Hi Guys! Apologies in advance if this has been beaten to death or asked countless times but I was hoping for a little insight on hunting small game with a 12 gauge. I did try searching the site but I didn't see anything specific. I know there's going to be multiple opinions on this but I'm interesting in any opinions you all are willing to share. I've been primarily a bowhunter for the last decade so I'm a bit out of my element here. I did a lot of small game hunting when I was a kid (rabbits and squirrel) with an old .22 Marlin; it's been many years since I used a rifle/shotgun for hunting. I know a .22 LR, 410, or 20 gauge might be better options but a few of the public land spots that I hunt (Fort Knox, etc) are shotgun/muzzleloader only and I don't have a 410/20 gauge in my possession. Right now the only shotgun I have is a single shot 12 gauge. How do you all feel about using a 12 gauge for rabbits and squirrel? I'm far from an expert but I was thinking #4-5 shot should work for squirrel and hopefully rabbit as well. If that's incorrect please let me know! Obviously the goal here is to harvest the animals for consumption and I wouldn't want to ruin the meat. Thanks for the education in advance fellas!