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Old 11-28-2012, 08:55 PM
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Default Have any of you guys carried a handgun while fly fishing?

Big bad controversial question.
Have you or have you not ?
Myself...never in NH !
What are your thoughts ?
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:09 PM
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I never have and have never felt the need to carry one.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:11 PM
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Just a shotgun in Alaska.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:53 PM
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yes, when backpacking to fish remote locations
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:06 PM
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In Alaska in kachemak there was so much bear $hit we carried a ruger pistol with buffalo rounds. It seriously looked like wild horses lived there. In the bush, it was always shotguns.

In the backwoods of rangely my friend baby gorilla (we call him that because he is proof that we evolved from or are evolving back into apes) refuses to go without a shotgun. I carry bear spray but he brings the pump gun. His fear of bears is a little over done.

I do know a guy who lives up there and is a care taker of camps on the rapid and he says he always packs heat up there and never goes without it.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:19 PM
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Hey Gonzo...I knew this thread would bring you out of the woodwork !

I have parked my truck on some remote dirt roads way the f up in northern Maine... miles from the water I was fishing and miles from civilization... and wondered if i was fat and slow enough to prevent a "Banjo Awakening" or a "fly rod exchange"....

We should all be thankful we dont live in the Mid-West where meth labs are not uncommon in the woods....
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:24 PM
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I've run into some sketchy situations striper fishing at night. If I were old enough to carry, I'd consider it.

I've walked through a couple drug deals and I've had my pack stolen from me, so I stopped night fishing about a month early
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:26 PM
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Haha call it child induced hibernation, after the hurricane we had no power and for a week. Then three days after power was restored and the day after I got my truck back my son was born a month early. He is healthy but keeping me busy so I've been off the grid a bit.

Yeah I fish in MI a bit and never really worry about labs there but it is a real concern. I'd rather run into a bear.

I do have a shirt with two dudes in a canoe and it reads paddle faster I hear banjos.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:01 AM
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Big bad controversial question.
Have you or have you not ?
Myself...never in NH !
What are your thoughts ?
No. Unfortunately the fish in the streams I fish aren't big enough to need one.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:58 AM
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Are there any documented cases of a grown man being attacked by a bear or coyote in northern NH or Maine?

I've been spending quite a bit of time hiking around some pretty remote areas of northwestern Maine, including after dark with a headlamp, and I've never considered carrying a weapon of any kind.
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