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Da Sheik
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re: anyone carry a sidearm while Deer hunting?

I only carry my Glock 17 during bow season cuz we have many snakes of the venomous kind. After it gets into late Nov. I don't. Frick the poeleece.


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Meauxjeaux
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re: anyone carry a sidearm while Deer hunting?
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Lot of crazy people in the world and don't really want to meet one of them in a desolate spot in the woods unprepared.


This.

I don't get out into the woods often, but I'm just chicken shite to be out there without a handgun.

I have been of the mind that the La. open carry laws apply to this. Is that correct?


LouisianaChessie
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re: anyone carry a sidearm while Deer hunting?
Used to carry my 1911 but ill probably start carrying a .357. Mine has a long enough barrel that I think it could kill a deer from a good distance away


Hammertime
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re: anyone carry a sidearm while Deer hunting?
I carried a Glock 20 every time I went out in the woods. Bring it when I in the woods around hogs hunting. I also have the faint hope that a deer will walk close enough for me to get a pistol shot off


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Choirboy
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re: anyone carry a sidearm while Deer hunting?
Present

I have a confirmed kill with one of my 1911s


faxis
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re: anyone carry a sidearm while Deer hunting?
Normally I carry a Ruger Mark II for popping squirrels and coons and if I need to finish something off. But I have actually killed a deer with a S&W Mod 10 2" 38 special on a bet. Shot it behind the ear with a +p at about seven yards.


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: anyone carry a sidearm while Deer hunting?
My whole thing is I'm definitely not putting down a .30-30 or 12 gauge or whatever I got to grab a damn pistol.


El Josey Wales
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re: anyone carry a sidearm while Deer hunting?
I carry one just because I like pistols.

I'll have it for whatever need arises.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: anyone carry a sidearm while Deer hunting?
I like em for fun shooting, but I definitely don't want to ever have to rely on one. I might actually hit what I'm shooting at with a real gun.


JAB528
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re: anyone carry a sidearm while Deer hunting?
Yeah me neither. I'd rather my chances with the aught 6 or 12 ga with slugs/buckshot.


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El Josey Wales
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re: anyone carry a sidearm while Deer hunting?
I was walking to the stand this year at 4lsu2's place and ran across a pack of 5 dogs right at daylight on the way to the stand.

In my hands, I only had a crack barrel 45-70. I was glad to have my trusty G19 on my hip.

They were dumb dogs and never knew I was there but if they had seen me who knows what would have happened.


JAB528
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re: anyone carry a sidearm while Deer hunting?
Collared or uncollared?


Choirboy
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re: anyone carry a sidearm while Deer hunting?
You never know when you might need it. If you lean your primary against a tree while taking a dump you might need the pistol to defend yourself from a shiteater!


El Josey Wales
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re: anyone carry a sidearm while Deer hunting?
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Collared or uncollared?


Too dark to tell.

I can assure you, had they raised their voices in my direction it would not have mattered.


JAB528
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BIG Texan
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re: anyone carry a sidearm while Deer hunting?
I usually carry a SAA 45 LC IN 4 3/4 just for snakes and stuff that need shot. Noneed for hearing protection as they are not that loud.


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LSUtiger17
Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2009
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re: anyone carry a sidearm while Deer hunting?
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My whole thing is I'm definitely not putting down a .30-30 or 12 gauge or whatever I got to grab a damn pistol.


A lot of people use bolt-actions. That's not going to be a lot of help if you have something coming at you.


tigereye58
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Member since Jan 2007
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re: anyone carry a sidearm while Deer hunting?
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So you bow hunt when it isn't bow season?

EDIT: I think I get what you're saying. The use of a period would probably have cleared up the confusion.


I bow hunt 90% of the time even during rifle season. When its rifle season I carry my 9mm when I'm bowhunting. My rifles are semi-auto rifles so I have 4-5 shots w/o the bolt so I like my chances. I mainly rifle hunt when I take my kids. Any other time I have gotten to where I just prefer the bow, a treestand and my 9mm.


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SportTiger1
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re: anyone carry a sidearm while Deer hunting?
I don't carry when I'm deer(rifle) hunting. My 9mm can't do anything my 30-06 can't do. But I will if I'm squirrel/rabbit hunting. Just in case a hog gets brave.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Member since Jan 2011
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re: anyone carry a sidearm while Deer hunting?
I'd be better off with the bolt action.

I like shooting pistols for fun, but I don't want to HAVE to use one. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not very good with them.


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