Ticket or no ticket? What to do about hunting in areas where one may encounter bears? Recent events in my hunting area have caused me to consider this. Also, what would be the ramifications of firing slugs through a waterfowl choke? Ruined gun? What about buckshot? I would think that as one could potentially hunt birds with buckshot, that slugs would maybe be a better choice in the eyes of an enforcement officer but I believe anything lead will get you into trouble.