Think about it most homes that have guns would have a shotgun. But they always seem to find stashes of tac rifles. Walking dead good example. Nobody picks a shotgun to defend themselves? Maybe this should go on the gripe site.
No shotguns for zombies?
Zombie Coyotes come out during the day...
There the Walking dead...Shoot out there knee
At ranges they let these things get near them it would be hard not to take the whole head and maybe another behind them. If they used a shotgun they would not have to pretend to all be marksman.
Conventional wisdom says that you need to penetrate the skull to stop a zombie (you can't kill a zombie, they aren't alive). How many shotgun loads can do that effectively? I wouldn't trust 7 1/2s. Or even 4s.
Loads of 12 7.5s at wally world 4.77 hell lets just shoot em
Squirrel pot pie is delicious. But fish would be a wise choice. Fishing can be done almost silently and 2 years after humans quit fishing the lakes would probably be swarming with fish.
I also wondered that. You would think a nice mess of gills would taste better than all those tree rats Daryl always brings back. Maybe hauling a rod and reel is too much to carry. Even then there has to be a pocket fisherman laying around somewhere......
And by the way if they are all so hungry why don't they fish for food ?
Shotgun ammo is too bulky.