DVW, thanks for clarifying my facts about the ML ammo, I figured I might get part of it wrong. I have a brother-in-law who has lived in White Salmon(just across the river from Hood River) for the past 30 yrs, he told me about the rules governing the prim. weaps season a long time ago. I'm with you, but I would say make it entirely one way or the other way. Good take on the "sidestepping", changing an in-line just enough to satisfy the prim. weaps. rules. Good take by you too Predator, when it comes to tryin' to understand their justification about what weapon is ok for what. I see you are from Belvidere, is that up by the Wisconsin line?? I'm 20 miles east and a touch south of Joliet, then 17 miles from the Indiana line. But my deer huntin' is 280 miles south of here.