Gun season deer harvest reflects reduced herd and factors in play December 17, 2013 Ohio

Ohio Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

... Habitat loss and unregulated hunting in the early 1900s had essentially eliminated deer from the state... By about a decade ago, the Ohio deer herd was likely pushing close to 800,000... Tonkovitch said that in many parts of Ohio, the deer populations are still in excess of the management goals ...“We make decisions based on what is going on across hundreds of square miles,” ...

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