44mag has much more power. Go with hard bullet for penetration. My cousins who is an avid outdoorsman and Hunter move to Alaska 15 years ago and still carries his 44 Magnum on his fishing trips.
"I'm a good guy with a gun" What do I care if I give up some freedom or rights?....The Goverment will take care of me. This kind of thinking is now in the majority and it should concern you.
"Ask not what you can do for your country, but what free entitlements you can bleed from your country"