Not naive if the commission can be convinced to limit the technology as pertaining to the primitive weapons season.BH
This seems to be the key question though, "what is the purpose of the limitiations?"
We know that herd numbers are actually controlled by days of the season and quotas, not technology of the weapon.
So what rational purpose to benefit hunting or game management does these limitations perform? NOT ONE PERSON HAS GIVEN ANY REASON HERE.
We have heard a lot of "I do not like, I want eveyone to hunt like this, I demand everyone accept my definition of primitive and I do not care if it is actually correct or not." etc. It is all I, I , I, I, I and what I want for me.
Technological limitations only control hunters and absolutely nothing else!! There is no sound game management purpose here, only ideological preferences on how the other guy is supposed to hunt.
Does this mean anything goes, not really, But we should keep in mind what is ethical (lord knows you can have one heck of a discussion here) and how it is going to positively effect the sport of hunting in the near and long term. What is ethical is just like technology, it is constantly evolving.
I agree late season cow seasons might not be the best unless their is an over abundance. Many states are doing late season doe or cow harvest to reduce the overall numbers. That is another real thorny issue of shooting any female with some guys. You have guys that absolutely believe that is the worst thing that can be done, when in fact it really in some cases is sound herd management. Yet no matter how many times they are proven wrong, they will not believe.
It is good that we are discussing this and people are involved with their game depts wherever they are. Maybe this discussion will energize others to participate, become hunter ed instructors (PS get real great discounts on firearms, scopes etc from the mftrs by the way) and to bring and help new hunters into the sport.