I have a cottage which is located in the woods about 3/4 of a mile from the township road. Every day I do three return trips. There are many deer here in the winter which attract coyotes. My neighbour (who gets up much earlier than I) has seen fishers in the early hours also. I had bear tracks at my place about 7 years ago to boot.
I take my 27 pound corgi with me on a leash. How can I protect us from an attack? I'd love to be able to have a handgun but carrying one here isn't allowed. Suggestions?