I have 8-10 kinds of small rodents at my place. My meadow looks like Swiss Cheese. Haven't had problems. Even the gophers and moles ignore the hops. Deer will take a bite occasionally, but never eat much.
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"
"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk