Kdfwr turkey survey link

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  1. WaterDog88

    WaterDog88 10 pointer

    Jul 28, 2008
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  2. rockhousehunter

    rockhousehunter 10 pointer

    Oct 18, 2013
    West Liberty, Ky
    Here are the 4 major questions they want input on. Please use the above link and give your information, it can only help.

    29. Do you oppose or support changing the spring turkey regulations to end hunting hours at 1:00pm (local time) each day?
    30. Do you oppose or support reducing the spring turkey bag limit from 2 male/bearded birds to 1 male/bearded bird?
    31. Do you oppose or support changing the regulations to restrict harvest of jakes to youth hunters and apprentice hunters (those using a 1-year Temporary Hunter Education Exemption Permit)?
    32. Do you oppose or support reducing the fall turkey season bag limit from 4 turkeys to 2 turkeys?

  3. HeadedWest

    HeadedWest 10 pointer

    Nov 22, 2016
    Well, there goes the fall bag limit of 4.

    Sounds like the buzz across the country is declining populations...It has to be something other than hunter harvest, right?
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  4. rockhousehunter

    rockhousehunter 10 pointer

    Oct 18, 2013
    West Liberty, Ky
    I'm not sure, I wasn't aware of the turkey populations being down in surrounding states.
  5. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

    Aug 20, 2007
    East ky
  6. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

    Aug 20, 2007
    East ky
    I'm game for whatever needs to be done to help populations.
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    NEVENUFFHP 6 pointer

    Aug 9, 2002
    .Cecilia ky
    Guys,Make sure You fill out the Survey,
  8. T-wil69

    T-wil69 10 pointer

    Jan 16, 2015
    Filled mine out strongly against the first two and strongly for the last two
  9. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

    Aug 20, 2007
    East ky
    Strongly for all 4 here. The stopping hunting at 1pm I shoulda been against do to some people only getting to hunt afternoons. But it's too late to change my answer I guess.
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  10. JDMiller

    JDMiller 12 pointer

    Jun 12, 2005
    " Between the Rivers "
    I filled out the survey.

    Which I too strongly support the 1pm stop hunting restriction... from a hunting pressure perspective.

    In turn... that’s what was in place when I started hunting years ago... and was the standard in most other states I hunted.

    I didn’t mind it all ... we would hunt turkeys till 1pm... pick morels or fish in the afternoon.... still roost toms at sunset and make plans for the next mornings hunt.

    Didn’t mind it all.
  11. KYH5N1

    KYH5N1 10 pointer

    Thanks water dog for posting the link. I strongly urge everyone here to complete the survey. Make sure to fill out the opinion page at the end also. I think a 1p cutoff the first two weeks would be good. Allow all day the last week. I don't think the harvest of jakes would have that great of an impact on overall population, tho a "no bearded hen" would have been a good option. I'm for going back to a week day opener and only three weekends during season guidelines. I'm also for an opener on or later than 4/15. I was good with 2 fall birds also but I think fall hunting participation is so low that impact may be minimal. I'm also for a more liberal raccoon harvest and extended seasons on the masked egg sucking bastagedes. I also believe suplemental feeding of deer needs to be from 1 week before deer season until the close of deer season. I know a total ban won't happen. Hopefully this survey isn't just a "smoke screen " and the dept will actually do something before it's too late!
  12. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

    Aug 23, 2011
    I'm strongly against 1-3, and strongly for #4.
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  13. Marsh CallUser

    Marsh CallUser 12 pointer

    May 20, 2011
    Bowling Green, KY
    How many birds are killed during the fall season?
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  14. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

    Feb 20, 2011
    the swamps of western KY
    I filled it out. I’m against all four. I want to see some scientific data that supports the decline in population and exactly where it’s coming from before I make a decision. Right now all of this talk is speculation.

    It’s highly possible our turkey population has stabilized and a 25k spring kill is the new norm.
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  15. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

    Aug 20, 2007
    East ky
    I've heard a lot of complaints on coon. And there's no doubt that they eat their share of eggs. But I'm sure they get the blame for every turkey nest breakup. And I don't believe that one minute. Anything that runs across a nest is gonna eat them be it coon, fox, possum, yote, crow, blue jay, skunk, or a dog. My dad has a lot of hen eggs. I'm thinking about making a make shift nest in the timber and put a cam on it. See what takes place. My 73 yr old father is a coon hunter, turkey hunter, deer hunter, and squirrel hunter. Coon and their hunters get a bad rap on here and it bothers me. Before turkey, deer, and elk, small game was THE sport in ky. Nowadays they are on the back burner.
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