Originally Posted by Jonesee
I have hunted all my life and have never seen a reason to carry a handgun in the woods or back country. Sure sign of someone who is uncomfortable there or just trying to play make believe.
And. When I carry in a car, the gun is unloaded and packed in a case.
While that may be fine for how you hunt, and where, remember, not all of us sit on our butts in a stand we walked to, 30 min before the sun comes up, overlooking a corn field/deer feeder.
I'm going to guess you've probably never run across a bear while you were packing out that animal you just shot on your backboard.
Or seen glowing eyeballs in the beam of your headlight, as you gut an animal in the dark.
My handgun gets used fairly regularly, both in AK, and when I hunted in MN, and TX.