Wisconsin Bowhunter Wildlife Survey 2005
This survey of Wisconsin bowhunters tracked mammalian and avian wildlife populations during the 2005 archery season, which included 97 bowhunters averaging 20.5 trips into the field during archery season.
Based on the completed surveys of 97 bowhunters during the 2005 season, the average total hours hunted was 65.6 and the average time spent hunting during a single day was 3.2 hours.
The most frequently sighted animal was the wild turkey; on average, archers saw 1.2 turkeys per trip. Ruffed grouse and raccoon were also frequently sighted. The least frequently sighted animals were the American marten, badger, otter, bobcat, skunk, fisher, and porcupine.
Frequency counts of specific animals seen during bowhunting trips are included in this report.