I do a lot of bird hunting, upland game mostly, pheasant, grouse, partridge, ect. My usual nice weather shotgun is a Ithaca 37 in 28 gauge. Deer season runs for 2 weeks concurent to pheasant season. In my deer unit in North Dakota usually, after the drawinng left over doe tags can be bought over the counter. During deer season while bird hunting i usually carry a doe tag and slugs..