You are wrong, hunter29180. Rifles are illegal for hunting in several of the more northern states. Might be a "population" thing.
Once at that page, click on "equipment"
>What are the rifle cartridge size requirements for Firearms Season?
Cartridges must fire a bullet of .357-inch diameter or larger and have a case length between 1.16 and 1.8 inches. Examples of legal cartridges now include the .460 Smith & Wesson, .450 Bushmaster, and .50 Beowulf as well as the .357 Magnum, .38-.40 Winchester, .41 Special and others.<
So, in Indiana, they seem to be allowing rifles in "pistol calibers", now. Used to was, I believe, it was "shotgun only".
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy, and taste good with catsup - George of Lod, Year of Our Lord 297
I always take precautions.
Beware the Evil Bullet Fairies.