Will we get fewer deer, and therefore less information, with a telecheck or internet-delivered check-in program? Undoubtedly yes, but it seems that states have a way to account for this "under reporting," seemingly the current-day PC term for poaching. Agencies have a mathematical formula to account for such annoyances. It's called the fudge factor. In New York's voluntary system, for example, officials believe that 45% of harvested deer are reported. That is decidedly not a harvest report but rather a harvest estimate. Read: guess. As a hunter, I deserve better than a guess--and I'd be more than willing to pay more for that in license-fee increases. What I most definitely do not want is bad science. When a promising pre-season deer forecast turns into a horrible deer take and is then blamed on the weather, well, I'm just not buying it.