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labman
03-26-2012, 11:01 AM
Does everybody carry one while there bow hunting? If so what do you carry? Obviously only if the regs allow you to carry. Thx

Ikeepitcold
03-26-2012, 11:13 AM
I carry a 9mm. If I'm hunting bow, rifle,scoutting, camping I always have it with me.

packer58
03-26-2012, 11:15 AM
Of the western states, i'm not sure if any of them allow the you to carry a firearm on your person during archery season. I know here in the comunist state of California it is not legal to carry any type of firearm during bow season, Nevada has basically the same rules.

It will be interesting to see what other states allow you to carry during bow season........good topic labman.

dito
03-26-2012, 11:18 AM
I carry a springfield 45 xd

jenbickel
03-26-2012, 12:33 PM
It's legal here in Wyoming and I carry a .41 :) love it!

RUTTIN
03-26-2012, 01:00 PM
Legal in Utah, as long as you have a concealed permit. I only carry when I am an area with lots of bears, and carry a Taurus Judge, two 45 Long Colts, and 3 410 defense loads.

sticknbiggens
03-26-2012, 01:21 PM
45 Long Colt for me. Didn't carry one until I got my butt handed to me by two cats two seasons ago. I should add "carry" for me means fully accessible. It Ain't gonna do a bit of good stuffed in your pack when you need it.

bz_711
03-26-2012, 01:41 PM
I would be curious of those that do carry - how many times have you actually pulled the trigger while bowhunting?

I have only encountered black bear...don't think I'll ever carry...except maybe in grizzly country.

cali_hornhunter
03-26-2012, 02:35 PM
ya in the same boat with you packer58 but i think alot of ppl do carry while bow hunting here in california not so much for predators i think its more for running into illegal marijuana grows and all that stuff since its such a big deal in CA especially during the bow seasons when its peak harvest and theres alot of activity but i wonder how it would work if you have ccw and carrying during bow season but anyways just my thoughts

sjsmallfield
03-26-2012, 02:57 PM
I asked a game warden that same question. He said it is still illegal if you have a ccw. You can't carry any firearm with you during archery season if you also are carrying a bow in the field. (CA)

cali_hornhunter
03-26-2012, 03:07 PM
oh ok well thanks for the answer sj its a pretty sad state that we live in :/

sjsmallfield
03-26-2012, 03:26 PM
oh ok well thanks for the answer sj its a pretty sad state that we live in :/

It seems like it gets worse every year!

mthuntress
03-26-2012, 03:28 PM
it's a go for MT.357 all the time

lawsonw
03-26-2012, 05:32 PM
Here in Wyoming its legal to carry during bow season. Lots of People preach pepper spray, but with all our grizzlies here in the west i carry my spray in 300 grain form. Taurus 44 mag ultralite titanium for me.

Bitterroot Bulls
03-26-2012, 05:41 PM
MThuntress has it for MT. Legal eagle. Great protection from two-legged varmints. I prefer bear spray for the big toothy kind of varmint. I carry a .40.

hvfd21walker
03-26-2012, 08:01 PM
Taurus Tracker 44mag. Always pack it during bow season.

BKC
03-26-2012, 08:10 PM
I use to. Now I try to eliminate every ounce on my hunts so it gets left behind. I am probably less likely to need it in the high country than when I have to drive thru Denver. Sad but true!

jenbickel
03-26-2012, 09:20 PM
I would be curious of those that do carry - how many times have you actually pulled the trigger while bowhunting?

I have only encountered black bear...don't think I'll ever carry...except maybe in grizzly country.

I've pulled the trigger once last elk season while archery hunting alone. I got charged by a longhorn!

Bitterroot Bulls
03-26-2012, 10:03 PM
I have popped a few grouse with mine.

8750
03-26-2012, 10:21 PM
I use to. Now I try to eliminate every ounce on my hunts so it gets left behind. I am probably less likely to need it in the high country than when I have to drive thru Denver. Sad but true!

That is so true

Musket Man
03-26-2012, 10:33 PM
Better carry 1 in wolf country!

backstraps
03-26-2012, 10:42 PM
Don't carry in UT. Do carry in WY as I tend to spend many nights sleeping amongst the bears and don't want to rely on bear spray inside my tent.

Would love not to carry at all as I hate the extra weight.

gschuer
03-28-2012, 02:13 AM
In Oregon it used to be prohibited in the hunting regs. Someone chalenged it and its unconstitutional to not allow someone to carry a firearm. So now you can.
Most states also have an exception in the concealed law that allows the carry during hunting and fishing. I know Oregon and California have this exception. California's is only while in the field though not driving down the road even if thats how you hunt.

gschuer
03-28-2012, 02:14 AM
I carry a S and W 340 PD. Ultralight 357mag.

jjenness
03-30-2012, 12:29 PM
.44 Ruger Super Blackhawk for me.

trkytrack2
06-14-2012, 04:21 PM
Legal or not where I hunt, I prefer to state my case to a judge than have my case stated to a mortician.

Wild Country
06-14-2012, 04:42 PM
Sig .45 and it goes with me everywhere.

NVBird'n'Big
06-14-2012, 06:05 PM
I carry a 9mm. If I'm hunting bow, rifle,scoutting, camping I always have it with me.

Do you carry while bowhunting in NV?

R.D.A
06-14-2012, 07:25 PM
Legal or not where I hunt, I prefer to state my case to a judge than have my case stated to a mortician.

couldn't have said it better myself...

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