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Old 02-12-2015, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by hubby11
The cross-draw holster keeps it accessible but out of the way of my rifle.

Only way to fly IMO also !
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Old 02-15-2015, 05:02 AM
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Originally Posted by BOWHUNTERCOP
I do carry my handgun no matter what state I'm in.....HR218 is a great thing!!!!!
Yes it is!!!! Beats carrying another cop around with ya when cell reception is nill for 911!!! And I carry either one of my 45's or my 10mm. I like stopping power.

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Old 02-15-2015, 05:22 AM
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Originally Posted by salukipv1
You can't carry a pistol while hunting in IL?
Wasn't sure if you could or couldn't just asking? ie what if hunting private property, ie yours?

I thought you could hunt with a semi-auto for that late deer season...? use to be the case anyway I thought I remember reading...as long as it met the min. energy and caliber size?
Guess not, I thought you use to be able to use a semi auto for that late doe season, perhaps not, either way you can't any longer...
We have NEVER been allowed to use a semi-auto pistol for deer hunting in Illinois.Thank god!! For we all know those zelous idiots that seem to think that their Hi-Point 9mm will kill even dinasours and be out there blasting away like they are the OK Corral or still in Chicago!!!! And living here in So. Il, we see and hear our share every year of it!!!
It has always been either revolver or single shot pistols for deer hunting. We are allowed to use semi-auto shotguns for deer hunting, smallgame and waterfowl. We are allowed to use AR's and centerfires for coyotes. And I am REALLY surprised as heck at that!!!!
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Old 02-15-2015, 03:27 PM
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I carry mine under HR 218, retired P.O.
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Old 02-15-2015, 04:29 PM
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I hunted for about 50 years without, but I started 2 years ago...Usually it's my Glock 23...No, it's not enough for our black bears but I have hunted around them for years without bothering them or them bothering me...I'm not worried about them, what I am concerned with a .40 S&W is plenty lethal for...
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Old 02-20-2015, 07:21 PM
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I take out my SRH from time to time when I still hunt or on stand simply because I would like to get a deer with it, I like to use what I have, and during fall turkey and grouse season I take along my super 9 22 mag in the event a longer shot poses itself with a bird on the ground, than my 16 side by side could handle.
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