have any questions about the study, please contact Byant White: BWhite@fishwildlife.org  573-815-7901.