I am far from being a trophy hunter in anybody's eyes. I do love the taste of venison, but understand that I don't have to hunt to survive. I do it because I enjoy it and have hunted with the theory that every deer that you shoot it a trophy for the mere fact that you took that deer's life. As far as not shooting any doe to build the heard, there have been plenty of studies that show you get more fawns from a balanced deer herd meaning an even buck-to-doe ratio. VT doesn't have that right now by a long shot.
Comparing VT to the midwest states is loike comparing apples and oranges. The midwest have amazing soils to produce large antlered bucks. Not to mention that out in most midwest states, they have a one buck per season law. Some even have a one deer per season law. For years, VT over-killed their buck herd allowing three bucks to be taken a season and was taboo to kill a doe amongst most old time hunters. That has left the deer herd way out of proportion even today. In my opinion, the state should drop back to a one buck per season limit and focus on the does, but still keep the seasonal limit at three deer for those that want meat in their freezer. The big thing that VT needs to focus on the most is habitat. When you can walk into the woods and see for three hundred yards inside the woods, that says volumes. Those volumes say that the deer have nothing there. Anything five feet and up on a tree is no good to a deer. Unfortunately, that state doesn't have the reasources to do this right now, so it is up to the private land owner. The two best tools that a deer hunter has to help the deer herd is a chain saw and a rifle.
Just my opinion! For what it's worth.