texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
MarkesOlliver, Lonestar97, Johnny Dyer, mt1611, johnjake
65803 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 94,402
bill oxner 57,634
stxranchman 55,239
SnakeWrangler 47,211
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,436
BMD 41,029
Big Orn 37,484
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics438,178
Posts6,358,298
Members65,803
Most Online16,728
Mar 25th, 2012
Print Thread
Arrowhead hunting-pay digs #7642259 10/25/19 10:13 PM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 870
C
cos Offline OP
Tracker
OP Offline
Tracker
C
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 870
Anyone been to one of the pay digs in hill country or have recommendations on a decent pay dig.

Re: Arrowhead hunting-pay digs [Re: cos] #7642276 10/25/19 10:35 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 13,565
Creekrunner Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 13,565
'Don't know anything about them. Hondo Crouch used to chip his own, lay them out in the two-track leading to the house for guests to pick up. When they'd turn them over, there'd be a price tag with 25 cents on it. grin


...and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:28
Re: Arrowhead hunting-pay digs [Re: Creekrunner] #7642342 10/25/19 11:47 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 20,245
S
Sneaky Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
S
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 20,245
Originally Posted by Creekrunner
'Don't know anything about them. Hondo Crouch used to chip his own, lay them out in the two-track leading to the house for guests to pick up. When they'd turn them over, there'd be a price tag with 25 cents on it. grin


roflmao

Who’s Hondo Crouch? I’d love to know more about this fella.


[Linked Image]
Re: Arrowhead hunting-pay digs [Re: Sneaky] #7642368 10/26/19 12:05 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 13,565
Creekrunner Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 13,565
Originally Posted by Sneaky
Originally Posted by Creekrunner
'Don't know anything about them. Hondo Crouch used to chip his own, lay them out in the two-track leading to the house for guests to pick up. When they'd turn them over, there'd be a price tag with 25 cents on it. grin


roflmao

Who’s Hondo Crouch? I’d love to know more about this fella.


He bought...and ruined Luckenbach, but mine is an unpopular and jaded opinion. He did have true entertainment talent and wit. As with many talented entertainers, the backstory is a bit tawdry and sad. cool


...and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:28
Re: Arrowhead hunting-pay digs [Re: cos] #7642399 10/26/19 12:31 AM
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,079
S
sallysue Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
S
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,079
There's a place in Bell county where you can did for 20 bucks a day

Re: Arrowhead hunting-pay digs [Re: cos] #7642491 10/26/19 02:06 AM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 870
C
cos Offline OP
Tracker
OP Offline
Tracker
C
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 870
Is the place in Bell county the Chrisner Ranch? Been there a few years ago.

Re: Arrowhead hunting-pay digs [Re: cos] #7642604 10/26/19 09:07 AM
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,079
S
sallysue Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
S
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,079
Originally Posted by cos
Is the place in Bell county the Chrisner Ranch? Been there a few years ago.

Yes Did you have any luck ?

Re: Arrowhead hunting-pay digs [Re: Creekrunner] #7642611 10/26/19 10:20 AM
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 1,396
F
fray Online Content
Pro Tracker
Online Content
Pro Tracker
F
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 1,396
Originally Posted by Creekrunner
'Don't know anything about them. Hondo Crouch used to chip his own, lay them out in the two-track leading to the house for guests to pick up. When they'd turn them over, there'd be a price tag with 25 cents on it. grin

roflmao

Re: Arrowhead hunting-pay digs [Re: cos] #7642727 10/26/19 01:48 PM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 870
C
cos Offline OP
Tracker
OP Offline
Tracker
C
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 870
Found three points and some stone tools out at Chrisner Ranch. All day. Very hard digging.

Re: Arrowhead hunting-pay digs [Re: cos] #7643001 10/26/19 08:00 PM
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 54
R
RGLass Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
R
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 54
About Hondo . He didn’t ruin Luckenbach. It was closed when he bought it. His heirs have ruined it. One of his grandsons was put in charge years ago. It was a great place to listen to music, drink beer, and dance for a long time. The heirs have had many squabbles and fights over the management of the place. I played music there for years, hosted picker’s circles, and worked security for big functions and music shows. Hondo called himself an imagineer. He was an Olympic swimmer. There’s a book “Hondo, Father.” Written by one of his daughters.

Re: Arrowhead hunting-pay digs [Re: RGLass] #7643094 10/26/19 10:36 PM
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,798
F
flintknapper Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
F
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,798
Originally Posted by RGLass
About Hondo . He didn’t ruin Luckenbach. It was closed when he bought it. His heirs have ruined it. One of his grandsons was put in charge years ago. It was a great place to listen to music, drink beer, and dance for a long time. The heirs have had many squabbles and fights over the management of the place. I played music there for years, hosted picker’s circles, and worked security for big functions and music shows. Hondo called himself an imagineer. He was an Olympic swimmer. There’s a book “Hondo, Father.” Written by one of his daughters.


Agree that 'Hondo' didn't ruin it. I haven't been there since the late 70's and I'm sure some things about it have changed...but all through the 70's it was a neat place to go.


Spartans ask not...how many, but where!
Re: Arrowhead hunting-pay digs [Re: cos] #7643123 10/26/19 11:13 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 13,565
Creekrunner Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 13,565
"Friends of the family" are never gonna agree on what happened, and I was one. I'm not gonna go into who I knew, etc., but I knew Luckenbach when Mr. Engel ran it. Way, way before Hondo and Geech came on the scene. Hell, my mother went to Texas when Hondo was an Olympic swimmer. All I know is, their (Hondo and Geech's) idea ruined the area from what I knew. And all that was there after, 'cept for Jerry Jeff and Willie just passing through briefly, was a whole buncha wannabe musicians and bikers. As I said, my opinion is unpopular, but there's still a few square-heads left around there that'll agree with me wholeheartedly.


...and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:28
Re: Arrowhead hunting-pay digs [Re: cos] #7643228 10/27/19 01:03 AM
Joined: Aug 2019
Posts: 155
O
oldrancher Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
O
Joined: Aug 2019
Posts: 155
This Luckenbach local square head agrees with Creekrunner.

Re: Arrowhead hunting-pay digs [Re: cos] #7643705 10/27/19 04:26 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 9,639
C
colt45 Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
C
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 9,639
a good boot scootin place


hold on Newt, we got a runaway
Re: Arrowhead hunting-pay digs [Re: cos] #7644607 10/28/19 02:02 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,576
fouzman Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,576
Used to go in there for Iron Brew when I was just a kid.

Re: Arrowhead hunting-pay digs [Re: cos] #7645221 10/28/19 10:31 PM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 17,531
Sniper John Offline
gumshoe
Offline
gumshoe
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 17,531
Originally Posted by cos
Anyone been to one of the pay digs in hill country or have recommendations on a decent pay dig.


Been years since I went to one of the hill country pay digs, but I have been to them and hope to go to one or two again next year. I went to one near Carthage in June because it was near my hunting lease, inexpensive as far as pay digs go, and convenient. Found some points. More crude than your typical hill country points because of the material being mostly petrified wood. Look to Facebook Groups for Texas Chert and Texas Pay Digs. There are are some going on somewhere every weekend.

[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]


Re: Arrowhead hunting-pay digs [Re: sallysue] #7645344 10/29/19 12:56 AM
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,903
E
Espy Online Content
Extreme Tracker
Online Content
Extreme Tracker
E
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,903
Originally Posted by sallysue
Originally Posted by cos
Is the place in Bell county the Chrisner Ranch? Been there a few years ago.

Yes Did you have any luck ?


Nephew is friends with them. Been dove hunting plan on looking for arrowheads one day.

Re: Arrowhead hunting-pay digs [Re: Sniper John] #7645388 10/29/19 01:30 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 2,159
S
sqiggy Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
S
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 2,159
Originally Posted by Sniper John
Originally Posted by cos
Anyone been to one of the pay digs in hill country or have recommendations on a decent pay dig.


Been years since I went to one of the hill country pay digs, but I have been to them and hope to go to one or two again next year. I went to one near Carthage in June because it was near my hunting lease, inexpensive as far as pay digs go, and convenient. Found some points. More crude than your typical hill country points because of the material being mostly petrified wood. Look to Facebook Groups for Texas Chert and Texas Pay Digs. There are are some going on somewhere every weekend.

[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]


Is this the one my brother Steven was doing?

Re: Arrowhead hunting-pay digs [Re: cos] #7645393 10/29/19 01:34 AM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 870
C
cos Offline OP
Tracker
OP Offline
Tracker
C
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 870
Did not know about the digs near Carthage. I have some points made out of petrified wood. They must of been hard up for something to work with. Mine are crude looking also.

Thanks for the info.

Re: Arrowhead hunting-pay digs [Re: sqiggy] #7645400 10/29/19 01:40 AM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 17,531
Sniper John Offline
gumshoe
Offline
gumshoe
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 17,531
Originally Posted by sqiggy

Is this the one my brother Steven was doing?


Yes it was.

Re: Arrowhead hunting-pay digs [Re: cos] #7645405 10/29/19 01:43 AM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 17,531
Sniper John Offline
gumshoe
Offline
gumshoe
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 17,531
Originally Posted by cos
Did not know about the digs near Carthage. I have some points made out of petrified wood. They must of been hard up for something to work with. Mine are crude looking also.

Thanks for the info.


There have not been any more digs at the one near Carthage as far as I know. It was always either too hot or too wet.

Re: Arrowhead hunting-pay digs [Re: cos] #7645412 10/29/19 01:50 AM
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 43
R
Ringtail Offline
Light Foot
Offline
Light Foot
R
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 43
Now that I'm retired, I would really like to go on one of those pay digs. On my land in East Texas, I am finding pottery pieces in a creek bed but not much luck on arrow heads. Almost all the stones are that red crumbly stuff.

Re: Arrowhead hunting-pay digs [Re: cos] #7645531 10/29/19 05:29 AM
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,798
F
flintknapper Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
F
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,798
Originally Posted by cos
Did not know about the digs near Carthage. I have some points made out of petrified wood. They must of been hard up for something to work with. Mine are crude looking also.

Thanks for the info.


That's why I don't even bother hunting for points in East Texas. Typically they are very crude when made from petrified wood (palm wood being the occasional exception). But I grew up in Central Texas and I guess I am spoiled from the artifacts there.

Also...it is exceedingly hard work to find points most places in East Texas (except creek beds). There is SO much top soil generated that unless you have discovered an encampment...you'll dig forever...for a paltry return.


Spartans ask not...how many, but where!
Re: Arrowhead hunting-pay digs [Re: Creekrunner] #7645915 10/29/19 04:32 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 281
K
kk66 Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
K
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 281
Originally Posted by Creekrunner
'Don't know anything about them. Hondo Crouch used to chip his own, lay them out in the two-track leading to the house for guests to pick up. When they'd turn them over, there'd be a price tag with 25 cents on it. grin


I had a friend who would go back to the reservation to stay with his grandparents every summer and his summer job was to throw newly made arrow heads out on the trails for tourists to find.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3