Looks like poor wording has pistol cartridge rifles no longer legal on public land. Yes, I know it sounds stupid, and it may be........... but it's true. Checked IDNR website after seeing the dust up on social media. http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/7389.htm Look under the equipment tab and it should be 2nd topic. Accident or on purpose, PCR is a no go on public at this time........ If the DNR doesn't make a clarification I'd suspect they (and/or the politicians) played dirty pool with the hunters. I never saw anything put out that HP rifle test period would require a trade.