Danesdad just brought up a good point...With restrictions here in PA, they wanted to have fewer deer with higher quality. Some people are upset they see fewer deer, but they didn't realize that before they were seeing too many for what the habitat could support.
I can't tell you how many times i hear people gripe about this point. "we only see 8 deer a day when before i would see 20+" Dig further and findout that before they would see all doe and now they see 2 or 3 buck of the 8.
Wouldn't we all rather see fewer more quality deer than high numbers of an unbalanced herd? I know i would.
Also, they don't realize that to kill a buck now adays, they have to hunt smarter and harder. Before, when the herd was comprised almost entirely of yearling buck, it was much easier to kill one. Now, with the herd containing many more upper age class buck, yes, it is harder to kill a buck. But when you do connect, it is worth it.
Some people, unfortunately aren't true hunters. They only want to be killers. They measure success by meat on the truck only, not through experiences in the woods, hard work, and patience.