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post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old 03-23-2018, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Do you carry a firearm while fishing?

I haven't been, but am considering it. Mainly against snakes and rats. Plus, we sometimes fish at night and you don't know who may be lurking in the shadows.
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post #2 of 61 (permalink) Old 03-23-2018, 01:16 PM
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Yes, always either I`ll holster my S&W k-22 or my S&W MP 9MM and sometimes both. The one time I didn`t have one on me I was attacked by a rabid raccoon and he almost bit me...You never know what you might encounter.....


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Never leave home without one period..no matter what i am doing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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No, never have. I have done long solo trips, fishing, camping, canoeing, snowshoeing, from the Allagash river in Maine, the White Mountains in NH. all over the ANF and never felt I needed a firearm. But I certainly respect your right to do so.
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post #5 of 61 (permalink) Old 03-23-2018, 02:14 PM
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Same here. Never leave home without one. Always when fishing, since I fish a lot at night.
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Always carry.
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post #7 of 61 (permalink) Old 03-23-2018, 02:29 PM
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I walked out of the house many times forgetting to carry the smith 9mm while checking trail cameras. I did the other day. I carried last year with me while fishing on juniata river. What i do now is lay the pistol beside my personal items i would need for that day just to remind me to put it on my side.

True story while on the juniata river last late summer. I had to go not the #2. I made our way into shore and a young couple came out of no where while i was getting out of the boat. They looked frighten. The young gentlemen said's to me theres a cotton mouth over there. He stood there expecting me to go have a look. I stood there squeezing my thigh's together. I wanted them to continue down river & they did once i said we don't have cotton mouths around here an i not going up river to have a look, i gotta pee...
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I always carry while fishing. The way the world is anymore, I just inherently do not trust anyone who I meet out in the middle of nowhere. I hope I never have to use it, but I always carry it just in case I do have to use it sometime.
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It is rare I am not armed, even to run to the stop and rob for milk.
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post #10 of 61 (permalink) Old 03-23-2018, 03:49 PM
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Always do so many whack jobs out there anymore.
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