Ohio Division of Wildlife knows how many hunters they have, by the number of licenses they sell. However to help with the management of Ohio deer they are asking for hunters' feedback on a survey, specifically in regards to how much effort it takes to harvest those deer. 45,000 surveys were sent out, and this year they are adding an email survey. 20,000 hunters have received the survey by email, and more are responding via email than the mailed out surveys. Ohio DOW has been using this survey system for management since 2009, adding questions as things change, and this year the email survey was a new addition.
Mike Tonkovich, who is based out of the Athens DOW office, got some help from professors at Ohio University with this year's survey. "They told us that if you put a contentious question on the survey, it'll bump up the response." From TheDailyRecord.com .