I have for 38/357,44,45LC and 45ACP over the years. The speer shot cups are easy if you are using revolvers for 45 you have to make your own brass and get "blank" forming dies, a lot of work.
Nothing wrong with a hoe, heck I have even used the tires on the tractor I was driving to take snakes, the only problem is I don't always carry a tractor or hoe. Thus my use of snake shot.
Like this guy I caught trying to get down this catfish, he would have been done and gone if I had to go get anything.