I am all over the map on this one. The article trys to paint a complex issue too simply.
On the one hand, I like the idea of be allowed to choose for myself what is best for the land I am hunting. Regardless of what the DNR says, some years in the past, we did not have enough does to warrant earn a buck. This year we have too many, and earn a buck is not in effect in my area, yet I am going to take several does this year, because it is best for our area.
On the other hand, a lot of hunters are just out there for the trophy. If we leave it up to individuals to shoot does as needed, will they?
On my third hand(foot maybe?), does it have as big of effect on the herd as the DNR would have us believe? I think it probably does.
On the other foot, deer season and out of state hunters help the WI economy. If over population of does means fewer big bucks, how will that effect things when those out of staters start going somewhere else? I know some Wisconsites like the idea, but it still bears discussion.
In the end, I would like to see what Dr. Kroll has to say about the issue before we do anything, since we have hired him to give us an expert analysis.
Respect - don't take it, unless you are willing to give it.
Responsibility - don't give it, unless you are willing to take it.