Keith McCaffery, who was the Wisconsin state deer biologist for 37 years, doesn't see the silver lining. "Privatization and commercialization are two great threats to hunting. Deer ought to be held in public trust and allocated to the entire public. If so, the common man is willing to be taxed to support wildlife. If not, you're headed toward a European-style system where wildlife belongs to the privileged few, and that would unravel conservation as we've known it." Too often, he says, farmers lease to people who disregard the goals of the local community. While the carrying capacity in an agricultural state like Wisconsin is as high as 100 deer per square mile, the human tolerance is only about 25 deer. "After that, you get car accidents and crop damage that locals won't accept. But the guy leasing land often either doesn't care about the locals or he doesn't believe that there are that many deer on his lease. Even if he did, he can't kill that many deer legally. You can run into severe overpopulation of deer very fast."