I go fishing every summer with a friend of mine, and last year he introduced me to the art of fly fishing. I Love spending the day out in the stream, and last year we were out on the Kinnickinnic River (I think that is how to spell it) near River Falls, Wisconsin. We fish from an area in or near the state park. The question is: I almost got bit by a rattler last year and now I want to protect myself. I have a few revolvers and want to carry some snake shot rounds, If I do it in the open (Open Carry) and for personal protection from wildlife, is it legal? And one other thing... lets say a rattler does try to bite me and I shoot it... can I keep it or do I have to notify a ranger or something?