Fresno County, California

Near Shaver Lake

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Fresno County California (Class B) BFRO

October 2006

It was late October 2006. My hunting partner and I were deer hunting near Heart Lake, which is located off the John Muir Trail behind Florence Lake. We'd been back there for almost a week looking for the elusive Big Daddy Buck that we've hunted religiously for the last three years. We were high up on this ridge just before nightfall. We were hiking back to our base camp and heard a loud bellowing howl that sent a shiver down our spines. We looked at each other with confused looks on our faces, not knowing what that sound was. We decided to hurry back to camp, but we heard another howl, but closer this time. We saw Big Daddy Buck running down the opposite ridge side, and busting through brush, not caring if hunters spotted him. Then again, we heard that bellowing howl, and saw on top of the ridge a dark silhouette that looked like a bear standing on its hind feet. I brought my rifle scope to my eye to take aim on this so-called bear. As I looked through the scope, I realized it was no b...

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