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#6284034 - 05/02/16 05:13 PM Drew a NM 16A and learned something COOL!!!
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I've hunted Elk in 16C 6 times and know it pretty good, didn't know 16A and broke out the map. My Mother has an unusual last name and her last name was all over the map in 16A in a certain area. There was a hill, stream and canyon with her last name on it. The wife is all into genealogy and looked it up. One of my ancestors, Charles Eckelberger discovered gold in the Gila and developed the King of Arizona gold mine. Several things were named after him and I didn't know it.

This Fall I'll be Elk hunting in the same area my ancestors walked in the late 1800's. I think this is pretty dang cool..
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#6284102 - 05/02/16 06:11 PM Re: Drew a NM 16A and learned something COOL!!! [Re: Stompy]
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Stompy, what a great opportunity, you may be hunting elk from the same gene pool that fed your ancestors, or least walking the same ground and looking at the same mountains and streams. Good luck on your hunt. texas cowboy
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#6284148 - 05/02/16 06:30 PM Re: Drew a NM 16A and learned something COOL!!! [Re: Stompy]
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Now that's cool!!!!

I hope you smoke a stud!!!

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#6284210 - 05/02/16 07:14 PM Re: Drew a NM 16A and learned something COOL!!! [Re: BOBO the Clown]
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Now that's cool!!!!

I hope you smoke a stud!!!


X's 2!! Will be almost like a religious experience. If anyone say's something, you can say "my family was here 1st!" grin
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#6284672 - 05/03/16 08:29 AM Re: Drew a NM 16A and learned something COOL!!! [Re: Stompy]
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Very dang cool. cheers
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#6284680 - 05/03/16 08:36 AM Re: Drew a NM 16A and learned something COOL!!! [Re: Stompy]
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That is pretty awesome!!! cheers

Good luck out there! rifle
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#6284704 - 05/03/16 08:57 AM Re: Drew a NM 16A and learned something COOL!!! [Re: RossCravens]
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May you get the best one..AMEN

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#6284783 - 05/03/16 09:32 AM Re: Drew a NM 16A and learned something COOL!!! [Re: Stompy]
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so where's your royalty check???
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#6284805 - 05/03/16 09:42 AM Re: Drew a NM 16A and learned something COOL!!! [Re: poisonivie]
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Originally Posted By: poisonivie
so where's your royalty check???


After reading up on it the mine was sold shortly after the strike.
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#6284845 - 05/03/16 10:11 AM Re: Drew a NM 16A and learned something COOL!!! [Re: Stompy]
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That is very cool Stompy. Good luck on the hunt. up cheers
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#6284846 - 05/03/16 10:12 AM Re: Drew a NM 16A and learned something COOL!!! [Re: Stompy]
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That is very cool sir. Channel your ancestors into telling you where the only 200" buck in the unit is hiding!!!! Good Luck on your hunt. up
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#6284855 - 05/03/16 10:19 AM Re: Drew a NM 16A and learned something COOL!!! [Re: Elkhunter49]
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Originally Posted By: Elkhunter49
Channel your ancestors into telling you where the only 200" buck in the unit is hiding!!!! Good Luck on your hunt. up


Going to be looking for a 350"+ Bull, the first couple of days anyway grin
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#6284959 - 05/03/16 11:28 AM Re: Drew a NM 16A and learned something COOL!!! [Re: Stompy]
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Congrats!!!

For a 350" bull, check out the field near Ruidoso elementary school play ground. cheers

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#6287427 - 05/04/16 08:31 PM Re: Drew a NM 16A and learned something COOL!!! [Re: Stompy]
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Very cool, do you by chance have a relative who is a retired 3 star General?

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#6288010 - 05/05/16 09:28 AM Re: Drew a NM 16A and learned something COOL!!! [Re: copperhead]
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Originally Posted By: copperhead
Very cool, do you by chance have a relative who is a retired 3 star General?


Short answer, probably. Over the years the spelling has changed due to census takers spelling the name the way they hear it and such. She's doing more digging.
His direct descendant is Johann Fredrick and mine is Johann Adam. They came over here for the same area in Germany but a few years apart. Going to take some time to connect them (if she can), when you get back that far it's gets and bit more difficult.
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