I think shooting a slug gun is way worse than a rifle. Even my 7mm. Just think, its trying to push a half pound if lead out the barrel. If you're in the right range, I dont think anything will drop a deer faster than a slug.
Forest has been a bust for me all year. Only one 46"er from a bar on lake one. Tried fishing White Bear but I cant stand fishing these weed choked lakes. Headed to Mantrap this Fri- Sun. Will probably hit Elk lake also. Will report on Mon.
I have 2 gsp's and they both leak. Estrogen cured one but not the other. Ive tried other pills but nothing works. Spent a lot of money on this dog and she is an excellent hunter. Still working on a fix.