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Mendo223
01-31-2011, 8:57 PM
Ive been searching for more information of the most gun friendly counties in northern california. I am seeing nice land plots selling for less than 100k with seller carrying, which seems like a good deal nowadays. I was envisioning some kind of interavtive map where you could scroll over each county and see things like "SHERRIF WONT ISSUE CCW".....or "VERY GUN FRIENDLY! AMMO CHEAP!"

I want to buy land where i can hunt and target shoot in peace, is that so much to ask in california? lol

Anways, i found some nice places in the following counties, Nevada County, Butte County, Tehama County, Placer County, El Dorado County. I drove to Tahoe this weekend and really liked Grass Valley/Nevada City. Incredibly pretty, i want nice sierra forest land, not baren desert farm land like tracy or stockton.

Basically any county within 1-2 hours of lake tahoe, close to national forests and somewhat remote. I would eventually be building a home on the property as well. It would be a kind of hunting/hiking/outdoor vacation property. I also would like if it snowed in the winter so i could snowmobile right in my own backyard.

I_Love_My_.22
01-31-2011, 9:19 PM
Lassen county is very gun friendly, with the people entrenched in hunting, there are two gun stores in Susanville and one hunting mom and pop shop called the Elegant iris.

GrizzlyGuy
01-31-2011, 9:23 PM
A map of CCW friendliness is here (http://www.calccw.com/Forums/county-faq/7158-county-map-california-ccw-issuance.html).

My county (Nevada) is pretty gun friendly. I carry and shoot all over Tahoe National Forest and haven't had many issues (other than this one (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=372364), but it ended up being a non-issue and was probably triggered by some silly guns-scare-me tourist).

Mendo223
01-31-2011, 9:25 PM
^thanks!

hey guys know anything about mining claims? they are selling 10 acres plots for 2 grand. YES TWO GRAND. it says you can build something too, you pay fees to BLM. here is more info.

This is an 10 acre unpatented placer gold mining claim, part of the claim called the Golden Gulch, with a beautiful creek, and is in Placer County, California, in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains. The main claim is legally registered with the Bureau of Land Management out of Sacramento. The total price is $1950 plus a $250 processing fee. You own the mineral rights, not sharing with others, on the 10 acres. By filing a BLM assessment form,... more a building can be built on the land: any building that benefits and improves the claim, though no permanent living. Camping is allowed.
**On a trip to the claim, and just spending a couple of hours, we gathered in and around the creek, over 1/8 of an ounce of gold, being worth about $200. Someone with more time will find more.**
There is a beautiful, pure, clear stream on the claim. This gives the unique advantage for stream panning and high bank prospecting. The higher banks of Brushy Creek on this claim are a prime area for gold deposits.
10 acres = 435,600 sq.ft.
Your ownership is legally conveyed via a Quit Claim deed, and legally recorded with the BLM and the county. A Quit Claim deed is the required legal document per the BLM. Each year, on or before September 1st, you need to file a form with the Bureau of Land Management, along with $140. We will supply this form to you. The $140 has been paid, not due again until Sept. 1, 2011. Mining claims are not taxed.
The Golden Gulch, is a gold placer mining claim, ideally situated in Placer County, the county name itself chosen for a history of rich gold discoveries.
http://images.secondspace.com/p/SUP/E0/55/17/65/86/A4L_07.jpg
http://images.secondspace.com/p/SUP/E0/55/17/65/86/A4L_08.jpg
seems to good to be true. might not be suitable for building a dream home but for 2 grand who cares!

Mendo223
01-31-2011, 9:26 PM
SO a map did exist...guess i used the wrong search terms. thanks!!
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f337/clownburner/OCCCWS/ca_ccw_map-big.png

GrizzlyGuy
01-31-2011, 9:36 PM
^thanks!

hey guys know anything about mining claims?

I ride my ATV through mining claims all the time. Poker Flat is a really cool area if you have a 4x4 and want to see mining claims in action (people actually pulling gold out of the ground). Me thinks you are asking about mining claims with regard to firearms, so see here:

Carry rights on a mining claim (http://mobile.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=299401)

Search this site and you'll find other threads, I recall at least one member that actually owns one (can't remember who).

Mendo223
01-31-2011, 10:12 PM
it seems to good to be true....10 acres for 2 grand...while the same 10 acres would be 70k otherwise. plus i get gold and carry rights!!

omfg...my heart rate is going nuts right now...with all the money i save i can buy a ATV and have some serious fun....ride around with an ar15 strapped to my back like some super mall ninja except il be a FOREST NINJA.

Lead-Thrower
01-31-2011, 10:41 PM
Can't go wrong with El Dorado county. El Dorado is CCW friendly, and conveniently located El Dorado National Forest is very firearms-friendly.

MrClamperSir
01-31-2011, 10:42 PM
^thanks!

hey guys know anything about mining claims? they are selling 10 acres plots for 2 grand. YES TWO GRAND. it says you can build something too, you pay fees to BLM. here is more info.

seems to good to be true. might not be suitable for building a dream home but for 2 grand who cares!

I own several claims and they are great. Some are inexpensive some are more it depends on the size, accessibility, etc. You may build a structure but it needs to be within certain size limits and it has to be pertinent to your mining operation. We have a "cabin" that is like a shed. It is where we keep our supplies and processing equipment.

I think claims are awesome. If you are thinking about acquiring one and want to know what all is involved (prices, maintenance, taxes, etc.) PM me and I tell you what I’ve learned over the years.

GrizzlyGuy
01-31-2011, 10:58 PM
omfg...my heart rate is going nuts right now...with all the money i save i can buy a ATV and have some serious fun....ride around with an ar15 strapped to my back like some super mall ninja except il be a FOREST NINJA.

LOL, if you are out riding around on an ATV, here is a sure sign that you are at a mining claim:

http://www.grizzlyguy.com/ATVs/2007-Plumas-Expedition/NoMiningTreeAtMyCamp/179569940_92iEh-M-1.jpg

"NO MINING" painted on the trees!

I didn't want mining sounds to keep me up at night, so I whipped out the guns and setup camp right there. I did some fishing, but I did not do any digging. :D

Wherryj
02-01-2011, 9:53 AM
^thanks!

hey guys know anything about mining claims? they are selling 10 acres plots for 2 grand. YES TWO GRAND. it says you can build something too, you pay fees to BLM. here is more info.

This is an 10 acre unpatented placer gold mining claim, part of the claim called the Golden Gulch, with a beautiful creek, and is in Placer County, California, in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains. The main claim is legally registered with the Bureau of Land Management out of Sacramento. The total price is $1950 plus a $250 processing fee. You own the mineral rights, not sharing with others, on the 10 acres. By filing a BLM assessment form,... more a building can be built on the land: any building that benefits and improves the claim, though no permanent living. Camping is allowed.
**On a trip to the claim, and just spending a couple of hours, we gathered in and around the creek, over 1/8 of an ounce of gold, being worth about $200. Someone with more time will find more.**
There is a beautiful, pure, clear stream on the claim. This gives the unique advantage for stream panning and high bank prospecting. The higher banks of Brushy Creek on this claim are a prime area for gold deposits.
10 acres = 435,600 sq.ft.
Your ownership is legally conveyed via a Quit Claim deed, and legally recorded with the BLM and the county. A Quit Claim deed is the required legal document per the BLM. Each year, on or before September 1st, you need to file a form with the Bureau of Land Management, along with $140. We will supply this form to you. The $140 has been paid, not due again until Sept. 1, 2011. Mining claims are not taxed.
The Golden Gulch, is a gold placer mining claim, ideally situated in Placer County, the county name itself chosen for a history of rich gold discoveries.
http://images.secondspace.com/p/SUP/E0/55/17/65/86/A4L_07.jpg
http://images.secondspace.com/p/SUP/E0/55/17/65/86/A4L_08.jpg
seems to good to be true. might not be suitable for building a dream home but for 2 grand who cares!

though no permanent living. Camping is allowed

Is this what you were looking for?

Mendo223
02-07-2011, 5:30 PM
i did want something with permanent living.

my friends dad has land in shasta county he is willing to sell through owner finance. i like this as well because i wont have to go through a bank. only problem shasta county is a good 2 hours north of my desired location.

in the meantime, my dad might be buying some land near clearlake (lake county)....it wont be for hunting most of the land is for vineyard use. but there are some nice hills and parks within a few miles that im sure i could shoot on.

Mendo223
02-07-2011, 5:32 PM
I own several claims and they are great. Some are inexpensive some are more it depends on the size, accessibility, etc. You may build a structure but it needs to be within certain size limits and it has to be pertinent to your mining operation. We have a "cabin" that is like a shed. It is where we keep our supplies and processing equipment.

I think claims are awesome. If you are thinking about acquiring one and want to know what all is involved (prices, maintenance, taxes, etc.) PM me and I tell you what Iíve learned over the years.

yes i would like to know more about the yearly maintenance and taxes, pm sent.

lockwrench
02-07-2011, 9:43 PM
^thanks!

hey guys know anything about mining claims? they are selling 10 acres plots for 2 grand. YES TWO GRAND. it says you can build something too, you pay fees to BLM. here is more info.
[....]
seems to good to be true. might not be suitable for building a dream home but for 2 grand who cares!

A a mining claim on public land is...a right to mine, nothing else. It is not title to the land, you cannot build a permanent dwelling, you can't fence it off, you can't restrict hunting/fishing/hiking access by the public [unless there is a safety issue or interference with an actual 'mining' operation.] In theory everything you do on that claim is supposed to be 'mining' related though in practice very few claims are being actively worked.

The Shadow
02-07-2011, 9:52 PM
SO a map did exist...guess i used the wrong search terms. thanks!!
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f337/clownburner/OCCCWS/ca_ccw_map-big.png

Does that map look greener than it was, or is it my imagination ? With all the green counties, how is California still a May Issue state ?

76% percent of California is essentially shall issue and we can't get shall issue codified. Why ?

tiko
02-07-2011, 10:34 PM
Because the majority of population live in the no-issue coastal liberal counties.

ColdDeadHands1
02-07-2011, 10:47 PM
76% percent of California is essentially shall issue and we can't get shall issue codified. Why ?

76% by land area, certainly not by population! And most certainly not 76% of the correct political delineation! I frequently hear people on Calguns criticize conservatives in CA and say that support of the 2A is not limited to the right. I CALL BS. Support and defense of the 2A is nearly exclusively limited to those on the right. Compare these 2010 election results maps for State Senate, House, & Governor to the CCW Map. Some striking similarities don't you say?

RED = CONSERVATIVE = CCW
BLUE = LIBERAL = NO CCW (dial 911. The nanny state will protect you)

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Nodda Duma
02-08-2011, 3:26 AM
If you're looking for a gun-friendly place to live, why stop before you've arrived in Oregon?

Penzanse
02-08-2011, 6:26 AM
If you plan to build, check with the county planning/building offices for permit fees. In some counties, permit fees are through the roof! El Dorado county will put you back 40 or 50K when you add up permits, fees, impact costs, and hookups. etc. If you need to drill for a well, add in $100 a foot. If you need septic, especially engineered, add another 25K plus costs. These counties do NOT want you to move there. Do not be fooled by the low prices on lots. There is a reason that the prices seem low! I almost bought a large lot in El Dorado county until I found out the fee structure. I located in Amador county. Much better rates. Existing homes are still pricey. I hunted the gold country for a home/lot for close to 2 years before I bought.

As for UNPATENTED mining claims, 10 acres is miniscule. Someone took a regular claim and split it up (subletting). Check to make sure that you have the mineral rights and not just a shared right.

Havoc70
02-08-2011, 7:13 AM
That bright green in San Mateo County warms my heart.