elk a great thing in Kentucky!

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by Realtree man, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. mgpatty

    mgpatty 10 pointer

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    I know you read the whole article. I also know that you only pasted part of it in order to try to prove a point. The whole point is that is a opinion survey. It is not based on fact. I could claim that I think full moons contribute to the rusting of Ford trucks, but that doesn't make it true. You need facts to back it up. Are you claiming that landowners only represented 14% of the survey group? More than likely, 90%+ of those who responded were land owners.

    As for casinos, how do the two even compare? Not even close, by any strectch of the imagination.....
     
  2. barney

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    Wonder what the other 86% of the respondents would have said if the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF), said in order to establish this elk herd you guys want, we will also release a mated pair of Timber Rattlers, in your back yard .............as part of the deal!:eek:
     
  3. mudhole crossing

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    heres a couple to throw in the bag!

    -Ever go to your favorite rabbit thicket and find it gone? EKRAE

    -Ever go out for the family christnas tree hunt and cant find one alive? EKRAE

    -Ever found your holiday decorations in your neighbors yard? EKRAE

    -Ever had a low lying area in your yard turned into an elk wallow? EKRAE
     
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  4. mgpatty

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    Let me guess, they dropped them out of airplanes with little snake parachutes:rolleyes:
     
  5. barney

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    GM engineers, invented the worlds first biodegradable truck, in 1970.......under a full moon.lol;)
    I don't think you read the article?
     
  6. BigPete

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    If the elk are so valuable to eastern KY.

    Why not in the coalfields of western KY?

    Why not the pasture land of central KY?

    Should these parts of the state have the same chance as us "mountain folk" to profit from them?


    IMO, All this Elk program amounts to is a feather in the hat of the RMEF and KDFW !!!!

    These departments wanted them in KY, But COULD NOT take a chance on property damage in these other areas.
     
  7. mgpatty

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    So how do you figure that landowners represented only 14% of those surveyed? You are also are not taking into account those randomly survey by mail

    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=+1]Statewide Survey[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]Residents of Virginia (2,400 individuals contacted, 630 responded; 30% return rate) were surveyed via a 60-item mail questionnaire to assess:[/FONT]
    1. [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]levels of knowledge and interest among Virginia residents regarding elk and elk restoration,[/FONT]
    2. [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]levels of support/opposition that exists among Virginia residents toward elk restoration and various elk management options, and[/FONT]
    3. [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]motivating factors underlying their decisions to support/oppose elk restoration[/FONT]
     
  8. Buford

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    I mean I REALLY love this thread.
    Elk in Kentucky is funnier (more funny) than:
    pig races at the fair
    Multi in a name callin contest
    AND
    the truck thread combined!
    .
     
  9. Realtree man

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    lol I started this thread man...But i don't know man having a name calling contest with multi is pretty fun!
     
  10. Buford

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    Keep up the good work.
    Boss Hogg's gotta keep his elk show rollin
    and you guys need to keep makin fun of this ridiculous crap
     
  11. barney

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    You said this!
    I said this!
    When I was a kid, I really, really, wanted an elephant.....bad! I thought I would be the envy, of every kid in the county.........BOY, am I glad my dad was a conservative, and could see through my once liberal desires, to just show off.............at his expence.:eek:
     
  12. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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    NO..................PETA put a stop to that .......years ago,that practice has been deemed INHUMANE!!!!:eek:
     
  13. mgpatty

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    You guys crack me up sometimes! :) LOL! How can a debate on the pros and cons of elk turn into a debate about liberals vs conservatives? If that's the route we want to take, we can discuss why eastern Kentucky is predominately Democratic (thus supporting the liberal platform). How many counties in the elk restortation area always votes Democratic? I predict that every county (minus Martin county) will vote Democratic in the next Presidental election. LOL! See how these things go...
     
  14. raven_over_easy

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    “The positive impact elk have had on the communities of east Kentucky exceeded our predictions,” said Dr. Jon Gassett, commissioner of the department. “We know that they sometimes cause a bit of trouble, but we hope people who are experiencing problems with a nuisance elk will give us a call and let us address the issue.

    “It is not legal for people to just simply kill elk in Kentucky,” said Gassett. “There are a number of ways to change their behavior without resorting to lethal means. Our professionals have a lot of experience and understand the elk and have a whole playbook on how to deal with them.”

    Persons experiencing issues with nuisance elk may call Kentucky Fish and Wildlife at 1-800-858-1549 for assistance.
     
  15. JDMiller

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    Thanks for your answer and its understood why this would'nt be an option for many. I do think this is where things are headed in the future... just as with most all hunting someone will turn a dollar off of it.

    Acerage will be the key issue ....in my opinion.. everything else involved would be secondary. A co-op of landowners... even small tracks allowing access might be the answer to locating the heards. I'm sure those already guiding have similar set-ups. The more involved would ease the cost burden to get something started.. alowing you to work on trouble areas charging reasonable / competitive fees to drawn hunters for that area.

    Just a thought.
     

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