I also hunted with a 45 long Colt this year but never droped the hammer due to the only deer close enough was a button buck at 25 feet. I would have to recomend Hornady Leverevolution ammo if your 45 is modern. Although I'v not killed a critter with it I have tryed it on targets and stuff and am very confident with it. I do hunt deer with a handgun alot and intend to take a black bear with my 480 ruger. As mentiond by others check your local laws and be sure your in compliance. Also find your limits with the weapon you use and avoid lost game. Good luck and stay safe.
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