keels1225 wrote:If you are in South Carolina then the following is my answer.I know that you can carry in this state without a permit while fishing or hunting (or going to or from these activities), but what about backpacking in remote areas. I have called SLED on this one and can't get a straight answer. Thanks in advance for the help
SECTION 16-23-20. Unlawful carrying of handgun; exceptions.
It is unlawful for anyone to carry about the person any handgun, whether concealed or not, except as follows, unless otherwise specifically prohibited by law: .......
.......(4) licensed hunters or fishermen who are engaged in hunting or fishing or going to or from their places of hunting or fishing while in a vehicle or on foot;
IANAL, but if you have a fishing license and have a hook and line with you while you are back packing then you would be good to go. It doesn't say you need a pole and bait.