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Last Post 09 May 2020 12:17 AM by  John Thane
Open Carry In Plumas County
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ROLLIE BRUNZLICK
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26 Apr 2020 01:02 PM
    Does anyone by chance know if it is legal to open carry in Plumas County California? Personal protection from mountain lions, bears and two legged animals in the remote mountainous areas of claims would be nice.
    Tom Riley
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    26 Apr 2020 02:11 PM
    Don't quote me on this but it is my understanding that you can only open/carry on BLM land
    Burt C Greenfield Jr
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    26 Apr 2020 02:23 PM
    I looked up California open carry law (repealed by penal code 26350) Here is the web address www.shouselaw.com/open-carry.html
    Roger Sleight
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    26 Apr 2020 02:28 PM
    In "unincorporated lands". I wouldn't carry in town but no one will bother you out in the hills or on a claim.
    John Gause
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    26 Apr 2020 07:59 PM
    You always run the risk of encountering the wrong LEO at the wrong time anywhere in CA.
    My suggestion is to not open carry, but, not not carrying is out of the question. Doesn't leave a person with many options. Carrying from one location to another location for the purposes of recreational shooting is however permissible if I remember correctly according to the latest laws in CA. Defined intentions define the enforcement then by that definition. You would be traveling to the BLM to shoot, recreate, and possibly prospect.
    Kenneth Swineford
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    27 Apr 2020 08:16 AM
    Go to the California Office of Attorney Generals web page and under Firearm's tab you'll have your answer. Looks to be California is a no carry state without a permit, including unloaded firearms.
    MICHAEL PANELLI
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    27 Apr 2020 03:33 PM
    If your that scared 1) you shouldn't carry a gun, 2) because you see a wild animal you don't need to shoot it, 3) people are not out there to bother you, 4) bears very very very rarely attack 5) if you fire a gun better make sure nobody else is around, because errant bullets kill people. I have been playing in these woods for 40 years, have never felt any danger from animals and I have seen Mountain lions, bears a plenty, bob cats, rattlesnakes, just kept my distance. It would be the one you don't see, that you wouldn't have time to draw a gun, take off the safety and not shoot anybody else. I am not anti gun, I feel just safer with the wild animals than I do with a person with a gun. Anyways there plenty o' gold to be found in Plumas county, happy gold hunting.
    Allen Jennings
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    27 Apr 2020 05:26 PM
    Rollie I often prospect in Plumas County and when alone, and well off the road, I often open carry a handgun. State law prohibits this but I'll take my chances that the LEO has more common sense then the politicians that passed the law. The odds of being attacked by a dangerous animal are remote at best but it does happen every now and then.
    William Hall
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    27 Apr 2020 07:11 PM
    Wont speak to Plumas county,
    In El Dorado NF I encountered and approached a Fish N Wildlife Ofc.
    Asking about open carry and his definition
    He became very intent of my intentions and do I have a weapon
    My response, yes I have a weapon...locked up in the tool box in the truck bed
    Keeping in mind, we are miles from anywhere
    After I said that, his whole demeanor changed, he was very pleasant and informative
    His definition of open carry,
    HAS TO BE VISIBLE .
    Your shirt, coat,pants, poncho ect cannot cover in any way
    Cannot carry in your backpack, strapped to the outside OK, visible
    Bottom line, stay in bounds when transporting and carry
    Their (LEO) attitude is based on your attitude

    Bill
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    Gerard Ange'
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    29 Apr 2020 07:49 PM
    I always carry out in the bush... (but not in town!!! )

    As for my experiences far out off the beaten track....Prospecting ~ Yes, I have had nose to nose encounters with big cats and also bears !!! It was those encounters years ago that convinced me it would be wise to get a sidearm. So far I have never had to use my sidearm in self defense! My Rule #1: I always remember this is their home... And I am only a visitor !!!! Rule #1: I try to be noisy so All animals Bears Cats snakes etc... All know that a human is out there and I found they will avoid you 99% of the time.

    And for that 1% it’s nice to know that you can deter almost every tense situation ~ with a big Noise and only then if really needed.... as a very last resort you can defend yourself.

    As we all know.... we already carry a lot of gear without adding a weapon and Ammo... But the few pounds added to your body is magnified by feeling less venerable in way off remote areas ~ that in itself... is a ton of weight off your shoulders!

    As for the Weapon visibility? it has big Rubber Day-glow Yellow Grips ! (First: if it ever did get dropped it is very easy to spot!!) and Second: For Rangers , Wardens it is easy to see in my shoulder-harness...

    I have never had any negative issues!
    John Thane
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    30 Apr 2020 11:39 PM
    Mr. Panelli,

    I go up to Graeagle every year and have been prospecting for 10+ years, but just now joined the GPAA for more land access. First thing I've discovered is the GPAA doesn't seem to update their claim info (Active/Inactive), and a lot of the coordinate info is wrong. I'll be in Graeagle late June and looking to swing my GM 1000 and crevice. The only spot close I found was the Grizzly claim near Lake Davis, but after reading posts it appears to have expired? Any thoughts on where I can go close to Graeagle?

    Thanks,

    John

    P.s.- I'm legally allowed to carry and choose not to for the very reason's you stated, so thanks for speaking up.
    MICHAEL PANELLI
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    06 May 2020 12:57 PM
    Mr. Thane

    Thank you for speaking up also. The GPAA claims in Plumas County are mostly closer to Quincy, ca. There are Two claims that are active on the Little Grizzly Cr. Access through Davis lake on a dirt road. It is called Walker Mine rd. Or you have to go all the way around through Taylorsville, Ca. A shorter dirt rd. to access claims Walker lake rd. The lost Lepprecon 1 & 2, Lucky 13 claims have been productive. These are accessed off Bucks lake rd. to dirt rds. Slate cr. rd. These rds. generally are in good shape. There is another claim a few miles further up Bucks lake rd. With fairly easy access. But right off hand can't think of the name. If you go on to the properties put in state and county it will show you these claims and help with direction. There are a few others. The are none close to Greaeagle without driving, to my knowledge these claims are active. Happy Prospecting.
    John Thane
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    09 May 2020 12:17 AM
    Thanks for the help!
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