Depends on gauge but I have always used the .22 short, long, and long rifle for most furbearing animals on a trap line. The .22 mag, 220 swift, 6mm will take care of the larger ones. The shotguns make too many holes in the pelt which decreases the value.
i hope its a 16 or 20 gauge. a twelve gauge will blow the crap out of a small animal. if u just shoot to kill it wood be ok. but if u want the firs or meat u would use a .22 or a pelletgun over 1000fps.
I will admit, I love deer plots.
I love planting... even the garden at home.
What I do not like are high cost farm implements.
I found myself in need of a cultipacker for clover and other small seed - but could not find a decent deal on a small unit.
OK, fine... I will make one!
The materials were very simple... some plastic corrugated sewer drain pipe, some metal, 2 bearings and some concrete and you are in business!
I cut the pipe, in this case, to 46" wide - as I intended to pull this one...