I agree with "Spikebuck" on this. Most of these hunts were started as primitive seasons. Then the gun manufactures started coming up with newer/better tech. and skirting the game laws so they could keep up with their competition and sell their products. They are only making what the consumer is buying. Do I get bent if some one uses a megamagnum to hunt? No I don't, As long as they don't do it during the "primitive season". Im not sure about other states, but here in Oregon we get ONE opportunity to hunt deer or elk per year. If I want to hunt during the muzzleloader season I have to first buy a hunting license, then apply for that hunt through a draw system. Each application costs an additional 8.00 weather you were successful or not. If I don't draw a tag Im stuck hunting the general season with the megamag crowed. I cant start out in the early bow season then rifle hunt then muzzleloader hunt, you get only one hunt (most elk hunts are one week long). The problem is the newer/better tech. has improved success rates to the point that tag numbers had to be lowered, so now getting one of those tags is getting harder and harder and as the "new and improved" muzzleloaders have enticed more and more hunters there is more competition for less tags. Check out the latest abomination from Traditions. The NITROFIRE. It only cost about 3.00 per shot to fire it.