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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 I’m 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.
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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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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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