Response to Upland Birds Alberta’s Survey of Pheasant Hunters Exceeds Expectations

EDMONTON, Alberta (Oct. 11, 2011) – Upland Birds Alberta (UBA) exceeded all expectations for hunter response with their recent online survey of pheasant license holders. Nearly 1300 individuals took the time to complete the 30-minute survey, well beyond the 400 – 500 respondents UBA had hoped for. The intent of the two-part survey is to quantify the economic impact of pheasant hunting in Alberta. The second phase of the survey focused on service providers, including hotels, restaurants and sporting goods dealers, in the County of Newell. “The level of hunter response was fabulous,” said UBA Director Stan Grad, adding that, “It just goes to further demonstrate the high level of passion and commitment that Albertans have for pheasants and pheasant hunting. The terrific level of response to the survey is important in that it will bring added integrity and credibility to the results.”

 

The survey data collected will be compiled and analyzed over the next several weeks, with a final draft of the study results expected to be released in early December.

 

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