Thread drift now being in full force...
Other restrictions that do apply to me, include the use of non-lead shot for all my bird hunting. This started 30 some years ago as I recall, in an effort to decrease lead poisioning of waterfowl. The whole issue is somewhat controversial, but as a result more and more areas became "non-toxic shot only" - meaning steel shot and various alternatives were all that can be used. Eventually this started including game well beyond waterfowl. Anywhere near my location, even for pheasants & chukar (partridge) is restricted to "non toxic shot."
In California, the no-lead bullet rule eventually made it into the big game fields. The struggling California Condor (one huge, ugly bird!) population is the rational for this "unleaded bullet" restriction. Fear cited was that the big birds would feed on the carcass or gut pile of animals killed by hunters, ingest a lead bullet and die. So... Barnes jumped on that potential market, with their all copper bullets. Hornady and Nosler have followed suit, offering bullets of gilding metal which is the same stuff that most bullet jackets are made of. No lead in any of those. Some of these bullets had a bit of a rocky start, but have evolved into excellent hunting bullets, known for their remarkable penetration.
It looks like there is a good chance of Oregon and Washington states eventually going to "no lead" bullets for our big game hunting as well. Which is why I have a small amount of Nosler and Barnes bullets that don't contain any lead. So I won't get caught unprepared when the rules change.
We've had other things changed by popular vote, such as outlawing the hunting of bear and cougar by use of bait or hounds. In California, there is simply no hunting of cougar, and wow, that has led to some big problems!
The whole wolf issue is amazing... Wolves were nearly gone from the west, now there are booming populations of them, with dire effects on our elk and deer herds. Also they've been preying on domestic livestock. And in some states there is still no legal hunting of wolves!
Sigh... Legislatures and voters can sure make hunting rules complicated!