Re: Gun for Backyard Hunting
Another consideration, as mentioned, is that every deer I have shot with 30-06 or a 50 cal Muzzle loader have ran at least 30 yards, even with their heart shot out.
IMO the only drop dead shot breaks the spine or a head shot both of which are chancy shots
If your lot is 100 to 120 feet wide and you shoot the deer in the middle it will undoubtedly run on to your neighbors property.
Most "neighbors" do not like a find a dying deer in their yard, ESPECIALLY IF THEY HAVE KIDS.
Your property is too small for deer sized game. You might want to consider a 22 and rabbits to fill the pot
montveil in the NC mountains (Boone area)
All persons present in uniform should render the military salute. Members of the armed forces and veterans who are present but not in uniform may render the military salute. All other persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, or if applicable, remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart.