It sounded fun to me, also. I would think the dogs would be more receptive, this there primetime of hunting. I was thinking about taking my 3 1/2" 12ga or my 10 ga. I have everything from bb's to #4 buckshot. I was leaning towards the buckshot in the 10. I am glad someone mentioned they be on you before you know it. Thought this would be the case, that was my idea with the shotgun. You guys use shotguns or rifles w/o lights? Wish we could a least use the night scopes, but by what i read in the regs thats a no go in MO. I will have to keep the 18th in mind. I only have me, myself, and I so won't be any grumping when I come in.
Always keep your powder dry and shoot straight.