We'll be traveling soon to North and South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Utah and Wyoming and, although I will have a fulling cased and stowed .22 rifle for plinking in Washington with my relatives, I'm a little concerned about proper procedures for pistol carry. Each state is a little different and I'm especially confused about magazines and when they can or cannot have ammo in them. I have a permit to carry, but expect that I will need to unload and stow in some areas such as National Parks and Indian Reservations.
What would you guys recommend for proper handling of mags and extra ammo. I understand the Parks require mags to be separate from pistols, but do they need to be empty and locked?