From a deer management perspective, this makes little sense. Doe harvest drives population dynamics. The benefit it would have is it would potentially increase age structure of bucks on public land. When the problem is few deer on public land, you protect antlerless deer - restricting buck harvest does little for population.
I’m aware how doe harvest drives population trends. It’d be more of a Hunter management regulation. Public land hunters would benefit greatly. I think the end result would be at a minimum less doe harvest pressure on public lands. I don’t think there’s a whole lot you can do to increase doe harvest on private lands outside earn a buck.
Restricting buck harvest I am all for - but it is easier to first reduce buck harvest to 1 buck only statewide (choose your weapon) and/or shorten seasons. However, for the guy that owns 10 acres by his house, he is basically restricting himself to his 10 acres and not allowed to hunt on public land. Or, he hunts public land and deer don't get hunted on his private land ->exactly the opposite of what the ultimate goal is (increase harvest on private land and decrease it on public land).
Not everyone wins in that scenario and you are right, ten acre guy might get the short end of the stick. Ten acre guy can pick public land if that works better for him so saying he would not allowed to hunt public is not accurate. It’s just a choice one would have to make.
In addition, the issue is hunters with private land are not shooting does on their own land, and utilizing public land for their antlerless/meat grocery shopping hunts. I see this all the time on the public land I hunt where crews are making drives and filling every public land farmland unit tag they have. They go back to their private land and sit on their food plots/baits in the evenings waiting for a mature buck. The same crews have access to hundreds of acres of their own land, but the only ones allowed to shoot antlerless deer on their own land are first time hunters. These same crews have ruined my deer hunting - opening morning - making drives through large chunks of private land. They are gone in the afternoon sitting over their food plots. That is why I quit hunting public land during rifle season in this area.
This is precisely what I am getting at. When coupled with the elimination of party hunting on public tags, deer drives on public are greatly reduced unless they have shooters with valid tags. That right there would improve the public land experience immensely.