Department of Fish and Wildlife
Kentucky Fish and Wildlife to survey anglers across the state
Ky. – The fisheries division of
the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is conducting a survey
to assess angler attitudes, opinions and fishing habits.
A random sample of 1,800 resident anglers who
purchased an annual fishing license in 2014 will receive a survey booklet in
the mail. The fisheries division mailed surveys Jan. 12.
“Even if fishing isn’t particularly important to
them or they are not experienced anglers, we still want their opinion,” said
Dave Dreves, fisheries research biologist for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. “For
this survey to accurately represent all persons fishing in Kentucky, it is
vitally important for each angler who receives a survey to complete it.”
Anglers will be asked the types of areas they
fish, species pursued, fishing frequency and their motivations. The survey also
includes questions about their beliefs concerning policies and regulations of
Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. Responses from survey participants will help guide
the future direction of fisheries programs.
Dreves encourages those who receive a survey to
fill it out completely and return it to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife with the
envelope provided as soon as possible.