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The #1 reason that you would pack a handgun while Bowhunting?

  • Grizzley Bears

    Votes: 36 13.4%
  • Black Bears

    Votes: 32 11.9%
  • Wolves

    Votes: 9 3.4%
  • Mountain Lions

    Votes: 26 9.7%
  • Snakes

    Votes: 18 6.7%
  • Meth cookers/Pot growers

    Votes: 114 42.5%
  • Angry Husbands or OTHER (please explain)

    Votes: 33 12.3%

Reason for Handgun?

3345 Views 93 Replies 77 Participants Last post by  JeffreySlayR
Which of the following items would be the most likely reason for you to go armed with a pistol while bowhunting? (Regardless of existing laws in your State)

Black Bears,
Grizzly Bears,
Mountain lions,
Meth cookers, Pot Growers
Angry husbands or Other (please explain)
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I found all of your responses interesting. They are all valid reasons. I suppose we all have different things that we value. I thought I would offer my perspective.

I have hunted/worked in the outdoors in California, Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming. When I packed a handgun, it was when I was somewhere that I felt a horse or mule could potentially get in a situation where it could get hurt and need to be put down.

I did feel better about bears and lions, but that was secondary to not having to slit the throat of a terrified horse with a broken leg.

I don't feel that my Service-Six in .357 mag will stop a charging Grizzley. And I have never killed a snake while in the outdoors. I only have seen one Rattler.

Today though I would certainly feel that a pistol of that size and caliber would be mainly be a deterrent to unsavory types that I may run into in Archery season. I think that there is the chance of the pistol being effective without having to fire it, but if I pull it out in a threatening situation I will fire it. Otherwise it stays holstered.

So The Meth/pot producers is my #1 reason. With OTHER a close second.
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