Dear Visitor,                                                                                                                         

Thanks for your interest in the socioeconomic study titled “The Economic Value of Recreational Angling in the Bay of Green Bay Watershed”. Fishing is an important and popular recreational activity that takes place in Green Bay. Therefore, it is important to study the impacts these activities have on the local area and receive feedback from participants in the activity, so we can improve the job of managing Wisconsin’s natural resources.

Questionnaires will be randomly distributed by DNR Creel Clerks starting April 1, 2017 which will help us learn more about fishing in the Green Bay region. This survey is designed to inform us concerning fishing opinions, preferences, activities and expenditures. The information provided will be very useful for planning purposes. If your household or fishing group receives a copy of this questionnaire, we would like to encourage you to return it. 

An electronic survey will also be available to take at this website.  This survey will deal with similar but separate issues from the survey distributed by the DNR Creel Clerks.  The survey rollout date has been pushed back on month and will become active also beginning April 1, 2017. 

To Take the Electronic Survey: CLICK HERE

Regardless of whether you complete the electronic survey above, if you are selected as a participant by the DNR Creel Clerks when they are passing them out, it is critical that you also complete that questionnaire. In both surveys, we want to hear from YOU since your opinions and recommendations may differ from your family or friends!

For questions or clarifications about the study, please contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Matthew W. Winden, with the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater at (262) 472-5579 or


Dr. Matthew W. Winden
Fiscal and Economics Research Center
Department of Economics
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street, Whitewater, WI  53190-1790

Dr. John R. Stoll
Center for Public Affairs
Department of Public and Environmental Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311-7001