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Old 05-04-2010, 03:46 AM
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Every year Illinois has a doe only late winter season, what a great opportunity to utilize my hand cannons.
Was out last January and pulled the squeeze on a nice mature doe. Illinois started a late winter "handgun only" season years ago. They have sinced changed the special season it to include all guns...But I still keep up the handgun tradition.
I have filled the freezer with .45 long colts, .454 casull and the almighty .50 cal, but my 629 has put more loins in the freezer. Does anyone else use wheelguns?









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Old 05-04-2010, 12:01 PM
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That's cool, definitely on my list this year. I may hunt exclusively with the 44 mag this coming gun season!
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:29 AM
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Bucktail Bob --- Nice handguns. I use a .357mag for whitetails and it kills my ears. Do you use or need ear protection when hunting with those hand cannons?
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:05 AM
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I have tried to hunt with my 629 in .44 and my .309JDJ Contender but never seem to grab them when the deer are coming. I need to leave the shotgun at home and ust carry the handgun.
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Warren View Post
Bucktail Bob --- Nice handguns. I use a .357mag for whitetails and it kills my ears. Do you use or need ear protection when hunting with those hand cannons?
Ear protection is a must while on stand I will not squeeze without them.
You could probably get by with the .44, but it would be insane to shoot the 454 Casull or the S&W 500 without ear protection.
I hunted the IL opener last year with just me and my 629. I passed up on a nice 2 1/2 year old buck. My goal this year is to connect on a mature buck with one of my hand cannons.
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