Originally Posted by duddie10
A friend of mine said he had a few run ins with black bears one was a little to curious.
I live in the sticks in Maine...same fauna as N.H.
I carry a .45. They SAY (oh, they swear up and down) that there's no mountain lions... but I've seen cat paw tracks the size of my hand, in the snow.
We also have black bears in my yard. I never go in the woods without my .45. Never had to use it, and you'll 99.999999% be fine, but why chance it.
I carry a 12 ga during the spring/summer, when the bears are out getting all the fruit they can.
As for the laws, I dunno. I thought NH was pretty cool with guns...
Best look online at state laws.