I carry my Mossy 12 gauge pump for early season woods stomping when partridge are also on the menu.
When horseback it's the Buckmark.
Later season with snow the scoped 10/22 gets the call.
All of the above is subject to "flavor of the day" infatuation which may also include the SR40c or BH .44 Special (ground shots only).
Today at work I was pondering a week long out of state squirrel hunting vacation.
"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - John Wayne
.44 Special: For those who get it, no explanation is necessary. For those who don't, no explanation is possible.