Thanks a lot. If successful I look forward to posting my adventure and photos on this forum. I really like the idea of hunters helping hunters and if I can close the deal on this "once in a lifetime tag" I would love to give any help to the next lucky person to draw!
What does "gauge" mean anyway? As used here gauge means the number of round lead balls the same diameter as the inside of the barrel (aka the bore) that it would take to weigh one pound. It takes 12 lead balls the same diameter as a 12 gauge barrel to weigh a pound. The smaller 20 gauge would require 20 balls of that barrel diameter. The larger bore 12 gauge would require 12 lead balls of the bore diameter to weigh one pound.
In general the number of pellets in a shotgun shell...