My buddy and I are planning on going down to texas to take out a few depredation hogs. Having no experience hunting hogs i thought i would ask a few questions here. Neither of us have high powered rifles, though we both have 12 ga shotguns. Would slugs do the job or would you recommend saving up for a rifle? I would only want to spend max 400 on the rifle itself, scopes, rings etc can be more. We would be primarily stalking them. Also, is a handgun a necessity for means of protection? Any other information you think we should know would be greatly appreciated!