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There are now over 500 deer-breeding farms in Ohio — with an estimated 25,000 captive white- tail deer at any one time. Some of the animals are raised for meat, hides and agricultural products like more traditional livestock, but most are sold to hunting preserves.
Deer hunting is big in Ohio -- with half a million licenses issued a year. And hunting on preserves, where patrons pay to stalk stocked deer, is now a fast growing and increasingly sophisticated business.