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Plentiful deer, plenty of opportunities in Ohio September 25, 2011 Ohio

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Plentiful deer, plenty of opportunities in Ohio September 25, 2011 Ohio, Toledo Blade

... Most counties across the state are above target levels ... “it’s a rather bland forecast,” summed Mike Tonkovich, the deer biologist with the Ohio Division of Wildlife. “It’s going to look a lot like it has the last several years.”... From 2007 through 2010, the numbers come up with about 250,000 deer killed out of a pre-season population of 750,000 animals.... food availability is the key limiting factor for deer, for less browse is available as forestland matures and deer-productive undergrowth and brushy cover decline somewhat. In the western half of the state the key is the social pressure of deer numbers on farmland...


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