Told to me as a true story, and I also heard it around a campfire....from the mouth of the shooter:
Buddy of mine had an older friend that didn’t want to move around too much when hunting.... I think he was afraid of wandering to far from his bottle....anyway, he set up with a chair on a ridge overlooking a canyon......up near Leadville..... He had a 300 WM, a 243 and a 12 ga shotgun with him. After sitting there for hours he sees a bull across the canyon and shoots the 300, hits the bull but doesn’t put it down....bull is running down into the canyon so he commences “rapid fire” with the 243.... allegedly hits the bull again... and then...wonder of wonders......, the bull comes running up the hill toward him and he puts it down with one shot of the 12 gauge.
So, yes I have heard of one bull killed with a shotgun.
Btw.... I once saw a good sized muley buck get hit with buckshot at about 30 yards..... one shot, dropped in his tracks.
Last edited by TF49; 02/27/21.