Commission meeting Thurs, Fri. Hutch, KS

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At 43% and they are hunting more days and most likely are the ones that are in the group that the outfitters are killing 100 + birds in 1 county. They are the problem. Not their birds, not their problem attitude.
 

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Turkey populations in Nebraska have declined 45% since their peak between 2008 to 2010. Because of that, staff will recommend changes to regulations and orders that include reducing the spring season personal permit limit from three to two, lowering the fall bag limit from two to one, shortening the fall season to Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, and requiring all turkeys be checked via phone or internet beginning with the Spring 2023 season.
 

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Turkey populations in Nebraska have declined 45% since their peak between 2008 to 2010. Because of that, staff will recommend changes to regulations and orders that include reducing the spring season personal permit limit from three to two, lowering the fall bag limit from two to one, shortening the fall season to Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, and requiring all turkeys be checked via phone or internet beginning with the Spring 2023 season.
From what I've heard in addition to that, NRs down to one bird with a 10k cap. When they brought 2 birds up to their commission they said it's not enough.
 

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At 43% and they are hunting more days and most likely are the ones that are in the group that the outfitters are killing 100 + birds in 1 county. They are the problem. Not their birds, not their problem attitude.

Then we can blame NR for the declining turkey population everywhere….

Not the terrible management of the species.

Got it
 

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I guess all on here no more than nwtf biologist chickens carry disease that is terminal to turkeys google it
 

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Not saying 100% is chicken litter related we have a perfect storm of things hitting them all at once predators,weather,overhunting,and introduced disease that wild birds have no resistance and you get no turkeys like we have in Cherokee County. I no a lot of turkey produces they do nothing to the litter just scoop it up and sell it for fertilizer when it's put down it's way to hot to spread and plant anything in the soil it will literally burn up the plant most let it set several months before spreading then planting so no treatments are being done google says if treated it's not real bad but does not say it's 100% safe so I guess our turkeys are part of a science experiment
 

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When they start spreading the litter you will see your numbers plummet like we did 100% guarantee you that.
 

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Kdwp will 1 day pull their head out of their orfice
But it will be to late to save the resource this is Indictive of wildlife management to make money over the resource. Introduce a pathogen into the environment it is always the best way to manage wildlife WE NEED KDWP to have completely control all wildlife decisions not a bunch of politicians who have their own interests to benefit from these decisions
 

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Not sure if you have seen this slide in the presentation, but we are 1 year away from residents only limited draw Turkey hunt. Another year of under 55% success rate could do it. We had 40% last year.
 

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