Department of Fish and Wildlife
Kentucky Fish and Wildlife to survey anglers across the state

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, January 13, 2015  
Contact Information:  Lee McClellan 1-800-858-1549, ext. 4443  

FRANKFORT, 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.