We as a hunting population need to agree to self-regulate or allow the DNR to impose even tighter antler and limit restrictions to bring back the “glory days”. However, how much of the decline in deer age been hunter pressure, and how much natural causes and overall human pressure? People by and large are spreading out more and more, which means an increase in deer to car collisions, changes in limits to appease the insurance companies, etc. I think the “big boys” are around still, just not everything is “big”. Increased projectile technologies (in both slug, rifle, arrow, and muzzleloader), better scent covering technology, better clothing technology so the average Joe can stand out there longer, and adjustments in DNR regulations have contributed to the increase in harvest. Saying you pass up smaller/younger bucks is noble and something I admire.