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:
(1) regular, salaried law enforcement officers, and reserve police officers of a state agency, municipality, or county of the State, uncompensated Governorâ€™s constables, law enforcement officers of the federal government or other states when they are carrying out official duties while in this State, deputy enforcement officers of the Natural Resources Enforcement Division of the Department of Natural Resources, and retired commissioned law enforcement officers employed as private detectives or private investigators;
(2) members of the Armed Forces of the United States, the National Guard, organized reserves, or the State Militia when on duty;
(3) members, or their invited guests, of organizations authorized by law to purchase or receive firearms from the United States or this State or regularly enrolled members, or their invited guests, of clubs organized for the purpose of target shooting or collecting modern and antique firearms while these members, or their invited guests, are at or going to or from their places of target practice or their shows and exhibits;
(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;
........if you would like to see the rest let me know. i made bold and underlined what is needed to prove my point. I see it all the time, hunters carrying a sidearm including myself. alsoit counts if you are carrying open on your way to hunt or fish (with a proper license)and you stop to get a drink at a gas station. seen that too. i and theythey never have a problem. i have friends that are law enforcement officers. so, i've read it, seen it, and heard it.there's your documentation from a government website not a organization. don't forget organizations dont make the law the government does. there's the site if you need it. thats who issued my CWP. Also, please clarify "grassroots " gunrights. so i can give you the best reply my big fingers can type.