Deer kill up; regs won't change February 12, 2016 Ohio

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Deer kill up; regs won't change February 12, 2016 Ohio, MyDaytonDailyNews
... several factors that played into the higher total... a lower than average mast crop (acorns), which made deer more active in looking for other food sources... farmers having most of their crops harvested before gun season ... weather was good throughout the fall... 

... "The year's harvest was artificially inflated because of the weather and the mast crop failure," said deer biologist Clint McCoy. "We had predicted a nominal increase of 5 percent to 7 percent. Going forward for next year, we are probably going to see a similar buck harvest, or down just a smidgen...

Deer harvest proves interest in bow huntingFebruary 13, 2016 Ohio, Limaohio 
... Preliminary data from our deer hunter survey revealed that about two-thirds of hunters think there are too few deer. Therefore, we will hold regulations stable this year to promote modest herd growth in most regions of the state... 

Final deer tally for Ohio is in February 15, 2016 People's Defender
... Officials I’ve talked with and others don’t necessarily believe there are any more deer on the landscape, but poor mast crop and nice weather brought out the hunters and the deer which combined for a seven percent increase in the overall take...

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