I want every bodies opinions on these. Personally I think that state imposed antler restrictions tend to cater to the more vocal minority of hunters who want a "trophy". In my opinion a states wildlife department should focus on heard health ( maintaining a healthy population as far as carrying capacity and ratios are concerned) and leave the " trophy" managing to private landowners. Also, I feel that short term, antler restrictions could be good, but I harvested a buck last year that with a 3 pt restriction, nobody would have chanced. It was a 6pt that scored 108 and change. It scored 105 even as a 4pt. According to jaw wear it was 4.5 yr old. Given enough time, bucks like this would become the "fittest" to survive and I feel that there will be more and more of these type animals out there. And for me, a 4.5 yr old buck is a "trophy" irregardless of how much it scores. Thoughts?