Possible Animal Encounters

Thanks Steve for providing an opportunity for Membership to learn…our CA claims have great trout fishing too!  Hmmm!
Hi Wade:
Your discussion regarding possible animal encounters is timely!  I just returned from working a claim I own up on the Shasta River in Northern California.  I was surprised to find piles and piles of bear scat in the particular area I like to sluice.  I usually keep a pistol in the car when prospecting, but after seeing all that scat, I kept my .40 S&W and an extra clip on my belt at all times.  It was probably the most nervous time I’ve ever spent prospecting.  Thank heaven, I didn’t see a single bear.  The river is great for trout fishing, so that’s probably what attracts the bears.
Steve S.

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