This was just realeased in the local papers today as well to make people aware and be on the lookout. I don't imagine that was needed though as I would think if anybody found anything they would report it right away anyhow.
It was interesting to read though how many cases hunters have helped to solve while just being out there doing what we do.
Wow, if he was planning on going 25 miles, that's alot of area to cover. Nearly impossible, but a more than likely it will be a hunter or someone inadvertantly stumbling onto the remains. Makes sense they would ask for hunters to keep an eye out.
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...