I'm a numbers kind of guy and I was interested in taking a look at what kind of statistical evidence there might be to prove or disprove the benefits of the OBR. So I made a spread sheet with all of the harvest data since 1999 and broke it out into a three year non-OBR baseline and 4 years of OBR data. If you compare the averages from the baseline and the OBR years there are some interesting numbers. It looks like OBR has had the biggest impact on the Archery season which is not surprising since archers were the ones who would have used the second buck license. While archers make up a small part of the total harvest the change still has a positive impact on the overall statistics and will be good for the Indiana deer herd. By the way, for the purposes of this spreadsheet the early and late archery totals were combined and the firearm & muzzleloader totals were combined for each year. conclusions: 1) There has been an average increase of 18% in annual doe harvest. 2) There has been a 10% increase in annual Buck harvest. 3) There has been a 2% increase in the percentage of does in the harvest and a corresponding 2% decrease in the percentage of Bucks that make up the harvest. This means more bucks are being protected under OBR. This data would indicate that OBR is helping to increase the number of does harvested and increase the percentage of does in the harvest. This has been accomplished while actually showing an increase in the annual buck harvest. Looking at these numbers I'm hard pressed to see why anyone would want to go back to the baseline years.