Biologists from two states noted for superb whitetail management, however, are less enthusiastic. "It's important to remember that in Wisconsin, deer hunters have a lot of political clout," says Iowa DNR deer researcher Tom Litchfield, who suggests that Wisconsin's new model would not work in his state because "here, the farmers are in control." Ohio's Division of Wildlife program leader Mike Tonkovich is more blunt: "There's not a lot I can say positively about this move. I know the biologists in Wisconsin, and there's not a harder-working, more highly talented group of professionals around. I'm amazed, because they don't seem to be insulted, and I know I would be. My guess is there isn't going to be anything radical or earthshaking in what happens there. The squeaky wheels are just going to have to sit down and work it out. No deer czar, guru, or swami is going to walk in there and change it."