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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2017, 08:07:56 AM »
I do.  Mostly just because it's nearly a part of me after all these years.  I've popped of a round or two at grouse...
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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2017, 08:53:12 AM »
I carry. I never go into the woods without one, hunting or not.  I carried during archery(inside my waist pack) before it was "legal".  Two legged critters are my main concern - bear, cougar, and wolves are secondary.  Even if rifle hunting, I will have a semi auto on my side.  Glock 17L with two extra mags and Underwood Extreme Penetrator +P+
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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2017, 09:03:42 AM »
I've always carried my XD .45 until halfway through this season. Too much added weight and bulk. I'm already armed with a bow and a knife. I might use my LC9 in the future. I'm more concerned about the two-legged predators than the 4-legged ones.
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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2017, 09:23:31 AM »
I don't.
Any reason why?

Just curious  :)
it's extra weight that I don't feel a need for.

 :yeah: Even when I was in heavy bear country back home in Alaska. I didn't see a point when my rifle has much more smack down power
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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2017, 10:58:08 AM »
Nope. No need.  Might feel differently in griz country. As for fellow humans, I've found nearly all of the ones I meet in the woods to be guys and gals I'd enjoy a cup of coffee with..
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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2017, 11:10:34 AM »
I archery hunt so carrying a sidearm isn't an option.  Guess that makes me more manly and less afraid of 4 legged creatures .  :P haha

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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2017, 11:20:28 AM »
I usually do, Glock 17, to fend against predators.
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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2017, 11:25:51 AM »
I archery hunt so carrying a sidearm isn't an option.  Guess that makes me more manly and less afraid of 4 legged creatures .  :P haha

A modern handgun can be carried while archery or muzzleloader hunting, but only for personal protection.

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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2017, 11:39:55 AM »
I thought you could carry a sidearm for any outdoor activity for protection. but I could be wrong..
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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #34 on: October 21, 2017, 12:18:26 PM »
I thought you could carry a sidearm for any outdoor activity for protection. but I could be wrong..
(a) It is unlawful for any person to carry or have in his possession any firearm while archery hunting in the field during an archery season specified for that area, except for modern handguns carried for personal protection. Modern handguns cannot be used to hunt big game or dispatch wounded big game during an archery big game hunting season
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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2017, 01:11:23 PM »
Who doesn't? My main concern is 2 legged than 4 legged creatures.
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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #36 on: October 21, 2017, 01:45:32 PM »
Just around camp. too heavy to pack hunting.
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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #37 on: October 21, 2017, 03:00:13 PM »
I love this thread!  Sometime I carry a .22 for small game, sometimes the nine and sometimes a .45. I don't want any of my pistols to feel unloved😘🔫. 

I carry a pistol so I can fight my way back to my rifle that I shouldn't have set down in the first place LOL!   
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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #38 on: October 21, 2017, 03:28:50 PM »
Yes I carry a handgun when in the woods hunting.. protection, signaling, small game... 

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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #39 on: October 21, 2017, 03:48:21 PM »
Glock 43 9mm with extra magazine, every time I hunt or work out in the woods. Not really for the toothy critters, but for the nut-case two-leggeds...

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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #40 on: October 21, 2017, 04:11:07 PM »
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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #41 on: October 21, 2017, 04:16:59 PM »
I carry my .380

Reasons in this order:
1) signal for help if needed
2) if lost, use to help survive (feel better sleeping out there)
3) protection from 2 and 4 legged critters.
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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #42 on: October 21, 2017, 04:35:19 PM »
Who doesn't? My main concern is 2 legged than 4 legged creatures.

I don’t. Too heavy.


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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #43 on: October 21, 2017, 04:47:10 PM »
Always.
For all the reasons mentioned and one other.

Back in my 20s I took a nasty fall off a rock ledge while deer hunting.
When you fall like that, your rifle is gone. A side arm has a good chance to stay with you and can be used for all the reason mentioned.

My carry the past two years is two Bond Hand Cannons in a twin shoulder rig. Very comfortable.
Or a  LCP in my pocket.

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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #44 on: October 21, 2017, 04:50:12 PM »
I have enough trouble getting myself up the hills. I only carry what's absolutely essential. If I'm just out scouting and not carrying a rifle, I'll sometimes carry my .22 pistol. Or maybe the Glock if people might be a concern.

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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #45 on: October 21, 2017, 05:54:58 PM »
Yep.  S&W Mountain Gun in .45 Coit.  Pretty potent medicine for a relatively light weight revolver.

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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #46 on: October 21, 2017, 06:03:07 PM »
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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #47 on: October 21, 2017, 06:08:35 PM »
I thought you could carry a sidearm for any outdoor activity for protection. but I could be wrong..
(a) It is unlawful for any person to carry or have in his possession any firearm while archery hunting in the field during an archery season specified for that area, except for modern handguns carried for personal protection. Modern handguns cannot be used to hunt big game or dispatch wounded big game during an archery big game hunting season
So this is a bit tricky  since bear and cougar season overlap with archery.
Does this mean that I cannot hunt bear with rifle in archery elk or deer. I saw a couple of nice bear during elk season. Would I need to leave my bow at camp and head out for bear with rifle or pistol during archery deer or elk?
And to answer the original thread., I carry my 9mm S&W.

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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #48 on: October 21, 2017, 07:17:21 PM »
Pretty sure 9mm isn't legal for hunting big game.  Pretty sure a recent change allowed side arm for archery under specific circumstances.  Also if you are legit concealed who the heck is gonna know :o
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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #49 on: October 21, 2017, 07:21:58 PM »
Always.  Im not particularly worried about 4 legged critters though, I  have however seen some bizarre 2 legged ones.
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