The British Columbia Wildlife Branch has been producing harvest and effort estimates derived from hunter questionnaire data for many years. These estimates are a major part of the data base used for managing wildlife in the province. Whenever a statistical procedure is being relied upon, it is desirable to have some measure of its accuracy. Ideally, a comparison could be made between the estimates produced and some actual known values. The Wildlife Branch operates another data collection program (Compulsory Inspection) that provides a complete tally of the harvest for several big game species, and therefore permits a
simple means to evaluate the accuracy of hunter questionnaire estimates. This
paper describes the Compulsory Inspection program and compares its results to that of the Hunter Sample questionnaire.
Thornton, John P.. 1990. A Test of Accuracy For Estimates Derived From Hunter Questionnaires