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    packing heat with the bow

    im just wondering how many of you take a side arm with when you go on a back country bow hunt? the way i look at it is. Rather have it and not need it, then need it and not have it

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    I do. Was glad I had it last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dito View Post
    I do. Was glad I had it last year.
    Bear or kitty cat?

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    cant carry one during bow season in California. Wish I could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300Weatherby View Post
    Bear or kitty cat?
    Big black bear. I didn't have to use it. But thought I might have to fire a warning shot.

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    My handgun is like my American Express card...... Never leave home without it!!!
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    My 357 is always with me hunting season or not.Use to only carry bear spray until six years ago when a can failed and I had a griz track me for three hours{only by the grace of God I lived};if I hadn't known the hunting area like the back of my hand I'd still be on that mountian.
    Can you handle the challenge.... hunt hard but safe!!

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    I carry my 41 mag in states where its legal, but some states like Utah you cant even have one in your truck or camp while your hunting. I couldnt hit the broad side of a barn with it anyways, so its really to shoot myself if the bear is eating me. But it makes me feel better to have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zachbow View Post
    I carry my 41 mag in states where its legal, but some states like Utah you cant even have one in your truck or camp while your hunting. I couldnt hit the broad side of a barn with it anyways, so its really to shoot myself if the bear is eating me. But it makes me feel better to have it.
    Not true... to a certain extent. Pick up your CCW permit and you can carry on any hunt any time.
    My bad... didnt see the posts on page two before posting, but bigpapacow and RUTTIN are spot on.

    Also, any state can tell you its illegal to carry a handgun on a bowhunt as long as it is written in the proclamation. When you apply for a big game tag, you agree to the rules of the proclamation, in not carrying a firearm on a bowhunt. If you dont think so, call the game warden in the state you are hunting and ask.
    Last edited by RobinHood; 03-20-2011 at 03:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinHood View Post
    Not true... to a certain extent. Pick up your CCW permit and you can carry on any hunt any time.
    My bad... didnt see the posts on page two before posting, but bigpapacow and RUTTIN are spot on.

    Also, any state can tell you its illegal to carry a handgun on a bowhunt as long as it is written in the proclamation. When you apply for a big game tag, you agree to the rules of the proclamation, in not carrying a firearm on a bowhunt. If you dont think so, call the game warden in the state you are hunting and ask.
    Robinhood, to carry a firearm for the use of hunting during a non firearm hunt is the illegal act, not the carry of a sidearm to protect yourself from unwanted predators and or self protection. If your found to have taken your game animal with your sidearm or to have put it down with your sidearm after a marginal shot was made with your bow or non firearm weapon, then you have breeched the proclamation of the hunt you agreed too.
    So in other words, to be found carring a side arm for personal protection while on a hunt, hiking during a hunt season, or just plain standing on a mountain top howling at the moon with a side arm on your belt during a hunt season, the LE personel have no grounds to ticket, cite, or arrest you. Further evidence of intent to use it for reasons not allowed are needed to prosecute.
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