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.
Every year many hunters and outdoorsman and women come out west from the midwest and east coast to hunt the prized mulies and elk. One topic that comes up often is altitude sickness. My advice for flatlanders is to get into the best possible shape. Start months before your hunt, usually really ramping up my cardio around March or April.
I run 5-10 miles 3 times a week, and also go for walks carrying my pack with about 50lbs to simulate what could be on my back. Another useful tip is to drink A...