Bill Request 492

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by outdoorsman_33, Dec 13, 2019.

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  1. outdoorsman_33

    outdoorsman_33 6 pointer

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  2. KYCanvasback

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    Thanks, Glad you posted this. I have contacted my Representatives and would encourage others to do the same. To me, this is about anti's gaining a foothold more than anything. Some wont be satisfied until we have no rights left. This subject was discussed on trapperman.com also.
     
  3. muddhunter

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    Thanks for posting. What’s our play?
     
  4. aaronc

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    You can bet she has put her 2-faced a$$ on a leather seat or 3 whether it be in her home/office or her $60,000 beamer,..........or equivalent.
     
  5. _fletch_

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    Get vocal. Contact your representatives, contact the lady who submitted it, and if you're not already a member, join the United Trappers of Kentucky, Fur Takers of America, Kentucky Sportsman Alliance, etc. She did not come up with this on her own. There is a lot going on behind the scenes that I won't mention here, but there is an anti-trapping group that is trying to sneak this bill in. We must make our voices heard.
     
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  6. KyThunder

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    I'm 53....for the first time in my life I contacted my state rep. and I dont even trap but once every 5 to 10 yrs. This is an assault on all ky outdoorsmen.
     
  7. woodsman92

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    I have never contacted a representative before, but this is crazy. How do you all go about it? And what do you say when you do contact so as you dont come off as the stereotype pissed off crazy redneck? Because what I want to say is not nice or professional lol
     
  8. _fletch_

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    https://legislature.ky.gov/Pages/index.aspx
    Here is the link to look up the legislators for your county.

    Here is the link of the lady who has proposed it.
    https://legislature.ky.gov/Legislators/Pages/Legislator-Profile.aspx?DistrictNumber=136

    Woodsman92, you are correct, in that how we go about presenting ourselves will go a long way in beating this bill. It's difficult for me as well, especially with such an attack on our way of life, but we try and be professional and courteous. Here's some things to consider doing or talking about in your letters. Taken from a thread on another forum:

    "Coyotes and beaver are your best friends. Farmers, ranchers, sheep, goats, pigs, cattle. Get these folks calling. Even pet owners who lost pets to coyotes.
    USDA Wildlife Services can't politic but can give out research information, USDA Ag,

    Beaver, timber companies, Soil and water, private timber growers, DOT flooded roads, fields, houses.

    You won't have but a handful of trappers, but with these folks you will have hundreds. Most big timber co have their own lobbyist as does many farm and ranching groups.

    When it directly effects a persons wallet they get interested

    Disease, rabies, distemper, rodent population explosions, human attacks.

    Protecting other wildlife populations, songbirds, Low ground and ground nesting birds, saving protected habitat, mitigation sites, ground water, runoff, flood control, Fish migrations affected by beaver dams.

    Farmers, certified crops, can't have but so much animal waste in a field, crop damage from coons, coyotes, fox, groundhogs, etc.

    Let other groups do your work"
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2019
  9. _fletch_

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    If you go to the first link I posted, from that page you can select Legislators, and a drop down menu will show an option of "find your legislator". This will take you to a map where you can click on the appropriate area and it will show you who your Senator and Representatives are. You can then view their bio page and can email them from there.
     
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