Buckeye Farm News today had a story about damage permits. There were 1,591 issued this past year with 8,723 deer harvested. The Farm Bureau's policy is to have the herd reduced to 250,000 deer! David Risley from OH Division of Wildlife's Research unit is quoted as saying "we'll probably keep pushing the deer population back until hunter's complain that there's not enough deer". Keep in mind this publication is coming from the farmer's point of view so I kind of took it with a grain of salt- but it's something to think about.