Why a muzzleloader permit?

Why do I have to get a muzzleloader permit? I already have an archery permit, and I see the reasons for that, I. e. knowing how to track a wounded animal etc.
Muzzleloader permits were initially set up to count the number of muzzleloader hunters in order to design hunts for them.  They are now included in sportsmen packs but other license purchasers who are muzzloader hunters cannot be counted or contacted/surveyed without the permits at this point.  Thanks for your question.
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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 3:38 PM MST