I watch the Alaskan shows on tv and several times after shooting a moose and leaving it overnight the hunters returned to dress it out carrying a 12ga. with slugs in case there was a bear there. I always thought that getting hit with a shotgun slug would be like getting hit with a bus. Years ago my uncle was deer hunting and saw a fox and shot it with a slug, the exit side was GONE!! The loaded shotgun under my bed has 4 buckshot and 1 slug.