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Ohio 2011 Whitetail Forecast October 26, 2011

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Ohio 2011 Whitetail Forecast October 26, 2011 Outdoor Channel

... "My No. 1 concern is the average age of the hunting public right now – it's only going to continue to rise. Very closely tied in to that is recruitment of new hunters and retention of existing hunters. It's very bleak, quite honestly. There's not a lot of positive on the horizon." ... He [Mike Tonkovich, Ohio's deer project leade] said an irony is "we're asking the hunting public to support recruitment and retention, but we're losing more land due to development, so we're asking them to hunt in more crowded conditions."

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