Ohio Aims At Major Deer-Herd Reduction
From The Columbus Dispatch:
_Ohio’s deer herd swelled to an estimated 675,000 last summer, and state officials say that’s enough.
“No later than two years from now, we plan on effectively stopping the growth of the deer population,” said Dave Risley, executive administrator of wildlife management and research for the Ohio Division of Wildlife.
In fact, the goal is to reduce the herd considerably.
“We’re going to come up with a new (population) target level,” Risley said. “It probably isn’t going to be 250,000. That’s not realistic. But it definitely won’t be 700,000.”
Their primary management tool will be increased doe permits._