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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking assistance from deer hunters to report wildlife observations from Sept. 8 through Jan. 1.

Hunter observation information helps Commission biologists track long-term wildlife population and distribution changes, as well as provides valuable data on fawn survival and buck-to-doe ratios. Additionally, observation information is useful in understanding the impact of disease outbreaks in wildlife populations, such as ahemorrhagic disease in deer.

Deer hunters who are still or stand hunting are asked to record an accurate count of game and furbearer species they observe on each hunt. For the first time this season, participants can now enter their observations online in the field from any smart phone or small-screen device by using the survey link: ncwildlife.org/HunterObservationSurvey. As an alternative option, new participants can also request a paper survey form to be mailed to them.

Since 2014, more than 1,000 deer hunters across the state have volunteered in this annual survey. To view hunter observation survey summaries from previous years, visit the Commission’s Deer Cooperator Program webpage.

For more information on the deer hunter observation survey, contact Wildlife Surveys Biologist Ryan Myers by phone, 919-218-3376 or email ryan.myers@ncwildlife.org.