Kentucky DFW Seeking Opinions on Turkey Seasons

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The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is seeking opinions from turkey and waterfowl hunters about seasons and bag limits. Department officials today launched an online questionnaire at fw.ky.gov to obtain hunter opinions about proposals affecting turkey and waterfowl hunting.

The turkey questionnaire asks hunters whether they want to retain the current opening weekend of the general spring season - currently the Saturday closest to April 15 - or if they prefer for the season to always start on the second Saturday in April.

The waterfowl questionnaire seeks input about changing or retaining the current bag limit for hen mallards. The questionnaire also asks hunters whether the current youth-only waterfowl season for the Eastern Zone should remain on the first weekend of November, or shift to the first weekend of February, which is the same date as the Western Zone youth-only waterfowl hunt.

The questionnaires will remain online through August 10. Results will be compiled and submitted to the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission for further consideration at its August 14 meeting.

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources manages, regulates, enforces and promotes responsible use of all fish and wildlife species, their habitats, public wildlife areas and waterways for the benefit of those resources and for public enjoyment. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife is an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. For more information about the department, visit our web site at fw.ky.gov.