I don't understand the no rifle rule for deer. I get that it may be a more populated area. I just think that people have to use better judgement. And whats with the FOID card ? Dumb people ruin it for everyone! There is no rifle deer hunting in Dane co here either, Good thing I live in Iowa co ! And that's how Illinois should be too, county by county. I know my ar 15 is a big no-no in your state unless you have the proper licensing . Kinda funny because Rock River Arms is based in Colona Il. People are very quick to judge someone who owns one. My father inlaw was that way until I talked him into shooting a bowling pin at 200 yards with it. They are such a great rifle to shoot. Real tack drivers. No muzzle rise or kick. ( i only weigh 160 at 5' 11" so kick sucks for me,I'm pretty boney) The jams and unreliability are a thing of the past as long as it's well cared for. I never go hunting with a large magazine . I use a 5 rounder, even tho there is no limit on your magazine size here, for anything other than water fowl. (if you need that many rounds for hunting, you shouldn't be hunting in my eyes) I save 30 rounders for the range. Ammo has gotten way to expensive to just burn through it , even cheap steal cased ammo. Fox_Hunter... I think you need to click your heals a little harder !
People here are so much friendlier, for the most part.