Since the law has changed you are allowed to pack your concealed firearm for protection during bow season. The question is what should you pack to deal with black bears/cougars or two legged meanys? I went around in circles thinking 45 acp, 40 cal or 357 mag. Chose the 357 mag with solids in the cylinder due to its superior penetration ability. I also have the Ruger 44 mag and 45 LC single action handguns but those are darn heavy to haul around all day. My hunting party was visited by a Wildlife officer while we were having a tailgate lunch along side the road. I guess our Camo attracted his attention. He checked our licenses, tags, ran our drivers licenses and asked what we were hunting with. He was professional and did his job and went on his way. He did not ask if we were packing firearms and did not see my concealed 357, covered by a long fleece.