I didn't see this posted anywhere on here but I just read the Ohio blog on midwestwhitetail.com and was alittle surprised by this entry: "There have been reports recently of increased bobcat and black bear sightings in Eastern Ohio. In fact, hunters have gotten trail cam pictures of bears in June and even November. Along with a flourishing coyote population, this potential rise in predator numbers has many people thinking it could harm the deer population. This however, is not the case. Mike Tonkovich of the Ohio DNR said that while these predators do kill deer (especially newborn fawns), they do not have significant effects on the population. In fact, a recent study showed that coyotes didn't take any more fawns than automobiles. He also said that Ohio’s annual deer harvest is increasing, even with a high coyote population. Tonkovich said that it is possible for bear and bobcat numbers to be on the rise, without it hurting the deer population. Keep in mind that bobcats and black bears are both endangered and protected species that are managed by the DNR, so the best thing to do if you see either of these animals is to report it to them." To me the fact about coyotes not killing anymore than automobiles seems completely absurd. I see it as coyote kills plus automobile kills are more than just automobile kills alone? And Tonk says the deer kills are on the rise?