I can control a hunt just fine with a gun sitting next to me. That gun prevents the hunt from getting sloppy by allowing me to dispose of cripples that try to get away. Pretty simple. Honestly, there is nothing preventing me from going and getting my gun and hunting myself after I limit a group out as long as they are all unloaded. So what is the point of the law? There isn't one. Granted, I would never do what I just said because I want to spend that time scouting for the next day, but hypothetically I could.