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Variance estimation for the Federal Waterfowl Harvest Surveys

American Statistical Association, Proceedings of the Section on Survey Research Methods

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Abstract

The Federal Waterfowl Harvest Surveys provide estimates of waterfowl harvest by species for flyways and states, harvests of most other migratory game bird species (by waterfowl hunters), crippling losses for ducks, geese, and coots, days hunted, and bag per hunter. The Waterfowl Hunter Questionnaire Survey separately estimates the harvest of ducks and geese using cluster samples of hunters who buy duck stamps at sample post offices. The Waterfowl Parts Collection estimates species, age, and sex ratios from parts solicited from successful hunters who responded to the Waterfowl Hunter Questionnaire Survey in previous years. These ratios are used to partition the duck and goose harvest into species, age, and sex specific harvest estimates. Annual estimates are correlated because successful hunters who respond to the Questionnaire Survey in one year may be asked to contribute to the Parts Collection for the next three years. Bootstrap variance estimates are used because covariances among years are difficult to estimate.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Variance estimation for the Federal Waterfowl Harvest Surveys
Series title:
American Statistical Association, Proceedings of the Section on Survey Research Methods
Volume
1988
Year Published:
1988
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
698-703
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
American Statistical Association, Proceedings of the Section on Survey Research Methods
First page:
698
Last page:
703
Number of Pages:
6