Originally Posted by quigleysharps4570
I haven't used a shotgun on them for years now though. Started going after them with a muzzleloader and that's my preference these days. Course I've had to pass on the runners and some days come in empty handed but I still prefer the muzzleloaders.
Slipping along in a canoe makes loading from the muzzle quite awkward. By using paper hulled, roll crimp, black powder shotshells with a long tom single barrel I feel a historical connection to late 19th and early 20th century Southern way of small game hunting the backwater swamps or uplands. By the way, I don't wear camoflage when small game hunting, just earth tone work clothes and an old slouch hat. Those "old" clothes just seem to "fit" the relaxed way I like to hunt.
Besides, using a canoe or other small boat also makes it convenient to wet a line if it warms up too much for squirrel hunting!