Re: Sidearm during deer season?
Originally Posted by DixieLandMan
It is different in each county and state. Here, you can carry pistol if during gun season. It has to be centerfire and using mushrooming ammunition. Best to check with your state's hunting regulations to be on the safe side.
As I read the law here in Alabama, the only requirement for a pistol to be legal for deer is to be centerfire and use mushrooming ammunition. That means my Ruger LCP .380 pocket pistol is a legal deer gun. Notice I said legal, not adequate.
During gun season I carry my Ruger Blackhawk .45 in addition to my .30-06. Three seasons ago I had a six foot standing broad side shot at a doe with my .45 but didn't take it because I had seen a buck a few minutes before and was hoping to get a shot at it (but didn't). I guess that means a doe in the hand is worth a buck in the brush.
(Luke 11:21 KJV) When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:
(Luke 22:36 KJV) Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.