- Aug 29, 2013
I also used to be a buckeye and feel the total opposite of what you said. Yes shooting a slug gun sucks while sighting in, but when you get a deer within 50 yds of you that all goes out the window. Once my adrenaline starts going I never felt any of those shots. I remember not being able to sleep the night before gun opener in Ohio. To me our gun season just isn’t that exciting. I know this post will upset a few but that’s just my opinion. That’s why I prefer my compound over a crossbow. I’ve hunted with both but get more excited with my compound because of the challenge. Having said all this I do enjoy gun season just not as much as I use too. I will still use my slug gun especially the last weekend of gun and go sit in some thick stuff if I have not tagged out by then.I really don't see why anyone would want to limit themselves to a dang shotgun and slugs. I was a Ohio-only, shotgun-only deer hunter for years before coming across the river. Slugs buy you nothing but a sore shoulder.
They don't even cut down on hunter morbidity. The old saw about slugs, because of their rainbow trajectories don't carry all that far belie the fact that a center fire rifle round tends to disintegrate on impact, whereas the old punkin ball is far more likely to ricochet intact and keep going.
I'm sorry. Take it from an old Buckeye: somebody needs to staunch this idea in a hurry.