Its the first time I've ever heard of this in Michigan. One problem here and I'm sure in other states, Urban development. We keep loosing land and the deer have no place to go. I'm glad its on private land only, if we must have this hunt. The deer on state land will only be on there normal spooked state, and not super noctural spooked.
Its most likely more a money thing (sell more lic). Keep laying off DNR officers and spend the money on useless "activities". But hey things could be worse.