Honestly Dan its my opinion that there are a bunch of folks who think they need several deer yearly in their freezer .I think most of this is just a chest thumping kind of thing like a macho thing amongst hunters .Most families will never eat more than 1 or 2 full grown adult deer a year .
This may be true in a limited number of cases, I will not totally dissagree with you.
I checked the "more than 5" box. My family has been fortunate enough to be able to completely substitue venison for beef except for the occasional steak night. We eat no ground beef, I would say we easily eat venison 4 days a week in some fashion or another. Last season we had 5 in the freezer, and unless I get lucky early on we are going to run out of Ground venison shortly with steaks and roasts not far behind, The reason I say I would like more than five is because I was only able to smoke a limited amount of sausages and stick this year. I would like to have two deer available for this as the summer sausage and sticks make great take to work for lunch items as well as being a huge hit at family functions. I know that I have been extreamly fortunate to be able to harvest that number of deer season after season, but it is what it takes for my family to save the life of some lucky cow some where. The best year we had was just a couple ago, the last my father -in-law got to hunt before he passed, we harvested 12 deer that season. That was too many for us, but 1 was a road kill we obviously hadn't planned for and we also participated in a depradation hunt in a state park and had better luck that anticipated. We made some of the old timers that can't get out and hunt anymore happy that year.