Great Story. Thanks For Sharing.
As far as the ugliest Shot gun comment, I was wondering if you were in ear shot of my father when I pulled out my brand new Mossberg 500 trophy(parkerized finish with scope mounted on it )this year. He is from the old school and doesn't hunt in Maryland like I do. He thinks the 30-06 is the only gun for Deer, and doesn't understand the shotgun only rule for most of Maryland. But he takes the meat from me quite freely.