You’re missing my point. I used the decline in hunters as an example of how having data can help you understand an issue. Here’s another example: there are three species of rabbits in KY: cottontail, Appalachian and swamp rabbit. Currently, there is little data on swamp rabbits and I’d venture a guess of almost nothing on Appalachian rabbit distribution. The rabbit survey participation has steadily decreased over the last few years. Rabbit hunters aren’t participating in the survey. How can we as hunters expect the KDFWR to manage the resource if they don’t have information in which to make good decisions? A resource that is ours as citizens of KY. The people’s wildlife. That’s was a rhetorical question. At this point we can agree to disagree.