Science Note Vol. 8 No. 13
In January 2013, four focus groups were held at the request of Wildlife Division as a part of the evaluation of several potential changes to the Quick Draw program. The evaluation also included administrative considerations and input received through hunter comments via social media and the internet, e-mail, an opinion poll, and personal contacts. In order to make the discussion as useful as possible, the majority of the time was spent discussing the three items that were under consideration for changes: the percentage of positions allocated to Quick Draw, number of times a hunter can be selected for Quick Draw, and possible changes to the registration/enrollment schedule. In addition, we wanted to provide an opportunity for hunters to voice other concerns or make additional suggestions. A total of 32 individuals participated in the focus group discussions, which were held in Kirkwood, Columbia, Sedalia, and Cape Girardeau.