I also note with some enthusiasm that our high school doesn't have a home football game scheduled for the opener of the centerfire firearm season. This is the first time in three years that I'll be off that weekend, and I'm hyped about it. Now, I can make plans and I'll guaran-damn-tee you that I'll be in the woods on the morning of October 27, 2012.
There has also been a change in the weapons allowed for the primitive weapons season. From the webpage:
2. Single shot, breech loading rifles, .35 caliber or larger having an exposed hammer that uses metallic cartridges loaded either with black powder or modern smokeless powder. All of the above may be fitted with magnified scopes.From that general designation, it appears that H&R Handi-rifles in .35 caliber are now legal for the primitive firearms season. Interesting