In ohio you don't need a permit (other than a hunting license and deer tag) to hunt with a handgun. To transport it it in a car it needs to be in a case, seperate from ammo that can't be reached by the driver(think trunk) or unloaded with action open in plane sight. There is a minimum barrel length and caliber restriction as well for hunting. There are some reciprical agreements with other states as far as consealed carry, I know Pa is not one of them. WVA is one I think. Check out http://www.ohioccw.org/ to be sure.