JMO on decreased elk sightings

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by RLWEBB, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. HCDH66

    HCDH66 6 pointer

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    They could start quality management by not trapping and giving away elk to private entities. I am fine with helping other states get a population established, but the other BS that happened in the last year does not make sense.
     
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  2. JonDunn

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    Up the holler
    I hope they all disappear myself.
     
  3. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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  4. hoene

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    Tourism is over KDFWR now.
     
  5. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Wish i knew more about these people.
    COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE
    Jay T. Hall, Acting Commissioner
    Megan Greenwell, Executive Assistant, 502-892-3222

    Seth Wheat, Director of Tourism Development, 502-892-3223

    Margaret M. Fuqua, International Marketing Coordinator, 502-892-3232

    Kimberly Clay, Director-Cultural Heritage Tourism, 502-892-3235

    Kim Yeast, Finance, 502-892-3229
    Meagan Preston, Finance, 502-892-3230


    COMMUNICATIONS
    Angela Blank, Asst. Director Communications, 502-892-4001
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    Kathy Yount, Asst. Director Marketing, 502-892-3224
    Mary Ann Seeman, Graphic Design Coordinator, 502-892-3232
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  6. KentuckyOutdoors

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    Looking forward to giving a hands on opinion of the population after next week. Going to be hunting Sunday through Wednesday.
     
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  7. ky_coal_miner

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    I 100% agree that less mining has hurt the population bad and add in a booming bear population along with trapping and here we are with dwindling numbers.
     
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  8. RLWEBB

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    I agree that the bears are having an effect. Don’t see how they can’t as I’m sure they take calves and maybe some adults as well.
     
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  9. outdoorsman_33

    outdoorsman_33 6 pointer

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    Walking the landscape I was shocked by the amount of sercia lespedeza and autumn olive. This has to play a huge role in how much wildlife the habitat can support.
     
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  10. KentuckyOutdoors

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    Overharvest, habitat loss, poaching, and some bear would be my big four.
     
  11. Regulator623

    Regulator623 12 pointer

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    Bingo!!...both species were encouraged years ago for post mining planting, but have since been outlawed due to their invasive traits. No matter what you plant now, within four or five years, these two will take over and crowd everything else out. Unless the sercia is kept mowed, it's worthless for browse.
     
  12. JR PORTER

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    Plenty of food where I live, just don't see anywhere near the elk we used to see. Five years ago you had to drive carefully after dark because elk could be anywhere especially in or right beside the road and collisions were common. I for one don't miss them nary bit! As far as poaching I only know of one near me in the last 5 years, I have heard several shots over the last 10 or 12 years in the night on the strip above my house, I only hope it is the elk and not a big buck!
     
  13. tnbrownfish

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    Our son is stationed in Germany and he said Horse steaks are Delicious !! Hey Im just saying maybe fire up the GRILL!!
    Also I would say the bear and coyotes and bobcats are really hammering your elk and deer. The coyotes have to be thinned by 80-90% each year Just To Keep Them LEVEL! Bears will wipe out your elk in no time too so this next fall buy a bear tag and FILL IT !
     
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  14. Pedro Menendez

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    In Indian times, Kentucky was subject to tribal controlled burns and vast grassy prairies teemed with bison and elk--both grazers.
     
  15. carnivore

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    Interesting, How did you come by that info?
     

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