I hope you are right about the herd springing back after a few years of cow-closure. A healthy, sustainable herd will benefit all groups of hunters.
I think it will, when you take a cow bascially during any of the seasons, minus the early archery, they're pregnant so your killing two instead of one?
When we abolished Doe day in the late 70's, there were guys killing fawns and anything that moved. I started hunting in '82 or '83 but by then were had good numbers of deer , maytbe even better than today at least on the westside.