LA dept of wildlife and fisheries will not allow the use of the 35 Whelen during the primitive weapons season. The law states 38cal or larger. 38cal. is .357 and the 35 Whelen is .358. I have spoken with both the Lake Charles and Baton Rouge inforcment divisions and niether seem to understand how 35cal can be larger than 38cal.I wonder how long it took them to understand that 12 gauge was larger than 20 gauge? In both instances thier response was' how can 35 be larger than 38'. I didn't write the law and I doubt the ones who did understand what they wrote. Look it up, its only 3 pages long! The sad thing is sportsmen across the state are being hadicaped by someone elses inability to understand. While I can legally hunt deer with a marginal weapon,357 magnum, I am prohibited from hunting with a much superior weapon.Don't take my word for it, look it up for yourself. Look up the law on the web or contact your local represenitive for a copy. Then check out the ballistic charts and compare them all, 45-70, 444, 44 magnum, 357 magnum, and 35 Whelen. If you don't already know you will be suprised. I think it's sad that sportsmen are prohibited because those who inforce the law don't understand the law they are inforcing!