Your best bet is to contact the game warden for the area you’ll be in. For instance Virginia,where I live, is very open carry friendly. However, doing so with a handgun in the woods is highly illEgal. I found this out from a conservation officer who politely told me to cover my Glock with my jacket. He understood the irony of me carrying a shotgun but needing to cover a 9mm.
Better to call ahead than get caught doing something illegal.