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Defense against 2 legged vermin
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Why do you carry a side arm while hunting?

Old 04-20-2006, 12:26 PM
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Default Why do you carry a side arm while hunting?

There have been a few posts lately on various forums asking about carrying a side arm while hunting. As I am interested in purchasing a side arm for this reason, I thought it would be interesting to know why everyone carries while hunting. Please indicate the "primary" reason you carry a side arm while hunting.
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Old 04-20-2006, 12:36 PM
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Default RE: Do you carry a side arm while hunting?

And don't forget trespassers/poachers!
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Old 04-20-2006, 12:39 PM
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Default RE: Do you carry a side arm while hunting?

It's illegal during bow season in WY and my 7mag packs more punch than a pistol, so I don't carry one during rifle season either.
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Old 04-20-2006, 01:29 PM
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Default RE: Do you carry a side arm while hunting?

Nope, I'm not old enough to own one yet. I prolly will once I am older.
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Old 04-20-2006, 01:29 PM
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Default RE: Do you carry a side arm while hunting?

well i cant carry one cuz im not old enough but i voted for why my dad carries one and i said all the above.
we also cant carry one while bowhunting here in michigan but when you have bears and coyotes around and all you got is your bow its tempting to carry one.
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:57 PM
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From experiences iv had if it was legal here I would carry. O yea hi everyone im back.
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Old 04-20-2006, 08:42 PM
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Default RE: Do you carry a side arm while hunting?

its basically like a condom.... better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. I always carry my glock with 15+1, never know what might happen
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Old 04-20-2006, 11:49 PM
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I'm not saying I do and I'm not saying I don't! But if I were in the market for a handgun to carry while bowhunting, I would choose a tool proper for the task I anticipated I would need it for.

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Old 04-21-2006, 02:15 AM
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2 legged people for sure. Around here people will kill ya for a deer
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Old 04-21-2006, 04:23 AM
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If you can't hit them with a rifle, a pistol won't be any better.
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