On Wednesday, Sept. 24 Clearwater RCMP received a report of a single gunshot heard in the area of Little Fort overnight.
Police responded but were unable to determine if or where any shot had been fired from, or for what purpose.
Clearwater RCMP acknowledge that there may be some instances where firing a gun may be acceptable or required (protecting livestock for instance). However, please be extremely cautious in doing so.
Also, if in an area where it could be expected that another person may hear the shot, calling the RCMP simply to notify of the shot and the reason for it would allow peace of mind for those who heard the shot. It would also prevent police from conducting searches of the area for no reason.