I always carry a handgun while hunting.
If you shoot a animal and if you come up on it, if its still alive, I'll shoot it with my handgun to put it out quickly. I'd rather do it with a handgun over a rifle, because a pistol bullet is A LOT cheaper than the rifle rounds I use.
I also carry a handgun because I've been charged by feral hogs before. Doesn't matter if I'm deer hunting, bird hunting, or going fishing, I'll have a handgun with me.
Only time I actually don't have a handgun on me is when I enter those places that have that 51% signs, the silly 30-06 signs (I just don't go in), schools, stadiums, six flags, etc...
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