I have not used a Desert Eagle, but I do have a LAR Grizzly in 45 Win Mag that is a great round for deer, hogs and black bear. But the main problem I see, in some States is, they don't allow semi-auto handguns for hunting.
I prefer a heavier handgun. My 460 and 500 Mag X-frames work just fine for hunting.
ChesterGolf, how can the weight and size make it, not the ideal choice ???
While weight may decrease recoil, you still have to carry the firearm as well as aim the gun, and as for the physical size of the handgun, the large receiver of the desert eagle is too large for most size hands to easily grip. Do you feel the desert eagle is the ideal choice of handgun for hunting???
It may not be the ideal choice for some, but it will work. I believe my 7.5 inch 460 Mag out weighs the desert eagle. Also if that is the only gun one has, what other choice does he have? Other than buy a different gun.
I guess we see it differently, I happen to have big hands and big guns are not a problem for me, even doing off hand shooting.
Moose calling can get confusing to some, but cow calling is your main tool when moose hunting. If you go out and buy moose calls I would say you're wasting your money unless it is the birch bark cone. I find most store bought moose calls sounding worse than puffing a grunt your hands to make the call. You can roll up a piece of birch bark in a cone shape to use as a call and spend your money on a video that teaches you the basics of a cow call. A milk jug or a coffee can with a hole and a rope...