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When hunting small game and foxes would you recommend a rifle or a shotgun?

Old 03-02-2011, 12:41 AM
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Default When hunting small game and foxes would you recommend a rifle or a shotgun?

i've just been told a lot that cancel eachother out and want to know the proper choice.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:40 AM
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What small game are you hunting? Do you plan on saving the pelts?
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:48 AM
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.......and do you hunt in thick cover or open country ?
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:13 PM
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well the proper answer is.......depends. Need to know more about your hunting conditions and the game. Small fast moving critters, heavy brush, etc.......you probably need a shotgun. Slow animals or animals that will sit still for a shot, or maybe you need to make a headshot because you dont want to damage the pelt.......rifle. Yeah im sure youve heard a lot that cancels each other out because either gun could be the right choice depending on the circumstances
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:36 PM
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When I predator hunt I take both, have the shotgun at the ready and have the .17HMR against the brush.

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Old 03-06-2011, 06:07 AM
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I'd say if given the opprotunity, both guns wouldnt be a bad idea. Here in NY where most spots are thick brush and forests I use a 12 ga. 3inch mag with #4 buckshot.
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:24 AM
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i hunt in open areas, i use the 17 hmr, depending upom your hunt areas decides what gun to use
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