A Question About KY Game Management

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  1. Hoosier Sasquatch

    Hoosier Sasquatch 6 pointer

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    I just completed a 30 minute online survey on deer management that the Indiana DNR sent out via email. It covered a lot of ground, such as our opinion on deer numbers, late doe season, what calibers we thought were effective for every category of firearm ( right down to foot lbs ), and whether or not we would be willing to collect jawbones, note lactation of does, antler measurements, and other data. The DNR also invites public comment at meetings when considering rule changes. (While I appreciate it, sometimes I suspect they are usually trying to get approval for something they already intend to do. But I digress.)

    My question, what kind of input does the Kentucky version of this bureaucracy seek from the fine sportsmen of the Bluegrass state? Do y'all like how things are done or do you think things need to change?

    Just wondering. In any case, thanks for letting me step across the river and fellowship with you.
     
  2. hoene

    hoene 10 pointer

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    The state FW listen to the sportsman through clubs and district meetings and surveys. They sometime still do what they want.
     
  3. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    I guess it depends on species.
    Elk an bear. High priority
    Who knows about everything else
     
  4. Meatstick

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    I have it on high authority, that KY Farm Bureau Insurance is very influential to KDFWR.
    With that said, I have no complaints with their regs.
     
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  5. Bee

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    Just got survey for waterfowl Ky last month , a computer email thing.I have also received one for other small game in last year.
     
  6. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

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    Occasional surveys, but like you I think they already have their intentions pretty well set.
     
  7. Hoosier Sasquatch

    Hoosier Sasquatch 6 pointer

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    Surely not!
    ;)
     
  8. James Scott White

    James Scott White 6 pointer

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    I have never been surveyed in KY when it comes to deer or turkey. Small game, fishing, or migratory birds only. The thing that has made me most happy recently in KY is the extended bag limits for crossbow and archery. I think it’s the best thing they’ve done because it gives hunters that want to avoid the orange army ample opportunity to bag a deer or several without having to deal with every Tom, Dick, and Harry with their grandpas 30-30 or their 20-round clip in their AR-15.
     
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  9. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    I got hounded a few years ago using the word ‘clip’. I learned the dif. Research it.
     
  10. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    Ky farm bureau def has a say in kdfw
     
  11. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    By the title, thought a thread on Ky Bball.
     
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  12. bird whisperer

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    Seams like KDFWR only does surveys once they have already made there mind up to change something and need to claim its due to survey results. KY went through the jaw bone thing probably 20 years ago.
     
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  13. James Scott White

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    I’ve never been one to be politically correct. I could honestly care less what people want to call them lol. I just don’t like to be out there after the buck I’ve been chasing since June when my neighbors are blasting away at whatever moves. I just wish em the best and stay in the house on the weekends of modern gun if I can. So I appreciate the extended archery season and tags.
     

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