I see and understand views on both sides of this discussion. Which in the case of your LE acquaintance ... "using CO's" to enter property .... to me there's more to it than what he explained. As any sworn peace officer as described by the KRS 150 can enforce and enter private property (land) using KRS 150 as the pretense to do so. Be it city, county... state police...ect. Where there possibly more to the story here..... CO's to my knowledge or has been eluded to.... have a bit more leeway concerning searches. Being if someone had a cooler, bag, game vest...ect.... they can search / check for harvested game without consent or warrant. In turn this may give them (CO's) access to private property concerning a dwelling / structure more-so than other LE agencies. Which I'll reiterate...I'm just speculating here and not implying that its a fact concerning searches. As there's the situation of probable cause / reasonable suspicion that can give any LE a bit more legal loop-hole concerning this topic. In my opinion here it is a catch 22 of sorts as its a necessary tool for the CO's to do their jobs. Being as I stated back in that older thread I posted.... I don't reside on our farm in north Christian ... heck I'm 1.5 hrs away. So if a CO were to notice or have suspicion of something illegal ..be it hunting, poaching or otherwise... I'm more than happy they have the ability to enter the property without my consent or warrant. Being we all read every year on here countless complaints of poaching, trespassing, thieves, meth-heads as such on private properties ... we all want less of all of it. But when it gets down to giving the CO's / LE in general the ability to do so... we feel our rights are being infringed upon. Which could this "power" be abused... or even get to the point of harassment.... sure. Been a few circumstances it has been ....and there's always situations of overzealous attitudes with some LE including CO's. However maybe I'm a bit over trusting.... I believe as a whole the good outweighs the bad from this perspective. Which for the most part my contact with the CO's has always been professional and courteous. Also ...considering the lack of CO's across the state.... I don't think its a case where their entering any property without a complaint of some type or request to do so. Being... I just don't think their randomly roaming countless private properties. It would have to be a circumstances of reasonable suspicion that some type of possible illegal activity was occurring. Just my two cents worth.