must be nice. In my state you can only carry weapons legal for the season you are hunting so no sidearms in bow season.i agree with Mr C about feeling naked without enough ammo in the woods. I generally hunt alone and in a semi remote area where the nearest house may be 2-3 miles. i generally carry 10-12 rounds for my rifle/shotgun and i too carry one of several sidearms with either 2 15 round mags or 3 speedloaders. its a comforting feeling i guess to know you have "enough" ammo for any situation. I generally even carry a sidearm in bow season especially when coming out of the woods after dark. there are bears and coyotes where i hunt and i would rather be prepared and not need it than need it and not have it. thats my 2 cents worth.