These laws never made any sense to me either. I get a permit about once every month during the off season. I've never understood why I can't hunt coyotes with any of my rifles other than a .22 caliber. Never understood why I have to be 400 meters from a dwelling to discharge a firearm but can go 400 meters and shoot back toward a house.(not very safe but still legal) Guess there's a lot of things I don't understand.LOL.