Those of you who know me know that I do not live in Alaska but have accepted a job in Anchorage and will be moving to Alaska in early May. I am a small female but I love to hunt and fish. I expect that I will do a lot of fishing alone. Do you experienced Alaskans think I would need to carry a pistol for self protection? I am mainly concerned with two legged varmits bent on robbery or rape.
I currently live in Wisconsin and do carry a pistol to and from work with me when I work in a city but do not usually carry a pistol when fishing, unless it is my Buckmark .22 when there is a good chance of small game.