Duck Hunter Survey 
  Study Information
The Georgia Division of Public Health in partnership with the University of Georgia is conducting a study of the human exposures to waterfowl species at risk of avian influenza infection. Your participation is very important to the success of this study. The information collected will be used to develop specific surveillance and outreach activities to improve avian influenza prevention and response activities.
The information collected in this study will in no way affect your hunting license or access to hunting locations. Your participation is completely voluntary, and no personal information will be collected that will identify you to study personnel.
If you have any questions or concerns about your participation in this survey, please contact Dr. Dana Cole, Georgia Public Health Veterinarian, at 404-657-2588.
  Hunting Experience
Please answer all questions to the best of your ability. Each question in BOLD is a follow-up question to the one immediately before.
1 . In which state do you live?
2 . Where do you like to duck hunt?  
       Public Lands/ Waters
       Private Property
       Hunting Preserve
3 . If you hunted in PUBLIC LANDS/ WATERS, name those where you hunted in the last year?
4 . If you hunted on PRIVATE PROPERTY, in which counties did you hunt in the last year?
5 . If you hunted in a HUNTING PRESERVE, what is/are the name(s) of the preserve(s)?
6 . In the last 5 years, have you gone duck hunting outside of your home state?Yes No 
7 . IF YOU HAVE BEEN HUNTING OUTSIDE YOUR STATE IN THE LAST 5 YEARS, in what other states or countries have you hunted?
8 . How many years have you been duck hunting?
9 . How many days do you duck hunt during an average season?
10 . IF YOU DUCK HUNT MORE THAN 20 DAYS PER SEASON, how many days do you hunt?
11 . Do you have direct contact with the water (e.g., get your hands or face wet) while you duck hunt?Yes No 
12 . Has your head ever been submerged (gone under water) while hunting?Yes No 
13 . IF YOUR HEAD HAS BEEN SUBMERGED, about how many times per season does that happen? times
14 . Have you ever accidentally or intentionally ingested (swallowed) any river or lake water while duck hunting?Yes No Not Sure 
15 . Do you use a dog while hunting?Always Occasionally Never 
  Harvest
Please answer all questions to the best of your ability. Each question in BOLD is a follow-up question to the one immediately before.
1 . How many ducks do you harvest in an average year?
2 . IF YOU HARVEST MORE THAN 20 BIRDS PER YEAR ON AVERAGE, how many do you harvest?
3 . Do you dress/ clean your own ducks?Yes No 
4 . IF YOU DRESS/ CLEAN YOUR OWN DUCKS, which method do you use?  
       pluck, gut, and fully clean the duck
       fillet off the breasts without gutting the duck
5 . IF YOU DRESS/ CLEAN YOUR OWN DUCKS, do you wear gloves while doing so?Yes No 
6 . Do you ever take your ducks to a processing facility to be dressed/ cleaned?Yes No 
7 . Have you ever taken your ducks to the taxidermist?Yes No 
8 . IF YOU HAVE EVER TAKEN DUCKS TO THE TAXIDERMIST, how many have you taken in the past 5 years?
9 . IF YOU HAVE TAKEN MORE THAN 10 DUCKS TO THE TAXIDERMIST IN THE LAST 5 YEARS, how many?
10 . Do you ever give any of your harvested ducks to other people?Yes No 
11 . IF YOU EVER GIVE DUCKS TO OTHER PEOPLE, are they dressed/ cleaned before you give them away?Yes No 
12 . Do you consume the meat from your harvested ducks?Yes No 
13 . Do others in your family consume the meat from your harvested ducks?Yes No 
14 . IF OTHERS IN YOUR FAMILY CONSUME MEAT FROM YOUR DUCKS, how many family members on average?
  Flu Awareness
Please answer all questions to the best of your ability. Each question in BOLD is a follow-up question to the one immediately before.
1 . Do you worry about catching influenza or "the flu" each winter?Yes No 
2 . Do you usally get a seasonal flu shot every year?Yes No 
3 . Have you ever heard of avian influenza or "bird flu"?Yes No 
4 . IF YOU HAVE HEARD OF AVIAN INFLUENZA, do you know its signs and symptoms in people?Yes No Not Sure 
5 . Is exposure to avian influenza ("bird flu") a personal concern for you right now?Yes No 
6 . Are you concerned about being at risk for illness if you come in contact with sick ducks while hunting?Yes No 
7 . If you learned that avian influenza ("bird flu") was found in ducks in the U.S., would you stop duck hunting?
         Yes
         No
         Only if found in my home state