So i'm new in town and have a question about handguns/rifles. I was hiking through one of the trails off north church street just north of Greensboro when, about a mile into the woods, the dog and I came across some a deer. No big deal but then i got myself nervous thinking what would i do if i came across something bigger than a deer, like a damn bear or a cat. This 4 in pocket knife isn't going to do much. So my question is how much trouble, if any, would i get in if i got caught with my .270 over my shoulder? Or should i just stick with the handgun? Any info would help! thanks.