My state is just like that. I would NEVER consider using a shotgun. Blackpowder all the way. You can shoot further and more accurately. If you are a good shot why would you consider anything else? Not trying to start something but think about it. Why shoot 4" to 6" groups when you can shoot 1" to 1 1/2" groups. Why shoot 100 yards when you can shoot 250 yards. It will open up a whole new world to you. Once again just an oppinion but I think I have made valid points. Besides I think they are more fun as well as make you a better hunter knowing there is one chance make it count.