Odd you should bring this up. I have a hunting buddy that says, "If the DNR says we're allowed to kill 6 deer total for the year, there must be plenty of them out there. So, I'm killin' my share and doing my part."If hunters have overharvested an animal the blame is 100% with the DNR whose responsibility it is to prevent that.
He laughs about it and realizes the consequences of his actions, but at the same time he is serious about killing as many as he is allowed.
I'm fortunate enough to have an area that doesn't allow much hunting, except for myself and a couple of occasional gun hunters. I've stopped shooting does in this area, for over 14 years and the populations is reflective of that action. There are so many bucks in the area, it's crazy.