In this day and age it never hurts to be armed at all times....A neighbor about a mile away was setting up a ground b lind for deer hunting when he saw a bear close by. He tried chasing it off an when he thought it was gone he headed back to his house to get his 4wheeler. The bear had followed him home and wouldn't leave. The neighbor had a loaded crossbow with him so feeling threatened, he shot the bear. He called the DNR to report it and they came and got the bear and were going to have it tested. They suspect something may have been wrong with the bear not to be afraid of humans. Makes me think I should be armed when working in the woods.
We have a lot of bears and wolves in the area here. If I go into the woods I carry an axe if I am not carrying a gun. Not that an axe would do all that much but in the very rare instance that wolves would attack, I would take at least one of them with me.