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Old January 24, 2013, 01:12 PM   #3
PetahW
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In my experience, buckshot's a "wounder".

I stopped using buckshot over 25 years ago, when I spent a few half-days tracking different deer hit solidly (chest or neck) with it, an average of 25-40 yards away, by myself & others during early AM stand hunts.

After all those hours of drop-by-drop (blood) tracking (there were hoofprints/tracks everywhere), with the deer finally retreating into deepwater swamps where tracking was imposible (in Northern Maine) - We had to sorrowfully give them up as a lost cause, not to mention the wasted time during a long-awaited week's hunting vacation trip.


My own state has finally seen the light, too (only a few years ago) - and has banned buckshot for deer hunting.


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