Since we are recently discussing Georgia carry laws, my question pertains to section 27-3-1.1 WMA's. I read through and see the following two items that I believe are applicable to my concerns: It shall be unlawful for any person on any wildlife management area owned or operated by the department: (1) To possess a firearm during a closed hunting season for that area unless such firearm is unloaded and stored in a motor vehicle so as not to be readily accessible; (2) To possess a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle during a legal open hunting season for that area; I go camping often with my three boys in the Chattahoochee National Forest, which has many parts that are also Georgia WMA. On my last trip I was approached three separate times by different Park Rangers telling me that there has been bear activity in that particular campground the night before. I had no weapons at the time, so I pretty much had a sleepless night worrying about bears coming into the tent. I would like to keep a weapon with me on future trips, but...section 27-3-1.1 is my problem. So...I have a few questions to pose... 1. Would my tent be considered my "home" for home defense if I kept a pistol in there with me? 2. Would the bolded section in item (2) mean that carrying a loaded firearm outside of a motor vehicle is okay? 3. What is the penalty for violating 27-3-1.1? It does not appear to be enumerated. I'm not sure if it's a felony, misdemeanor, or what. ...sure would be nice to see a "except for self-defense purposes" in this code somewhere.