Hunters: We Need Your Help!
To effectively manage Kentuckys wildlife, the department of
fish and wildlife conducts a variety of studies. As a hunter, you can greatly assist this
effort by submitting information from your hunts or parts of the animals that you take.
The samples and information you provide are essential for determining the size, trends,
and health of the wildlife populations you hunt. Please take the time to participate in
one or all of the following surveys.
Small game hunters can help gather valuable data about the
states small game populations by keeping a daily hunting diary. Information provided
by hunters aids in monitoring population trends and making sound management decisions.
Diary type hunting logs are available for rabbit, quail, grouse, and squirrel hunting.
These hunting logs are available below in a printable form with instructions. Simply click
on the species of interest and print!
Another way quail and grouse hunters can help is by sending in one
wing from each bobwhite quail and one wing feather, a few rump feathers, and a primary
tail feather from each grouse taken. Pre-addressed quail wing and grouse wing envelopes
are available from state conservation officers or by calling the Department of Fish and
Wildlife Resources at 1-800-858-1549.
All cooperators in any of the small game surveys will receive their
old hunting log, a copy of the results of the survey they participated in, and a small
gift of our appreciation for your cooperation.