Management data for wildlife biologists

Sometimes wildlife biologists tag animals. This helps provide biologists with information necessary to conserve wildlife. The success of a tagging program depends on hunter cooperation. Hunters should send in leg bands or tags to the nearest wildlife agency and provide the information requested.

Some states require hunters to personally register or "check" the harvest of certain animals at an official checking station. Many states supply a questionnaire with a hunting license. Responsible hunters fill out such questionnaires and return them to the conservation agency. Questionnaires may also be sent to hunters whose license numbers have been picked at random by a computer.