See, this is what is so quirky about regional variations in habits, expectations, laws and behaviors. Although openly carrying a holstered sidearm in public will generally not even raise an eyebrow in most of Pennsylvania, a person walking around with a rifle slung would be viewed to be odd if not suspect, even in the woods, if it were outside of the major hunting seasons. And all the while, it would be lawful to do so. In some cases, our state Game Commission would/could view it as prima facie evidence of hunting outside of season and seek charges for such an act. It just don't make no sense!