I disagree wmi. If a brush gun is a quick handling, easy to shoulder rifle, of any caliber, this is what I would use to slip hunt or still hunt or for a long hump. especially working tickets or swamps, hemlock stands in foul weather, which isn't a deer drive. the buckshot thing came to be cause in the olden days, back in the 50's (grin), folks could only afford one gun and it needed to be able to do it all, with that I will add I wouldn't use buckshot at all but thats me. but if you think about it that, buckshot, would be about the safest thing you could use in a deer drive. I've seen them on tv doing deer drives for true trophy bucks, in Kansas, saskatchewan, Alberta. If they are nocturnal how else do you get them on their feet during hunting hrs?