There is a 200-acre vineyard/winery on my route that the owner has given me permission to hunt deer on. Normally I bowhunt, but this year I drew an additional tag for rifle season. High-powered rifles are a no-no with the owner, so I used a shotgun. I took this nice 4-point Columbia Blacktail buck with a slug from my 12-gauge shotgun at about 55 yards. The rut is just starting, and this buck was a little more interested in the doe that he was following than in the guy wearing camoflage who was following him. I have never used a shotgun for deer hunting, and I was impressed with the performance of the slug; I put it through one shoulder and it went out right behind the other shoulder with minimal loss of meat, and he ran less than 50 feet before dropping. It was a nice, clean, humane kill and I will get him back from the butcher next weekend. Backstrap---GOOD!