kdfwr license customer survey

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by woodsman92, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

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    I did it. I’m fine with them making us check in all species. The data is needed.
     
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  2. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    I submitted a comment, (everyone can thank me later), it they want to get serious about collecting harvest data, do like NM. If you don't submit your previous years data by species by a certain date, you can't hunt that species the upcoming year.
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2019
  3. EC

    EC 12 pointer

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    Requiring you to do work for them.
     
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  4. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

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    You mean “work” (read: support) wildlife that’s held in public trust for all the citizens of the state?
     
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  5. 00noturkey

    00noturkey 10 pointer

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    didnt hunt last year, so only answered just a few questions.
     
  6. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I have a problem with it for this reason... There are many people, like my Dad, that don't have a smart phone, and have no access to internet, nor do they desire either. A mailed, or emailed, survey after season would be fine for their small game information.
     
  7. FOWLER2671

    FOWLER2671 12 pointer

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    To hell with that crap!

    I don't mind the deer or turkey or animals that you don't normally kill every hunt. That will end up just being another revenue source as people forget to call squirrels , ducks and rabbits in.

    Make it voluntary if you want but not mandatory!
     
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  8. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I've been thinking about this... What meaningful information could they get, other than number of rabbits taken, how long did you hunt, how many did you jump, County, and was it public or private land? I guess the culmination of data across the state could be more or less meaningful, but we know when we hunt, depending on where we are going, what to expect. We have places where we think a half day hunt will result in 4-5 jumped rabbits, and places we think will result in 8-10, or more. There are so many variables involved in small game, much more so than deer or turkey, IMHO.
     
  9. woodsman92

    woodsman92 6 pointer

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    I completed the survey and also left a comment at the end saying I believe telechecking all species would be a mistake and give them misleading results because most people I know wouldnt abide to call in every squirell they kill. I recommend if doing anything make a mandatory survey at the end of each season for just a season total. No system would be perfect but I believe a end of season survey would be best for small game
     
  10. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    And probably help them more in the long run.... If I'm not mistaken, they collected data on small game numbers from rural mail carriers in the past.
     
  11. davers

    davers 12 pointer

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    I received the survey, through an e-mail, yesterday morning. Filled it out. As for reporting harvest data, I receive a harvest data sheet on Squirrels (Number of hunts, hours hunted, Squirrels seen, Squirrels harvested, Species of Squirrel harvested. Been doing this for a few year now. Gives the State population trends on Squirrels. They should do the same with Rabbits too.
     
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  12. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

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    Got it. Filled it out.
     
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  13. ptbrauch

    ptbrauch 12 pointer

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    I just don't want to have to fill out any surveys when I'm up at 5am, trying to get my license and get out the door before the sun comes up. Between going through all the current steps, my morning constitution, and loading the truck, there just isn't much time left.
     
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  14. EC

    EC 12 pointer

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    That's about right, yes. Its busy and "nosey" work. Hardly anyone hunts squirrels or rabbits these days and other small game. Why further encumber "citizens" with the burden of "clerical requirements" when hunter numbers are declining?
     
  15. woodsman92

    woodsman92 6 pointer

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    how do you receive a survey on squirrel harvest? I hadnt heard of anyone getting one of those
     

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