Hunting with a Single Shot Shotgun

Discussion in 'Big Game Hunting' started by Walkingeagle, Oct 9, 2019.

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  1. Oct 9, 2019 #1

    Walkingeagle

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    I know I am speaking of a breach loader here, but this forum seems pretty open minded. If I am violating something here, please move or delete.
    I have thought a lot over the years of venturing into the woods on an extended hunt using nothing more than a single shot smoothbore shotgun in 20 gauge. I thought that taking of legal small game and birds for the pot would be advantageous, and the ability to switch to a slug quickly should large game opportunities present themselves a huge bonus. Kind of the closest thing I can get to a muzzleloader but able to quickly and easily swap out loads to match game.
    Anyone else think likeminded?
    Walk
     
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    Dave James

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    Have done the same thing although it was when I was much younger,grandparents would send me off into the woods to fetch meat for the stew pot, used either a old 410 or 20 ga. took every thing from tree rats to medium sized for leggers
     
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    D55

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    Better check the regs. In Ohio it is not legal to carry shot shells while deer hunting. Don't know about other states.
     
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    Walkingeagle

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    In Alberta it is legal.
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  5. Oct 10, 2019 #5

    jlynch75

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    In NY it is legal to carry shotgun, rife, pistol (w/permit) and bow during regular deer season. Special dates for crossbows.

    I hunt small game with a Savage Model 94 M 16 gauge singleshot or my Hunter Fulton 16 gauge side/side.
     
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    Sparkitoff

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    Used a Savage Model 220B (12 gauge) with factory .410 insert for small game and even fish. Pulled out the insert and loaded a slug for deer. The notch rear "sight" and front bead at 6 O'clock would put the slug dead-center at 45 yards. Carried it for a 3-month venture. The .410 shotshells were a lot lighter than anything else and plenty for rabbit, squirrels and grouse (and an occasional fish). Took just 12, 12-gauge slugs with me.
     
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