Never really had a concern before but after last week end kind of made me think maybe I should be caring something for peace of mind. I have been doing a little more pre scouting this year and setting up trail camera and so on. Find myself getting off the trail more and exploring new areas. Just wondering how many of you guys/girls carry a riffle with you well scouting in the off season. Or what you’re using for peace of mind. I am playing with the thought of getting myself a rifle or shot gun for just this. Looking for something I also would like to use on black tails well I hunt locally. The area I hunt is thick and steep and shots would be under 100 yrd