Leier: HIP helps identify, survey dove hunters
If you catch a conversation between hunters and hear a reference to HIP, chances are they are discussing the Harvest Information Program and not what their kids or teenage neighbors are into.
HIP is a survey method developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a means to collect more reliable estimates of migratory bird harvests throughout the country. The program provides both state and federal wildlife agencies the information necessary to manage hunting seasons.
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