Is this the 4th year in a row that the deer take in Ohio has gone down. I started bow hunting 4 years ago and I thought the take was up around 230k-240k taken. Then it went to 220. Then to 218 and now to 190. Thats a huge drop. My numbers may be way off. Im going by what I thought I remembered seeing. I have yet to fill a tag in Ohio. Not because I havent had the chance, but I just dont want to shoot a small buck and doe have been few and far between. The last 3 years I would get a big doe up in Michigan, hunting my wifes grandparents place. But I didnt get to hunt up this year. So I guess there are some hunters who dont fill tags to offset those who do. I didnt take anything this year, but I had a lot of action. Mostly the same deer seen, but always hope one straggler will come walking by that I had not seen. Hearing the numbers going down is really discouraging to hear or read for that matter. I guess we'll see in years to come how the herd will rebound or not.