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Old 02-06-2014, 04:24 PM
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Default Who Carries (Open/Concealed) while Hunting for Critter Protection?

Both two and four legged. We have a low density of hunters in the woods here, but we do have bears and wolves. I always carry a sidearm for that purpose, or as a final "dispatch" gun. However you read so many stories of odd encounters in the woods these days that I've often thought of a backup for 2-legged critter protection.

Anybody else feel the need to carry besides their hunting rifle for either reason?
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:50 PM
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I haven't got around to getting my ccw permit. I'm not positive but I believe several states do not allow pistol carry during certain hunting seasons. My son and I are planning on getting our permits and I do feel like there are times I wished I was carrying.
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:38 PM
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when in the woods Im always carrying one way or the other. On WMAs out of season I carry concealed are during archery. during gen gun or just working on my buddies lease its open
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:02 AM
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always carrying
In NH one has to have a concealed carry permit to have a firearm on them during bow season
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:43 AM
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I carry concealed most of the time while hunting and not hunting,
Just this year Vermont just passed a law allowing hunters to carry during our archery season as well.
Vermont doesn't require a permit to carry concealed.
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:05 AM
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I started carrying during bow season many years ago after I had a bad situation. I was alone & carrying only my bow when I got cornered by a pack of vicious dogs. They were snarling , growling & snapping at me & I was scared sh**less. I yelled at them but they weren't quick to leave. Just as I was about to let an arrow fly at one of them, they turned & left. I won't be caught like that again!
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