Hey everybody. Can someone, who knows, fill me in on carrying a firearm in a National Forest. I am not talking about hunting, but carrying a sidearm, long gun, or both for camping and hiking.It would be for personel protection/ peace of mind,mostly; and the dreaded two legged nightbirds! I live in the Midwest, in Southern Illinois, and want to do some camping and hiking in the Shawnee. Illinois is not a gun friendly state,(for anyone who doesn't know). I do have an Il. FOID card (required here) but no CCP at present. That said I want to carry if I am out and about for several days off the beaten path. Is it legal and permitted on National Forest areas away from camp grounds and such?