Has anybody really studied the data the DNR published last year for their county and seen anything ....."interesting"? The data for my county is below. What interests me is that the most crop damage reports my county has had is 2 in a single year. I also see the ratio of deer/vehicle accidents to billions of mile traveled stays about constant (take miles and divide by accidents). I also see in 2016 my county killed only 9 deer per square mile of "deer habitat". So either we don't shoot the deer.....OR they are not there! So with all this data how then can the DNR allow an individual to kill 7 deer total? I don't see the evidence that says it makes a significant impact! The data above covers a decade...including the rise of the deer population, the peak and the decline we are seeing now.....and yet crop damage reports have not changed and the ratio of deer/car accidents hasn't changed..... So why does it matter if my county bonus quota is 1 or 3? The DNR published info in the same report that states 72% of hunters only take a single deer anyway and only an additional 19.5% take 2 deer. So 8% of hunters state wide take 3 or more deer in 2015 & 2016. Yet the DNR encourages this slaughter of as many deer as possible and I really don't understand why!!! Maybe other counties are different, but if you haven't looked I encourage you to do so. If you don't have this info let me know and I will post your county info from the report.