Thick vegetated environment: As may be the case for woodcock hunting, you will experience limited visibility. This will often lead you to make close shots on the fly. You will therefore need a wide dispersion.
Lowlands: Conversely, in open areas, your field of view will be more extensive. You will therefore have more time to adjust your aim. However, shots will often be taken at longer distances, so skirted wads will be more suitable.
In the vicinity of a water source: as lead is banned near watering holes due to its toxicity, you will need cartridges made from a high pressure steel substitute, such as the XL 35 Steel hunting cartridge. for use only in proven 76mm steel ball shotguns.