I go to church was a police officer here is eastern Idaho. I know is he is former military Ill have to ask him tomorrow. I think this is region 6 though (not 100% sure on the number but I am sure its not the same area you are talking, we are a long ways from the Nez-Perce)
Shot placement is everything! I would rather take a round of 50BMG to the foot than a 22short to the base of the skull.
all 23 of my guns are 45/70 govt 357 mag, 22 or 12 ga... I believe in keeping it simple