I hunt over in Martin County and there seems to be a lot of birds on that property. I live in Johnson county and usually hear birds gobbling starting around Valentine’s Day but this year I haven’t heard the first gobble. I did have 5 hens fly over my house a few weeks ago. I believe that overall bird numbers are down and that it’s all over the SE US and not just KY. I have no idea why but I’m guessing you could find some good info online, especially if you search journal articles re Wildlife management.