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Hello. Just thought I'd ask. I do. Have cleanly taken coyotes, fox, raccoons, javelina, and three Texas whitetail deer. (It is legal in Texas.) The caveat to the deer is that it took many years of passing on shots before the taken animals were close enough, didn't know that I was even around, i.e.: not excited, and presented themselves broadside. I suspect that a finishing shot on a feral hog does not count, but it did the job.

If any of you use the BHP in the hunting field, tell us about it.

Thanks in advance, and best.
 

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Makes a great cat gun for feral and strays in the woods and around the garbage cans...
 

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I will be using mine [9mm] this deer season if i haven't bought the .40 S&W that I have been thinking about. What is the max distance you would feel comfortable useing yours at.
 

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Hello, Clay. I would not shoot sizable (Northern) whitetail with a 9mm, period. Here in Texas, many are smallish in comparison and wild animals can just "take alot more lead" than humans in terms of shaking off "shock" or whatever it is.

I would use 124 gr Plus P loads that I could hit within an inch of my aiming point and would NOT fire beyond 20 yards or in that range. Much as I like 9x19mm, it's not at its best for deer.

The forty is likely a better candidate for this, and IF another Texas whitetail presented itself under ideal conditions, broadside, and not excited and I had my nine, I might take it.......but I'd rather have a .44 magnum.

Best and good shooting.
 
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I wish I could find a reason to disagree with Stephen A. Camp but I seldom do. The minimum for Whitetail deer hunted south of Saginaw, Michigan should be a 44 Magnum.

This sounds like a lie but it is true. I was driving into Grand Rapids one day and from a distance I saw what appeared to be a cow. I found out it was a deer when it jumped over a fence. Yes, our deer are that big when raised on corn.

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Richard
 
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