I believe it's not that you can't use your CCW weapon for hunting, it's just not the best choice for that task. Like everything else, it is a tool best designed for a particular use. Of course you can shoot a four or two legged creature / person and get a kill from it. But how practical is a self defense compact weapon, designed for relatively close encounters, basically draw, point and shoot a good choice for hunting. There are weapons better suited for that purpose, i.e. a big bore revolver, maybe with a scope ! Why would a person buy that big expensive and heavy weapon to lug around as a CCW, most would not. Is it because it can be done, and some do. As a practical matter, there are better choices and alternatives. Therefore, its like the old saying goes......use the right tool for the job......!!