When back packing in the National Forest. There is real crime in them hills and it looks to be getting more serious, with meth labs, cartels and assorted deviates trying to escape civilization,
I could cite cases, but you get the idea. Having to draw a concealed handgun from under a back pack is time consuming and just wearing a pistol on your belt might encourage a BG to back off if they invade your campsite.
But my state doesn’t allow open carry, anywhere.
Except when hunting.
That requires a hunting license of course, and a critter that’s got an open season on him.
I need to talk this over with the rangers of course, but two more considerations need considering,
The gun and ammunition.
A firearm needs to of the type to be allowed for hunting.under the Fish and Game code. Generally there is a difference between big game and small game, but there is seldom a open season for big game unless it’s Boar,
Barrel length has to be 4" minimum.
Cartridges also have to be lead free for hunting here, and if I remember right—JHP or JSP.
I don’t know if magnum calibers are still required but they were at one time,
There are probably other considerations I’m not yet aware of, The rangers should fill me in.
Obviously my J frame isn’t going to make the cut although I can carry it concealed, it doesn’t weigh me down and is compact…
I thought I’d ask here for any suggestions.