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#6960364 - 11/14/17 04:01 PM Better than a Monster Buck
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Registered: 11/14/17
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Loc: NWA
While hunting along the Arkansas River, my daughter shot at a small 8 and missed, took off right as she pulled the trigger. When we went to double check to make sure she in fact did miss, she looks down and says dad here is a bottle and there is a note in it. We ried to get the note out several times using our fingers, but every time we would touch the note pieces would fall out, so we decided to break the bottle to get the note out. We are currently trying to find the family to give the note back to them. We are having trouble finding anyone and thought I would see if anyone here might know the family. Victor Elliott is the name and the town is Fairfax,Ok. I googled the name and town and the first hit was on find the grave site website with Victor Floyd Elliott from Temple,TX. If you know the family please PM me and I will give contact info.

Thank you

Brandon


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#6960367 - 11/14/17 04:06 PM Re: Better than a Monster Buck [Re: brrbass]
jcneef Offline
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Registered: 09/07/11
Posts: 251
Loc: Waxahachie TX
very cool! hopefully you find a family member
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#6960410 - 11/14/17 04:45 PM Re: Better than a Monster Buck [Re: brrbass]
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Registered: 02/06/07
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Loc: M.I.A.
WOW!!! 75 years until someone found it!

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#6960413 - 11/14/17 04:47 PM Re: Better than a Monster Buck [Re: brrbass]
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Registered: 10/17/11
Posts: 407
Loc: Round Rock/ Lometa
that is super cool. Reminds me of a time I was hunting white wing dove in Uvalde. We found a box turtle with a name and address painted on it. We grabbed the turtle and went looking. Found the house and the lady said she had bought the house 25 years ago and had no clue who the turtle belonged to. She said she would take it but we declined and took it back to the ranch and released it. Stuff like this makes me love spending time outdoors. If you only focus on killing you are missing the point.


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#6960580 - 11/14/17 07:03 PM Re: Better than a Monster Buck [Re: brrbass]
sbushee Offline
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Registered: 07/08/15
Posts: 1983
Way cool

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#6960601 - 11/14/17 07:21 PM Re: Better than a Monster Buck [Re: brrbass]
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Registered: 07/31/11
Posts: 511
Loc: mississippi gulf coast
That's awesome

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#6960627 - 11/14/17 07:41 PM Re: Better than a Monster Buck [Re: brrbass]
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Registered: 02/02/12
Posts: 5535
Loc: Watauga, TX / Eastland
When you think about it WWII was going on at that time... And to find it around Memorial day is awesome flag
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#6960716 - 11/14/17 08:56 PM Re: Better than a Monster Buck [Re: brrbass]
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Registered: 11/22/10
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Loc: Central Texas / Comal County
That is Cool. Hope you find the family.
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#6960788 - 11/14/17 10:02 PM Re: Better than a Monster Buck [Re: sbushee]
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Registered: 08/27/08
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Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: sbushee
Way cool

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#6960794 - 11/14/17 10:06 PM Re: Better than a Monster Buck [Re: brrbass]
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Registered: 09/07/09
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Loc: McKinney, TX
Cool find!

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#6960906 - 11/15/17 06:03 AM Re: Better than a Monster Buck [Re: jcneef]
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Originally Posted By: jcneef
very cool! hopefully you find a family member
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#6960919 - 11/15/17 06:19 AM Re: Better than a Monster Buck [Re: brrbass]
Bass&More Offline
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Registered: 12/02/11
Posts: 1191
Loc: Jack County
up up peep

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#6960979 - 11/15/17 07:24 AM Re: Better than a Monster Buck [Re: brrbass]
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Registered: 05/14/09
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Loc: Denton/Argyle
Really neat! Might try Ancestory.com to try and locate a living relative. Would also contact the Fairfax Oklahoma newspaper with your story. Good luck!
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#6960990 - 11/15/17 07:39 AM Re: Better than a Monster Buck [Re: brrbass]
cameron00 Offline
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Registered: 01/08/09
Posts: 8711
Loc: Texas
Very cool.

I'd still rather have a monster buck though.

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#6960997 - 11/15/17 07:43 AM Re: Better than a Monster Buck [Re: brrbass]
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Super Cool. I knew one Elliott in Robertson County Tx, he passed away a few years ago. I don't know where his kin have moved off to, but I know he had 2 daughters that another friend of mind keeps up with. I'll see if they know the writer. up
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