Not a disease issue if you belive the science.Just seems like it has to be some sort of an avian flu or something similar for such a widespread decline. On a positive note, I was putting up a stand yesterday and saw 2 separate flocks of 12 and 10 hens in the 2 hours I was there. However, I also saw a coyote walking right down the gravel driveway as I was leaving.
I agree! It ain't happening. The Houndsmen and the KY Trappers Association are against it. They've bombarded the commission with comments about disenfranchising non hunting public by not using the hides or meat. Houndsmen are against "decimating " one species to help another. I asked my Commissioner a question. "We can hunt coyotes year round, have we killed every one in KY yet?"Trapping needs to be year around.