I'm also in the leave centerfire rifles out of small game seasons for most of the same reasons mentioned already. I've noticed folks with high magazine clips really enjoy expelling a lot of ammo in a short perid of time. It may be the old spray and pray mantra. Seems some folks don't like to load the clips and then take that one accurate shot on a critter - or maybe they do, my mind can be changed. At the range it is fun to empty the auto - yet when hunting, I prefer marksmanship with my hunting rigs.
My opinion this regulation is a joke. Just uninformed people making laws that don't make sense. 75% of wma land wouldn't let a Centerfire rifle bullet travel any farther than any slug or buckshot. It's just too thick. Put hogs and coyotes in there own nuisance category let em be hunted day or night with caliber of hunters choice.
Urban/ Wildlands interface- residential etc developed areas adjoining natural lands, hunt lands is shall we say ‘developing’ landscape feature.I know of an area rancher that no longer quail hunts a section due to new homes and backyards adjacent to his land.Personally I avoid hunting areas where I can hear children playing in their yards. Hey, at least they are outside!One area I used to hunt, now adjacent to homes could have been spared from development had the State’s public lands purchase program not been basically halted for years.....
I don't like hog as small game, just me but really screws up the true small game folks..