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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 »
That's my dream gun
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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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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #50 on: October 21, 2017, 07:27:19 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
A handgun must  be .24 caliber or larger and have a barrel of at least 4 inches to be legal for big game.
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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #51 on: October 21, 2017, 09:02:43 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
A handgun must  be .24 caliber or larger and have a barrel of at least 4 inches to be legal for big game.
Yes,I recall that which was why I used to carry a 357 revolver that was 4 3/4  8)  I guess you are correct 9 is legal being essentially a 38, but not sure,I would HUNT with that maybe opportunistic killing kinda like how bears hunt :)
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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #52 on: October 22, 2017, 05:23:17 AM »
Yupper,... Dan Wesson .44 with a 4"bbl and 2 speed loaders..... yes,... it's heavy....I make do...

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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #53 on: October 22, 2017, 07:11:14 AM »
Yep ruger  p345, 45cal. We have those hybrid coyotes as the WDFW  likes to refer to them as roaming where I hunt.

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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #54 on: October 22, 2017, 07:45:20 AM »
Always.  Never ever go without.  I've had to kill one bear with my pistol.

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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #55 on: October 22, 2017, 08:58:40 AM »
Yes I carry one...BFR 45/70 Why? Because that's what I hunt with.
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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #56 on: October 22, 2017, 12:26:06 PM »
Yes. Always. Hunting or not.

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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #57 on: October 22, 2017, 06:43:52 PM »
XD40 for this reason.


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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #58 on: October 22, 2017, 07:29:58 PM »
The one time I went bow hunting and left my pistol under the seat I had something... I think a cougar follow me back to the truck after dark... I will never go out into the woods again without a pistol.  Between the cats, wolves or crack heads your ignorant if you go in healed.

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Re: Curious. Who Packs a Handgun While Hunting?
« Reply #59 on: October 22, 2017, 07:49:09 PM »
Usually only when going back in on a kill site it big brownie country. 
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