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Re: how many carry a sidearm while hunting [Re: Mr. T.] #7304685 10/04/18 01:43 AM
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Used to but not as much these days. Exception is one place that I hunt is in a rough part of the county. Snakes, aggressive dogs and bad guys are the concern. Luckily, only needed it on a few cotton mouths thus far. Carry a .38 with bird shot first pull then hollow points follow in the wheel.


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Re: how many carry a sidearm while hunting [Re: Tff caribou] #7304752 10/04/18 03:02 AM
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I do. had to finish a deer off with my 380 last year. Shot a doe, and hit her about 20" from where i was aiming. Took out her back legs. Missed all other 9 shots i had with me. Turns out I had a scope failure. She finally ran herself into the corner of a goat panel fence and couldnt get away, but still had alot of life in her. If it hadnt been for having the 380 in my pocket, i couldnt have dispatched her. She was still way too lively to get her with a knife. I shot her twice in the neck from about 20 ft.

It was not a fun experience.


You only carry 10 rounds into the woods? Shoot, I came from the school of ďalways take enough gun and enough ammunition...never know when either one might come in handy.

Oops, sorry...any time I am bow hunting, hog hunting, or fishing, I take a sidearm. Some of the areas I hunt/fish have big cats, and I occasioanlly seem to stumble into them, or their leftovers, mostly at or just after dark. Actually, at times when I am just checking the fence line, hunting up lost cattle, or repairing water gaps near the river, I will strap a sidearm on, just for safety sake. Usually, not necessary though. And when I am hiking in the mountains, I always carry a sidearm. So yea, I guess I fit the category of I carry a sidearm when I bow hunt and when Iím not hunting, as well...never really thought about that way...

Re: how many carry a sidearm while hunting [Re: Mr. T.] #7304811 10/04/18 04:33 AM
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On our lease only if you plan to pop a snake. We are surrounded by LO other property and would be very dumb to mess with him or kin. If you want to feel like a cowboy, be my guest but not needed there.

Down south, it is recommended at some places but they normally have a reason.

Re: how many carry a sidearm while hunting [Re: crapicat] #7304815 10/04/18 04:42 AM
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I do. had to finish a deer off with my 380 last year. Shot a doe, and hit her about 20" from where i was aiming. Took out her back legs. Missed all other 9 shots i had with me. Turns out I had a scope failure. She finally ran herself into the corner of a goat panel fence and couldnt get away, but still had alot of life in her. If it hadnt been for having the 380 in my pocket, i couldnt have dispatched her. She was still way too lively to get her with a knife. I shot her twice in the neck from about 20 ft.

It was not a fun experience.


You only carry 10 rounds into the woods? Shoot, I came from the school of ďalways take enough gun and enough ammunition...never know when either one might come in handy.

Oops, sorry...any time I am bow hunting, hog hunting, or fishing, I take a sidearm. Some of the areas I hunt/fish have big cats, and I occasioanlly seem to stumble into them, or their leftovers, mostly at or just after dark. Actually, at times when I am just checking the fence line, hunting up lost cattle, or repairing water gaps near the river, I will strap a sidearm on, just for safety sake. Usually, not necessary though. And when I am hiking in the mountains, I always carry a sidearm. So yea, I guess I fit the category of I carry a sidearm when I bow hunt and when Iím not hunting, as well...never really thought about that way...


wouldnt have mattered in this case. i didnt know i had a scope problem. i thought i was getting flustered and just barely missing shots. I would have probably shot all 20 rounds at that deer as she was dragging her self into the brush. wasnt till i took it to the range that i realized it was several feet off, and seemed to be changing poi with every shot.


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Re: how many carry a sidearm while hunting [Re: Tff caribou] #7304863 10/04/18 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
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I do. had to finish a deer off with my 380 last year. Shot a doe, and hit her about 20" from where i was aiming. Took out her back legs. Missed all other 9 shots i had with me. Turns out I had a scope failure. She finally ran herself into the corner of a goat panel fence and couldnt get away, but still had alot of life in her. If it hadnt been for having the 380 in my pocket, i couldnt have dispatched her. She was still way too lively to get her with a knife. I shot her twice in the neck from about 20 ft.

It was not a fun experience.


You only carry 10 rounds into the woods? Shoot, I came from the school of ďalways take enough gun and enough ammunition...never know when either one might come in handy.

Oops, sorry...any time I am bow hunting, hog hunting, or fishing, I take a sidearm. Some of the areas I hunt/fish have big cats, and I occasioanlly seem to stumble into them, or their leftovers, mostly at or just after dark. Actually, at times when I am just checking the fence line, hunting up lost cattle, or repairing water gaps near the river, I will strap a sidearm on, just for safety sake. Usually, not necessary though. And when I am hiking in the mountains, I always carry a sidearm. So yea, I guess I fit the category of I carry a sidearm when I bow hunt and when Iím not hunting, as well...never really thought about that way...


wouldnt have mattered in this case. i didnt know i had a scope problem. i thought i was getting flustered and just barely missing shots. I would have probably shot all 20 rounds at that deer as she was dragging her self into the brush. wasnt till i took it to the range that i realized it was several feet off, and seemed to be changing poi with every shot.


Anytime I miss a couple shots, at a close target, I realize itís not me...so in that situation, I will just look down the side of the barrel and take the finishing shot. Then go deal with my scope or open sight issue (which is another way of saying I have been there and suffered through it, as well.). Hope this information helps!

Re: how many carry a sidearm while hunting [Re: Mr. T.] #7304873 10/04/18 12:06 PM
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Reason I always carry in the woods in East Texas, even on my on property is that people make a living there two ways, timber and meth.


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Re: how many carry a sidearm while hunting [Re: Mr. T.] #7305017 10/04/18 03:14 PM
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Re: how many carry a sidearm while hunting [Re: Mr. T.] #7308647 10/08/18 08:46 PM
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Re: how many carry a sidearm while hunting [Re: Mr. T.] #7308663 10/08/18 08:56 PM
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My wife and I always carry while at our place near Laredo. I've written previously about 'encounters' with uninviteds. Plus, all rattlesnakes we come across get shot immediately, so having a gun on your hip comes in handy.

Re: how many carry a sidearm while hunting [Re: Mr. T.] #7308686 10/08/18 09:09 PM
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If I am hunting with my AR then I dont see a need to carry a pistol. But if I am carrying my muzzy then yes I do carry it.

Im thinking about carrying it on my mulie hunt this year although i really dont want to but walking to and from the truck in the dark in a strange place with a large population of cougars may have to keep my sidearm close at hand.


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Re: how many carry a sidearm while hunting [Re: Mr. T.] #7309114 10/09/18 04:12 AM
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Depends on the situation. Bow hunting then yes. Predator hunting with the AR then no. Anything with a shotgun is no. Rifle hunting depends on the time of year. If the snakes are out then so is the handgun.

Re: how many carry a sidearm while hunting [Re: Mr. T.] #7309754 10/09/18 08:26 PM
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Re: how many carry a sidearm while hunting [Re: Mr. T.] #7309810 10/09/18 09:50 PM
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Re: how many carry a sidearm while hunting [Re: Mr. T.] #7309813 10/09/18 09:55 PM
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Every time I hunt.

Re: how many carry a sidearm while hunting [Re: Mr. T.] #7309938 10/10/18 12:41 AM
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Re: how many carry a sidearm while hunting [Re: Mr. T.] #7310901 10/11/18 01:58 AM
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After seeing two copperheads today Iíll be packing some heat for sure next time

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I do. my blind and area I hunt is right near a bedding area of prolly 40 hogs. And coyote, mt lion, and bobcat. Don't forget big ol Sasquatch.....sshss he's real


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Re: how many carry a sidearm while hunting [Re: Mr. T.] #7311883 10/12/18 02:40 AM
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If the GSA is paying my wages and the contract stipulates sidearms, yes. Otherwise, no.

I'm suprised how many hunters pack a sidearm. I typically hunt with a hell of a lot more firepower than pistol calibers so I don't see the reason to pack. If you can't hit it with a longarm, a short barreled small caliber sidearm isn't going to accomplish much other than providing a last minute exit strategy when you start running out of steam and that grizzly you've beeen evading is about to sit down to dinner.

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After seeing two copperheads today Iíll be packing some heat for sure next time


I haven't seen a copperhead that could outrun a man. Those two have hind legs?


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If the GSA is paying my wages and the contract stipulates sidearms, yes. Otherwise, no.

I'm suprised how many hunters pack a sidearm. I typically hunt with a hell of a lot more firepower than pistol calibers so I don't see the reason to pack. If you can't hit it with a longarm, a short barreled small caliber sidearm isn't going to accomplish much other than providing a last minute exit strategy when you start running out of steam and that grizzly you've beeen evading is about to sit down to dinner.


no grizzlys(i hope) where i hunt in west texas..but i carry..makes me feel more safe..with black angus cattle running around and hitting atvs banana

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The four legged animals running around is not the reason I carry.


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I understand the reasoning behind those who say they don't carry a pistol when they have a rifle...but that only works for plan A. What happens if you have a malfunction with your rifle? Firing pin, bolt, stuck safety, etc...gotta think about plan B and even C.

There's a reason why I carry two shotguns when I go bird hunting. I've actually had a shotgun stop working and ruin a hunt. Imagine if you were staring down a big boar or mt lion and your rifle does that

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