Re: Kind of a dumb question but interested in opinions
You're fine. You have what you NEED to hunt in PA. A 20g rifled slug will work for deer or bear. 3" High brass shot 4,5, and 6 for turkey. 2.75" high brass 5 or 6 shot for upland birds. 2.75 low brass in 6 or 7.5 for grouse or tree rats. 22LR for plinking, stalking, still hunting, and long shots at small game. I have a 12g and 20g, but for years I've only use the 12 for turkey. Being from Phila., I remember the challenges breaking into hunting 15 years ago. MOST hunters will be happy to help, so don't be discouraged by the cumudgeons. Also, I admire the fact that you are doing research BEFORE jumping into this brotherhood and sisterhood of hunting. Your book knowledge will support the field experiences that lie ahead if you stick with it!