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Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« on: October 20, 2017, 07:58:50 PM »
I am curious as to how many hunters pack a handgun while hunting and what is the reason? Are you hunting game with it or are you carrying it for self-defense? What do you pack?

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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 08:02:04 PM »
I carry a handgun hunting, for self defense. As in 4 legged animal self defense more than anything. Of course as a last resort after trying to not be in a situation like that in the first place and also next choice is my rifle. Last resort is my glock 20sf in my drop leg holster.
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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 08:05:17 PM »
I always pack while in the woods. Always. Why? why not :dunno:

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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 08:13:12 PM »
Every time, G20 in an HPG kit bag.

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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2017, 08:18:27 PM »
Always, donít leave home without one (except I canít have one at work).
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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2017, 08:27:59 PM »
 :hello:  I do
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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2017, 08:28:53 PM »
You bet I pack when hunting.   I have a Ruger GP100 6.5" .357 mag.  Self defense against bear and cougars when hunting archery for deer or elk.  I always get all 4 tags too.

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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2017, 08:30:52 PM »
Kimber 45 in a Miami Classic holster, so when I have to, you know, in the woods no buckles or belt holsters to contend with  :)
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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2017, 08:31:17 PM »
I pack a Glock or a XD most of the time. (a) because I can, (b) personal protection. I have several occasions when I wished I had one but didn't, and (c) I had a game warden tell me he would never go it to the woods with out one and that was good enough for me

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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2017, 08:35:08 PM »
I carry my glock 30 with me every day period. Weather Iím hunting or not
I don't always shoot big mule deer, but when I do, it's with a bow tech!

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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2017, 08:46:17 PM »
All the time! Beretta 92FS with 147 grain bullets. It also helps to pop some grouse on my way back.

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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2017, 08:48:27 PM »
Sometimes. Lately my main carry is my rifle it's with me every day so long as there is something legal to tag out on.

When I carry a pistol it's just a 22 but I sure as heck wouldn't survive getting hit with 30 rounds out of a 22.  Maybe you all are tougher but that is a lot of holes to plug.

I carry cuz I can, not for self defense really but more because it's a right I choose to exercise. 
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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2017, 08:57:08 PM »
I don't.
Nature. It's cheaper than therapy.

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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2017, 08:58:40 PM »
Will be carrying my new Sig .45 acp. Why not is what I say, never know what can happen in the woods.


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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2017, 09:18:58 PM »
I don't.
Any reason why?

Just curious  :)
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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2017, 09:35:56 PM »
I only carry handgun in the woods when I'm not packing a rifle. Don't need the extra weight if I have rifle.


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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2017, 10:20:56 PM »
EDC.

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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2017, 10:32:03 PM »
I only carry handgun in the woods when I'm not packing a rifle. Don't need the extra weight if I have rifle.

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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2017, 10:37:24 PM »
 :yeah: Why is this on the Elk board though?

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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2017, 03:51:21 AM »
I used to never carry in woods while hunting.  Tell my buddy told me of a story that happened to him and his wife. After that I pack when wife and kids are with me or Iím out solo.  Mainly for the crazy a$$ two legged animals.

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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2017, 05:51:23 AM »
I carry a 44 when in the woods and not hunting and sometimes when I am.
I've needed one before and could again.  :dunno:
I'm not sure.

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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2017, 06:40:27 AM »
I carry when I mow the lawn... ;)

Anytime I leave the house, regardless of my destination is a no brainer.

As for the why, I don't trust humans.
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Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2017, 06:43:28 AM »
Always carrying if I'm  in the woods or not. While hunting I have a holster for my .40 S&W with spare mag attached to my exo belt.


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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2017, 06:45:47 AM »
I don't.
Any reason why?

Just curious  :)
it's extra weight that I don't feel a need for.
Nature. It's cheaper than therapy.

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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2017, 08:02:16 AM »
Ruger Blackhawk 45 lc with buffalo bore just in case. Even with the rifle in hand.

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