I live in Southern Illinois about 80 miles east of St.Louis. In Illinois your restricted to a slug gun or handgun minimum caliber of 357 magnum for hunting deer. As for coyotes you can use any caliber rifle, handgun, or shotgun you want.ccccrnr said:ok, well everyone I know who hunts in IL hunts with a slug gun.
and complains about the gun control laws in IL.
I'm on the outer part of St. Louis, and for people around here it is a toss up to drive to rurul MO or Southern IL.
Desision made mostly on do you want to subject you shotgun to a slug round.