Here in Alabama the law just states a centerfire rifle firing an expanding bullet with no capacity restrictions. For muzzleloader rifle or pistol it specifies minimum .40 caliber. For pistol it again just specifes centerfire with an expanding bullet. So my Ruger LCP .380 with a soft nose or hollow point bullet is a legal deer hunting gun in Alabama but a 1911 .45 firing FMJ bullets isn't!
During our two and a half month long regular gun season I carry my .45 Colt Ruger Blackhawk on my hip in addition to my .30-06. I once passed up a six foot shot at a doe with the Blackhawk because I had seen a buck just before and was hoping to get a shot at it. I never did. Such is life in a deer blind!
(Luke 11:21 KJV) When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:
(Luke 22:36 KJV) Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.