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Best Part of Entire Meeting
July 9, 2021 Presentation of the Wild Turkey Research in Putnam County, Missouri by Tyl Reina to the Missouri Conservation Commission.


 

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– KEEP SENDING YOUR OPINIONS!!!!

Steven Harrison – Commissioner- Rolla “We have gotten more public comments on Wild Turkey than any other issue since I been a commissioner.”

Steven Harrison – Commissioner – Rolla “My property was part of the original restoration and we only have only 20% of the Wild Turkey that we have now and the only thing we don’t do is nest predator control.”

Steven Harrison – Commissioner – “Public wants to see something done about decline”

Wm. L. (Barry) Orscheln, Columbia, Vice Chair – Echo’s Commissioner Steven Harrison and the concern about nest predators”

Don C. Bedell, Sikeston, Chair – Brings up the concerns about Feral Hogs and the effects on Wild Turkeys, which the Missouri Department of Conservation has not researched.

Listen and watch the video meeting and then Send Comments to Missouri Conservation Commission - Don Bedell, Barry Orscheln, Mark McHenry, Steven Harrison - https://mdc.mo.gov/form/commissioner-contact-form?commissioner=db
 

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Commissioners arent biologist. A rancher in Texas is not a biologist.
 

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Another tool to help improve turkey production on their properties.

We have a very smart turkey biologist.
 

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May not be biologists but they are the ones that approve wildlife code regulations.
With a LOT of input behind the scenes from the biologists. They will get their misconceptions worked out.

The biologists will have to propose some new predator rega before the commissioners have any say.
 

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Another tool to help improve turkey production on their properties.

We have a very smart turkey biologist.
Some tools suck.
 

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Another tool to help improve turkey production on their properties.

We have a very smart turkey biologist.
Its becoming undeniable ,,, so fewer and fewer are denying it.
 

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Stretch both of your arms out straight, point both of your thumbs back towards your chest and say that again.
Hey, as soon as I stop being right about this stuff Ill gladly do that. You'll be waiting a while it seems...
 

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Its becoming undeniable ,,, so fewer and fewer are denying it.
Not under the conditions you can or will be able to implement it in MO.
 

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Maybe we need a biologist with a spine then.
To do what?

Shes got a spine. Shes going to tell the old whiners to shut up and deal with ADH. Our previous turkey bios didnt have the balls to do it.
 

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With the commissioners against her she will be looking for employment if she does.
Could be. I’m demonstrating a point.

She IS a good biologist. They WILL take a look at the trapping regs. She realizes that predators are part of the equation and its not a waste of time to address it.

Anytime a hero of hawks says something counter to what he has been saying, he has an excuse ginned up. In this case, she didn’t really mean what she said… she was just being political and lying to the commissioners.

If she doesnt follow through on what she told them yesterday and develops a pattern of this, it might also be a good way to be seeking employment elsewhere. It’s obvious that they were concerned about predators.
 
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With the commissioners against her she will be looking for employment if she does.
The commission doeant make HR decisions. The director and all of her bosses are behind her. She safe.
 

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The commission doeant make HR decisions.
And thus has zero influence… got it.

I agree though that she isnt going anywhere for now.
 

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Could be. I’m demonstrating a point.

She IS a good biologist. They WILL take a look at the trapping regs. She realizes that predators are part of the equation and its not a waste of time to address it.

Anytime a hero of hawks says something counter to what he has been saying, he has an excuse ginned up. In this case, she didn’t really mean what she said… she was just being political and lying to the commissioners.

If she doesnt follow through on what she told them yesterday and develops a pattern of this, it might also be a good way to be seeking employment elsewhere. It’s obvious that they were concerned about predators.
This is what will happen. She will comw back to the commission and say " we took a hard look at trapping regulations and after engaging all stakeholders determined that additional opportunity was not needed since the current seasons are underutilized. Legitimate trappers did not believe it was in the best interest of the resource to trap outside of prime fur periods. In addition, our study is showing that habitat is the biggest issue and we qill take another HARD look at this issue once all our fieldwork is complete."

Or they will do a token "we are extending trapping season in to february".... which they know won't help.

I can tell you that they dont want to change trapping regs now because they are expecting production to improve substantially in the near future regardless. What they dont want is to change these regs, have that happen as it would have anyway, then have to deal with all the people saying that trapping regs changing was the reason we have more turkeys.

Changing trapping regs has very little support.
 
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