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Old 01-12-2003, 07:46 PM   #1
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Default Do you carry a Handgun while Bowhunting ?

I always carry a handgun for personal protection when I'm Bowhunting.
I don't carry it to defend myslf against any animals either.
It's for the two legged Predators.
A couple of my friends have had guns pointed at them in the past and had their deer taken from them.
That's the reason I carry a 45 auto along with me each time I go to the woods.
Anyone else pack a handgun along while Bowhunting ?
Just curious.


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Old 01-12-2003, 07:57 PM   #2
 
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Yea I do also. I carry a Glock Model 27 40 caliber. I hunt on public land and I am always ready for anything. When you are in the middle of no where and your cell phone doesn't get a signal you have to be ready. My brother carries one as well. I have never had to use mine.

This past year a pack of wild dogs invaded our peacefulness and my brother nailed one of them that came under his stand.

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Old 01-12-2003, 07:58 PM   #3
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It's illegal in WY. But when I elk hunt in grizz country, somehow the 454 Casull ends up in my pack. Not going to risk my life (remote risk I will admit) because of some law (which actually violates my 2nd amendment rights) that was put in place as an additional law for when a poacher is caught during bow season (as admitted to by our local game and fish biologist).

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Old 01-12-2003, 08:11 PM   #4
 
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No. It is illegal here in KY. If it wasn't, I wouldn't go into the field without it.
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Old 01-12-2003, 08:26 PM   #5
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Default RE: Do you carry a Handgun while Bowhunting ?

It is also illegal in Pennsylvania unless your using your bow during the regular firearms season.

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Old 01-12-2003, 08:31 PM   #6
 
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wish i could it is almost illegal to even look at a handgun here in new york we even need a license for long guns thanks to your save the world don't blame the product of their enviroment poor under privileged souls who pull the trigger or use these weapons in a crime but curse and blame every law abiding citizen who wishes to own one groups


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Old 01-12-2003, 08:38 PM   #7
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Default RE: Do you carry a Handgun while Bowhunting ?

I just picked up bow hunting and I think its a blast. I am too young to own a handgun, but I wouldn't carry one into the field anyway. And as Rob said, it's also illegal here in PA. In my area, I don't feel there is a need to carry a handgun while bowhunting anyway. If I lived in grizzly country and if I was old enough, there would definatley be a .454 Casull at my side. An arrow wont stop a charging bear, but a 300 grain bullet might <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle> You said guys steal deer, where do you live? Stealing deer, how lazy (and unlawful) can some people get?
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Old 01-12-2003, 08:44 PM   #8
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I understand why but it is a BIG nono here. Now with that said I take one with me when I bow hunt HOGS and I am always Hunting hogs!
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Old 01-12-2003, 09:09 PM   #10
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Its also illegal to carry a firearm during bow season here in TX.
You can carry one during the general season tho and when hog hunting.


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