Getting rid of rifles would be silly. If it was ever put into place, it should be county by county anyway. Any state wide rule is crazy. I live in SD, and there are all types of cover here. Rifles are illegal in MN though. I'm glad I live in SD.
Hope the poachers burn in hell.
Proper hunter saftey is always the answer. I pass up shots every year, that most hunters would take. Last thing I want is to kill someones dad, brother, son, wife, etc.
I've spent countless hours either on my hands and knees or bent over, messing up my back, looking for blood. One such instance I remember most was a hog hunt a few years ago in Mississippi. I had never shot a hog so when I poked a hole in this guy; I was determined to find him. Wearing snake leggings, I crawled on my hands and knees through the briars and the brambles and bushes where a rabbit wouldn't go. I found a spot of blood here and there but never the pig. And lucky for me, I didn't find...