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Unusual things you have found while hunting

Posted By: panch0

Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 03:00 PM

I saw this on another forum and wanted to see what my THF boys have found while hunting. I found an arrowhead many years ago around Encinal while bow hunting. I was sitting behind some cactus and happened to look over and saw a pointy thing sticking out of the ground. Reached over and picked it up and it was an arrowhead. What about you?

Posted By: BenBob

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 03:09 PM

My brother and I were walking once while hunting and saw a metal pipe-looking object sticking barely out of the ground. He reached over and messed with it and I pushed him back about the time the cyanide went off. It was to kill coyotes by shooting the cyanide into their mouths when activated. It had to have been there since Moby Dick was a minnow, at least 10 years and probably longer.

Posted By: netman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 03:16 PM

I found an old dutch oven lid last year @ del rio.It is in great shape also.Some one must of left in a hurry.

Posted By: RICK O'SHAY

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 03:23 PM

I found my one and only first arrow head last year! I've been looking for years and that's the first I've ever found.

In the past I found an old cast iron toy motor cycle and a bottle with a round bottom ( I mean round as in you can't set it down like a coke bottle, you have to lay it down).

I found MY camo wallet once that I had lost on a morning hunt, miracle!

Posted By: Curtis

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 03:26 PM

An arrow that I had lost from the year before on a hog. The broadhead was still good but the fletching and shaft and nock was all chewed up.

Posted By: mmccalli

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 03:28 PM

I found a keep out sign posted on my camera post Sunday??Weird.

Posted By: sig226fan (Rguns.com)

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 03:55 PM

I know a guy that found a suburban... abandoned...
I found an old cabin, dilapidated, with a cool old cast iron stove in it... using that stove still today...

Posted By: SatNiteSpec

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 04:04 PM

Originally Posted By: sig226fan (Rguns.com)
I know a guy that found a suburban... abandoned...
I found an old cabin, dilapidated, with a cool old cast iron stove in it... using that stove still today...


Now that's a cool find. All I found was mesquitoes here lately.

Posted By: CTK3

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 04:11 PM

I found a civil war grave once, a rock with a perfect hole in it, and an old abandoned whiskey steel.

I'll post up photos later of the civil war grave to see if anyone that does that kind of thing can track some family members so they will know. It was out in between Putnam and Moran.

Posted By: trophy harvester

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 04:17 PM

I once got in my stand in the morning and shined my flashlight around the stand to look for the bird that lives in there, and I noticed a piece of paper stuck to the wall. I got closer and it read...."Thanks boys for the hunt last weekend. I appreciate the buck I got, boy was it nice!" I was furious when I read that because our land is right next to a road and we have been worried about people seeing our stands and knowing we're out of towners and hunting when we aren't there. For the next few days to a week we called around our uncles and people we knew in the area to see if one of them would fess up to the note and none of them knew anything about it. We were pissed and didn't know what to do.....Come to find out a week later at our uncle's deer camp, it was his buddy who lives down the road and drove by and left the note in our stand!!! HAHA. We had to laugh when we found this out because the guy is a funny bastard and he got us!!!

Posted By: okbowhunter

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 04:26 PM

Originally Posted By: trophy harvester
I once got in my stand in the morning and shined my flashlight around the stand to look for the bird that lives in there, and I noticed a piece of paper stuck to the wall. I got closer and it read...."Thanks boys for the hunt last weekend. I appreciate the buck I got, boy was it nice!" I was furious when I read that because our land is right next to a road and we have been worried about people seeing our stands and knowing we're out of towners and hunting when we aren't there. For the next few days to a week we called around our uncles and people we knew in the area to see if one of them would fess up to the note and none of them knew anything about it. We were pissed and didn't know what to do.....Come to find out a week later at our uncle's deer camp, it was his buddy who lives down the road and drove by and left the note in our stand!!! HAHA. We had to laugh when we found this out because the guy is a funny bastard and he got us!!!


That's a good one I'll have to remember that if I ever get the chance to pull it on someone! lol

Posted By: LonestarCobra

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 04:26 PM

The first year I was on a new lease I kept seeing a shiny object hanging from a tree. After the hunt I went and looked and there was a trotline hanging between two trees. I guess the people had been "turkey lining" before we got the lease.

Posted By: jrich

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 04:29 PM

Originally Posted By: okbowhunter
Originally Posted By: trophy harvester
I once got in my stand in the morning and shined my flashlight around the stand to look for the bird that lives in there, and I noticed a piece of paper stuck to the wall. I got closer and it read...."Thanks boys for the hunt last weekend. I appreciate the buck I got, boy was it nice!" I was furious when I read that because our land is right next to a road and we have been worried about people seeing our stands and knowing we're out of towners and hunting when we aren't there. For the next few days to a week we called around our uncles and people we knew in the area to see if one of them would fess up to the note and none of them knew anything about it. We were pissed and didn't know what to do.....Come to find out a week later at our uncle's deer camp, it was his buddy who lives down the road and drove by and left the note in our stand!!! HAHA. We had to laugh when we found this out because the guy is a funny bastard and he got us!!!


That's a good one I'll have to remember that if I ever get the chance to pull it on someone! lol


hahaha... i will have to pull that one on a buddy this weekend!!! im glad i will be there before he gets there!

Posted By: jrich

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 04:31 PM

I set a live animal trap out one night while i was at the lease to see if i could catch one of the 500 coons i have stealing my corn. the next morning i walked up to the trap and had 3 bobwhite quail in the trap!

Posted By: 56txoval

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 04:31 PM

Opening weekend of my first evening hunt in Telegraph Texas I was up in my blind and was looking at my feeder when I saw something moving behind it. It was orange/red. I thought maybe one of the guys in camp was trying to pull some sort of prank on the camp newbie. I finally decided to get out of my stand, grabbed my shotgun (was waiting for Turkeys) and went to check out what was behind my feeder. I went around the back of the pin oaks and a family of Hispanics was standing back there shocked. They did not speak any English. I finally got them to move off. To this day I still think about what could have happenned had something wandered into the feeder and I pulled the trigger.

Posted By: panch0

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 04:52 PM

Originally Posted By: 56txoval
Opening weekend of my first evening hunt in Telegraph Texas I was up in my blind and was looking at my feeder when I saw something moving behind it. It was orange/red. I thought maybe one of the guys in camp was trying to pull some sort of prank on the camp newbie. I finally decided to get out of my stand, grabbed my shotgun (was waiting for Turkeys) and went to check out what was behind my feeder. I went around the back of the pin oaks and a family of Hispanics was standing back there shocked. They did not speak any English. I finally got them to move off. To this day I still think about what could have happenned had something wandered into the feeder and I pulled the trigger.


Holy cow! That is a scary thought. Illegal or not accidentally shooting someone is horrible. Hopefully they didn't run into one of them shoot first check second hunters.

Posted By: NTX7MAG

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 05:05 PM

The range finder I thought I had lost.... Only after buying another one.

Posted By: rifleman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 05:12 PM

parts of space shuttle Columbia

Posted By: TxHunter87

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 05:33 PM

I was looking for a bow set up when I came across an old one room shed but looked like an old home because I could see and old water pump and it had windows like a home would have and a roof like a house would have it was strange looking but me and my friend wanted a better look so we got close and had to really push through some thick vines and bushes, as we got close I look up and see a black shadow leave the house and I yell oh crap and my friend looks to see it come across the top of this house and I yell again oh crap and we began to run through that thick brush getting cut up by thorns trying to get out and as we get far enough we see its a big ol vulture and its just sitting on the roof staring at us and then flys away we then work up the courage to go back into the hose and its filled with toilet lids and teeth or some type of animal it was the weirdest thing I had ever seen

Posted By: robbf213

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 05:38 PM

So many unusual things, where should I start?

Meth lab, 2 fields of weed, both in NE Texas. South Texas 20 miles from the border: lots of arrowheads, many mexican pesos while looking for arrowheads, 5 bales of weed (40 pounds each) wrapped in burlap(hidden before BP caught them), duffel bag of cocaine(50 pounds), lots of stolen and wrecked out vehicles used for hauling illegals, and old lever action rifle, wood rotted off, grown into a mesquite tree, and what was left of two dead illegals after the hogs and coyotes finished their work. A metal arrowhead(1800's) and some really old .45 ammo from around the ruins of an old stagecoach station.

Posted By: deewayne2003

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 05:41 PM

Was hunting with a buddy one time and he came across and OLD rusted up shotgun leaned against a tree, looked like it had been there for years.

During opening weekend of muzzle loader we went to fill a feeder when i noticed a window open on a blind that wasnt open the day before...

opened the blind and found- camo face mask, scent waffers, grunt calls & a empty .243 casing...poacher got in the stand and I think he heard us comming up the road and lit out.

The stand is over 1.5miles from the nearest access point.

Posted By: Estexan07

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 06:58 PM

Found my hunting watch that I lost the season prior..While walking to my stand on an evening hunt last season I looked down and noticed it laying on the ground covered in mud.. cleaned it off and it was still keeping the exact time. Had been laying there an entire year..

Posted By: powerstroke

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 07:11 PM

Found the ranchers daughter dooing the deed with her (GIRLFRIEND}. Hated to break that up!

Posted By: mmccalli

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 07:36 PM

Originally Posted By: powerstroke
Found the ranchers daughter dooing the deed with her (GIRLFRIEND}. Hated to break that up!

HOLY CRAP!

Posted By: Woody Wood

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 07:50 PM

Originally Posted By: powerstroke
Found the ranchers daughter dooing the deed with her (GIRLFRIEND}. Hated to break that up!


Yeah. cheers

Posted By: SMitchell462

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 07:50 PM

Only thing i have found was a pile of crap with some toilet paper not 10 feet from my blind (it wasnt mine, i went somewhere else)

Posted By: Hawgg

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 07:53 PM

Originally Posted By: powerstroke
Found the ranchers daughter dooing the deed with her (GIRLFRIEND}. Hated to break that up!


Was she good looking?

Posted By: Plano Cooter

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 08:03 PM

Originally Posted By: HawgNutz
Originally Posted By: powerstroke
Found the ranchers daughter dooing the deed with her (GIRLFRIEND}. Hated to break that up!


Was she good looking?


Does it really matter

Posted By: txfbc

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 08:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Plano Cooter
Originally Posted By: HawgNutz
Originally Posted By: powerstroke
Found the ranchers daughter dooing the deed with her (GIRLFRIEND}. Hated to break that up!


Was she good looking?


Does it really matter



True....very true

Posted By: booger

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 08:04 PM

should have asked to ..... never mind!!!

Posted By: amick

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 08:05 PM

OK, I'll do it.
worthless

Posted By: HWY_MAN

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 08:12 PM

Was Pheasant hunting in Herford and found a 7 1/2 inch Ruger Black hawk 44 that had been Magnaported, the grip's were long gone and it was covered in rust internally and externally, it had been there for many years.

Posted By: Hawgg

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 08:14 PM

Originally Posted By: Plano Cooter
Originally Posted By: HawgNutz
Originally Posted By: powerstroke
Found the ranchers daughter dooing the deed with her (GIRLFRIEND}. Hated to break that up!


Was she good looking?


Does it really matter


Yes 100%. Want to walk up to this,



Posted By: Plano Cooter

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 08:17 PM

Ewwwwww! Well that image is now ruined and replaqced by that. Yuck!!

I have a feeling this thread has taken a turn for the worse.

Posted By: Hawgg

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 08:25 PM

Sorry bud!


Back to the topic:
I have found several Indian s@x stones at my place...

Posted By: RICK O'SHAY

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 08:26 PM

Originally Posted By: robbf213
So many unusual things, where should I start?

Meth lab, 2 fields of weed, both in NE Texas. South Texas 20 miles from the border: lots of arrowheads, many mexican pesos while looking for arrowheads, 5 bales of weed (40 pounds each) wrapped in burlap(hidden before BP caught them), duffel bag of cocaine(50 pounds), lots of stolen and wrecked out vehicles used for hauling illegals, and old lever action rifle, wood rotted off, grown into a mesquite tree, and what was left of two dead illegals after the hogs and coyotes finished their work. A metal arrowhead(1800's) and some really old .45 ammo from around the ruins of an old stagecoach station.


WOW sounds like this lease payed for it's self !!!!
2 fields of weed = (food plot with lathargic deer).

Ok 50lbs of coke that might have been a tough day of hunting... deer that won't stand still even for a second.

Posted By: rtp

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 08:38 PM

Originally Posted By: powerstroke
Found the ranchers daughter dooing the deed with her (GIRLFRIEND}. Hated to break that up!


Ding! Ding! Ding! I think we have our winner.

Posted By: hunter_sawyer

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 08:41 PM

We found an identification card for a Honduran woman in one of our blinds a few years back. (Down in Sanderson)

Posted By: panch0

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/09 09:03 PM

Originally Posted By: powerstroke
Found the ranchers daughter dooing the deed with her (GIRLFRIEND}. Hated to break that up!


My fav story so far.

Posted By: CTK3

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/06/09 12:10 AM

It's funny how people support homosexuality if it involves two attractive women......

I happen to be one of those people.

Posted By: Lazy L

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/06/09 12:22 AM

Originally Posted By: CTK3
I found a civil war grave once, a rock with a perfect hole in it, and an old abandoned whiskey steel.

I'll post up photos later of the civil war grave to see if anyone that does that kind of thing can track some family members so they will know. It was out in between Putnam and Moran.


I would like to see the pics of these, that would be neat to find.

Posted By: tattooedtexan

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/06/09 12:54 AM

Here are a few cool things I have found while hunting. A large mollusk fossil in Roosevelt, TX. Several old glass snuff containers in Jasper, TX. A small brass bell hanging in a tree at an old hippie hideaway in Colorado. I am always afraid that I'm going to find a meth lab in my camper in Newton, TX.

Posted By: panch0

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/06/09 03:10 AM

Good stuff guys keep it coming.

Posted By: passthru

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/06/09 03:19 AM

Originally Posted By: CTK3
It's funny how people support homosexuality if it involves two attractive women......

I happen to be one of those people.


Might as well support it. Not like I'd get a second look even if they were heterosexual.

Posted By: 750SpiritRdr

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/06/09 03:39 AM

the only thing i have ever found was 308 shells in my stand...i dont own a 308.
my dad found a Rossi .22 rifle in working condition.

Posted By: rstewlandman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/06/09 03:41 AM

Originally Posted By: passthru
Originally Posted By: CTK3
It's funny how people support homosexuality if it involves two attractive women......

I happen to be one of those people.


Might as well support it. Not like I'd get a second look even if they were heterosexual.



yea, this thread would have gone a whole other direction if he found his two male hunting buddies....Just sayin

Posted By: 750SpiritRdr

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/06/09 03:47 AM

Originally Posted By: rstewlandman
Originally Posted By: passthru
Originally Posted By: CTK3
It's funny how people support homosexuality if it involves two attractive women......

I happen to be one of those people.


Might as well support it. Not like I'd get a second look even if they were heterosexual.



yea, this thread would have gone a whole other direction if he found his two male hunting buddies....Just sayin



I"M DEBT FREE as of Sunday September 27, 2009!!!!!!!!!!!!www.daveramsey.com... <<thats cool, i just starter my baby steps.

Posted By: okietex

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/06/09 04:12 AM

Poacher evidence old horse shoes cool old bottles shed antlers rattlesnakes old abandoned pot field

Posted By: Dirtymike

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/06/09 04:24 AM

Originally Posted By: powerstroke
Found the ranchers daughter dooing the deed with her (GIRLFRIEND}. Hated to break that up!
Why would you I would of went and got a game cam.

Posted By: muleyman6570

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/06/09 05:24 AM

not hunting but riding the trails in terlingua texas ran across a playboy stash in a abandoned well shaft and a bottle of lubriderm nearest settlement about 20 miles

Posted By: CTK3

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/06/09 05:29 AM

Originally Posted By: muleyman6570
not hunting but riding the trails in terlingua texas ran across a playboy stash in a abandoned well shaft and a bottle of lubriderm nearest settlement about 20 miles



Mexican rest station.

Posted By: GUBRLEE

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/06/09 03:27 PM

I also found a stash of REALLY dirty magazines from the 60's when I was a kid in an old abandoned barn. Much worse than what you can buy today if you can beieve that. popcorn

Posted By: John2

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/06/09 04:01 PM

I knew a gunsmith that found a Remington 11 leaning against a fence post while hunting.He had to replace the stock/forearm and reblue after getting the rust off.I bought it from him back in 73 and i still use it.

Posted By: A.D.

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/06/09 04:12 PM

Was walking through the woods at large deer lease in east texas with a buddy of mine, and cam acroos a make shift "camp" there was no roof just a bed a sink with no running water and what gave us the creeps is the place was littered with childrens clothing and dolls?????? Needless to say we packed up our stuff and head out of there!!!!

Posted By: bigtuna

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/06/09 04:18 PM

not near as interesting as you guys, just a bunch of old coke bottles and beer cans that have the old timey logos.

Posted By: cody

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/06/09 04:29 PM

My FIL found an old windchester rifle leaned against a tree up on a hill on our place. The wood was gone and it was cocked and rusted firm. Story has it that a payroll wagon traveling from Fort Phantom to Fort Concho was high jacked on our place. All the soldiers were killed. The old timers say that they buried the silver up there and that there's a wagon axle that marks the spot. We know where there's an axle but haven't found the silver. Kinda makes you wonder what happened to the owner of that rifle...

I've found several old dummy bombs on top of another little hill. There was a WWII training base here and they used to practice dropping bombs on that hill. I've found tons of fossils and arrow heads. Found an old spur once down on a place I managed north of Dryden, that was pretty cool.

I knew a guy that found a buffalo vertebrae with a flint arrowhead still lodged in it! Coolest find ever! He has it on his desk in a little glass case.

On a place we had leased for cattle east of Stephenville my grandad found a guy hanging in a tree by an old barn. The cops all showed up and they were doing there investigation. Pop walked up to one of them and said, "When ya'll are done with that monkey you make sure I get my rope back..."

Posted By: eedsmx691

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/06/09 07:43 PM

Found a three room bunker, about 6 feet underground with steps going down in to it. sleeping bags and magazines inside. I check and see if anything has moved every time I go. I would put a trail camera up, but worried that it will get ripped off.

Posted By: pyledriver

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/06/09 07:44 PM

Found a TON of cool rocks, another ton of cool fossils, some 50bmg bullets, arrowheads, cool animal skulls, some indian markers and even some old Spanish trail markers... I found a tennis shoe in Junction along with some candy wrappers-probably from a NEW trail marker, the Mexican kind!

Posted By: ssgp2

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/06/09 08:42 PM

Originally Posted By: rstewlandman
Originally Posted By: passthru
Originally Posted By: CTK3
It's funny how people support homosexuality if it involves two attractive women......

I happen to be one of those people.


Might as well support it. Not like I'd get a second look even if they were heterosexual.



yea, this thread would have gone a whole other direction if he found his two male hunting buddies....Just sayin



Thanks rstewlandman. That just ruined the whole thing
Now we know who NOT to go huntin' with.
bolt

Posted By: txtrophy85

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/06/09 11:07 PM

i've found some old beer cans, some really old barb wire (1880's ish), but nothing really of any mention.

my buddy found a dead mexican (he'd been gone a LONG time, probably of dehydration) i don't find them but others in my group routinely find arrowheads and spear points.

I spend a lot of time in the woods, but i've yet to find anything of notible mention that wasn't trash or discarded junk

one cool thing about a place i hunted when i was a kid, the owner of the land we hunted showed us a graveyard on his property, that had some really old grave sites on it, most of them were from the mid 1800's. just outside huntsville, the town was called cincinnati and yellow fever had wiped out the whole town. many of its residents were buried in the grave yard we visited.

Posted By: TexasVine

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/07/09 02:59 AM

A buddy of mine and I were bow hunting for Javelina in Arizona on the back side of a lake on state land back in the early eighties. We followed a game trail up a rock ledge and by chance discovered a small entry hole under a rock out cropping. The entry was not nuch larger than 3-4 feet. Apparently the pigs had used this as a bedding area. Turned on the flash light and found broken bits and pieces of indian potery. I could hardly stand the smell of the pig droppings. Definately a cool discovery.

Posted By: fishonthemove

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/07/09 11:18 PM

I've found some arrows made from stone, a 1918 cartridge and a 12 pack of S L 43 looks like .50 cal ammunition from 1943 WWII

Posted By: txtrophy85

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/07/09 11:29 PM

hell now i have to ask, where the two women even remotly good looking????

I know the first thing that comes to peoples minds is two young blondes in bikini's, but is that the way it went down?

Posted By: Stax

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/08/09 03:40 AM

Originally Posted By: robbf213
So many unusual things, where should I start?

Meth lab, 2 fields of weed, both in NE Texas. South Texas 20 miles from the border: lots of arrowheads, many mexican pesos while looking for arrowheads, 5 bales of weed (40 pounds each) wrapped in burlap(hidden before BP caught them), duffel bag of cocaine(50 pounds), lots of stolen and wrecked out vehicles used for hauling illegals, and old lever action rifle, wood rotted off, grown into a mesquite tree, and what was left of two dead illegals after the hogs and coyotes finished their work. A metal arrowhead(1800's) and some really old .45 ammo from around the ruins of an old stagecoach station.


eek2...Hang on...A Meth Lab, 2 fields of weed, another 200 pounds of weed and 50 pounds of coke, stolen cars with some dead guys as a kicker!?!?!?! Dude where are you hunting at, I believe I would leave! Was all of this in the same spot???

Posted By: MarkG

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/08/09 02:13 PM

I've found several old dummy bombs on top of another little hill. There was a WWII training base here and they used to practice dropping bombs on that hill. I've found tons of fossils and arrow ,,,,,,

Me too.west on 277 outside Abilene

Posted By: pig out

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/08/09 02:33 PM

I've found an old farmstead with a few houses, a barn, a well, and a cellar. i also found a big 10 foot ladder banana

Posted By: tex_ttu

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/08/09 02:58 PM

When I was in Junior High, we were at a friends ranch in the Delaware Mts. in deep West Texas, and at the edge of a canyon, we found a hole that was 10'-15' deep that had a ladder down in it. There was also an opening at the bottom. We don't know what it could have been used for, no other sign, like bottles, shell casings, ect. The rancher didn't even know it was there, and he had been on the place since '75. May have been Pancho Villa's hide outs or something, who know's

Posted By: cody

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/08/09 03:55 PM

Hey Texttu we hunt in the Delawares several times a year. There was an old hermit that lived out there in the 30's through the 50's. We found his dugout one time. Lots of cool stuff around it. Now what would make a man live in such unforgiving country all alone? Hiding out I expect. Prolly dug that hole you're talking about...

Posted By: klepdo

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/09/09 12:28 AM

Originally Posted By: robbf213
So many unusual things, where should I start?

Meth lab, 2 fields of weed, both in NE Texas. South Texas 20 miles from the border: lots of arrowheads, many mexican pesos while looking for arrowheads, 5 bales of weed (40 pounds each) wrapped in burlap(hidden before BP caught them), duffel bag of cocaine(50 pounds), lots of stolen and wrecked out vehicles used for hauling illegals, and old lever action rifle, wood rotted off, grown into a mesquite tree, and what was left of two dead illegals after the hogs and coyotes finished their work. A metal arrowhead(1800's) and some really old .45 ammo from around the ruins of an old stagecoach station.


I would be able to retire 50 lbs of coke is about 22 kilos worth $ 1,700,000.00

Posted By: brokenpole

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/09/09 12:36 AM

Originally Posted By: TexasVine
A buddy of mine and I were bow hunting for Javelina in Arizona on the back side of a lake on state land back in the early eighties. We followed a game trail up a rock ledge and by chance discovered a small entry hole under a rock out cropping. The entry was not nuch larger than 3-4 feet. Apparently the pigs had used this as a bedding area. Turned on the flash light and found broken bits and pieces of indian potery. I could hardly stand the smell of the pig droppings. Definately a cool discovery.


if you would have dug around you would have found at least 100 arrowheads in that cave

Posted By: robbf213

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/09/09 12:56 AM

Originally Posted By: Stax08
Originally Posted By: robbf213
So many unusual things, where should I start?

Meth lab, 2 fields of weed, both in NE Texas. South Texas 20 miles from the border: lots of arrowheads, many mexican pesos while looking for arrowheads, 5 bales of weed (40 pounds each) wrapped in burlap(hidden before BP caught them), duffel bag of cocaine(50 pounds), lots of stolen and wrecked out vehicles used for hauling illegals, and old lever action rifle, wood rotted off, grown into a mesquite tree, and what was left of two dead illegals after the hogs and coyotes finished their work. A metal arrowhead(1800's) and some really old .45 ammo from around the ruins of an old stagecoach station.


eek2...Hang on...A Meth Lab, 2 fields of weed, another 200 pounds of weed and 50 pounds of coke, stolen cars with some dead guys as a kicker!?!?!?! Dude where are you hunting at, I believe I would leave! Was all of this in the same spot???


Meth and weed is close to Caddo Lake, Everything else was in Dimmit, Zavala, Webb and Maverick counties. The bodies were just out in pastures not near the cars. Deer down there are too big to just leave.

Posted By: Bobby B

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/09/09 01:30 AM

I have found .50 cal ammo, arrow heads, stone scrapers, a minnie ball, couple of decent deer skulls with antlers attachments, what was left of an old log cabin in NM, horse shoes, old brass, a guy sitting in my box blind, old arrows, a back pack with some old clothes and a little bit of jerky, 3 wets hiding in some bushes while I opened a gate , an old pint whiskey bottle with a swig left in it, shell and snail fossils , and I know I have forgotten some stuff.

Posted By: Stoney

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/09/09 01:54 AM

I found a dog tag looking thing with a creamatorium name and number on it a couple of weeks ago at our place in Bowie. Kind of unnerving

Posted By: Ox190

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/09/09 02:04 AM

Sounds like somebody scattered some ashes over your lease......recent death in the ranchers family?

Posted By: Stoney

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/09/09 03:03 AM

I guess so. The family we bought it from said he died a few years ago. Kinda cool, he was a published retriever trainer. Guess it was him

Posted By: Diablobowhunter

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/09/09 07:39 PM

Was hunting in Virginia in the late '80's and found a confederate soldiers belt buckle and some musket balls. Still have it.

Posted By: panch0

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/10/09 03:58 PM

I sure would like to see pics of some of this stuff.

Posted By: Slow Drifter

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/10/09 07:00 PM

I found an old iron hatchet head once, on the ground right in front of my deer stand. I put an old handle on it and had my little nephew convinced it was the hatchet George Washington had used to chop down the cherry tree. Sure, it was on its' fifth handle and third head, but it was the original!

Posted By: retfuz

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/10/09 07:18 PM

I found and old rusted out car from the early 20's next to some adobe ruins about a hundred feet from a small river about 20 miles south of Raton N.M. The nearest road was over 5 miles away. I found a couple of flint skinning knives south of Brownwood about 3 feet apart.

Posted By: Cody Malone

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/10/09 07:21 PM

pics people, PICs

Posted By: Brandon A

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/10/09 07:22 PM

last year i was walking through the pasture, and came across an old longhorn cap that i had lost while chasing a cow through a creek on a horse about 8yrs ago, the really strange thing is tht it was found UP stream from where i lost it.....

Posted By: Cody Malone

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/10/09 07:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Brandon A
last year i was walking through the pasture, and came across an old longhorn cap that i had lost while chasing a cow through a creek on a horse about 8yrs ago, the really strange thing is tht it was found UP stream from where i lost it.....


them wood ghost just messin with ya

Posted By: RMR

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/10/09 08:23 PM

Two years ago when i arrived at camp there was a dog there. It had cactus thorns all over it and was skinny. We gave it water and food and it was a pretty good dog...just slept all the time but it didnt obey simple commands like sit. Well one of the guys at camp decides to take it home and get it checked out a the vet and give it to a dog shelter. It ends up at his neighbors house who just so happens to be mexican. And sure enough the dog responded to mexican commands. seeing that our place is only about 20 miles form the border, the dog could have possibly made its way from mexico.

Posted By: West Fork Armory

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/10/09 08:29 PM

Part of the Space Shuttle. One of their notebooks. It was near Corrigan TX on the deer lease we had then. Called the number the news had and some investigators came and picked it up.

Posted By: fishhuntgolfgeek

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/13/09 02:51 AM

Indian paintings on rock walls in Unit 2 New Mexico. Made me think how great it was for me to be hunting in the same land once used by ancient Indians. My guide said Buffalo once populated that area but have long since been killed out.

Posted By: cajundave

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/13/09 03:46 AM

I found a 100rd mag for an AR....in a Bow Only area.

Posted By: dk5265

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/13/09 03:52 AM

Lots of stuff from illegals(wigwom, cans, jars,shoes, clothes,etc..) and many cool fossils.

Posted By: 10pointers

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/13/09 08:56 AM

Cool thread I'll take some pictures of my finds and post them

Posted By: Brandon A

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/13/09 09:10 AM

now that i think about it, ive found some other things, ive found old trucks, lots of crap people have dumped in the creeks. one day i found a big glass jug that still had a seal on it, nothing inside, so i poke the seal with my knife, and it lets out some air (u could hear it) not sure what was in there, but it was wierd. My grandpa walked up on an old still back in the day. (he was looking for a cow, not hunting)

Posted By: BenBob

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/13/09 04:10 PM

After the big flood in the Hill Country the first weekend of deer season in 1998, we found an ice chest with a bottle of MD wine in it that had floated from upriver somewhere. We still have the wine in the kitchen at the house. We keep claiming that after we kill the next big deer, we will break it open and celebrate. I bet it is some nasty stuff by now, but it has been aged. We also hunted outside of Cuba, New Mexico and found lots of broken pieces of pottery. Saw some big mule deer also.

Posted By: Medic151

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/13/09 04:47 PM

Arrowheads, an old K-bar that was still in decent shape, sizer rock for arrows, etc. Nothing really cool yet.

Posted By: moderno

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/13/09 05:55 PM

I find empty water bottles, shoes, coats, and plastic garbage bags with holes cut out for the head and arms, rain coats I guess that wets leave when they pass through. Empty cans of food with the tops cut out. Small fires where they heated their food and plastic spoons and empty cans laying near. I found a double edged dagger one time near my cattle pens.

I was cutting senderos on the ranch next to me with my dozer a couple of ago and came up on a pile of empty back packs. Found a flagging ribbon on my highfence yesterday that would reflect when you shined a light on it on the back of the ranch.

Posted By: 1FowlHntR

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/13/09 09:57 PM

Originally Posted By: trophy harvester
I once got in my stand in the morning and shined my flashlight around the stand to look for the bird that lives in there, and I noticed a piece of paper stuck to the wall. I got closer and it read...."Thanks boys for the hunt last weekend. I appreciate the buck I got, boy was it nice!" I was furious when I read that because our land is right next to a road and we have been worried about people seeing our stands and knowing we're out of towners and hunting when we aren't there. For the next few days to a week we called around our uncles and people we knew in the area to see if one of them would fess up to the note and none of them knew anything about it. We were pissed and didn't know what to do.....Come to find out a week later at our uncle's deer camp, it was his buddy who lives down the road and drove by and left the note in our stand!!! HAHA. We had to laugh when we found this out because the guy is a funny bastard and he got us!!!
That's a crappy "guard bird"...LOL

Posted By: 1FowlHntR

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/13/09 10:07 PM

Originally Posted By: cody
On a place we had leased for cattle east of Stephenville my grandad found a guy hanging in a tree by an old barn. The cops all showed up and they were doing there investigation. Pop walked up to one of them and said, "When ya'll are done with that monkey you make sure I get my rope back..."
That fine sir is the meaning of PRICELESS

Posted By: Texpppr

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/13/09 11:43 PM

a whole herd of illegal aliens coming through the woods near my stand hunting by Hebronville. I put the rifle out a ways and boy did they scatter.

Posted By: cajundave

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/14/09 04:02 AM

I found a...ummm.... blow up doll once when I was young kid, didn't know what is was so I asked my Dad, he said, "a product of bad social skills..."

Posted By: Txhoghunter

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/15/09 08:16 PM

Found a burned car...found a stolen mustang...about three years ago we caught a bad boar hog and left out in a hurry taking dogs to the vet, hunted in the same area a couple of months ago, dogs bayed a sow, caught her right where the boar was, found a dog lead we'd left there. I found a NICE set of rattling horns in my box stand that Id locked(they cut the lock off for me too)

Posted By: activescrape

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/15/09 08:20 PM

Originally Posted By: panch0
I saw this on another forum and wanted to see what my THF boys have found while hunting. I found an arrowhead many years ago around Encinal while bow hunting. I was sitting behind some cactus and happened to look over and saw a pointy thing sticking out of the ground. Reached over and picked it up and it was an arrowhead. What about you?
Hey Pancho, Activescrape here. What is your handle on 2cool? BTW, the original thread there has over 206,000 hits on it now:)www.2coolfishing.com

Posted By: MacD37

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/15/09 10:00 PM


Back in the 1960s I was hunting in the Gila wilderness of New Mexico. I was makeing my way to the top of a ridge to look over in the drainage of the Gila River. Ahead of me about 40 yds there was something that didn't look right by a Pinyon Tree. I kept walking up the slope but changed my dirrection to get closer to the object that seemed out of place. When I got withing aboth 20 yards of the object it looked like a rifle leaning against the trunk of the tree. I got closer I could see it was a lever action but it was all rusty. when I got closer I could see that it's stock was completely rotted out from the heel to about mid way to the toe, and about 5 inches up the back of the stock, like temites had eaten it. I could now see that it was indeed very rusted, and you could tell it had been there for some years. It was an 1892 Winchester 44-40 carbine. The lever was rusted shut, and nothing worked, but I could see the brass corrosion in the loading gate where a cartridge base was slowing rotting away. I carried the rifle home, and bathed it in break free for about three weeks and finally got the lever to open, and there was a corroded round in the chamber. I later found there were four rounds in the magazine tube as well.

I certainly wish that old rifle could talk, and tell why it was left there so many years before I found it. I have often woundered if the owner may have shot a deer, or elk, packed the meat out, and then either couldn't get back, got hurt or couldn't find his rifle. May be something more synester, you know that is Apache country, and was an outlaw, and rustler hang out and wild untill the early 1900s.
.................... cowboy texas

Posted By: Curly

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/15/09 11:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Plano Cooter
Originally Posted By: HawgNutz
Originally Posted By: powerstroke
Found the ranchers daughter dooing the deed with her (GIRLFRIEND}. Hated to break that up!


Was she good looking?


Does it really matter


I know some girls that it would matter.......ugh. sick

Posted By: panch0

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/16/09 12:37 AM

Originally Posted By: activescrape
Originally Posted By: panch0
I saw this on another forum and wanted to see what my THF boys have found while hunting. I found an arrowhead many years ago around Encinal while bow hunting. I was sitting behind some cactus and happened to look over and saw a pointy thing sticking out of the ground. Reached over and picked it up and it was an arrowhead. What about you?
Hey Pancho, Activescrape here. What is your handle on 2cool? BTW, the original thread there has over 206,000 hits on it now:)www.2coolfishing.com


Its the same as here. I read that thread and thought I would post the question here to see what the fellers here have found. Its just so cool to hear these stories.

Posted By: dickiedoo

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/16/09 03:15 AM

i have never found anything but this is a cool post even though we have no photos of the girls.

Posted By: RCope

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/16/09 09:30 PM

While hunting on Ft. Benning, GA I found the fuselage of a jet, several rusted out vehicles and a clip for a 742 with .30-06 ammo still in it. At a lease we had in Upshur county my uncle and I found an old farming tool you pull by horse(not sure of the name of it) and my wife swears there was an old graveyard there because of how the rocks were laid on top of a hill.

Posted By: jjandcompany

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/16/09 09:53 PM

50-70s throckmorton/ haskell line , case of old dynamite,airplane prop, granite monument to young man drug to death by team of green mules, new mexico old belt bowie knife, spoons, plate. colorado winchester action barrel, partial skeleton, dallas trinity bottoms 2dead guys, 2 guns, 1 dead guy no gun.

Posted By: JCB

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/16/09 10:08 PM

I have found a arrow head, and a big ole fixed blade buck knife still in its leather sheath! The sheath was all rotted, but the knife is still good!

Also found a few round iron balls about the size of a big marble! I have no idea what they are!

Posted By: TomBaty

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/17/09 01:14 AM

Originally Posted By: jjandcompany
50-70s throckmorton/ haskell line , case of old dynamite,airplane prop, granite monument to young man drug to death by team of green mules, new mexico old belt bowie knife, spoons, plate. colorado winchester action barrel, partial skeleton, dallas trinity bottoms 2dead guys, 2 guns, 1 dead guy no gun.


Well, dang. I hope to never find anything like that. I found an animal skull today, probably a possom's, and I'm planning to bleach it since it was almost whole and has most of its teeth.

Posted By: mandrake

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/17/09 03:03 AM

The only thing Ive found, besides the usual old farm house foundations and such was a line of clothes headed toward denton creek, they had been there a while. Wonder what they wore when walking out?

Posted By: Tbar

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/17/09 03:34 AM




Tbar

Posted By: SpoonPlatoon

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/17/09 03:58 AM

Originally Posted By: Tbar



Tbar




Wow Tbar! Is that thing still running? Yall using it? Location?

Posted By: Brandon A

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/17/09 05:19 AM

we have an old pump jack that lloks similiar to that^^

Posted By: Schanz

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/17/09 08:05 AM

My brother bought a piece of hunting ground that had an old barn on it that was about to collapse. We decided just to burn it, but he wanted to go through it to see if there was any antiques laying around yet. He didn't find anything but as an afterthought took the old door latches off. Stamped on the back of the latches were swastikas. He did a little research and it turns out when the socialists took over the German government in the 30's some of the exports at the time had the official nazi stamp.

Posted By: notamtchance

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/17/09 10:19 AM

As a kid out quil hunting I use to find the giant pentrified shells that they now sell for over 100.00 each. I just gave them away to friends and family. Whoever wanted one. I bet I had to have given away at least 200 of them. Also, found a very rusted up shotgun before.

Posted By: notamtchance

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/17/09 10:21 AM

Out duck hunting my dad and I also found a nest of barn owls in the duck blind once. We called the GW and they came out and got them.

Posted By: LonestarCobra

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/17/09 02:02 PM

Originally Posted By: bigdaddy590
Originally Posted By: Tbar



Tbar




Wow Tbar! Is that thing still running? Yall using it? Location?


Those are a dime a dozen up here in Jack Co. and everywhere around it. Most are still in use, and are part of the landscape just as the trees are.

Posted By: Texas Dan

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/18/09 03:38 PM

I was hunting in the National Forest once when I found this guy who had been lost for a week because someone removed his reflective trail markers, making it impossible for him to find his way out. With no compass or sense of direction to guide him, he had been walking helplessly in circles, stopping only to eat wild berries and drink creek water, even though he was less than 100 yards from the road.

walking

Posted By: MELackey

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/18/09 03:47 PM

Originally Posted By: Dan in Spring
I was hunting in the National Forest once when I found this guy who had been lost for a week because someone removed his reflective trail markers, making it impossible for him to find his way out. With no compass or sense of direction to guide him, he had been walking in circles, stopping only to eat wild berries and drink creek water, even though he was less than 100 yards from the road.

walking


Did you admit that you were the one that removed his trail markers? Did he then apologize for being so ignorant of the ways of the woods and immediately sign up at the nearest Grizzly Adams school? rolleyes

Posted By: Texas Dan

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/18/09 03:55 PM

Originally Posted By: MELackey
Originally Posted By: Dan in Spring
I was hunting in the National Forest once when I found this guy who had been lost for a week because someone removed his reflective trail markers, making it impossible for him to find his way out. With no compass or sense of direction to guide him, he had been walking in circles, stopping only to eat wild berries and drink creek water, even though he was less than 100 yards from the road.

walking


Did you admit that you were the one that removed his trail markers? Did he then apologize for being so ignorant of the ways of the woods and immediately sign up at the nearest Grizzly Adams school? rolleyes


Are you kidding? He was so glad to see another human being, he wouldn't leave my sight. I had to lead him back to his truck just so I could go back into the woods and continue my hunt.

eek2

Posted By: clay breaker

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/18/09 04:35 PM

While I was pheasant hunting in KS last weekend I found a mule deer in high crp grass. It had been dead about a week, was an 11 pt that our guide said would go 170+. He said he knew the GW real well and if we reported it he would give us a carcass tag and I could take the head with me. So we called him out, but when he saw what it was it all changed. He said he couldnt be contributing to these poachers, and sawed the head off and took it with him, he wouldnt even let us take a picture of it after he got there. So much for trying to do the right thing. i bet he is gonna have a nice mount on his wall.

Posted By: AnglinAg

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/18/09 05:13 PM

I was moose hunting in alaska last year on the Melozitna River. No guide, no nothing. Me and my buddy were floating the river in a raft and were stopping at oxbow lakes to check for moose. We popped out of the river bottom to check this one oxbow, and found ourself in an old trappers camp.

There was a old log cabin with an earthen roof and dog sleds, old snow mobile parts, a fleshed out grizzly hide. as we made our way through the camp, we realized part of it was kinda new. We opened a door and saw a gas lamp burning inside. No one was around, but we lit out in a hurry.

We didn't want to be the two Texas boys that pissed off some local Eskimo trappers and ended up buried in the tundra!













Posted By: mreed

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/18/09 05:27 PM

I found an old us postal service saddle bag down in a gully in jack county

Posted By: melbaLT4

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/18/09 08:15 PM

We hunt a place outside Comstock a couple times a year and that place is an unusual thing gold mine. The two coolest things that we have found was an old artillery training range for WWII and a half of a prop plane.

The area of the ranch that the artillery range was on is covered in .50cal cases, steel cores, separated jackets, intact bullets and occasionally intact ammo. On top of a hill about 500yrds away there is a dump truck load of .50 BMG cases, must be the firing line. At the impact site there are old farm implements, cars, trucks, and other equipment used for target practice. Littered all over the impact zone are pieces of exploded bombs (we guess they are mortars), but it is really cool to find intact ones. Last year we spent an afternoon walking around down there and found several that we brought home.

Last year when we were there we were driving around on the last day and found half a plane by the edge of a ravine, first we found a wing and farther over the edge we could see part of the fuselage. We know for sure that it wasnt there the year before because that is where we hunt rams, so we told the land owner. She said drug runners are always crashing around that area and would call the BP and sheriff. It will be interesting to go back this year and find out what came out of that.

Oh and the Devils river runs through it, on the cliffs at the river there are Indian drawings on the rocks, too cool.

I dont know exactly what they are but they make a heck of a paper weight, AND toe smasher. realmad





Posted By: Texas Dan

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/18/09 10:24 PM

That looks like something that might have been used back during WWII to train Air Force pilots and navigators. Not wanting to drop actual bombs, a member of the crew might drop one of those from a very low elevation. My dad recalled the time he dropped a small sack of flour from a B-25 for that same purpose. It accidently hit a guy who happened to be standing atop a tank. (The Army Air Corp and Army were under the same branch of the service back then.) I remember my dad telling me how the bag rolled that guy right off the top of the tank and may have damn near killed him. No question what you found would have.

Posted By: cbump

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/18/09 11:00 PM

Originally Posted By: A.D.
Was walking through the woods at large deer lease in east texas with a buddy of mine, and cam acroos a make shift "camp" there was no roof just a bed a sink with no running water and what gave us the creeps is the place was littered with childrens clothing and dolls?????? Needless to say we packed up our stuff and head out of there!!!!


I would have probably called the authorities over this one.

Posted By: cbump

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/18/09 11:07 PM

Originally Posted By: klepdo
Originally Posted By: robbf213
So many unusual things, where should I start?

Meth lab, 2 fields of weed, both in NE Texas. South Texas 20 miles from the border: lots of arrowheads, many mexican pesos while looking for arrowheads, 5 bales of weed (40 pounds each) wrapped in burlap(hidden before BP caught them), duffel bag of cocaine(50 pounds), lots of stolen and wrecked out vehicles used for hauling illegals, and old lever action rifle, wood rotted off, grown into a mesquite tree, and what was left of two dead illegals after the hogs and coyotes finished their work. A metal arrowhead(1800's) and some really old .45 ammo from around the ruins of an old stagecoach station.


I would be able to retire 50 lbs of coke is about 22 kilos worth $ 1,700,000.00


I was thinking the same thing.

Posted By: cbump

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/18/09 11:25 PM

These are cool stories. Makes me want to go to the ranch in sanderson just to go looking for things. The owner has TONS of arrowheads that he has found out there.

Posted By: Earl

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/19/09 12:24 AM

Aww dangit it..after reading this thread I think I'll do some searching on my place this weekend. There are at least 1 or 2 old structures on it that I've never poked around much...and I bet my creek bed might have some arrow heads around it..

I've never seen a rattler on my place..if I get bit by a rattler while I'm looking around nooks and crannies I don't usually haunt, I'm gonna kick someones butt! (after my son sucks the poison out that is).

Earl

Posted By: 10pointers

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/19/09 01:13 AM

Here are a few things that I found out hunting. The neat things Old knife in rafters of old falling down hunting cabin in Dripping Springs. Old Remington Blackpowder pistol along side river bank on the San Gabriel. Revolver cylinder in plowed filled while dove hunting. The cannon ball was found by a friend working the pipe-line around Oklahoma. Other smaller trinkets all over Texas along with about 40 Arrowheads


Posted By: panch0

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/19/09 03:30 AM

Thats is friggin awesome. I need to keep an eye out next time I am out in the field.

Posted By: melbaLT4

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/21/09 05:17 AM

Yeah this thread makes me pay more attention to the things I am kicking outta the way, the next time we go down south I am going to spend a whole day taking pictures and looking for cool stuff.

Posted By: A.D.

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/23/09 03:47 PM

Originally Posted By: cbump
Originally Posted By: A.D.
Was walking through the woods at large deer lease in east texas with a buddy of mine, and cam acroos a make shift "camp" there was no roof just a bed a sink with no running water and what gave us the creeps is the place was littered with childrens clothing and dolls?????? Needless to say we packed up our stuff and head out of there!!!!


I would have probably called the authorities over this one.


This was before cell phones, but if it was now i would probably have call the authorities.

Posted By: Texan Til I Die

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/23/09 11:26 PM

Out in the middle of nowhere in Utah scouting for mule deer the day before the season opened.

Old Indian dugout dwelling. The ladder to get in was new (relatively), everything else was original.





Posted By: RMR

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/23/09 11:30 PM

^^ Well that is freakin awesome!! ^^

Now you know where to hind if anyone is lookin for you up

Posted By: texasd

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/24/09 05:32 PM

hell years ago... we had a place the river cut thru and one evening walking about 50 yrds of river bank found where some poacher gutted a deer.. was mad at first but felt better when we noticed leaning on a tree about 6 yds away was his rifle...

Posted By: ralph

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/24/09 07:55 PM

This is probably the most enjoyable thread I can remember in quite some time.

Fascinating stuff. Some is hilarious and some is down right spooky. Sure makes you want to know the "rest of the story..."

Please keep them coming.

Posted By: Victor Six Bravo

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/24/09 10:50 PM

Have that ordnance inspected. It might be an old dummy bomb, and it might be an old live one.

Old ordnance, even Civil War stuff, kills people even today. The French Army has a unit that does nothing but defuse stuff found from World War ONE (they haven't gotten to WW2-specific stuff yet)....and they lose a couple guys a year when stuff blows unexpectedly.

Posted By: TxCase73

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/25/09 02:15 AM

I have found some old indian head startings...that's about it. i did work with a guy awhile back and he was mule deer hunting in west Texas and decided to take a rest. As he was sitting there he noticed something out of place under some trees and went to investigate. The guy found an old mexican saddle that still had all the bags and pouches still attached. He took it back to camp and the landowner let him have it. I think they estimated the saddle to be about 100 years old. He has the mount on display at his house.

Posted By: A.B.

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/25/09 03:31 AM

Last year we found 3 empty 280 rem cases in Joshua's box.


We dont own a 280 and I dont know anybody that does!!!!!!!! bang

Posted By: hoghead07

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/25/09 05:26 AM

these were all great havent found much of anything out hunting

Posted By: bob5600

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/25/09 06:48 AM

a unopened 6 pack of dr pepper in my stand which i dont drink and we had none at the time, arrowheads, indian grinding stones (the one i found last week is pure quartz, and an old bottle that says something about liver tonic. all in burnet county

Posted By: DCS

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/25/09 11:02 AM

I found a A/C thermostat cover. No earthly reason for it to be where it was. I am guessing, it got picked up by a tornado somewhere and deposited on my land.

Posted By: jigfish

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/25/09 12:06 PM

I was working at the lease and a screwdriver came up missing. Two years later I found that screwdriver and the cows have been eating on it.

Posted By: twinbubba

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/25/09 12:44 PM

Right after I got my lease near Graham I was walking the East fence line and saw something shiny on the other side of the fence. It was what looked like a pretty new microwave oven laying in the bushes. About 1/2 mile East of that location there were 3 trailers that looked like they had been destroyed by a tornado. I figure the microwave had to come from one of those trailers.

Posted By: Scoop

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/25/09 02:38 PM

On the lease I had before buying my place I found a 1951 Ben Franklin 50 cent piece along an old (and I mean old) fence line bordering Falcon Lake. Figure it was lost by the workers putting in the fence back when the coin was new. Keep it in my wallet as a lucky piece.

Not exactly "while hunting", but since I bought my place a few years back, I find stuff all the time. Previous owners had the place over 30 years and pretty much left it 'as is' when I took possession and at first it was like a big treasure hunt. Just a few weeks ago I found a nice archery tower in some thick cover I didn't know I owned. Found lots of stuff (knives, watches, arrows) up in the rafters over the bunks. Wierdest was a tub of Kama Sutra oil (fortunately unopened)and some incense stuffed behind a cabinet. I left that for my hunting buddys that stay over in the bunk house.

Doug

Posted By: Pastor Josh

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/25/09 03:00 PM

Originally Posted By: robbf213
So many unusual things, where should I start?

Meth lab, 2 fields of weed, both in NE Texas. South Texas 20 miles from the border: lots of arrowheads, many mexican pesos while looking for arrowheads, 5 bales of weed (40 pounds each) wrapped in burlap(hidden before BP caught them), duffel bag of cocaine(50 pounds), lots of stolen and wrecked out vehicles used for hauling illegals, and old lever action rifle, wood rotted off, grown into a mesquite tree, and what was left of two dead illegals after the hogs and coyotes finished their work. A metal arrowhead(1800's) and some really old .45 ammo from around the ruins of an old stagecoach station.


eek2

Posted By: deerhunter96

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/25/09 06:44 PM

Originally Posted By: JCB
I have found a arrow head, and a big ole fixed blade buck knife still in its leather sheath! The sheath was all rotted, but the knife is still good!

Also found a few round iron balls about the size of a big marble! I have no idea what they are!
sounds like a musket ball

Posted By: d.g.ruff

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/25/09 08:31 PM

All I ever found was a few arrowheads and a 1910 dime, laying heads up in a ditch.

Posted By: uppidycon

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/25/09 08:32 PM

nothing for me to brag about, but i am enjoyin' the stories..

Posted By: Bear Creek

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/26/09 05:04 AM

Originally Posted By: muleyman6570
not hunting but riding the trails in terlingua texas ran across a playboy stash in a abandoned well shaft and a bottle of lubriderm nearest settlement about 20 miles


Now, that's funny right there!!!

Posted By: LMH Steel

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/26/09 05:10 AM

Just this week I found a cross down by the river, landowner already knew it was there. It reads " One man unknown 1881". I found that very interesting.

Posted By: rswarrior

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/28/09 06:43 PM

COOL, Its the first time I'v read 6 pages of any post.I found a back pack 8 miles back in the adirondacks. It had a camillios knife with a 10 " blade , some camping stuff and a bottle of 12 year old brandy. The rumer was a hunter got thrown off his horse and lost a backpack,rifle, and a horse. We left the brandy at our camping area under a rock and went back hunting 10 years later and got hammered.

Posted By: wfontjr

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/29/09 04:32 AM

i found a tombstone on a highline when clearing for a new campsite, no name has a born date in 1914, no death date

Posted By: uppidycon

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/29/09 11:02 AM

Originally Posted By: wfontjr
i found a tombstone on a highline when clearing for a new campsite, no name has a born date in 1914, no death date


maybe a still birth?

Posted By: Old_Town

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/30/09 01:09 AM

I have found a pile of arrowheads over the years. I used to look for them regularly. He are a few, mostly from our ranch in Brown County Texas.




Posted By: MrRoachie

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/30/09 02:18 AM

I found this arrowhead in my front yard after cutting a ditch for a water line. I found a gas tank off an old Sea King motor last week and what is funny, is that in 5 years you will need a boat and motor to be in the same area.




Posted By: trophycalls

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/30/09 03:19 AM

parachute hanging from a tree.

Posted By: Old_Town

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/30/09 04:17 AM

That is a nice point

Posted By: GB3

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/30/09 05:22 AM

D.B. Cooper?

Posted By: A.D.

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/01/09 03:07 PM

ttt

Posted By: Boudreaux

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/01/09 03:30 PM

Dead body.....

Christmas Eve morning 2005. Headed down a dirt county road in Fort Bend County with my dad, with a norhtern blowning in. A road that we have traveled many many times. It runs between 2 pieces of property we used to lease. Just got done hunting some potholes and managaged a couple birds. Headed down a long straightaway and up ahead I could see a big black lump on the side of the road. At first I thought it was a hog someone had dumped so I told my dad to pull up to it cause I wanted to see if it had any cutters on it.

The closer we go to it I realized that it wasn't a hog. Pulled right up next to it and to my horror it was a body. Some one had murdered a guy and dumped him and then tried to burn the body on the side of the road. The body was laying on an old entrance to a rice field in a washout from a culvert. It was a disturbing sight. Clothes all melted to the body, the body was in an awkward shape with the right leg broken just below the knee and folded under the body with the bone sticking out. The rest was all burned up on the topside. Body was fresh and had been dumped some time the night before. I had just been out there 2 days prior and had driven down that road. I keep thinking about the what if I had driven up on them when they were dumping the body?

Needless to say we called the sheriff and had to stand out in the cold for for the 3 hours while they interviewed us. Never found out if they found killer. I never felt the same about goin down that road by my self any more.

Posted By: RMR

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/01/09 03:47 PM

Where at in Fort Bend County??

Posted By: Boudreaux

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/01/09 04:00 PM

In South Fort Bend, Just nort of FM 1462 and east of Hwy 36

Posted By: john.sharp

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/01/09 04:57 PM

A dead body would defintely win this post as being the strangest.

Posted By: Lazy L

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/01/09 05:45 PM

Only thing I have found was an old Michelob bottle, and it was empty so not that cool of a find.

Posted By: MELackey

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/01/09 06:01 PM

a Flathead V8 laying next to what appears to be the remains of about a 49 Ford. The previous owners of the land appear to have never thrown anything made out of metal away. We're still finding pieces, parts, and random stuff laying around the ranch.

Posted By: caprocker

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/01/09 07:41 PM

While hiking around a ghost mining town north of creede colorado i found several whiskey bottle necks and lids..i also found a boot sole...it was kinda neat walking thru the old town seeing where the main street had been and noticing what each building was used for just by looking at its remnants..i pictured tell sackett there shavin off my moustache...my brother found a huge spear head on our place in coke county..the best part of it is that he was sitting on the privy when he saw it...we had all walked by it several times and he saw it while he was taking one..we also found an old wood burning cook stove on that place...

Posted By: TexasEd

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/01/09 09:47 PM

An old still
Fossilized giant clam
Wing off my friend's mojo decoy he lost a month earlier in 2 feet of water
old fishing reels
rusty knife
rusty hammer
rusty pliers near a fence line (must have lost it working on the fence)
shed antlers
discarded panties (many times)
railroad stuff (brake wheels, switch stand signs, etc.)
long large bore drill bit, probably from building a log cabin

Posted By: MS1454

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/02/09 01:02 AM

Originally Posted By: Boudreaux
In South Fort Bend, Just nort of FM 1462 and east of Hwy 36


Wow that is right where my lease is. Creepy

Posted By: nolanspawn

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/02/09 04:51 AM

When I was in my teens I found a pair of old worn out shoes at the top of a draw. What was funny about it was the night before I heard my first Mountain Lion cry. At the time I didn't know what that sound was so when I found the shoes I figured someone had been attacked and their shoes fell off. Realistically it was actually some travelers from Mexico had left a pair of shoes on one of their stops.

Posted By: Senderogrande

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/02/09 12:38 PM

Originally Posted By: 10pointers
Here are a few things that I found out hunting. The neat things Old knife in rafters of old falling down hunting cabin in Dripping Springs. Old Remington Blackpowder pistol along side river bank on the San Gabriel. Revolver cylinder in plowed filled while dove hunting. The cannon ball was found by a friend working the pipe-line around Oklahoma. Other smaller trinkets all over Texas along with about 40 Arrowheads


Very cool.

Posted By: sig226fan (Rguns.com)

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/02/09 03:20 PM

AMazing what is just laying out there...

Posted By: slugcatcher

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/02/09 04:25 PM

Originally Posted By: john.sharp
A dead body would defintely win this post as being the strangest.


A guy I used to work with caught one while fishing the Trinity River a few years back. The guy had drowned trying to rescue a dog after he had already pulled a little girl out of the river.

Posted By: Boudreaux

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/03/09 05:29 PM

Interresting stuff. Anyone else?

Posted By: janie

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/03/09 05:39 PM

We've found alot of stuff while out. Here's what I remember.

Old Coke and medicine bottles
30.06 cartridges
Chain saw (needed $5.00 part and ran great)
110 Mig Welder, yup it worked.
Jewelry
Money ($27.00)
Beer
Condoms

I know there's more I'm forgetting. A dead body would totally creep me out...

Posted By: Boudreaux

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/03/09 05:40 PM

No lie.... It ruined my Christmas.

Posted By: Hunter_Man

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/03/09 07:21 PM

wow... that reminds me, last year i found 18$ in the woods, in the middle of a 4 wheeler path. at first i thought it was a setup... figured someone was playin a joke on me. but i picked it up and waited 5 minutes, then was on my way. bought a 12 pack on the way home with it smile

Posted By: panch0

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/03/09 08:50 PM

Originally Posted By: Hunter_Man
wow... that reminds me, last year i found 18$ in the woods, in the middle of a 4 wheeler path. at first i thought it was a setup... figured someone was playin a joke on me. but i picked it up and waited 5 minutes, then was on my way. bought a 12 pack on the way home with it smile


Sweeet! A great way to end the day!

Posted By: A.D.

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/03/09 08:52 PM

ttt

Posted By: txcpa

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/04/09 04:29 AM

keep this near the top this is an interesting read. i never find anything interesting, only stuff that I or my father in law have misplaced/lost on past excursions.

Posted By: SATX

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/04/09 02:58 PM

On my place back in California, we had acreage and 2 year round streams on our horse property, with many stands of hundred year old coastal live oaks. We had a heck of a time with the yotes and after shooting one with my Mini-14 I went to retrieve it. He was lying on top of a granite boulder under a huge multi-trunked oak tree that had been dropping leaves and acorns on that boulder for generations. I say boulder, but it was at least as big as most people's living rooms.

Anyway, as I was walking along the relatively flat top of the boulder I dang near broke my ankle. I had tripped in what was a prefectly shaped bowl. After scrapping away the leaves, I found 3 native indian metates that were used to grind up the acorns.

After that initial find I made it a habit of going out and looking around and subsequently found a portable metate (that was since stolen) and a bunch of pictographs on the face of an old boulder outcropping.

I have to say that the yote I shot actually ended up saving my home and those of the few neighbors I had in that little valley.
A few years after my discoveries we found out that the state water authority was looking for new storage areas and our little valley fit the bill perfectly. They wanted to dam up one end of the canyon then flood everything, including our homes and land.

At the time I had a government job that required me to review projects for environmental impacts under CEQA. Part of that was cultural impacts as well, so I had an idea what to do. I notified the local Ipai band of the Kumeyaay indian tribe of what I had found and the ensuing involvement of the tribe was enough to make the state look else where. They didn't want the hassle.

Yote & local guy 1, state government 0 !!

Not hunting related, but our old house used to be a stage stop on the Butterfield Overland Express Co. When we did a remodel of one portion of the structure, it was still the old single wall construction. In other areas we found all sorts of graphitti in what was once a part of the bunkhouse. We also found an area where someone had drawn a dartboard onto the wood and there where literally thousands of little dart holes. Scores where written right onto the wood. It was cool to imagine the guys passing time between stage visits.

We've found a lot of broken glassware, pottery and hundreds of glass marbles every time the rains get heavy. Weird.

Posted By: warrington

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/04/09 03:23 PM

we were hunting in Llano back in the early 90s. Last weekend of the season I decided to hunt on a track of land away from camp that no one uses. Decided to head up and check my feeder Friday evening before hunting Sat to make sure the feeder was running. We pulled up around 5 pm and underneath our feeder was a small vehicle. My first thought was someone was loading up a deer that they had just shot. Pulled up beside it and there was a man in the front seat with the window down. My dad said wait here I will go talk to him. MY dad rounds the front of the truck and turns ghostly white, not good for a man already have had a heart attack. THe man had shot himself in the head with the gun still in his hand in the other seat. It had to have been within the last couple of days. Luckly I did not go to the standin the moring at dark, this would have been horrific at 6 am. Come to find out supposedly he was a gay man from Georgetown that had recently split with his boy friend. I keep thinking what would have happened if I would not have decided to go to that stand that weekend. No one would have been by there for the next 5 months.

Posted By: Lazy L

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/04/09 03:32 PM

^^^ that is just messed up

Posted By: txhunter24

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/04/09 03:50 PM

very...

Posted By: A.D.

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/10/09 05:31 PM

ttt

Posted By: misledkevin

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/10/09 10:03 PM

Cool thread keep em comin! Im gona make sure to keep an eye out this weekend when im at the ranch.

Posted By: jmac24

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/10/09 10:40 PM

About 30 years ago while squirrel hunting Mississippi, i came across a soda bottle with a deer head on it. It was Buck Brand soda water Dug it up and brought it home and cleaned it up. About 15 years ago when found out via the internet it was made in Uvalde.

While elk hunting in New Mexico, we stopped to rest sitting on a big rock overlooking a meadow. I looked down and noticed a very old tobacco can. Picked it up and also found an old rifle casing (forgot exactly what kind). In my mind, someone had sat on that rock many years before to rest and smoke and I bet a big old elk had come out in that same meadow I was looking at.

Posted By: Halfadozen

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/11/09 03:39 AM

Originally Posted By: jmac24
About 30 years ago while squirrel hunting Mississippi, i came across a soda bottle with a deer head on it. It was Buck Brand soda water Dug it up and brought it home and cleaned it up. About 15 years ago when found out via the internet it was made in Uvalde.

While elk hunting in New Mexico, we stopped to rest sitting on a big rock overlooking a meadow. I looked down and noticed a very old tobacco can. Picked it up and also found an old rifle casing (forgot exactly what kind). In my mind, someone had sat on that rock many years before to rest and smoke and I bet a big old elk had come out in that same meadow I was looking at.
That is cool!

Posted By: bassackwards dav

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/11/09 01:57 PM

I didnt find this but a co worker did on there lease in Palo pinto co 13yrs ago. After a rain he noticed a bike handle sticking out of the ground. He dug it up and found not only a bike but every thing you could think of wraped in plastic. I mean Gas cans cooking supplys can opener plates. They called the police because at first they were freaked out and thought some bike rider off 20 might have fell prey to a nut case. The dig was about 20ft long and had someones belongings from there entire life in it acept for ID. The police said they didnt know what to think. Its just one of the stangest things I ever heard of.

Posted By: kry226

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/11/09 02:03 PM

Found this big guy on Fort Campbell, KY on my way to my stand one morning in 2006. I think he roughly grossed somewhere in the low 130s.





Posted By: HillbillyDeluxe

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/11/09 05:14 PM

Had a 2000 acre lease in southern Hamilton County near Evant for many years. We found several old homesteads with nothing left but a foundation and some old plows and farm equipment. One had an old root cellar. Not a big deal, but I found an old, old Listerine bottle next to our camp house. After reading this thread, I wish I'd have taken more time to scout for stuff on that place while we had it.

We also found an old rusted out pickup (Chevy I think) from the '30s or '40s in a creekbed behind our camp on a lease we had just southeast of Comanche in '05/'06.

Posted By: Moondog

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/11/09 06:00 PM

Back when I was a kid we lived in an undeveloped area of northwest San Antonio.
I was out stalking cottontails with my pellet gun one day and found an old double barrel damascus shotgun. It had exposed hammers and everything. It was actually in the hollow of a big liveoak and was pretty well weather protected.
The wood was still good. Had a steel buttplate.

I only remember it as being damascus because of the unusual steel swirl color on it. As a little kid I didn't know too much about it.

Sad thing is I now don't recall what ever happened to it. I could kick myself for not having it. Also, I cannot recall the manufacturer or if it was even stamped.

Posted By: panch0

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 01/08/10 09:32 PM

I was hnting rabbits this christmas holiday in Mexico at my wife's families Rancho. I found a couple of arrow heads and forgot the dern things there. bang

Posted By: GO REBS

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 01/08/10 09:52 PM

I was driving to hunt ducks in Katy. I was turning from one road onto another. I noticed something red almost like a reflector off in the distance. By the time i got to the blind i could hear sirens in that direction. The next day I checked with the sheriffs deputy that works that area and he said it was a car burning in a ditch. Turns out a guy shot himself while driving the car. Which subsequently crashed and caught fire.

GO REBS

Posted By: ijohnston

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/19/10 08:26 PM

Bump

Posted By: ParkCountyElkDestroyer

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/20/10 02:43 AM

At my ranch in Kim, Colorado we found a a trailer, which we later found out belonged to a ranch hand who was hired by the previous owner. We believed that he was most likely using it as a meth lab. We also found moon shine tubs that had been used in like the 50's and 60's. Down in the canyons of the ranch we have found many caves with carvings from indians in them.

At my ranch in Rotan, Texas we found an old deer blind which we think is from the 50's. We have also found many pieces of burnt flint, this probably means that we had indians there at one time.

After reading all of these stories, it is gonna scare me now to go out hunting on my own.

Posted By: Gummi Bear

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/20/10 03:17 AM

When I was a kid, Dad and I happened across an old Model A buried in the bank of a creek (in Delta County)

Mom and Dad's place had an oil well on it (we're guessing during the boom that started in Ranger) There's lots of old wire rope (cable) and some rusted out tools, hardware and other stuff.

I found a perfect Fiesta Ware bowl on top of a fence post. No telling how long it'd been there.

I've found quite a few old fossils and arrowheads out traipsing around as well.

I've got an old Coca Cola syrup bottle that I found in an old barn that I took shelter in during a rain storm one dove season. Label is still in decent shape. I keep unusual coins in it (wheat pennies, 50 pieces, silver dollars, etc)

Posted By: Ramball36

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/20/10 05:03 PM

Man I'm gonna go treasure hunting this weekend! GF has a family ranch thats been in the fam for at LEAST 100 years, they have all kinds of stuff out there

Posted By: huntr51

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/22/10 06:28 PM

these bottles were sent over to the americas on ships way back in the day. there were racks built with holes in them in the bottom of the ship and they cradled the bottles for transport. i have several of these bottles. i also found the remnants of a whiskey still back in south carolina while hunting, when i was growing up.

Posted By: Novemberyet

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/22/10 11:47 PM

Two graves. We were on BLM land near and maybe a reservation in northwest NM. We uncovered most of it before we realized what we had stumbled accross. We stacked the rock and left it as it was and didn't say a word as unearthing remains on a reservation just might get you an antlered-handle knife through the forearm (but mostly for respect).

Posted By: Varget 7-08

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/23/10 12:01 AM

At my grandparents land we found an old van from the 60's-70's that still has enough paint were we can read it delivered diapers. The windows are gone and its pretty much a rusted shell. Google earthed the land and about 20 yards from the van it looks like there might be another vehicle in some very heavy brush, going to check on that soon. Also found an old coke bottle about 3' deep while digging a post hole

Oh and I was just told that there might be an old box of guns in my grandparents attic! Have to check that out soon!

Posted By: 10pointers

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/23/10 01:11 AM



Oh and I was just told that there might be an old box of guns in my grandparents attic! Have to check that out soon! [/quote]



And you are still here on the forum????

Posted By: Varget 7-08

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/23/10 01:24 AM

Tell me about it, I just have to be patient for a few more days then I'll hopefully find some long lost treasure!

Posted By: 10pointers

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/23/10 01:26 AM

Good Luck be sure to report any finds up

Posted By: Brandon85

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/23/10 07:39 AM

South Texas lease?

Posted By: Texpppr

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/23/10 12:25 PM

A old car out in the woods that had license plates from 1954 on it.. The year I was born. I did have to get a screwdriver..lol

Posted By: caprocker

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/24/10 03:14 AM

on a place i hunted near rotan there was an indian grave on the highest point of the place overlooking the double mountain fork of the brazos..i didnt see anything but it had been excavated and was mostly a hole...then on my place i have now i found a hole thats approximately 18 inches wide in a circle and bottomless..there was an old broken whiskey bottle top next to it from way back..i assumed it was a wildcatter hole..supposedly there is a spring on the place that i havent found..its a very rough place...and oh yea the legendary lead mines of kent and stonewall county from the late 1800's are supposedly somewhere near north of my place between us and the pitchfork...what i found : holes

Posted By: Red_Breast

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/24/10 05:45 PM

I've found a pocket knife and a dozen of so duck decoys.

Posted By: TAT

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/24/10 11:53 PM

its not what i found but what i didnt find! got to the lease one evening and got everthing setup in camp and got ready for the hunt in the morning. while walking to the stand i remember thinking how did i go to far my stand had been in that spot for years. once the sun came up i realized why i couldnt find it, the stand and the feeder where missing!!! never found out what happened.

Posted By: Gacman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/25/10 02:16 AM

I was duck hunting on the devils river last year when I found someones pack in the river. It had a couple cans of beans in it, summer sausage n crackers, can of snuff unopened (it still tasted fine to me) and a custom knife from Moore Makers Inc out of Matador, TX. The guy's name was on the pack. I called the knife maker and had them look through their records for the guys name, but they couldn't find it. Said he must have bought it from a distributor at a gun show or something. So I tried to return it. That would have made a better story. The handle is cracked and the blade has some rust so sometime I plan to send it back to Matador, Tx and have them rebuild it for me. Cool find.

I also found a stray mangy dog on my lease just wandering around. I tried hunting with it but the dog was WORTHLESS, just horrible. I finally ran it off when it kept trying to steal my dinner and eat from my [censored] can. Dog tag read "Garrett".

Posted By: txhuntingguide

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/26/10 03:25 AM

Originally Posted By: jjandcompany
50-70s throckmorton/ haskell line , case of old dynamite,airplane prop, granite monument to young man drug to death by team of green mules, new mexico old belt bowie knife, spoons, plate. colorado winchester action barrel, partial skeleton, dallas trinity bottoms 2dead guys, 2 guns, 1 dead guy no gun.
I know where that granite monument is. I loved hunting that hillside overlooking that canyon bottom. Used to be owned by some of my distant family.

Posted By: cable

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/26/10 04:09 AM

Originally Posted By: Woody Wood
Originally Posted By: powerstroke
Found the ranchers daughter dooing the deed with her (GIRLFRIEND}. Hated to break that up!


Yeah. cheers


now that is one I would let play itself out!

Posted By: Cochise

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/26/10 04:48 AM

Originally Posted By: cable
Originally Posted By: Woody Wood
Originally Posted By: powerstroke
Found the ranchers daughter dooing the deed with her (GIRLFRIEND}. Hated to break that up!


Yeah. cheers


now that is one I would let play itself out!


x2

Posted By: Sniper John

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/26/10 05:28 AM

I have lots of stories, but this is the one that comes to mind the most.

Near Ft Chadbourne, not far from Bronte I was on a lease ajoining Kickapoo mountain. A very historical area. From the top of Kickapoo mountain I could make out what I am sure was remnants of the Butterfield Overland Trail. There was a small peak on our lease with a couple big rocks balanced on top. A bigger one in the distance was actually called Nipple Peak on the map to give you an idea what it looked like. It was a great vantage point to sit over a large area of our lease that I could glass. I was trying to pinpoint the location of a Turkey that Spring day.

While I was sitting at the base of that big rock on the peak; I looked down beside me to find a large thin corner tang flint knife. The tip was missing, but the main body with the corner tang was present. The flaking was perfect like a piece of art. My mind thought of a ritual piece or maybe a burial piece left behind from a dead indian once stuffed under the rock. But more likely it was damaged during it's construction and just chunked aside by the hunter that had sat there before me. After all, the spot would have been just as good of a hunting vantage point 2000 years ago as it was that day. Only 2000 years ago he would have been looking for Bison coming through the pass instead of a Turkey.

I pulled out some tp paper I had brought along and tightly wrapped the Corner Tang Knife under several folds of paper to insure it would arrive home with me undamaged. I then put the wrapped piece in my breast shirt pocket and buttoned it closed. It was safe from any harm and there was no way it could get lost. I even remember patting my chest and feeling it there as I thought about the men before me who had hunted from the very spot.

Moments later I did spot my Turkey. I was able to run down off the hill to move ahead of the bird and set up with my call. Just as the Turkey was coming into range I was actually blown by a Jackrabbit of all things. The Jack ran right up to me and made a sound that I swear sounded like the bark of a dog causing the Turkey to putt and run away. But I had a hunch the Turkey was headed for a stock tank in the area. I circled and ran ahead again setting up on the tank dam. I was right. In short time I had my Turkey.

I walked back to camp carrying my bird over my shoulder. I set the bird and call by a tree and leaned my gun there to take a picture. I thought it would be cool to include the corner tang in the picture by setting it next to my box call.

So I unbuttoned my shirt pocket and pulled out the wad of tissue paper and began to unfold it, but it did not feel right. There was nothing there.

Posted By: Stickchunker

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/26/10 12:05 PM

Ok John, thats a lil spookey!

Posted By: Sniper John

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/26/10 12:46 PM

True story and I can't explain it.

Posted By: Varget 7-08

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/26/10 08:35 PM

Update: Went to my grandparents house today, went to the attic, found the white rectangular box the guns were supposed to be in, opened it up and found a couple old blankets and some silverfish. very disappointed! There was even a shotgun in there that belonged to my great grandpa!

Posted By: Ox190

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/26/10 09:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Sniper John
I have lots of stories, but this is the one that comes to mind the most.

Near Ft Chadbourne, not far from Bronte I was on a lease ajoining Kickapoo mountain. A very historical area. From the top of Kickapoo mountain I could make out what I am sure was remnants of the Butterfield Overland Trail. There was a small peak on our lease with a couple big rocks balanced on top. A bigger one in the distance was actually called Nipple Peak on the map to give you an idea what it looked like. It was a great vantage point to sit over a large area of our lease that I could glass. I was trying to pinpoint the location of a Turkey that Spring day.

While I was sitting at the base of that big rock on the peak; I looked down beside me to find a large thin corner tang flint knife. The tip was missing, but the main body with the corner tang was present. The flaking was perfect like a piece of art. My mind thought of a ritual piece or maybe a burial piece left behind from a dead indian once stuffed under the rock. But more likely it was damaged during it's construction and just chunked aside by the hunter that had sat there before me. After all, the spot would have been just as good of a hunting vantage point 2000 years ago as it was that day. Only 2000 years ago he would have been looking for Bison coming through the pass instead of a Turkey.

I pulled out some tp paper I had brought along and tightly wrapped the Corner Tang Knife under several folds of paper to insure it would arrive home with me undamaged. I then put the wrapped piece in my breast shirt pocket and buttoned it closed. It was safe from any harm and there was no way it could get lost. I even remember patting my chest and feeling it there as I thought about the men before me who had hunted from the very spot.

Moments later I did spot my Turkey. I was able to run down off the hill to move ahead of the bird and set up with my call. Just as the Turkey was coming into range I was actually blown by a Jackrabbit of all things. The Jack ran right up to me and made a sound that I swear sounded like the bark of a dog causing the Turkey to putt and run away. But I had a hunch the Turkey was headed for a stock tank in the area. I circled and ran ahead again setting up on the tank dam. I was right. In short time I had my Turkey.

I walked back to camp carrying my bird over my shoulder. I set the bird and call by a tree and leaned my gun there to take a picture. I thought it would be cool to include the corner tang in the picture by setting it next to my box call.

So I unbuttoned my shirt pocket and pulled out the wad of tissue paper and began to unfold it, but it did not feel right. There was nothing there.


John, I used to hunt off Mcdonald Road and 277 8 miles north of Bronte just north of Nipple Peak. there was a pad of concrete approx 40x40 the old timers in Bronte said it was used for a dance floor for parties at old Fort Chadbourne.

One time while just walking across the ranch I stumbled across a pair of work boots that looked fairly new along a fenceline we shared with another ranch. It seemed random they were out there, I left them alone and just kept walking.

Posted By: Mongocrush

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/27/10 01:52 AM

Your talking about hunting near Hwy 277 and McDonald road...that is very close to the Ranch where we are going to be coming out and hunting this fall. Going to be my first trip out west.

To add to the stories when I lived in Oregon, my family was up in the Cascade range on the Willamtte River getting river loam for the strawberry beds. My Grandfather was visiting from Virgina and he was digging up some small Douglas seedlings to take back east. The Oregon trail runs fairly close to this portion of the river, ruts are still visible. While my grandfather was digging up one of the seedlings, he unearthed a handle and part of a blade from a Sabre of some sorts. You could tell it had a wooden handle and most of the knuckle guard was still intact. There was also about 2" of the blade that was still there also. Makes you wonder what happened to it and why someone dumped it. Guess that is the coolest thing I have been involved with finding.

Mongo

Posted By: Ox190

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/27/10 03:55 PM

Mongo, the lease we hunted on was about a mile west of 277 the south border was Mcdonald road and the north border was Ross Road. LOTS of deer down there, never shot anything bigger than 120 B&C but saw a few out of season.

Posted By: Just-Hunt

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/27/10 04:16 PM

A trespasser walking under my treestand with a blaze orange hat, vest and a loaded .270. I was bowhunting hogs. It wasn't any season and the land he claimed he thought he was on was WMA land that is archery only for hogs. He knew what he was doing. Scary situation. I can't stand trespassers! They give us regular joes a bad name with landowners, especially when they leave their trash in our stands.

Another time I was rifle hunting and found an older fella (about 70) in my box stand. About 300 yards down the pasture I found his son who knew the guy that I shared the lease with and told me he had permission. He was surprised when I immediately called my my buddy (in front of him) and asked. Turned he was lying. Felt sorry for the guy's dad. He apologized to me and explained that his son told him it was alright, they had permission. I was quite ticked at the liar. I was not as kind. They both left and I never saw them again. My buddy never heard from that friend again either.

...Some people!

Posted By: redfred

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/28/10 03:15 AM

When I was about 14, I was deer hunting and like most 14 year olds, I got bored pretty quickly. I needed to go to the bathroom, so I climbed down out of the stand and walked the recommended (by Dad) 100 yards downwind before dropping my pants. I had leaned my rifle against a tree, and when I finished, I decided to walk over to a stream a few feet away to wash my hands.
While I was dipping my hands in the water, I found a really big arrowhead (probably actually a spear point). I rinsed it off, and then stood up to go back to my stand. When I turned around, there was a 6 point buck standing right behind me, and between me and my rifle. He turned and started walking away, and I thought I could get back to my gun in time, but I stepped on a trig and he took off like a rocket. I picked up my gun and climbed back up into the stand, and forgot about the arrowhead until we were on the way home. We went back hunting the next weekend, and I looked for the arrowhead for a half hour, but never saw it again.

Posted By: redfred

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/28/10 03:20 AM

This one isn't a hunting story, but a friend bought an old farm back in the sixties, and a lot of it was really heavy brush in the Colorado River bottom. He was walking around on his new farm one day and came across an ancient (Model T or A, I can't remember)Ford pickup. The hood was missing, and there was a 12 foot tall tree growing up through the engine compartment. He got me to bring a saw and I cut the tree just above the engine and then below the truck at ground level. We used his tractor to tow it back to the barn, and he sold the truck to some collector who actually restored it.

Posted By: Mongocrush

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/28/10 09:48 PM

Ox,
It looks like you have hunted where I will be hunting this fall. I believe this ranch is owned by the Lewis family if I remember correctly. These guys that I am going hunting with have hunted this property for over 10 years. Look forward to getting out there. We will be leaving Nov. 12 from NC and heading that way. There is also a south ranch about 10 miles south of Bronte that we will be hunting also. Cant wait to get out there.

Mongo

Posted By: Sutto

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/29/10 07:01 PM

An old model "T" body, and old hay sickle,a buck knife,arrowheads,a matching pair of shed antlers and a grey fox asleep in a bull pine tree about 10' off the ground !!!!

Posted By: Varget 7-08

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 06/07/10 04:18 PM

Found this van on my Grandma's property. We dont know how old it is but we've shot the heck out of it.



Posted By: CTK3

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 06/11/10 04:11 AM

A true redneck would have used the van as a deer blind, just sayin....

Posted By: Stompy

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 06/16/10 02:37 AM

Here at the ranch I have found numerous indian artifacts, including an arrowhead I wizzed on. Was cruising the ranch and stopped to take a leak, look down and there it was. Campfire ring and whisky bottles from oil field workers from the 20.s. An old red wagon and an old truck body. This year I found where a lion had killed a couple of spikes.

Posted By: TAT

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 06/16/10 03:06 AM

man i love this thread. it is one of my favorites.glad to see it back!

Posted By: HuntingTexas

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 06/16/10 03:54 AM

Originally Posted By: 214tat2guy
man i love this thread. it is one of my favorites.glad to see it back!


This is a great thread. Check this one out takes a few hours to go through but it is awesome too !!

http://2coolfishing.com/ttmbforum/showthread.php?t=133506

Posted By: Ox190

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 06/16/10 04:00 AM

I spent a few hours on that one, I found it a few months ago.

Posted By: Undercoverdog

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/15/10 04:24 PM

ttt

Posted By: Plano Cooter

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/15/10 04:40 PM

I didn't find it, but one of the guys I was on the lease with found a piece of the space shuttle. It was about as big as a truck fender. Pretty creepy thing to hold in your hand.

Posted By: Luckycharms_1981

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/15/10 09:38 PM

Originally Posted By: powerstroke
Found the ranchers daughter dooing the deed with her (GIRLFRIEND}. Hated to break that up!


Too bad THAT wasn't on the game camera!!!

Posted By: Luckycharms_1981

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/15/10 10:19 PM

We weren't hunting but my uncle and I came across an old Kiowa camp ground up near Booker Texas in Lipscomb County. We found several spear tips, and the metal of an old winchester lever action. You could still see the circles in the ground from where the teepees had sat.

Posted By: nichols

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/16/10 01:21 AM

Wasnt hunting but we had an Indian grave show up in our road one day after a heavy rain. Turns out it was a Caddo Indian and he had a musket wound in his pelvis bone. It was pretty cool to see and Indian grave he was buried with arrowheads a hatchet and some other stuff. The smithsonian ppl came and dug him.

Posted By: iluv2hunt

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/16/10 07:07 AM

WOW. I read all 24 pages of this. Had to recharge my laptop battery once. I've found a few whole arrow heads on the side of a hill just outside of Glenrose of the Puluxy river that was litterly littered with thousands of little broken arrow heads, 2 old forged branding irons, several old cars and some old, old beer bottles from the early 1900's. I amazed at the guns found leaning against trees and the dead bodies.

Posted By: cody

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/16/10 12:32 PM

There was some guy on here that found a human skull...I thought there were pictures in this post but I scanned through it really fast and didn't see it...creepy fo sho...

Posted By: huntwest

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/17/10 09:51 PM

Originally Posted By: powerstroke
Found the ranchers daughter dooing the deed with her (GIRLFRIEND}. Hated to break that up!





I was thinking about asking the guy on this thread who found all of the weed to take me hunting with him, but nevermind that I wanna go with you! banana

Posted By: bigbuck1

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/17/10 10:40 PM

I once was crossing a fence and looked down to see a mens ring laying on the ground. I guess someone had lost it crossing the same place. It was not woth much.

Posted By: stxranchman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/18/10 01:14 AM

I found an old rimfire shell casing with an "H" on the end that had been fired/misfired twice as it had 2 sets of crimps. I showed to it to someone and they told me it was from the 1870's. I found it about 200 yds from an old stage coach route and a spring.

Posted By: HLo

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/18/10 03:09 AM

Arrowheads, arrowheads, and arrowheads...amazing. Must have been the indians version of shot gun shells or 22 shells lost in the grass. Makes you wonder how they could spend so much time making them but just leave them around or we just happen to find a bunch of them. Cool, knowing some guy made them 100 + years ago or more.

Old beer, soda bottles and cans with the old aluminum pull tops....kids about 20 years or younger don't know what that is.

Posted By: Hopedale

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/19/10 12:05 AM

I don't know how unusual this is, but I could have gone my whole life and would have been happy to not see this.

I was in a deer stand on a pine plantation, which was about 25' off the ground.

It was early morning, 0-dark-thirty, and in the tree next to me, as the light was starting to come in, I could see how one of the limbs had grown rather odd. As time progressed and it got to be enough light that I could now see really well, I looked back over to the odd grown tree limb. And what I got to see was not a deformed tree, but a rather large snake coiled up and wrapped on the limb.

Once it warmed up, I got to see this snake cork screw itself down the tree, which tells me, it got up the same way. This thing was long, and to this day, I haven't a clue what kind of snake it was.

All I know is when I have to climb into a fixed stand, I always take extra caution before I climb on in.

Posted By: hoof n wings

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/19/10 02:43 AM

Originally Posted By: powerstroke
Found the ranchers daughter dooing the deed with her (GIRLFRIEND}. Hated to break that up!

Crap, all I ever find is arrow heads! Seriously, old lease in Mason Co had an Indian camp on it back in the 1850's or so. The ranchers father had the land since the 1860's, when he came there from Ga, during the Civil War. Also had a grave of an sheep herder that died around the same time. Most of the arrow heads were broken/chipped, but my BinL found a perfect one. Other than that, some old horse shoes, shed horns.
Also same lease, a 1920' Menard, Tx Coke bottle and I think a DP bottle from when the pipeline was put in.

Posted By: BigLar

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/19/10 01:55 PM

I have found arrowheads from Texas and Colorado. Along with those I have picked up a few pieces of pottery and grinding stones and a pipe that looks like it was made out of shell.
I found the remains of an old still. Went back later with metal detector and found an old pocket knife about 8" deep in the dirt.
Wasn't hunting but doing a job and found some dinosaur tracks that we uncoverd with a backhoe. One of them is now in the Smithsonian Institute. I came across a piece of petrified wood that I kicked and couldn't loosen. I came back with a shovel and dug for many hours and unearthed a huge petrified tree trunk full of what I think is amber.

Posted By: hoof n wings

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/19/10 05:54 PM

It seems as there are alot of "found" guns! Did people 100-150 years ago leave that many guns lying around or are they "A friend found"?

Not saying it isn't so, just seems like alot. I could see someone getting killed out in the woods back in the 1800's and a gun staying where they dropped it, but I would think the bad guys would have picked them up.... like in the Westerns, but most are layed up on a tree or fence.

Posted By: huntwest

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/19/10 07:09 PM

In Shackelford County arrowheads, the sideplate off an 1873 winchester rifle, tin cup and a perfect 1854 quarter dollar.
In Colorado a camo Ruger rifle leaning under a giant spruce tree, box of 300 win ammo, cheap pair of Nikon Binos. I used to go up every year in late may to help a buddy clear the trails for summer trail rides and we found this stuff.

Posted By: kdub

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/19/10 07:53 PM

I wanna find a gun, hopefully not one that has been used as a murder weapon...

Posted By: quackattack

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/20/10 12:33 AM

Originally Posted By: klepdo
Originally Posted By: robbf213
So many unusual things, where should I start?

Meth lab, 2 fields of weed, both in NE Texas. South Texas 20 miles from the border: lots of arrowheads, many mexican pesos while looking for arrowheads, 5 bales of weed (40 pounds each) wrapped in burlap(hidden before BP caught them), duffel bag of cocaine(50 pounds), lots of stolen and wrecked out vehicles used for hauling illegals, and old lever action rifle, wood rotted off, grown into a mesquite tree, and what was left of two dead illegals after the hogs and coyotes finished their work. A metal arrowhead(1800's) and some really old .45 ammo from around the ruins of an old stagecoach station.


I would be able to retire 50 lbs of coke is about 22 kilos worth $ 1,700,000.00
amen to that banana

Posted By: LandPirate

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/20/10 03:28 PM

A buddy of mine found a game warden badge from the Texas Wildlife and Oyster Commission before it became later known as Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Posted By: diamond6

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/04/10 03:29 PM

i would have joined lol

Posted By: SpoonPlatoon

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/05/10 04:33 AM

Ok so here's a weird one that happened Saturday. After hunting for 6 hours and not seeing a thing, Redman and I walked back to the truck only to find out the battery was dead. So as he stands on the toolbox trying to get reception 6 birds fly over. Not just any birds. Long legged, big birds. About the size of the blue herrings that fish in ponds. Weird thing was that the underside of these birds was hot pink and white!!! So automatically I assume they're flamingos. I find out, after having a sheriff's deputy jump us off, that I'm not the only cat seeing these flamingos around Sommerville. So if anyone of y'all go hunt there watch out, it'll catch you off guard.

Posted By: FRA

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/31/10 09:50 PM

Found a number of squatters' camps on our W. TX land, including a two story, cinder-block building with attached garage and full basement and two smugglers' Chevy trucks in the garage. Too many vehicles to count; I've been trying to find a 1967 or '68 Mercury Cougar, again, that we found in 2005, but haven't had any luck. Found 19th century Corps of Engineers land markers. Below photos are all out on our land.

While in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 2001, one of my Sergeants looked down at his feet while we were out on Grenadillo Range and found an unfired pin-fire revolver cartridge that had to have been dropped prior to the establishment of the base in 1898.












Posted By: Varget 7-08

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/31/10 10:30 PM

Wait so the smugglers built the two story building and left all of that stuff out there?

Posted By: FRA

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/31/10 10:34 PM

I'm sure squatters built the building and smugglers just dumped their stuff there over the years after it was abandoned. There are 15-20 different squatter compounds out on our property.

Posted By: erathar

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/31/10 10:38 PM

So can I have the old car in the middle of the last picture?

Posted By: FRA

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/31/10 10:39 PM

Depends if you're fast enough to get it started and moving (if it moves) before the squatter puts a lot of holes in it with his rifle. He maintains it is his land, though he hasn't met the requirements to claim squatter's rights and the Sheriff wants him out of town.

Posted By: erathar

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/31/10 10:43 PM

So it is your land, but this squatter just stays there?

Posted By: FRA

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/31/10 10:46 PM

Yep...lot of land. Long story with no solution coming in the near future.

Posted By: erathar

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/31/10 10:52 PM

So you have a guy on your land, making himself right at home, without your permission, and nobody will do anything about it?

Posted By: FRA

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/01/10 12:18 AM

It really is a long story, and I don't want to take us too off topic, but the short of it is that the surveys are antiquated and require the State to change where the El Paso County line is, which is a big, complicated deal.

Posted By: SatNiteSpec

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/01/10 01:38 PM

Originally Posted By: FRA
It really is a long story, and I don't want to take us too off topic, but the short of it is that the surveys are antiquated and require the State to change where the El Paso County line is, which is a big, complicated deal.


But we don't have anything better to do than read a long story. Please enlighten us on the drama. Our lives are boring and we thrive off other peoples challenges.

Posted By: Tactical_Smurf

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/01/10 03:25 PM

A dead Body.

Posted By: dogcatcher

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/01/10 03:37 PM

Originally Posted By: Psychosmurf
A dead Body.


Not mine, I hide them all real good.

Posted By: UncleTed

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/01/10 06:41 PM

Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
Originally Posted By: Psychosmurf
A dead Body.


Not mine, I hide them all real good.
So none of those ladies will ever be found? shocked

Posted By: zac02

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/02/10 04:54 AM

hunting north of Del Rio on the devils river and found a bunch of ballons that came floating in from who knows where found that kinda funny, what I would have considered the middle of no where. And of course arrowheads+

Posted By: LuckyDucker_TTU

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/03/10 05:13 AM

Great thread. I just finished reading all 11 pages. Id definitely like to get my hands on what looks to be a first gen camaro in the bottom right of that last picture you got posted.

Posted By: iluv2hunt

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/03/10 05:34 PM

Originally Posted By: FRA
Yep...lot of land. Long story with no solution coming in the near future.


Who owns the 69 Camaro. I'll would like to try and purchase it.

Posted By: Kawabuggy

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/03/10 05:44 PM

On the blue car bottom right hand corner-it looks like it has '69 Camaro style tail light lenses, but the chrome on the lenses would only be present if the car was an RS. The fact that there is a white, reverse, light present in the center of the tail light tells me that they are NOT RS tail-lights. Further, no reverse lights located in the lower valance on the rear of the car means NON-RS. The rear bumper looks like it is off a '69 Firebird as the Camaros went straight across right above the license plate, were thinner over all, and had 2 little "down-legs" coming off the bumper vertically, and then bolting onto the lower valance.

It's an odd ball assortment of parts, but put me in line as a cash-buyer if no one else wants it. Yes, I'll even come & haul it off immediately. Can I hunt when I come for the car?


People mentioning finding guns... When I was a teenager in high-school, I worked for a rental car company. It was my job to vacuum the cars when they came back from being rented. I found 4 different hand-guns in a course of a couple of years, and got to keep them all as the customers never called back for them. So, either they were stolen, or otherwise the owner was too embarrassed to call back and ask about them. The company would hold them for 90 days and if no inquiry was made, we got to keep them! Other guys on the crew got guns as well.

And the most unusual thing I find when in the woods is piece of mind. It is so rare to find it when working/living in the city.

Posted By: LuckyDucker_TTU

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/03/10 07:57 PM

Haha, I knew I shouldnt have mentioned the car I knew there were bound to be some car guys on here. Good luck to anyone who tries to get that car and you're welcome for me pointing it out. My finders fee is a ride when youre done restoring it.

Posted By: KennyLee

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/03/10 10:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Kawabuggy
On the blue car bottom right hand corner-it looks like it has '69 Camaro style tail light lenses, but the chrome on the lenses would only be present if the car was an RS. The fact that there is a white, reverse, light present in the center of the tail light tells me that they are NOT RS tail-lights. Further, no reverse lights located in the lower valance on the rear of the car means NON-RS. The rear bumper looks like it is off a '69 Firebird as the Camaros went straight across right above the license plate, were thinner over all, and had 2 little "down-legs" coming off the bumper vertically, and then bolting onto the lower valance.

It's an odd ball assortment of parts, but put me in line as a cash-buyer if no one else wants it. Yes, I'll even come & haul it off immediately. Can I hunt when I come for the car?


People mentioning finding guns... When I was a teenager in high-school, I worked for a rental car company. It was my job to vacuum the cars when they came back from being rented. I found 4 different hand-guns in a course of a couple of years, and got to keep them all as the customers never called back for them. So, either they were stolen, or otherwise the owner was too embarrassed to call back and ask about them. The company would hold them for 90 days and if no inquiry was made, we got to keep them! Other guys on the crew got guns as well.

And the most unusual thing I find when in the woods is piece of mind. It is so rare to find it when working/living in the city.


Your first paragraph reminded me of "My Cousin Vinny". You obviously know old cars.

Great thread.

Posted By: zac02

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/03/10 10:50 PM

I want that sweet red mazda 323 in the background!lol. bet I can push it away while hes chasin yall for his ss!

Posted By: jsmall317

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/04/10 04:27 AM

You don't see a solution to this problem???? I do it's called a shooting solution!!!!!! Tango down!!!!!!

Posted By: Rangerfan

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/25/10 12:53 AM

Cool thread. The only thing I've ever found while hunting is an OLD climber, I mean this thing had to be a prototype of the first climber ever. It was around the base of an old oak and the tree had grown into it severely.

Posted By: Ron H

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/25/10 05:40 PM

I think that is a firebird based on the lights. The camaro lights were different as I remember.

Posted By: Hoss 1962

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/25/10 09:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Kawabuggy
On the blue car bottom right hand corner-it looks like it has '69 Camaro style tail light lenses, but the chrome on the lenses would only be present if the car was an RS. The fact that there is a white, reverse, light present in the center of the tail light tells me that they are NOT RS tail-lights. Further, no reverse lights located in the lower valance on the rear of the car means NON-RS. The rear bumper looks like it is off a '69 Firebird as the Camaros went straight across right above the license plate, were thinner over all, and had 2 little "down-legs" coming off the bumper vertically, and then bolting onto the lower valance.


And the most unusual thing I find when in the woods is piece of mind. It is so rare to find it when working/living in the city.


First paragraph reminds me of the Jonny Cash song "One piece at a time' if you don't know it, look it up and give a listen.
Last sentence is the best response on here.

Posted By: Johnny Lobos

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/26/10 06:33 PM

Houses, vehicles, gravesites, people, money, stills, little treasures.

Posted By: panch0

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/26/10 07:14 PM

Great stories guys Keep'em coming!

Posted By: postoak

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/27/10 04:23 AM

Well, I've found little of interest in the SHNF. I find beer bottles of styles used in the '60s and '70s, and lots of beer cans (Bud Light seems to be the beer of choice of litterers.) Since I like my woods pristine, I cart all these out. The 2nd day of rifle season I did find a new fixed-blade hunting knife in a trail. I stuck it in a tree in case anybody came back for it, but it was still there last Sunday.

Not hunting, but back in the big 7-year drought of the '50s, I used to find lots of arrow heads along Cypress Creek (I think it is called) near Wimberley, down from Jacob's Well. I could pretty much find one any time I set my mind to it. After the drought ended, the 3 inch grass I was finding these in turned into 3 foot high grass.

Also, about a half-mile from Jacob's well, my Dad and I found the site of a covered wagon. We found an old machete, and a British cavalry sword with Lion-head pommel. I can't imagine anyone voluntarily leaving all this stuff there so I imagine the Comanches got this family.

Oh, and I found an old, straight sided bottle in a creek bottom near Ledbetter Texas. This was near the route of Gotcher's Trace.

Around 1960-1962, my father and I were searching in the small cave opposite the Garner Park Headquarters and found a perfectly shaped spear point under about a foot of dirt. My father didn't have the best of ethics, so instead of turning it in, he kept it.

Posted By: Inky Doc

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/01/10 07:03 PM

Back in 1993 or 1994 I hunted with a buddy on Terlingua Ranch south of Alpine. We would sometimes walk around for hours looing for quail or rabbits during the day and when it was time to get back to the cabin (extremely remote area) we would walk to the top of a hill and find the cabin with binos and head back. Once we had been out a few hours and came across a small two man tent, with backpacks, sleeping bags and a large cooler. Everything had been there for some time as the cooler had remnants of extremely rotten food that had been chewed up by the yotes or whatever. There was some sort of circle about 30 feet wide made of rocks and had the dirt cleared out of it with designs drawn in the sand/dirt. It seemed very weird. At first I thought it to be some border crossers but then I got to thinking that maybe it was some college kids from Sul Ross State U in Alpine. All the stuff seemed like it matched and not just thrown together, sleeping bags, tent and cooler all were same color of red. There were even some hiking boots that had very little wear on them.

Back here at Fort Polk in 2006 I found an undetonated round from an AT-4 laying the grass one day while looking for some deer. It was no where near a range or impact area so I just hung it up on a tree and left it there. I find all kinds of other army stuff around here but most of the time its the usual stuff. But an AT-4 round???? Very odd!

BTW- If you don't know an AT-4 is a very large anti-tank weapon, sorta like the old bazooka.

Posted By: devildog28

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/01/10 10:02 PM

Originally Posted By: iluv2hunt
Originally Posted By: FRA
Yep...lot of land. Long story with no solution coming in the near future.


Who owns the 69 Camaro. I'll would like to try and purchase it.


It's a '69 Firebird. Tail lights are way different on a Camaro.

Posted By: TXLONGGUN

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 03/14/11 07:00 PM

While Hunting family land in Brazoria County I Uncovered a Bayonet and was told that was used during Texas revolution

Posted By: Roughneck Country

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 03/14/11 09:55 PM

Out at my cousins ranch in Southern Saskatchewan which is just 7 miles north of The Montana border we found an old US Calvary knife, brass buttons, and a few other old things we thought were possible calvary items when we were 13 or 14 at an old abandon homestead they have on their property. Surrounding the old homestead were several tipi rings all throughout their land. A couple years latter we were down at little Big Horn (pretty much straight south of their ranch but many miles away)taking the tour of Custers last stand and we saw some of the same artifacts we had found in this old farm stead in their museum.

Turns out that when the US Calvary had chased them into Canada it was on my cousins land that they hung up on until they starved out and were forced to head back south. The tipi rings and artifacts found on the land were from when they were there. The original homesteader must have found them and put them in their shed when they set the place up.

Other than that haven't found anything interesting.

Posted By: SemperFiHunter

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 03/15/11 12:22 AM

SATX,
My father in law owns a few acres in Covina Hills, Ca. Not too far from Pomona. There was an old Butterfield Stage Stop there because of a natural spring. He has found some interesting stuff there.

It's amazing what the people of that time were able to accomplish with the basic tools that they had.

SFH

Posted By: txtrophy85

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 03/15/11 12:28 AM

property we used to hunt at in walker county had a old (people born in the late 1700's) cemetary on it. probably 15 or 20 graves in it. last person buried there was in 1985.

this year my buddy was walking down a creek on the ranch we were hunting on and found two rocks with pictographs on them, both of people shooting a bow.

Posted By: Switch

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 03/15/11 07:08 AM

Haven't seen anyone talk about items I have found on one of my leases so here goes. Back about 39 years ago when I first joined the lease I scouted every inch of that 5500 acres. I found old abandoned trucks, an old bus that the logging company used to carry the woods workers to and from, sawed off tree trunks about waist high with a slot cut down th middle for about 6 inches. The log cutters or flat heads as they were called back then used them to put their cross cut saws in and sharpen them. One was almost petrified and was still useable. The most interesting items I found were old hacked up 55 gallon barrels and I thought this was strange out in the middle of th woods. I found them in several different places. Well one day I happened to mention those barrels to an old geazer that owned and lived on an adjoining piece of property. I was totaly at awe when he said they were remanants of whisky stills that had been destroyed by as he put it those dang lawmen. Belive me I was hooked on those stories he had to tell and stopped by his place almost every week to listen to his tales. At one point he told me if I would go to where a certain bridge crossed th CC road and walk up th creek about two bends I would find a piece of pipe sticking out that, that was one of his stills that those dang lawmen never found. Well I found that piece of pipe one day and it was almost rusted completly away.
Later as I would tell him where I had found a set of drums he would say yep that was old so and so he lived on such and such bend or place. As it turned out every drum I found was close in relation to where someone lived and there was a water source near by. The old geizer was later wrote about in a book about th Neches river whisky makers. I had a copy of that book but loaned it to someone and can;t remember who.

Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 03/15/11 02:36 PM

X2 on 69 firebird,I've found arrowheads,pottery shards,spear points,curry comb from 1800s,german coin that says its good for one cigar and one beer at Gruene hall,early1900s,all of this on private property about 300 yards from Gruene hall on the Guadalupe.FIL lives behind Adobe Verde in Gruene,can crawl home on your lips from there,life is good!

Posted By: Quick Shoot Again

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 03/15/11 08:09 PM

South Texas East of Encinal several years ago found wet back camp, they had gone in our hunting shack and stole food only, found the crisco can and flour sack, empty bean cans and where they built a small fire.
In New Mexico several arrow heads will post picture later, one is embedded in a joint bone, another is a long knife or spear point. Walked up on an old ranch house in the mountains west of Carlsbad, Nm. in the early 60s. Looked like they just gathered their clothes and left, everything else was still there. Even had an old wind charger and all of the old glass batteries. I would like to have some of those things now.

Posted By: Gacman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 03/29/11 05:56 PM

This past weekend I was turkey hunting 20 miles east of Goliad. I came upon a swampy area of about 2-3 acres. What I thought at first glance were several moccasins sunning themselves on a culvert passing under the road that split the marshland turned out to be six baby alligators, each about a foot long.

Of course you know what happened next. I took a long slow careful look around myself to make sure momma wasn't nearby. Once I knew I was safe, I was able get a few feet from them as they jumped into the shallow water near the edge of the swamp. That's my additions to "unusual things found while hunting".

Posted By: coachnvill3

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 03/29/11 10:23 PM

Back in the mid '70s, I was hunting on my grandfather's ranch southwest of Falfurrias in Brooks County. I was walking along a fenceline to my brush blind when I stepped on an old rusted trap. The kind that clamps on an animals leg. Thankfully, it was so old and rusted that it didn't have hardly any spring left and didn't hurt, but it scared the crap out of me, I thought it was a snake that had bit me. Nowadays all I find are wetback camps full of plastic jugs, discarded clothing, and old backpacks. Did hear about a guy in Encino in southern Brooks County that looked through some old backpacks and found $4000 in an old sock. I could only be so lucky!

Posted By: HuntingTexas

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 03/29/11 10:53 PM

Awesome stuff ............ keep this thread alive.

For me, not much but some arrowheads, old marbles and found some bitters bottle ( Prickley Ash ) but I was looking for the bottles so it wasn't a surprize. Used to hunt for old bottles alot. Dug in Wills Point, Terrell, Celina and walked deep, dry creekbeds around Kemp and Kaufman.

Posted By: pegasaurus

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 03/31/11 07:47 PM

A couple of years ago on a lease just outside of Big Sandy I was leaving the property and saw a strange set of bones. Took a closer look and it was foot bones. Went to the Police station, woke up the guy and he got all excited. Even though it was out side the city limits it was still something to do. He called in the County and they did a search of the area and found nothing else.
The scary part is they took them to the local doctor and he said it had to be monkey bones. They took them to the vet and he said they were deffinatly human and here is why.
If you are ever Big Sandy and need medical treatment I would go to the vet.

The other weird thing on the property was a metal barrel that was up about 70' in a tree. No one knows how it got there.

Posted By: HuntingTexas

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 03/31/11 07:49 PM

Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
A couple of years ago on a lease just outside of Big Sandy I was leaving the property and saw a strange set of bones. Took a closer look and it was foot bones. Went to the Police station, woke up the guy and he got all excited. Even though it was out side the city limits it was still something to do. He called in the County and they did a search of the area and found nothing else.
The scary part is they took them to the local doctor and he said it had to be monkey bones. They took them to the vet and he said they were deffinatly human and here is why.
If you are ever Big Sandy and need medical treatment I would go to the vet.

The other weird thing on the property was a metal barrel that was up about 70' in a tree. No one knows how it got there.

rofl

Posted By: shark 25-06

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/01/11 07:49 AM

i found a deer, that found my bullet!

Posted By: retfuz

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/01/11 03:31 PM

Many years ago, as a child, found a lot of busted up stills in west Tennessee. Walked up on one that was operational. Got out of there fast. Couldn't run fast enough.

Posted By: shark 25-06

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/04/11 03:18 AM

i found a half sunk skeeter in a really large pond i used to fish. i got closer and the boat had been trashed and the engine was gone.

Posted By: Ray338

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/04/11 10:16 PM

The oddest thing was an ironing board. It was on the side of a mountain in Alaska. There were no roads. Who would strap an ironing board to there backpack and why?
On I deer lease I found two washouts. One had hundreds of old whiskey bottles. One had hundreds of the old tin beer cans that you opened with a church key. There was one real cool bottle that didn't have threads (corked). I took it back to the trail and laid it in the the middle so I wouldn't forget it on my way back. When I got back cows had went down the trail and broke it.

Posted By: Retired Sgt. Gilliam

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/05/11 10:27 PM

I have never found anything worth talking about but my dad found his best friend past away in a tree stand when I was young. I had to help him out of the woods. Here is to you Mr. Exton

Posted By: Texas Heat

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/05/11 04:48 AM

Cool thread, anyone found anything else? Its been a while.

Posted By: DeerTamales

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/05/11 05:19 AM

I have stayed up many of times reading this thread... good stuff.

Posted By: RocksAndKittens

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/06/11 12:51 AM

Most unusual thing I found last year was cow bones. We haven't had cattle on our land in 20 years and all the gates have cattle guards.

It was pretty weird.

This year all but one pond dried up and we discovered cow bones at the bottom of one of our ponds, Lord knows how long it sat there rotting. sick

Posted By: Texpppr

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/06/11 01:14 AM

an old car way out in the woods with license plates on it from the year I was born. (1954) I got a screwdriver out.

Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/06/11 01:49 AM

Originally Posted By: Texpppr
an old car way out in the woods with license plates on it from the year I was born. (1954) I got a screwdriver out.
That's cool.

Posted By: ParkCountyElkDestroyer

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/06/11 02:51 AM

Bump so I can find this later to read. This thread is very entertaining, but I should be studying for exams right now.

Posted By: Yol Bolsun

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/06/11 03:05 AM

I hunted a wheat field on time setting behind a tree 20 yrs ago and keep seeing to odd shapes through some brush about 10 yards to my left in the dark. Come daylight they were tombstones of a mother and son. Mother was born in 1848 and died 1881 or so. The son died a few yrs earlier and was only 8 yrs old. His was turned over so I set it upright. A very odd moment in the middle of nowhere. Turns out that family had owned the land in those days.

Posted By: Hunter_812

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/06/11 07:23 AM

Used to lease the Rhodes Ranch in Taylor County. Climbed up to a crop of rocks on the tallest hill, and found where someone in 1908 had carved their name and where they were coming from and going to. I wished I remembered exactly what it said. On the same place we found an old indian cave, or at least what we thought. Had a few drawings on the walls and some really old pelts. As I'm typing these I'm thinking of more on the same place. Found a draw once where someone had built a wall of rocks and mortared them. They had built maybe a swimming pool? Still held water and was about six feet deep at the wall. This was on about a 20 degree incline. Wished I new the stories that went along with these places.

Posted By: PrimitiveHunter

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/06/11 12:53 PM

Found a sink hole once just outside of Georgetown. My Nephew climbed down into it because he was the one...uh...brave enough to get in. At the bottom was an old pile of rotting bones and a stack of rocks where someone had piled them up attempting to get out. The rock pile wasn't enought to get out so we threw a rope down to him and pulled him out. I think that land is a neighborhood of new homes now. Might even be in the City limits by now.

His 5 year old Son was with us. We all made sure he understood that he wasn't supposed to say a word to Mommy about the deal. When we got home, the first words out of his mouth were "Guess what Daddy did?". Then we ALL got in trouble. wife

Posted By: panch0

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/06/11 01:29 PM

Ha! Kids Are brutally honest. Great stories everyone!

Posted By: aeb

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/06/11 01:34 PM

Checking cattle in Jack County years ago and something on the side of a hill caught my eye. Turned out to be 2x3 foot section of an airplane. Gave it to a local pilot who passed it upstream, etc. Nothing in the FAA records. A mystery.




Posted By: aeb

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/06/11 01:42 PM

Lots of oil activity on the Calllahan County ranch in the 20's and 30's. Bottles and other artifacts scattered all around. An old county road once crossed the place. In one draw, most of an old truck body lies buried in the weeds. Frame and engine gone with only the outer shell left. Would be an interesting story to know what happened.

Posted By: krazyh0rse

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/06/11 01:42 PM

I have found old graveyards dating back to the 1800s up around paris,canister shot near bastrop,my brother found a 10 cannon ball in georgia, lots of old training shells a few grenades and yesterday a 40mm grenade (uxo)

Posted By: krazyh0rse

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/06/11 01:43 PM

the coolest thing i ever found was a fossilized human foot print up in the ozarks on a cliff overlooking the river

Posted By: PrimitiveHunter

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/06/11 01:49 PM

Originally Posted By: krazyh0rse
the coolest thing i ever found was a fossilized human foot print up in the ozarks on a cliff overlooking the river


Was it human or hillbilly? grin

Posted By: toolman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/06/11 04:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Ox190
Originally Posted By: Sniper John
I have lots of stories, but this is the one that comes to mind the most.

Near Ft Chadbourne, not far from Bronte I was on a lease ajoining Kickapoo mountain. A very historical area. From the top of Kickapoo mountain I could make out what I am sure was remnants of the Butterfield Overland Trail. There was a small peak on our lease with a couple big rocks balanced on top. A bigger one in the distance was actually called Nipple Peak on the map to give you an idea what it looked like. It was a great vantage point to sit over a large area of our lease that I could glass. I was trying to pinpoint the location of a Turkey that Spring day.

While I was sitting at the base of that big rock on the peak; I looked down beside me to find a large thin corner tang flint knife. The tip was missing, but the main body with the corner tang was present. The flaking was perfect like a piece of art. My mind thought of a ritual piece or maybe a burial piece left behind from a dead indian once stuffed under the rock. But more likely it was damaged during it's construction and just chunked aside by the hunter that had sat there before me. After all, the spot would have been just as good of a hunting vantage point 2000 years ago as it was that day. Only 2000 years ago he would have been looking for Bison coming through the pass instead of a Turkey.

I pulled out some tp paper I had brought along and tightly wrapped the Corner Tang Knife under several folds of paper to insure it would arrive home with me undamaged. I then put the wrapped piece in my breast shirt pocket and buttoned it closed. It was safe from any harm and there was no way it could get lost. I even remember patting my chest and feeling it there as I thought about the men before me who had hunted from the very spot.

Moments later I did spot my Turkey. I was able to run down off the hill to move ahead of the bird and set up with my call. Just as the Turkey was coming into range I was actually blown by a Jackrabbit of all things. The Jack ran right up to me and made a sound that I swear sounded like the bark of a dog causing the Turkey to putt and run away. But I had a hunch the Turkey was headed for a stock tank in the area. I circled and ran ahead again setting up on the tank dam. I was right. In short time I had my Turkey.

I walked back to camp carrying my bird over my shoulder. I set the bird and call by a tree and leaned my gun there to take a picture. I thought it would be cool to include the corner tang in the picture by setting it next to my box call.

So I unbuttoned my shirt pocket and pulled out the wad of tissue paper and began to unfold it, but it did not feel right. There was nothing there.


John, I used to hunt off Mcdonald Road and 277 8 miles north of Bronte just north of Nipple Peak. there was a pad of concrete approx 40x40 the old timers in Bronte said it was used for a dance floor for parties at old Fort Chadbourne.

One time while just walking across the ranch I stumbled across a pair of work boots that looked fairly new along a fenceline we shared with another ranch. It seemed random they were out there, I left them alone and just kept walking.


At one time my grandfather Tad Richards owned a lot of land in that area and there was a lot of cool stuff found out there over the years, including an old Colt revolver. Not really relevant to the topic, but this is a pretty cool story that mentions my grandad and his place:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnolan/entertainment.htm

Posted By: Navasot

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/06/11 04:31 PM

Found a lawnchair nailed about 20ft up in a tree...best i could figure it was a trap set for dumb people...foud 13 stolen cars also right down the river from there..

Posted By: Navasot

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/06/11 04:31 PM

random campfires too...those always make you wonder

Posted By: Navasot

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/06/11 04:37 PM

also had a Meth headed tweeker walk up on us while were runnin a yote call...and i mean tha volume was up loud...he was on a mission to the crack house down the road no lie...i will never forget how bad the spotlight scared him haha he got about 15yrds before we shined it right on him hahahahaha it was like watchin a deer run off from a light

Posted By: txhunter1010

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/06/11 07:40 PM

i have found shed antlers in tractor tires, (haha) but like most the normal stuff, old tin cans and such, shed antlers, bones and hides of deer and other animals that make you wonder how they got where they are, but the neatest thing i can remember off hand was an old model T looking car off in some thick woods outside of Kerrville on year. It had obviously been there for YEARS, the closest road was a good 8+ miles....who knows but really cool

Posted By: txhunter1010

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/06/11 09:39 PM

also came across a half burried fawn underneath some leaves and brush, had a couple of good sized teeth and claw marks, coudlnt have been no more than a day old. sure make you look behind you in the woods especially in the dark

Posted By: Texas Bob

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/06/11 10:03 PM

I found a meteorite on the shores of Lake Buchanan four or so years ago when it was 20 feet low due to the drought. It has the weight of a cannon ball but is an oval shaped sphere so it isn't the right shape to be a projectile. I found several "dram" bottles that year that are old enough not to have been made by machine.

I found a musket ball in my backyard in Galveston while turning over the veggie garden.

Most recently, I found a really old Berry Brothers and Rudd bottle sunk into the swamp in the Galveston bird sanctuary. When I cleaned it up, you could see the label in the glass of "Berry Bros. & Rudd Ltd." and made in "London, England". It is old enough to also not have the lines on the bottom rim, so it is not machine made either.

A friend does a lot of construction for Sun City in Georgetown and constantly finds arrow heads and the occasional burial cave. His employers get angry when he finds the caves because work stops while the archeologists come.

Posted By: aeb

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/07/11 12:03 AM

Originally Posted By: txhunter1010
i have found shed antlers in tractor tires....


Been there, done that. Takes the fun out of the day.

Posted By: krazyh0rse

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/07/11 03:07 AM

Originally Posted By: PrimitiveHunter
Originally Posted By: krazyh0rse
the coolest thing i ever found was a fossilized human foot print up in the ozarks on a cliff overlooking the river


Was it human or hillbilly? grin



didnt see any bite marks so i dont know if he had any teeth

Posted By: Bear Creek

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/07/11 03:31 AM

About 25 years ago while going to college at Univ. of Idaho I worked a couple of summers for the forest service mapping streams. GPS had just become mainstream and we would literally walk up or alongside streams throughout ID and MT taking readings and identifying different riparian habitats. We would actually take along a mask and snorkel and try to survey species of fish at specific intervals. Anyway, it was remote and we were usually helicoptered in and would backpack for a couple of weeks to a rendezvous point.

We found cars/trucks miles and miles from any roads that must have been brought in for mining operations. Once stumbled upon a horse skeleton with saddle that had apparently fallen from the trail up above the river....looked for a rider but found nothing.

Strangest thing was a complete camp: couple of dome tents, backpacks, cooking equipment, sleeping bags, etc. that had obviously been there for several years....kinda eerie!!

I have to mention how odd it was when we would occassionally encounter other people (only happened a couple of times). Of course you'd be polite and say hi but you and the other party would always be very leary and you could tell they were as uncomfortable as you were and were more interested in just moving on... creepy and tough to explain.

Posted By: GOATBOY

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/07/11 04:31 AM

While walking around my hunting "area" near Campbellton, Tx., I found what I believe is a cannon ball. It is the size of a tennis ball and is solid steel. I can think of no logical reason for this item to have been out in the middle of this pasture.

Also, while hunting in the Azle area near Ft. Worth, I found a heavy weight plastic bag full of nudie magazines, "lotion" and women's clothing stuffed up underneath a large fallen tree. Again, no logical reasons for these items to be where they were found EEeewww...

Found a really nice hunting jacket floating in Eagle Mountain Lake. I guessed that it blew out of a duck hunter's boat.

Found a deer skeleton with the skull cap cut out. Found the poacher's pop-up blind, cover scent and scent lure in a large bucket stashed under some brush. Sorry SOB!

Had another poacher borrow my blind one time and the dumb butt left his Trophy Hunter magazine in the blind. The magazine had the subscription label on it with his name and address on it. Gave the magazine to the the Game Warden. Easiest case he ever made...

Numerous arrowheads, old bottles, sheds, etc. like others have mentioned.....

GOAT.

Posted By: CLB1981

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/07/11 01:31 PM

Two years ago I was going out to evening hunt, walking to my stand turn the corner and there sit two young teenage boys, sons of a guy on the lease, looking at a playboy from the 80s. When they saw me they ran. I had to laugh.

Posted By: TomBaty

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/12/11 08:25 PM

I was hunting trout in Oregon back in 2009 and saw some old dead trees with what appeared to be rope burns in the trunks. There were grooves where it looked like the rope had been wound around the trunk twice and the grooves were blackened. My family and I had just come from learning about how pioneers on the Oregon Trail would attach ropes to their wagons and wrap them around trees to slowly lower their wagons down steeper parts of the trail. It was pretty cool to stumble upon that and actually get to see it first hand.

-Tom

Posted By: HillbillyDeluxe

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/12/11 08:46 PM

Couple things I found this year were an old elixir bottle with that thick glass from apparently the 1920s marked "Squibb" across the top. Also found an old delapidated homestead with tons of bricks laying around marked "Whiteselle Cherry Reds" that were made in Corsicana in the early 1900s. Thinking about bringing some home and adding them to my patio.

Posted By: AB Joint Outfitters

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/13/11 06:55 PM

While out on a piece of land we used to have by Glennrose I found a dinosaur egg. It is a nice complete egg that never hatched. It was just sitting on the ground behind a large boulder completely exposed by erosion. I took it into the Ft. Worth museum of Nat History and they confirmed that it was indeed a dino egg and speculated on what species it was.

I found a dead hog one time that I think was hit by lightning. It was lying on its side and its 2 front hooves were partially melted. The hair was gone off one side of its shoulder and there was a smell of burned hair/char that came from the carcass. There was not another mark on the thing and it appeared to be a healthy mature sowe of about 180-200lbs. Wed had a hell of a storm the night before and that's the only explanation that I could come up with.

In Indiana I found a small meth "lab" that was made out of a 5 gallon cooler with some 2 liter bottles full of reactant in them. I smelled the thing from a ways off and when I saw the cooler didn't mess with it . I called the sheriff and they brought out guys in what looked like hazmat suits that opened it up and took the bottles out of it. In that area the sheriff said they have a large problem with meth and they said that the mini labs like that blow up sometimes! We got a good laugh out of the thing later as we discussed a couple of cases of rabies in raccoons that had occurred right in that area and the consequences of "rabid raccoons on meth"! Now that's a scary thought for a coon hunter with dogs!


Posted By: Napa

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/13/11 07:25 PM

Sat morning about 10 miles out of Burnet,in the middle of nowhere, I had a jogger who looked like he was in the middle of the Boston marathon come within 10 yds of my feeder and then within 20 yds of me before he took notice. Apparently he was running in a hill country race and wandered off course.

Posted By: Texasgundude

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/19/12 12:04 PM

Great thread! I will add to it when I have a little more time.

Posted By: Kingpin

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/19/12 09:09 PM

An illegal asleep on the creek bank.

Posted By: OBR12

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/19/12 09:14 PM

Caves breathing steam into the air on early cold mornings.

Posted By: 1FowlHntR

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/19/12 10:20 PM

Alot of arrowheads when in Kentucky....

Posted By: NEVAGA

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/19/12 11:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Kingpin
An illegal asleep on the creek bank.
eek

Posted By: blackcoal

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/20/12 02:36 PM

Wrenches. Crescent, Pipe, open end, etc. Guess farmers have lost them off tractors or used them when making an adjustment and forgot to put them back in their box. Have found them in areas where no one should be.

Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/21/12 03:16 AM

I found an old dutch oven lid last year @ del rio.It is in great shape also.Some one must of left in a hurry.

Tiffany & Co Outlet
Longchamp Outlet
Karen Millen Outlet
louis vuitton For Women
Mac Cosmetics Outlet
Herve Leger Bandage Dress

Posted By: wchamilton

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/21/12 12:09 PM

While deer hunting in Arizona in the Cerbat Mountains I had just shot a mule deer buck that had run over the ridge at the shot.
I rode up to the pass he had been standing in when I shot and tied up my horse to start to sort out the situation. In the mountain saddle there was a small flat sandy spot clear of any brush and sticking out of the ground was what looked like a small piece of pipe. I pulled it up and it was the rusted barrel of an old Colt pistol with just the front half of the frame attatched. I was not in the treasure hunting mindset at the moment but I scratched my fingers in the dirt for just a second and buried next to it was the rear half of the grip frame.
I stuck the pieces in my chap pocket and got after my buck always meaning to get back up there again and dig around some more, never have.
One strange thing about it was while it was so rusted the front sight was almost gone you could see that the barrel was twisted in the frame about 45 degrees.
A friend of mine that was working for us was trailing a bunch of weaner calves that had gotten out of the pens and hightailed it to the Nevada border.
As he was riding down a sandwash following their tracks he rode up on a human skull laying in the sand.
When he got back in that evening we called the sheriffs dept and after taking them back to the area they determined it was woman who had been killed and buried in the sand that the coyotes had dug up.
As it finally turned out it was a woman from Las Vegas who's boyfriend had killed her and brought her over into Az to bury the body.
Apparently the cops had figured he had killed her but there was no proof without the corpse, this was what they needed to convict him.
My father found a dead guy floating in a stock tank, apparently he had committed suicide.
Why he would do it in a flipping stock tank always baffled me, but then he obviously was not thinking straight to begin with so why the heck not?
I have found more indian stuff than I can ever remember, indian writing, metate's, ax heads, bowls,old rimfire bullet I believe for a Spencer, unfired.
Probably the strangest thing however was I found three chinese glass floats for their fishing nets,, in the middle of the mojave desert.. go figger?

Posted By: colt.45

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/21/12 01:41 PM

first year bow hunting.. got in stand before light, an evening would leave after dark.. it was right at sunset.. hard a sound, eech, thinking it may be a fawn, made sound back, eech, went on till after it got dark kept gettng closer.. next day, sae thing.. eech, was curious ta see what it was, so did it back, eech, it made sound eech, little closer, so again eech, this went on for several minnutes.. sound kept getting closer eech.. all of sudden an owl landed in a tree but ten yards, turned it's head around looked at me, eeech.. the day i talked to the owl.. 2cents

Posted By: NEVAGA

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/22/12 12:37 AM

sasquatch

Posted By: Flat Cat

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/22/12 03:39 AM

An full can of Hamm's beer with the old tin top you used a church-key to open. I didn't drink it. They haven't made those since the 60's and this was 10yrs ago.



Posted By: redfred

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/22/12 04:50 AM

I found a skeleton of a spike buck with a arrow with a target point imbedded in the skull. I also found two arrows with broadheads, one imbedded in a tree, and a broken one at the bottom of a stream.

Posted By: kamolaw

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/22/12 12:41 PM

As kids squirrel hunting on open land we found an operational whiskey still, luckily the operator was not on scene, we didnt even know what it was until my friends Dad told us and to stay out of those hunting woods in the future.

Posted By: swmays

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/22/12 06:25 PM

Found this while hunting at a garage sale. No story to go with it...



Posted By: Fisk p

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/23/12 12:24 AM

My father was hunting hog with grandpa when he was 12 and they came upon a guy tied to a tree with barb wire. He had been killed and tied up to the tree. He had not been there to long, yet the hogs had already done a number on him. Dad said the local law said he was a missing gambler. When they got home grandma had a huge plate of pork chops on the table, they both passed.

I miss the old man, as he passed last Friday. I have been lurking around in here for over a year, first post. Reading this and remembering all of the times we had outside has really helped me know he is at peace. Thank you all.

Posted By: chrys

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/23/12 02:47 AM

I and my parallel cousin find a temple ruins according to local residents they may be hundreds years ago say has been built at Qing dynasty.

Posted By: jackg

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/23/12 03:11 AM

when I was like 8-9 I was camping in California with my friends and we were walking up a creek bed and we found a car on its roof that had I guess tumbled down the mountainside. there were 3 half decomped people inside and one that was 20 yards down the creek where it looked like she had staggered and fallen, coyotes had tore her up we ran full speed back to the park ranger station who said they had been looking for these people for a week and didn't find them.

still remember it was a mini cooper with the white racing stripe

Posted By: Trout-killer

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/23/12 06:15 PM

Found a ziplock bad full of winning lotto tickets when I was younger. A little over three grand worth. Went to turn them in but they said they have already been cashed in. Guess somebody robbed a store and grabbed them too. Or my buddies mom kept the money.

Posted By: Flat Cat

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/23/12 06:24 PM

Originally Posted By: jackg
when I was like 8-9 I was camping in California with my friends and we were walking up a creek bed and we found a car on its roof that had I guess tumbled down the mountainside. there were 3 half decomped people inside and one that was 20 yards down the creek where it looked like she had staggered and fallen, coyotes had tore her up we ran full speed back to the park ranger station who said they had been looking for these people for a week and didn't find them.

still remember it was a mini cooper with the white racing stripe



You WIN!

Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/24/12 09:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Fisk p
My father was hunting hog with grandpa when he was 12 and they came upon a guy tied to a tree with barb wire. He had been killed and tied up to the tree. He had not been there to long, yet the hogs had already done a number on him. Dad said the local law said he was a missing gambler. When they got home grandma had a huge plate of pork chops on the table, they both passed.

I miss the old man, as he passed last Friday. I have been lurking around in here for over a year, first post. Reading this and remembering all of the times we had outside has really helped me know he is at peace. Thank you all.

Welcome Fisk. welcome

Posted By: Texpppr

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/25/12 01:02 PM

Does a herd of illegal aliens coming through the woods count?

Posted By: txshntr

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/25/12 01:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Texpppr
Does a herd of illegal aliens coming through the woods count?


Depends where you hunt....not unusual at all in some places grin

Posted By: Superduty

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/25/12 04:15 PM

Not a out in the woods find..but was camping in te Florida Keys and saw a brick laying on the ground all by itself. It had mortar all over it. Also had some inscriptions.....turned out to be a brick Ernest Hemmingway had imported to key west, he made a brick security wall around his property.

I then drove about 30 miles to his museum house now and sure enough, same brick. Also confirmed it on the Internet.

Shane

Posted By: reeder05

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/25/12 09:29 PM

Originally Posted By: cody
My FIL found an old windchester rifle leaned against a tree up on a hill on our place. The wood was gone and it was cocked and rusted firm. Story has it that a payroll wagon traveling from Fort Phantom to Fort Concho was high jacked on our place. All the soldiers were killed. The old timers say that they buried the silver up there and that there's a wagon axle that marks the spot. We know where there's an axle but haven't found the silver. Kinda makes you wonder what happened to the owner of that rifle...

I've found several old dummy bombs on top of another little hill. There was a WWII training base here and they used to practice dropping bombs on that hill. I've found tons of fossils and arrow heads. Found an old spur once down on a place I managed north of Dryden, that was pretty cool.

I knew a guy that found a buffalo vertebrae with a flint arrowhead still lodged in it! Coolest find ever! He has it on his desk in a little glass case.

On a place we had leased for cattle east of Stephenville my grandad found a guy hanging in a tree by an old barn. The cops all showed up and they were doing there investigation. Pop walked up to one of them and said, "When ya'll are done with that monkey you make sure I get my rope back..."


I have found those too.. We had a place years ago near Mertzon, Texas that had one... Took us a few years to figure out what the hill was.. Then two berms in a perfect circle, exactly 100 yards apart. Bullseye for plains!!

Other than that, the weirdest thing I have found was a weather balloon.

Posted By: bp3

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/25/12 11:01 PM

I was hunting on the Pope ranch In Brewster county just north of the entrance of Big Bend park in 1966 and was sitting on a side of a mountain. Looked down below at a pile of rocks about 2' tall, checked it out and found a Prince Albert tobacco can,Inside was a piece of paper part in poor English and Spanish. It was a claim for for silver and gold, stated that it was filed in Alpine,I gave it to my Dad and over the years he lost it. I do remember that it was dated in the early 1920's. I would think that it would have been on private land back then.The Popes bought the ranch in the 1930's.Also found a lot of rattle snakes that year.

Posted By: txd33rhunt3r

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/26/12 01:37 AM

I have just completed all 3 pages of this and its great. Somebody should publish some of this stuff for like a pot reader. To date the only things i can remember finding are not that weird. We found some old barrels in an net strung together and floated out to an island on Caddo. My father worked at Thiokol army ammunition plant then and said he recognized them as haz mat barrels. he also instructed me to quit fishing in that area. We also used to find miniature parachutes with stuff tied to them hanging from cypress trees that dad said was testing done by Thiokol of some kind. We found them WAY out too like almost all the way into LA side and over past big pines.

Hunting elk in Colorado dad found an old cattle camp and stopped to eat lunch. He found an old whip which I still have and an weird old toy gun that has a bolt and everything but a spring deal poking out of the end of it. I have that as well.

Posted By: FoxTrot

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/26/12 02:22 PM

cool stories

Posted By: Tatsun

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/26/12 07:39 PM

Last season was the 1st year on my new place. its actually quite small compared to other places, only about 300 acres. Anyways, I had already set my stand and feeder along an old fence line early in September, along a creek bed. When I had put up the stand and my feeded the grass was around 3 foot high as it was still quite warm. I would periodically return every 2-3 weeks, check and fill my feeder and pull my card from my game cam, but never noticed anything odd.
Well the day after Thanksgiving I returned to my stand, and spotted a decent 8-point and took the shot, DRT. I get out of my stand, and keep in mind by this time the grass has died and the hogs have made a huge wallow in front of my feeder near where I shot the deer at. As I approach the deer on the ground, I see something metal and cylindrical in shape sticking out of the ground in the mud. I really wasnt too interested in taking a further look at right then, as I was more focues on the deer I just shot. I proceed to tie a rope around the legs to drag back to camp, and as I turn around to start pulling the deer away, I see another metal object sticking out of the ground about 3 feet away. Curiosity finally got the better of me, and I pull the first object out of the ground. It was an old coffee can rusted but still sealed up. I open it up and inside wrapped up in an old newspaper is small ugly looking semi-auto pistil. Closer inspection revealed it to be a .25 auto.
I pulled the other object out of the ground and come to find out it was an old mason type jar, with the lid still sealed as well. I couldnt get the lid off in the field so I ended up taking it back to camp I knew it had something inside, because I could hear it rattling inside. Eventually had to break it open, and inside I found about 30 rounds of old ammo for the pistol, and old fixed blade knife, and old rusted pocket knife wrapped in a bandana that had some sort of old stains on it. I ended up taking the pistol to a local gunsmith who informed me that the pistol was an old German manufactured pistol, made around 1917 or so. He offered me 200.00 bucks for it right there on the spot, but I passed. I ended up giving it to my buddy as a birthday present.
It was one of the ugliest looking pistols I have ever seen in my life.
UPDATE: I called my buddy and it was an old "MANN" .25 automatic pistol. Still functions and fires. The pic below is not the actual pistol but looks almost identical.




Posted By: Fooshman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/27/12 09:22 AM

Originally Posted By: Fisk p
My father was hunting hog with grandpa when he was 12 and they came upon a guy tied to a tree with barb wire. He had been killed and tied up to the tree. He had not been there to long, yet the hogs had already done a number on him. Dad said the local law said he was a missing gambler. When they got home grandma had a huge plate of pork chops on the table, they both passed.

I miss the old man, as he passed last Friday. I have been lurking around in here for over a year, first post. Reading this and remembering all of the times we had outside has really helped me know he is at peace. Thank you all.



Sorry for your loss.

Posted By: Sabot

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/29/12 10:02 PM

In 1995 I was a Lt in the Marines attending The Basic School in Quantico. From time to time on field exercises we would have leftover blank ammo and the instructors would tell us to bury it because they didn't want to mess with turning it back in to the armory. One day we were out on a field exercise and had to dig foxholes in the snow. I started on mine and about a foot down discovered about 6 or 7 M1 garand clips loaded with blanks. They were all rusted up and I ended up leaving them there but had a big laught at how some instructor 40 years earlier had told his students to bury their blanks.

Posted By: psycho0819

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/30/12 02:37 AM

My Dad was hunting the family property when I was a kid and found an old pump 22 laying on the ground in the woods. Turned out to be my grandfather's rifle. he had lost it as a child. He was born in 1916. You can imagine the amount of trouble my grandfather got into for loosing that gun. All the wood was gone, and the gun was/is uselss now. But the story attached to it is priceless.

My uncle, hunting the same property heard some noise one day while hunting. Coming from the creek bed. So he put the sneak on, and it turned out to be a neighbor girl and her boyfriend doing the deed on a big sandbar.

We find old bottles in the creek all the time.

We also find a lot of nice petrified wood too.

I found a bunch of pink and black balloons in the bottoms down there. Floated down from who knows where, no tags on them.

I found the contents of a file cabinet burnt in a small clearing about 3 yrs ago. looked to have been there a couple of years at the time. Hanging file racks and related items, along with a pretty good pile of ashes. That still is a head-scratcher. No-one admits to it.

My best find yet?

We were rattle snake hunting SE of Evant many years ago. We had gassed the den and were waiting on the snakes. I was sitting down taking a drink and my buddy was looking around on the ground. I asked what he was looking for? Arrowheads. I looked down and right beside me on the ground was an arrowhead. First one I'd ever found. My buddy had never found one either. Chapped his hide just a bit, lol.

Posted By: FoxTrot

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/30/12 02:27 PM

I've never found anything worth speaking of.

Posted By: SapperTitan

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 07/29/12 03:33 AM

Bump for an awesome thread

Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 07/29/12 04:33 AM

Bump x2 for a great thread...Keep 'em coming.

Posted By: jmc82

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 07/29/12 03:36 PM

I found a 4 wheeler in the creek once. Looked like they were trying to run the creek and found a deep hole in a bend.

Posted By: Texas Dan

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 07/29/12 05:42 PM

Nothing that interesting from me.

Found a piece of roofing material once near a stand that I had hunted for many years. With not a house anywhere near it and well back in the woods on timber company land, I feel safe saying it came from a twister that passed through the area the week before.

I haven't looked back through all the previous posts, but did anyone report having found a piece of the Space Shuttle that broke apart over East Texas?

Posted By: Hunter11

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 07/29/12 07:02 PM

My son and I were scouting after the season when we found something really strange. Looked over and there was a fox that had gotten himself stuck about 3-4 feet off the ground in the Y of the trunk of a tree and a branch. He must have tried getting out so violently that I think he broke his spine. Very strange and something I will never see again.

Posted By: MGS82

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 07/30/12 12:16 AM

I had this great 8 point on my camera last year that I was looking forward to bagging. He dissapeared a few days before opening day. Week into the season I found signs of poachers and started walking the property. Found the deer and he had been shot and either lost or just left.

Posted By: 603Country

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 07/30/12 05:34 PM

Two things. One I found and one my B-i-L found. My find was an old arrow stuck in a tree at about head height. That was back in the late 1960's. We were on family land and nobody we knew had ever bow hunted. The arrow had been there for a very long time and had drooped downward as the wooden shaft slowly succumbed to the weather. It had a metal broadhead of a design that none of us or any of the local bowhunters had ever seen. I think I still have the arrow. As for the BIL, he lost his binocs one year (or so he says) and he replaced them with some really high dollar Swarovski binocs. The next season he was riding his 4wheeler through our hunting area and (he says) a glint of light caught his eye and there were his old binocs. Still in fine shape. Hmmmm. I never really believed his story about the accidental loss. His Swarovski glass is really nice.

Posted By: mallard

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 07/30/12 07:26 PM

I don't even know where to start. I have found lots of very old glass bottles, arrows, and arrowheads like others. Old duck decoys, old shoes/waders, I found a dead cat stuck in the fork of a tree one time that I will withhold photographic evidence of. This old boat has been sitting in my farm bottoms for who knows how long, even when it floods it doesn't wash it away.


Posted By: jhniem

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 07/31/12 07:06 PM

I have found 200+ 50 cal. brass as well as 200+ 223 blanks, and some razor wire. I should mention that the place I hunt backs up to Fort Hood near Gatesville. The best find was a deer tracking collar and when I called about it I was accused of poaching because it was off of a doe that was tagged near lake Belton and the distance was too far for the deer to travel. I was a little mad about how the girl running the study was acting but I know it was not poached and where I found it was the very middle of our place. It would not have been dropped by anybody other than the deer.

Posted By: mallard

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 07/31/12 07:19 PM

Oh yeah, also found this blind half submerged in a river.


Posted By: 5km

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 07/31/12 08:53 PM

I was squirrel hunting on a creek by my house when I was a kid and found an old pair of gold rim spectacles ( reading glasses)

Posted By: BlackGap

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/02/12 09:20 PM

While hunting on Black Gap WMA, a friend of mine stumbled over an old tobacco tin. When he opened it, there was a treasure map in it. (i need to ask him what he did with it).

The map was very fragile and difficult to read.

We also found arrowheds and Indian Metates (sp?) that were used to crush seeds.

We were riding along with a deputy sheriff while quail hunting along the Rio Bravo once when we spotted some large stones and a stick pointing to the river. The deputy thought it was a sign that Mexican drug runners had been through there but I was skepitical. Five minutes later, we ran across a family camping. They said that they put the stick and rocks down to mark their trot lines. The deputy was a little embarrased.

Posted By: Stub

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/03/12 12:04 AM

I lost my hub cap cover to my lugs for my truck about 3 years ago, did not have a clue where I had lost it?
This spring I was walking close to the feeder where I had walked 100 of times since, and there the darn thing was still looked good! It was about 20 yards away in some low grass bigger than Day Light?? I have since lost that same one again confused2

Posted By: SapperTitan

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/11/12 09:21 PM

Bump again I wanna see some more stories

Posted By: 8pointdrop

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/11/12 10:08 PM

Originally Posted By: jkeithLSON
Oh yeah, also found this blind half submerged in a river.
Was wondering what happened to my old blind!!!!

Posted By: Graham_Woodsman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/11/12 10:27 PM

i found a game camera mounted on a tree off a trail i was hunting once. Of course the land owner said it wasnt his. Oh well, an extra game for me

Posted By: gollygee

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/12/12 01:14 AM

I went by to visit with my cousin on a trip back to Arkansas and he said that he had found something he wanted to give me. He had bought several loads of top soil for the lawn of his new house and while he was spreading it, out rolled a large cannon ball. The dirt had come from a pit in the Saline River bottoms just north of where I-30 crosses the river near Benton. It now sits on the hearth of my fireplace and has been the subject of much speculation over the years.

Posted By: WhiskeySix3

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/12/12 04:04 PM

AN old 1930's era car deep in the woods. Alwys wondered how that car could have gotten so far out there. You can barely get a 4-Wheeler in there now...

Posted By: Hunter_812

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/13/12 02:05 AM

Originally Posted By: WhiskeySix3
AN old 1930's era car deep in the woods. Alwys wondered how that car could have gotten so far out there. You can barely get a 4-Wheeler in there now...


maybe 70-80 yrs ago it wasnt as thick.

Posted By: rifleman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/13/12 02:08 AM

Hypothetically, I went to txtrophy's place and stumbled upon 2 21 yr old women swimming in a tank drinking boone's farm....he shouldn't have left to get more drank.

Posted By: kk66

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/13/12 02:25 AM

My dad found a bayonet sticking out of a sandbar in the creek. The inscription on the blade had a date of 1876.

Posted By: Widow's Son

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/15/12 01:42 AM

About five years ago I found a cash register, likely the spoils of criminal activity. It appeared to have been there awhile, as it was well planted in the ground.

Posted By: MS1454

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/15/12 02:40 AM

I guess it was empty?

Posted By: Widow's Son

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/15/12 02:22 PM

Yep.

Posted By: O'Rion

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/15/12 07:33 PM

Old US Army fort dump site, in a ravine that I chased a muley out of. Forgot about the deer and started looking around - old canteen with a blue rattlesnake in it.

Posted By: Kung Fu Widgeon

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/15/12 10:46 PM

Originally Posted By: 603Country
Two things. One I found and one my B-i-L found. My find was an old arrow stuck in a tree at about head height. That was back in the late 1960's. We were on family land and nobody we knew had ever bow hunted. The arrow had been there for a very long time and had drooped downward as the wooden shaft slowly succumbed to the weather. It had a metal broadhead of a design that none of us or any of the local bowhunters had ever seen. I think I still have the arrow. As for the BIL, he lost his binocs one year (or so he says) and he replaced them with some really high dollar Swarovski binocs. The next season he was riding his 4wheeler through our hunting area and (he says) a glint of light caught his eye and there were his old binocs. Still in fine shape. Hmmmm. I never really believed his story about the accidental loss. His Swarovski glass is really nice.


Is your brother in law from lampasas? I know guy that claimed that happened to him. I think he is the one that told me that.

Posted By: Mohawg

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/16/12 12:47 AM

I found an old Claw Foot bath tub, back in the woods on my uncle's farm. Brought it home, had it redone, and installed it. About a month later my ex moved out and took the tub. Sure did miss that tub!

Posted By: L. C. Clower

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/16/12 03:19 AM

Not hunting, but when i was 14-15 I was cutting a creek crossing with a D6 and dug through some rib bones maybe 10 feet deep, which led to a buffalo skull. I tried really hard to keep the skull but my dad found it and gave it to Midwestern Univ. in Wichita Falls.

Hunting, found a skeleton of a coon hound in the same creek that still had a collar with a name plate.

Hunting, found a neighbor who'd had an apparent heart attack.

We had a big old cottonwood tree with a large prickly pear cactus in the crotch of the tree, 50 feet or more off the ground. Probably a packrat nest started it.

Posted By: Bearclaw

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/16/12 12:37 PM

A hunting dog's skeleton with tracking collar still attached

Posted By: TxAg

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/16/12 01:36 PM

This old car is in a grove of live oaks at our place, appears to be a 37' Chevy. The car is much older than the trees around it. I'm pretty sure somebody used it as a deer blind for a while; it's blocked and leveled. Now-adays it's more of a raccoon love shack.



Posted By: Papajohns2012

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/16/12 08:44 PM

The best thing I have ever found out in the wild on ahunt is seven old glass bottles of whiskey. I dont drink, but my uncle said it packed one heck of a punch. I thought it would have killed him.... Oh well. I have also found an old metal tractor tire in a creek between two mountains where a tractor had no business being

Posted By: maximum

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/16/12 09:07 PM

somebody's old hunting shack made
out of a full size railroad car
in the mountains west of mena
arkansas.(may have been on the
oklahoma side)

always wondered how they got it there

Posted By: ljm1013

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/16/12 09:27 PM

thats actually a pretty smart idea i wonder hmmmmm.... lol

Posted By: Ronnie Oneal

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/17/12 02:19 AM

I found my wife while coon hunting. Actually it was at a competition hunt. She was there with her brother and she couldn't resist my charm......

Posted By: caldwelldeerhunter

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/20/12 06:52 AM

Originally Posted By: SatNiteSpec
Originally Posted By: FRA
It really is a long story, and I don't want to take us too off topic, but the short of it is that the surveys are antiquated and require the State to change where the El Paso County line is, which is a big, complicated deal.


But we don't have anything better to do than read a long story. Please enlighten us on the drama. Our lives are boring and we thrive off other peoples challenges.


lmao roflmao

Posted By: dmongo

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/20/12 06:11 PM

nice read

Posted By: TxAg

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/20/12 07:06 PM

Found several old pint liquor bottles under a fallen-down log cabin in New Mexico. Some quick research revealed they were from the 1940s. Tried to clean them up but 80 year old pine sap is hard to get out.

Posted By: epj

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/21/12 02:05 AM

Found an old Schlitz can on a dried up portion of the lake at San Angelo state park, copyright date was 1976. It was 2001.

Posted By: nuprofessor

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/21/12 06:34 AM

Like some on here, the strangest was a dead body.
Had climbed into my treestand during the second weekend of deer season (well before sunrise). Was about a mile from the nearest road. When sun came up, saw a person sitting next to a tree about 75 yards to my left (on other side of a fence and small creek). As the morning went on never saw him move. Shot a deer about 11AM- still no movement. Went to get my deer, but decided to check the person. DEAD!!! Called the sheriff. He and coroner came out. Said guy had been dead over 24 hours. Found out later guy was 71 years old, family said he left to go deer hunting the past Thursday, and probably had a heart attack.

Posted By: clharr

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/21/12 08:09 PM

Several boats have been found at my buddies place after the creek floods. His grandfather in law also found a crashed plane out there with two dead guys in it and bales of weed scattered around it.

I've found a old aluminum arrow while crawling around in some very thick brush.
Bloody knife.
Gut shot buck.
A very nice ram that appeared to have been the victim of a satanic ritual. I kept the skull for years and later gave it to a very hot blonde girl I know.
Mini Ball in my back yard.
A decent 8 pointers skull that now hangs on one of my blinds.
Lots of rock net weights that the Indians used and a few arrowheads.

Posted By: aoudadhunter

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/21/12 09:16 PM

A few dead body's in the oak bottoms, arrowheads gallor, used to catch wets everywhere, there are a big ceremonial place on top the tallest mountain of or ranch in the Chinati mountains with one 10ft+ long rock positioned straight up with smoke stains and a big ring of boulders around it. My Nieghbor found a dead Indian in a cave with all the old clothing beads ect. In a cave on the side of a mountain and recovered it, bought a coffin and it's in his living room with a full body mt. Lion on top. The state tried to buy it from it and he refused

Posted By: texasbasskicker

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/21/12 09:37 PM

Great reading!!

Posted By: TxAg

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/21/12 09:54 PM

Originally Posted By: aoudadhunter
My Nieghbor found a dead Indian in a cave with all the old clothing beads ect. In a cave on the side of a mountain and recovered it, bought a coffin and it's in his living room with a full body mt. Lion on top. The state tried to buy it from it and he refused


Say what? So your neighbor has a dead indian in a coffin in his living room, with a mountain lion on top of the coffin? Did I read that right?

Posted By: kmartinusa

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/22/12 12:52 AM


Saw what? So your neighbor has a dead indian in a coffin in his living room, with a mountain lion on top of the coffin? Did I read that right?[/quote]

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Posted By: TXHOGSLAYER

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/22/12 02:04 AM

Originally Posted By: aoudadhunter
A few dead body's in the oak bottoms, arrowheads gallor, used to catch wets everywhere, there are a big ceremonial place on top the tallest mountain of or ranch in the Chinati mountains with one 10ft+ long rock positioned straight up with smoke stains and a big ring of boulders around it. My Nieghbor found a dead Indian in a cave with all the old clothing beads ect. In a cave on the side of a mountain and recovered it, bought a coffin and it's in his living room with a full body mt. Lion on top. The state tried to buy it from it and he refused


That is amazing about the indian

Posted By: Chrisspitz

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/22/12 04:49 PM

Some awesome stories here. Thank's everyone for the reads.

Posted By: Justin Price

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/22/12 05:05 PM

Well not while hunting but we were doing some dozer work on one of my dads places that we had heard had an old fort or something on it back when there were indians running around. We found an old revolver on the place that was so rusted all you could see was a barrel cylinder and you could tell the hammer was cocked. The fact that the hammer was cocked leads me to believe it has a pretty interesting story.

Posted By: txshotgun

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/22/12 05:28 PM

Originally Posted By: aoudadhunter
In a cave on the side of a mountain and recovered it, bought a coffin and it's in his living room with a full body mt. Lion on top. The state tried to buy it from it and he refused


Sorry, gotta throw the big red BS flag on that one. Especially since that would be illegal and the state wouldn't ask to buy it. They'd just confiscate it.

Posted By: RICK O'SHAY

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/22/12 05:43 PM

Originally Posted By: txshotgun
Originally Posted By: aoudadhunter
In a cave on the side of a mountain and recovered it, bought a coffin and it's in his living room with a full body mt. Lion on top. The state tried to buy it from it and he refused


Sorry, gotta throw the big red BS flag on that one. Especially since that would be illegal and the state wouldn't ask to buy it. They'd just confiscate it.



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Posted By: rifleman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/22/12 07:08 PM

Originally Posted By: aoudadhunter
A few dead body's in the oak bottoms, arrowheads gallor, used to catch wets everywhere, there are a big ceremonial place on top the tallest mountain of or ranch in the Chinati mountains with one 10ft+ long rock positioned straight up with smoke stains and a big ring of boulders around it. My Nieghbor found a dead Indian in a cave with all the old clothing beads ect. In a cave on the side of a mountain and recovered it, bought a coffin and it's in his living room with a full body mt. Lion on top. The state tried to buy it from it and he refused


worthless

Posted By: txshntr

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/22/12 07:10 PM

Originally Posted By: rifleman
Originally Posted By: aoudadhunter
A few dead body's in the oak bottoms, arrowheads gallor, used to catch wets everywhere, there are a big ceremonial place on top the tallest mountain of or ranch in the Chinati mountains with one 10ft+ long rock positioned straight up with smoke stains and a big ring of boulders around it. My Nieghbor found a dead Indian in a cave with all the old clothing beads ect. In a cave on the side of a mountain and recovered it, bought a coffin and it's in his living room with a full body mt. Lion on top. The state tried to buy it from it and he refused


worthless




Posted By: TXHOGSLAYER

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/22/12 07:14 PM

Originally Posted By: txshntr
Originally Posted By: rifleman
Originally Posted By: aoudadhunter
A few dead body's in the oak bottoms, arrowheads gallor, used to catch wets everywhere, there are a big ceremonial place on top the tallest mountain of or ranch in the Chinati mountains with one 10ft+ long rock positioned straight up with smoke stains and a big ring of boulders around it. My Nieghbor found a dead Indian in a cave with all the old clothing beads ect. In a cave on the side of a mountain and recovered it, bought a coffin and it's in his living room with a full body mt. Lion on top. The state tried to buy it from it and he refused


worthless




txshntr, you crack me up!! roflmao cheers

Posted By: BuckRage

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/22/12 07:15 PM

wow....and I thought it was bs

Posted By: Nogalus Prairie

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/22/12 07:17 PM

UIBA you too dang funny bro!!!

Posted By: txshntr

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/22/12 07:27 PM

I seen it!!! It fo' real cheers

Posted By: stxranchman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/22/12 07:28 PM

Originally Posted By: txshntr
I seen it!!! It fo' real cheers

All those recent road trips have paid off big time with this new professional photo gig you landed. Your getting pics all over the state now. grin

Posted By: TxAg

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/22/12 09:24 PM

Nice one.

Posted By: Camo Momma

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/25/12 10:22 AM

Originally Posted By: maximum
somebody's old hunting shack made
out of a full size railroad car
in the mountains west of mena
arkansas.(may have been on the
oklahoma side)

always wondered how they got it there


Not sure if this is related but my ex mother in law is from denton near the OK border. She used to tell me stories about when she was a kid her family was very poor and the government had given them a railroad car to live in. It had no plumbing no walls or any amenities but they lived in it for several years. Strange coincidence or maybe thats what you stumbled on.

Posted By: Camo Momma

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/25/12 10:28 AM

Well I've never really found anything unusual except for old bottles, arrowheads, etc but about 10 years ago we were hog dog hunting in Anahuac. We had a 1 1/2 year old black mouth cur that didn't seem really all there but we kept him around because he had a heck of a nose on him. He was so dumb that all we ever named him was Dog. When we got done hunting all the other dogs came in when we called except for this one. We waited and hollered but he never showed. We assumed a gator had gotten him. That was common in that area. About a year later, we got a call from an old rancher about a mile from where we were hunting asking if we'd lost a dog. Completely forgetting about Dog my dad told him no. The old man explained that a cur dog had wandered up to his property and had our number on his collar. It had taken a couple of months for him to get the dog to come to him because he was so skittish but he was fat and healthy. We told the rancher he was welcome to keep him if he wanted to and as far as I know, Dog lived out his life with that old guy. Funny to think that old dumb dog survived in hog and alligator infested swamp for over a year.

Posted By: nice shot

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/25/12 11:11 AM

Originally Posted By: txshotgun
Originally Posted By: aoudadhunter
In a cave on the side of a mountain and recovered it, bought a coffin and it's in his living room with a full body mt. Lion on top. The state tried to buy it from it and he refused


Sorry, gotta throw the big red BS flag on that one. Especially since that would be illegal and the state wouldn't ask to buy it. They'd just confiscate it.


Thats exactly right. My wife found an Indian Skull (and other various parts) when my dads shop was being excavated. Some goody too shoes found out, called the sheriff, who came out, took possesion of everything, the county then placed the remains nearby at the request of some Indian authority.

No one bought anything, no one asked. . . they simply DID. . .

Posted By: nice shot

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/25/12 11:23 AM

While hunting with the family we have found numerous Indian arrow heads, spear heads, and other tools.

While hunting at work I have seen: 1000's of illegal aliens, 10's of thousands of pounds of marijuana, maybe a hundred pounds of coke, guns, knives, ID cards, wallets chocked full of money, crashed cars, burglarized hunting cabins, mutilated calves and deer, poachers (yes in the act, yes I arrested them. . . no they werent happy), saved a couple of lives, had a helicopted pin people down while I rode in like the cavalry on my ATV, raided hotel rooms / houses. . . and a couple antler sheds.

Posted By: O'Rion

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/25/12 04:51 PM

Saw one of these while hunting NF outside Broken Bow in the '70s. It looked like someone's residence, and we detoured well around it. "Deliverance" was still a recent release.

Originally Posted By: camo momma
Originally Posted By: maximum
somebody's old hunting shack made
out of a full size railroad car
in the mountains west of mena
arkansas.(may have been on the
oklahoma side)

always wondered how they got it there


Not sure if this is related but my ex mother in law is from denton near the OK border. She used to tell me stories about when she was a kid her family was very poor and the government had given them a railroad car to live in. It had no plumbing no walls or any amenities but they lived in it for several years. Strange coincidence or maybe thats what you stumbled on.


Posted By: nick_adams

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/25/12 07:04 PM

Hunting I have found a few arrowheads, a couple of knives, and an ammo can that had a couple of boxes of shotgun shells and a knife in it (prolly bounced out of someones truck).

Not hunting, but just exploring and poking around old mines, I found a really cool compound gear winch that was really old (probably hooked to an engine of some kind, but the engine was not there). Old mine car tracks (but no cars), big open top metal tanks presuably for ore processing, and a huge old rock drill bit permanently embedded in a piece of rock.

That thing was like excalibur! It was in the bottom of a mine and I went back three or four times with various hamers and rock chisels to try and get it, but I could never budge it!

Posted By: Bear Charge

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/25/12 08:38 PM

Dead bodies? Time for a new lease.

Posted By: Mesquite Man

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/27/12 11:25 PM

As a kid my grandfather took me at about 7 yrs old. As a teenager, was on a hunt with him in Westhoff Tx. He walked me thru an area where a naval jet (prob from Chase Filed in Beeville) had crashed many years ago..There were still metal remnants on the ground..It always seemed 10 deg cooler there where it had crashed.. Oh yeah...he hunted til 92 yrs old..Killed his best buck last year he hunted..
Posted By: target1911

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/12/12 06:52 AM

I just read all of these and its one if the best threads I've seen.

I wish I had something to contribute
Posted By: aoudadhunter

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/12/12 09:28 PM

Sorry I just checked back in on this thread. He found the Indian in the late 80's on their 200,000 acre+ family ranch in presidio county. If you've ever lived in far west Texas you would believe it. The Family is one of the oldest and largest ranching families in West Texas I'm sure the have plenty of friends in high places.
Posted By: quackinator

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/13/12 04:36 AM

Years ago I was walking a property in SE OK with the land owner. He showed me an old 55 gallon drum up in the woods. It had ax marks in it from Prohibition days. Part of an old still.
Posted By: Texsun

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/13/12 03:19 PM

Originally Posted By: aoudadhunter
A few dead body's in the oak bottoms, arrowheads gallor, used to catch wets everywhere, there are a big ceremonial place on top the tallest mountain of or ranch in the Chinati mountains with one 10ft+ long rock positioned straight up with smoke stains and a big ring of boulders around it. My Nieghbor found a dead Indian in a cave with all the old clothing beads ect. In a cave on the side of a mountain and recovered it, bought a coffin and it's in his living room with a full body mt. Lion on top. The state tried to buy it from it and he refused


You've got to get pics of this for the THF gang! That's amazing!
Posted By: aoudadhunter

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/13/12 07:29 PM

I wish I could but I'm never at the headquarters anymore. I'll snap a picture next time I'm there
Posted By: RedHoss

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/14/12 05:23 AM

I found a full case of extremely old dinamite that was swetting like crazy in an old abandoned barn. Told the landowner and he did not know about it and he had owned the property ten years. Called the closest military base and they sent a demolition team to get and despose of it.
Posted By: huntwest

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/14/12 11:11 AM

Originally Posted By: CTK3
It's funny how people support homosexuality if it involves two attractive women......

I happen to be one of those people.


Two guys= gross gay
Two girls=hot
Posted By: Huntsmanda

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/14/12 12:39 PM

[quote=huntwest][quote=CTK3]

Two girls=hot [/q0uote]

Kind of depends on the girls too doesn't it? Reminds me of the phrase, "Bumpin' Uglies."

bolt
Posted By: Scary Poppins

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/15/12 09:04 PM

The most memorible find of mine was on a fishing trip at a family lakehouse.

I was standing on the dock one night fishing and got a decent bite. Reeling the guy in I thought it would be a big one. Turned out it was a smaller catfish weaving his way around the armrest of a really fancy chair at the bottom of the lake. We cleaned the chair off and left it on the dock as a place to sit while fishing.
Posted By: Fat Tire

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/15/12 10:28 PM

It was probably close to 20 years ago and me and a buddy were scouting type II land out in east Texas. We had hunted public land before so we knew we had to get as deep in as possible. So we were pretty deep in the woods and we came across 2 or 3 different colored wires hanging from a really tall pine. As best as we could tell, there was a small grey box attached to them way up in that tree. We both pulled and pulled on those wires trying to get whatever was up there down. No luck. While messing with the wires we saw that they were long enough for the other end to be under the dirt/leaves that were on the ground. We pulled that wire up for I don't know how many yards and never got to the end. It drives me crazy to this day not knowing what that was and how it got there. Did it fall from the sky? Start out at ground level and just grow with the tree? Oh, this was years before the space shuttle accident.
Posted By: txd33rhunt3r

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/16/12 08:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Fat Tire
It was probably close to 20 years ago and me and a buddy were scouting type II land out in east Texas. We had hunted public land before so we knew we had to get as deep in as possible. So we were pretty deep in the woods and we came across 2 or 3 different colored wires hanging from a really tall pine. As best as we could tell, there was a small grey box attached to them way up in that tree. We both pulled and pulled on those wires trying to get whatever was up there down. No luck. While messing with the wires we saw that they were long enough for the other end to be under the dirt/leaves that were on the ground. We pulled that wire up for I don't know how many yards and never got to the end. It drives me crazy to this day not knowing what that was and how it got there. Did it fall from the sky? Start out at ground level and just grow with the tree? Oh, this was years before the space shuttle accident.


Was this by Karnack by chance?
Posted By: TGalyon1

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/17/12 12:26 AM

While hunting snakes years ago up on the border, I found a live hand grenade right after a rain. Told the land owner he said he had to call Camp Seal in OK and have someone come down and destroy it. Come to find out the area I was walking across was an old POW camp during WW 2 and the military dug a hole and dump all kinds of live ord in it. He ask me not to go it the pasture. He also ask me never tell any one where the pasture is.
Posted By: Fat Tire

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/17/12 01:48 AM

Originally Posted By: txd33rhunt3r
Originally Posted By: Fat Tire
It was probably close to 20 years ago and me and a buddy were scouting type II land out in east Texas. We had hunted public land before so we knew we had to get as deep in as possible. So we were pretty deep in the woods and we came across 2 or 3 different colored wires hanging from a really tall pine. As best as we could tell, there was a small grey box attached to them way up in that tree. We both pulled and pulled on those wires trying to get whatever was up there down. No luck. While messing with the wires we saw that they were long enough for the other end to be under the dirt/leaves that were on the ground. We pulled that wire up for I don't know how many yards and never got to the end. It drives me crazy to this day not knowing what that was and how it got there. Did it fall from the sky? Start out at ground level and just grow with the tree? Oh, this was years before the space shuttle accident.


Was this by Karnack by chance?


No. It was either in Anderson County or down on the Moore Plantation near Pineland. I used to hunt both and can't remember which it was.
Posted By: seacam

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/17/12 05:08 AM

Good reading. Wish I could find cool stuff. Only thing I have found was my cell phone I dropped on my way in and didn't know I lost it till I patted my pocket to call my brother and it wasn't there!
Posted By: knfguy

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/19/12 01:36 AM

Found a teddy bear, women's high heeled shoes and a moonshine shack on our property that sets in a deep thicket way off the the freeway
Posted By: San Saba Hogman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/19/12 01:43 AM

Last year, during the drought, my son tripped over a rock that was on a trail to the "kids blind"...60yrds from the feeder.

Anyway, that rock was actually an old ax head that you can tell was hand forged. I kept it and have never seen another like it.
Posted By: procraft05

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/19/12 02:20 AM

I've got nothing, maybe a few sheds that's it.

My FIL found an old Indian bowl made out of stone and the grinder that sat in the bowl about 15 years ago while hunting.
Posted By: San Saba Hogman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/19/12 02:23 AM

When I was a kid in Arkansas, my brother and I explored every chance we could. We found an old cemetary in the middle of the woods (probably 2 miles from the nearest road) while deer hunting, an old well with stone walls, a pot field, complete really old stone standing fireplace with no building whatsoever.
Posted By: SapperTitan

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/02/12 09:36 PM

Anyone found anything cool since bow season started?
Posted By: Glowka

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/06/12 04:41 AM

I found an old rusted out goat bell!
Posted By: Yugahunter

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/08/12 07:25 AM

Know someone who owns some land on a lake. Last year during the drought found some copper wire in the ground about 20 yards out into where the lake shoudl've been No telling how long it is or what its attatched to, but they hooked it up to the jeep and pulled for about 30 yards and then it just stuck and wouldnt come up.
Posted By: bushveld

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/08/12 09:08 AM

Earlier this year on Safari we encountered a deadly spitting cobra in africa mistake and things went horribly wrong. watch video- Spitting cobra spits man in the face on youtube.

http://youtu.be/cSc5c54SiZc
Posted By: GetSmart

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/10/12 09:36 PM

Are you sure that wasn't a state bat house? I've seen one similiar in East Texas.
Posted By: YellowRoseOutfitters

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/11/12 02:47 AM

I just read through 45 pages and now dont know what to do with myself. Our old property had a model T with a giant oak growing through the middle of it, my best friends mom has a picture of it in her house. We have an old cemetary down the road from our ranch now, used to take girls out there on the gator in high school smile. Havent really found anything cool hunting, just a bleached out cow skull while pheasant hunting and carried the stupid thing all day. Its hanging in my workshop now.
Posted By: destroyer4570

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/11/12 04:01 AM

I didn't find this, my grandfather did, He wasn't hunting but going to work. He used to work as a ranch hand at a ranch between Yancey and Moore Tx and when getting to work early one morning right at the gate enterance to the ranch he and another ranch hand found the body of a woman who had been murdered. I don't know if they ever found the killer as my grandfather never really spoke often of this, I only found out later when my father had told me about it.
Posted By: ar-15hunter

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/11/12 05:18 AM

found the keys to my blind and camper on the ground. still dont know how they fell out of my pocket
Posted By: Bosco58

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/11/12 06:46 AM

When I was a kid (9 or 10 - 1967 or 1968) I found some old musket balls, buttons, and an old buckle in the banks of Coleto Creek around Victoria Tx. That area is now underwater. Granny sold all of it in a garage sale while I was in the Navy. I didn't even get the two bucks she probably got for it.
Posted By: SapperTitan

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/27/12 02:04 AM

BUMP anything new guys?
Posted By: D Red Raider

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/27/12 03:03 AM

Out in the smack middle of nowhere on my 300 acre lease I found a new-looking car key. It was blue and blank - as in it had never been cut to fit a specific ignition. It was laying on the ground, no corrosion or dirt or anything, way off the beaten path. I've got to wonder if it fell from an airplane.???
Posted By: blackhorse

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/27/12 07:24 AM

Stumbled across a crosscut saw that had grown into two trees once in michigan. It was about 3 feet off the ground and the trees had completely grown around it. It was pulled so tight you could sit on it and it made a neat sound if you tapped it with a cartridge
Posted By: 10ring

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/27/12 03:17 PM

This one time at Deer Camp.... I got up one morning, walked into the woods and actually saw a deer! Damnedest thing I'd ever seen! LoL.
Posted By: LarryT

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/27/12 05:15 PM

A few years the wife & I took a cruise trip to Mexico. I went on the excursion to see some Aztec ruins. I was walking away from the guide poking in the odd places & found a ..... cell phone. yes it worked.

My dad was fishing on the Wichita river pbly 30-40 yrs ago & found an old revolver hanging in a tree. it is all rusted but is real cool. The barrel hinges up & you can take out the cylinder. It also has silver diamonds inlayed on each side of the octogon barrel & a silver thing on the side plate with an old indian spear thing engraved on it.
Posted By: Kenny Powers

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/27/12 05:17 PM

Larry,you have got to be kidding. If true that can be refurbished and no tellin what its worth?
Posted By: SapperTitan

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/27/12 05:37 PM

That sounds very interesting. Id have to take that thing somewhere and find out where and when it was made and value. Could be a real treasure right there
Originally Posted By: LarryT
A few years the wife & I took a cruise trip to Mexico. I went on the excursion to see some Aztec ruins. I was walking away from the guide poking in the odd places & found a ..... cell phone. yes it worked.

My dad was fishing on the Wichita river pbly 30-40 yrs ago & found an old revolver hanging in a tree. it is all rusted but is real cool. The barrel hinges up & you can take out the cylinder. It also has silver diamonds inlayed on each side of the octogon barrel & a silver thing on the side plate with an old indian spear thing engraved on it.
Posted By: clharr

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/27/12 05:46 PM

Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
That sounds very interesting. Id have to take that thing somewhere and find out where and when it was made and value. Could be a real treasure right there
Originally Posted By: LarryT
A few years the wife & I took a cruise trip to Mexico. I went on the excursion to see some Aztec ruins. I was walking away from the guide poking in the odd places & found a ..... cell phone. yes it worked.

My dad was fishing on the Wichita river pbly 30-40 yrs ago & found an old revolver hanging in a tree. it is all rusted but is real cool. The barrel hinges up & you can take out the cylinder. It also has silver diamonds inlayed on each side of the octogon barrel & a silver thing on the side plate with an old indian spear thing engraved on it.



Geeze guys, it's just a cell phone...



peep
Posted By: SapperTitan

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/27/12 05:52 PM

HAHA but was it a blackberry, a droid, or an iPhone?
Posted By: LarryT

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/27/12 06:00 PM

I did take the pistol to a gun show years ago in Wichita Falls. They all wanted to buy it but couldnt price it. The silver on the lock plate has like a zigzag etch around it. with the staff thing in the center. the staff has feathers hanging from the top. there are 3 diamonds on each side of the barrel o & the opposite side of the lock plate is missing. Real cool. I guessed it is about a .32 or .36 caliber.
Posted By: Kingpin

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/27/12 08:13 PM

An "undocumented alien" asleep by a creek...
Posted By: panch0

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/27/12 08:24 PM

Great finds!
Posted By: Navasot

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/27/12 08:30 PM

Meth head wonderin around in a pasture.... really happend
Posted By: Armalite260

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/27/12 08:47 PM

Originally Posted By: Navasot
Meth head wonderin around in a pasture.... really happend


OMG! No kidding?? Kinda freaky!
Posted By: Navasot

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/27/12 08:49 PM

Originally Posted By: BowTech82ndAB
Originally Posted By: Navasot
Meth head wonderin around in a pasture.... really happend


OMG! No kidding?? Kinda freaky!


yup was on a good trip i guess...we were tucked up against a grown up barn and he walked right by us talkin crazyness and never knew we were there haha
Posted By: preston629

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/27/12 10:41 PM

found an old clear glass bottle.....nothin special
Posted By: BigPig

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/28/12 04:02 AM

The 2 places I hunt are notorious for having trespassers. On our 6000 acres in NW Oklahoma we have found under ground shelters, guns, cars in places that you can only get to by foot and a few of them burned, some traps and poachers deer stands, a nice four wheeler, and a ton of house hold items I assume we're from the tornadoes.

On our lease in East Texas we have found our boat, picnic table, grill, chairs, and the SOB that took all of it to his makeshift fort in the bottoms. He was arrested by local authorities, after almost being shot by us while pig hinting at night. The sound he made coming through the swamp and trees damn near made me piss my pants. One of the small ponds went dry a few years ago and we found a roof, a pretty large roof. Only saw about 1 foot of what I guess is a wall. We can back 4 weeks later with an excavator but the pond had refilled. Nobody around here knows anything about it, it's now under 15 feet of water.
Posted By: nak

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 01/01/13 09:51 PM

I found a 10-speed bicycle, with an empty backpack hanging from the seat, leaning up against a tree. I was trailing a wounded boar and found it a full quarter mile from the road, in river bottom so thick was I was practically crawling. It looked like it had been there for several years...rubber rotted out on the tires, seat had come apart, and the chain rusted solid.

This was well above the flood line, so it was not carried down the river. No way it was ridden there; the trees and underbrush were so thick that it took me over half an hour to drag it to a place I could get the 4X4 to.
Posted By: Wisemd123

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 01/01/13 10:00 PM

Hahaha, this is one of my favorite topics on this forum. You guys find the craziest stuff
Posted By: rebeltex

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 01/02/13 12:00 AM

found a rusty 1938 Texas farm truck license plate,
found a really long handle landing net covered by flood debris in the san gabriel river bottoms
an old hatchet head that was cracked and the blade looks like it was used to bust rocks
Posted By: rebeltex

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 01/02/13 12:04 AM

also forgot that I found an john boat on public land in NE Anderson County while bowhunting, just left it where it was, no way to get a truck in there and figured it had washed down a creek and wound up half covered in mud in a field. had no tx numbers, but mfg serial number still in place.
Posted By: procraft05

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 01/02/13 01:20 AM

Never mind
Posted By: RUM Mann

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 01/02/13 03:42 AM

I found a patch of weed while scouting before bow season.
Posted By: colt.45

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 01/02/13 04:45 AM

i found some bear poop in the woods one time.. answers the age ol question, do bears $hit in the woods? confused2
Posted By: SapperTitan

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/01/13 02:48 AM

Bump for a great thread
Posted By: SapperTitan

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/01/13 04:50 PM

Nobody found anything cool this past season?
Posted By: smh264

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/01/13 05:31 PM

In the mid 80's an outfitter and I found a brand new active geyser a few files West of Cody, WY toward Yellowstone. We were sheep hunting and if we had been a few yards to either side of the lookout we were at, we would not have seen it. It blew about 30 feet in the air every 90 seconds and had apparently just started because the ground around it still had green grass and none of the mineral deposits the geysers all have. We went to the USGS on the west end of Cody and ask if there was any thermal activity outside Yellowstone Park toward Cody at that time and they said "definitely NOT". We figured they knew what they were talking about so we didn't tell them where it was.
Posted By: smh264

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/01/13 05:39 PM

Coming off the mountain from elk hunting one evening in WY, found a horse on the trail with saddle, scabbard, rifle, everything but the rider. We figured the rider had gotten off for a nature call and didn't tie the horse and it decided to head back to the trailhead. We tied him on the trail figuring that the now "foot soldier" was further up the trail and would pass by the horse on his way down.
Also found a new scoped rifle on Muddy Mountain south of Casper, WY while mulie hunting. We put it a bit out of sight since it was lying on a rock by the trail for anyone to see that came by. A few miles down the trail, found three young teens having more fun than hunting. They said one of them dropped the rifle and filled the barrel with snow/mud and it was too heavy to carry when they couldn't shoot it. They were going to pick it back up on the way out. Smart, Huh?
Posted By: smh264

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/01/13 05:42 PM

Found a game warden's wallet and hunting license on the trail in the Sunlight Basin outside Cody, WY. I left it at a game warden game check station and let them know that he was up there hunting without a license. Everybody got a good laugh over that. Found another wallet in the muddy Deer Creek Trail on the South Fork out of Cody. Called the guy when we got out from hunting. He thought he would never see the money or cards again.
Posted By: BenBob

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/01/13 07:49 PM

Interesting reads in this topic.
Posted By: baileyTexas

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/02/13 02:56 AM

interesting
Posted By: baileyTexas

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/02/13 02:57 AM

interesting
Posted By: smh264

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/02/13 05:06 AM

Found a silver dollar while hunting with about 3 miles South of Goldthwaite in the early 1950's. It was in the caliche lying there like it was just waiting for me to pick it up. Still have it.
Posted By: Stub

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/02/13 11:23 AM

Found a 1924 penny in the dirt road, no telling how long it had been there before it finally surfaced.
Posted By: Creek Henry

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/02/13 03:05 PM

I have found some old, old bottles of 'bitters' out in woods and the fields around where I hunt. There is also a house site that had a log cabin (now gone) and a root cellar. Lots of weird stuff around there.

Arrowheads, too; we find those once in a while.
Posted By: smh264

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/02/13 03:35 PM

Found a Browning Woodsman 22 pistol in a pistol rug on a trail about 15 miles from the trailhead. Found out later the game wardens had been after some drunk "hunters" in that drainage who were drunk and riding up and down the trail like in the old westerns and shooting a pistol off their horses at anything that would get their attention; including toward other hunters.

Found an old wad of leather with a brand "US" on it and it appeared to be an old bino case. There were about a dozen 45-70 or 45-90 cases with it. A friend in Cody wanted them and I don't remember the exact caliber the cases were.
Posted By: TEXASTRAPPER

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/02/13 08:44 PM

I found 2 foothold traps with a mesquite tree growing through the jaws. One of the traps was last manufactured in 1903.
Posted By: Slow Drifter

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/06/13 04:24 PM

Very cool thread. Where I dove hunt there's a "pauper's" cemetery right at the gate. I was driving by one morning about 20 years ago and a recently buried person had been exhumed, piece by piece, by possums. I went to HS with the local funeral director who managed the plot at the time and told him he had some re-burying to do.

Found an old iron hatchet head right in front of my deer stand about 20 years ago. It's still in a drawer in the old camper out there as far as I know.

Season before last I found a brand new Weatherby Vanguard in .300WM with a Leupold scope, in a soft case, in the middle of my property. I turned it in to the Sheriff who contacted TP&W. It's still in the posession of the Sheriff's office, I guess. In hind-sight, I wish I'd removed that Leupold before turning it in.

When I was a kid, about 40 years ago, dove hunting behind the house in a freshly plowed field, I found a Boker/Tree Brand three-blade pocket knife that was old and rusty. I cleaned it up and still use it. It's in the glove-box of my truck right now.

A friend of my family bought a patch of grown-up land and while clearing it found a small Civil War cemetery, about a dozen graves. He chain-link fenced it in, leveled all the head-stones, and maintains it nicely to this day.

Catfishing on the Brazos on a friend's place just north of Highbank and south of the Falls crossing one night in about '83. I'd scaled down the bluff about 8 feet and there was a real nice plank jutting out, made a nice seat. I sat there and caught fish all night. In the morning light I realized it was the foot of a coffin. Turns out there was actually a settlement there years ago and as the bank erodes away, and the river "moves," things get un-covered.
Posted By: Minotphil

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/06/13 07:26 PM

A van with its windows all fogged up and a couple getting busy in the back seat.
Posted By: FreerOrBust

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/06/13 07:34 PM

A ladies panties and shorts lol. Lots of old pull top beer cans and olde medicine viles.
Posted By: 30 pack

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/07/13 06:01 PM

Posted this in the creepy stuff thread a few years ago, but will post again here, cause its creepy and unusual.

About 20 years ago, in Huffman, TX, there was a pond about 10' deep and 150' in diameter. It had dried up one really dry summer and us kids were in the muddy bottom catching crawdads. The pond was full of stuff that had been dumped over the years- washers, dryers, general garbage.

We were moving the junk to get crawdads and found a complete, uncut cast from an arm. It was an L shape, like would go over
an elbow, and there would be no way to slip an arm out of it without it being cut. We didn't think much of it at the time, but years later I wonder if there could have been a body in there.

I guess it could have been a model from some kind of med school, who knows. Not a lot of med students in Huffman, I would guess. The pond was filled in about 10 years ago.
Posted By: 30 pack

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/07/13 06:06 PM

Another time during a drought, I was fishing/exploring little dried up ponds and coves on the banks of the East San Jac river.

Found an big, old oil well drill bit in the mud. It was very heavy, so I left it there. I still wanna go back and try to remember where it was and get it. It would look pretty cool cleaned up as decor for my shop.
Posted By: 10pointers

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/08/13 06:08 AM

Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Nobody found anything cool this past season?


Just the norm as the last five years nothing large enough to make antler restrictions
Posted By: Txduckman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/08/13 05:38 PM

Friend of mine bought a 1000 acre ranch next to their current one to increase their land holdings. It has a grave marker on in with a child, man, and lady buried there from the 50's to the 80's. I took a picture of it. This past November I was at a family event and showed the picture to our family friends with the same last name. It was was the guys uncle! His grandad bought it in the early 1900s. He grew up spending summers on the ranch and hunting it. We all live in Dallas and this ranch is 90 miles away. Small world and I happened to be going their the next day after discovering this. We got a hog and deer right by the site.

Another grave story. I lease in Montague county and my wife is from the Panhandle. Her great great grandad is buried 5 miles from my lease in Montague! He had a 1400 acre ranch there from 1870 to 1902 no one really knew about. 8 or 9 family members are buried in a cemetery there. My daughters name is their last name. In doing research you can find some interesting things. From the Bowie newspaper, One morning he found two horses gutted around 1885.
Posted By: smh264

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/09/13 04:10 PM

Found one of the old claw footed bathtubs at just below 11,000 feet elevation on Ptarmigan Mtn in Wyoming. Also found one of the old queen ? wood cook stoves in a camp in the same general area. Only way into this area is miles and miles by horseback on a really rough trail. The cook stove was obviously being used occasionally and was in an outfitter's camp that was abandoned until the hunting season. The story was that the outfitter used glue factory bound horses with the stove loaded on one of them and packed it until the horse crashed. They would then use the horse for bear bait and loaded the stove on another until it couldn't go any longer and it then became bear bait. Never heard anything about why the bath tub would be there but it was pretty cool. We all took turns sitting in it and taking our pic on the highest mountain top in the area in an old claw footed bath tub.
Posted By: Txduckman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/09/13 04:31 PM

A very important person must have been hunting there!
Posted By: TX Hitman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/10/13 01:34 AM

Great Tread!! Have read several of these and they never get old.

Never found a dead body or anything but a couple things come to mind.

Grinding bowl and stone - flint skinning knife
When I was younger, I would go stay with my sister in Andrews during the summer. My BIL worked as a well pumper and I would ride with him. He had a well right next to the Wink Sink. Crazy story goes with that as well. Anyway, we would hunt for arrow heads near Monahans. Usually about once a week because the wind would blow the sand around and uncover more heads. Found a few arrow heads and what we think is a flint skinning knife. Fits in the palm of your hand and has been worked on one side only. I also walked up on a full grinding stone with the rock right next to it. Way cool! I brushed back the sand with my hands and when I picked it up, it just crumbled to pieces. Wasn't meant to be but I did keep the grinding stone.

This was by far the weirdest thing i ever found. Still kind of makes the hair on the back of neck stand up.

About 25 yrs ago, I was out hunting with a buddy of mine at my grandmothers farm near Lockney. We were about 10 or so and my dad would let me take the pickup hunting. Back then, you could pretty much hunt any where you wanted. If someone came up, you just mentioned your name and everything was good because they knew your family. Anyway, we found an old house somewhere between there any Quitique. I had seen numerous old houses with these concrete water tanks next to them. All of them I had seen before, the walls were broken and had fallen down. All but this one. It was different than all of the others I have seen before. The walls were about 5" tall and still standing. We pulled ourselves up and saw the weirdest thing. There were thousands and thousands of bones. The bottom was completely white with bones. This tank was dugout from the inside so it was about 7ft down to the bottom. Numerous animals had fallen in and not able to get back out OR someone was throwing carcases in there. No telling how many years this had been going on. There were a few complete skeletons but mostly scattered bones. I could identify some by the skulls. Mostly rats and coons, However, there were a couple of yotes or strays. My guess is they hurt themselves falling or could not get a running start for a jump because of the amount of bones in the bottom.

Another time, we found a water well next to a house near Paducah. Threw a rock in and it was a good 7 seconds before it hit water. I guess at least 100 ft or so. Always thought, be a good spot to get rid of "something".

Keep em coming!!
Posted By: smh264

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/10/13 03:19 AM

Rock falls at 32 fps per second so it would have to be well over 250 feet deep for a 7 second drop.
Posted By: TXHOGSLAYER

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/10/13 04:21 AM

Originally Posted By: smh264
Rock falls at 32 fps per second so it would have to be well over 250 feet deep for a 7 second drop.


It is late and I have had a couple... but isn't that in a vacuum? not doubting your calculations, just asking.
Posted By: smithwr

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/10/13 05:27 AM

Place next door to where I grew up had an old "above ground Indian well" that's what my dad called it. It wasn't 7seconds foe a rock to hit bottom. It was about 3 seconds until the hole came alive with very annoyed rattlesnakes. Stl gives me the Willy's.
Posted By: smh264

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/10/13 03:08 PM

Air drops are calculated on this formula and it would be hard for anything dropped from 10k to 30k feet above the earth as being in a vacuum. When a skydiver freefalls, in a few seconds they fall about 1000 ft every 5.5 seconds. Do the math, this isn't in a vacuum. Terminal velocity is 32 fps per second. The reason for the increasing speed is that the mass must overcome whatever wind resistance there is - hence no vacuum.
Posted By: Leever

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/10/13 03:42 PM

My family has a ranch in the Delaware Mountains in far West Texas. There is a rim that runs along the western fence line. I was always told not to walk down it too far because with the usual 40+ mph winds it was a pain to walk back up. Well one day I said screw it I'm going down it. I get about half way down and find a small prop aircraft had crashed into a face of rim rock. It had been there for a while because the ground was charred black. There were pieces of the controls and engine all over the place. Nothing in the cockpit was recognizable. The game warden assumed it was a drug plane from Mexico.
Posted By: BenBob

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/10/13 04:35 PM

In the early 60's, my grandparents bought a place on the Llano river north of Junction, Texas. On one of the bends in the river, there were some rapids and we were sitting in the water and fishing in the pool below the rapids. The fishing was slow and the day was hot, so we got to moving gravel and rocks in the water and came upon a solid bleached out horn that looked like it came from a cow. We kept digging and ended up digging out the skull of a buffalo that was missing the bottom jaw. The skull was bleached out and white like it had laid in the sun for a long time before it ended up in the river. At the time, there were no exotic animal ranches in the Hill Country that might have raised buffalo, so I wonder how a buffalo ended up in the Hill Country during that time.
Posted By: hook_n_line

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/10/13 07:08 PM

Me and my brother found a pink 3ft teddy bear hanging from a tree near a very old barn. Newspapers had 1956 on them. It was really creepy because from the distance we first saw it we couldn't tell what it was. We ct it down so it wouldn't freak anybody else out.
Posted By: Minotphil

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/10/13 07:29 PM

Originally Posted By: smh264
Air drops are calculated on this formula and it would be hard for anything dropped from 10k to 30k feet above the earth as being in a vacuum. When a skydiver freefalls, in a few seconds they fall about 1000 ft every 5.5 seconds. Do the math, this isn't in a vacuum. Terminal velocity is 32 fps per second. The reason for the increasing speed is that the mass must overcome whatever wind resistance there is - hence no vacuum.


I think its 174 fps.Not 32 FPS. At least thats the figure the USPS (United States Parachuting Association) uses.
Posted By: Trout-killer

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/10/13 09:42 PM

Originally Posted By: smh264
Air drops are calculated on this formula and it would be hard for anything dropped from 10k to 30k feet above the earth as being in a vacuum. When a skydiver freefalls, in a few seconds they fall about 1000 ft every 5.5 seconds. Do the math, this isn't in a vacuum. Terminal velocity is 32 fps per second. The reason for the increasing speed is that the mass must overcome whatever wind resistance there is - hence no vacuum.


Terminal velocity is not 32 fps. For some objects maybe but, not all. Objects ACCELERATE at 32 fps with out any resitance due to gravity. Meaning, in a "vacuum", their velocity will increase by 32 feet every second they fall. Wind resistance slows down acceleration to a point that the object is no longer accelerating. Terminal velocity is reached when the object is no longer accelerating and its speed remains constant.






Or something like that.
nidea

Now... back
Posted By: catwhacker

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/11/13 02:27 AM

I found a cistern in a corn field. I ended up at the bottom of it about 12 feet deep. Good thing I wasn't hunting alone or I would still be there. There was an old farm there at one time.
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/11/13 12:42 PM

Back in the late 90s my wife and I were leaving our lease in Kent cty. On the salt fork. We decided to leave after the morning hunt. There was an old, abandoned 2 story Victorian mansion that could be seen from the cty road. We had seen it many times but always at a distance. This particular afternoon we decided to find a different route to go home. After what seemed like an hour or so, we took a turn down a dirt road that led us right to the front of the mansion, it was creepy. My wife stayed in the truck while I went to investigate. A very wealthy rancher must have owned this house at one time as it had custom beadboard and wallpaper that had to have come from back east. As I made my way up an old creaky stairway I heard someone walking behind me, it was my wife, she was upset and scared. She said as I was walking into the house she could here someone walking on the gravel road behind her, but when she turned around there was no one there. She was freaking out. She told me she wanted to leave, NOW! As we walked out of the house and went around to the back I noticed an old covered well, the kind that had the crank above it. I tossed a rock in it and it was a few seconds before it hit bottom. I still wonder about that place and if someone had "dumped" something in that old well. There were definitely some type of "spirits" around that old house.
Posted By: TexasOutfitters

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/12/13 06:33 PM

Back in the 70's I was hunting as a teenager in ET and had wandered across a few hundred acres into thick woods, I came across a Volkswagon Beetle, sitting on blocks, painted green, with windshield removed. In front of it was a real nice patch of rye grass. This was before the corn feeder style of hunting and someone had a real nice spot set up. My dad and I used to see a giant buck every year, the old grandpa buck with a huge rack. Always hoped he would survive since he was so cool.

Also found a real spring with concrete cylinder built to hold the water and when our electricity would go out (water well with electric pump) I would take gallon jugs to the 'spring' and get water. Simpler times.
Posted By: batesdc

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/13/13 02:42 AM

Up in WA me and a buddy found a chainsaw half way in the tree stuck. It was there a year later.
Posted By: MO

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/13/13 02:36 PM

This is a close as I could steal with google

The rock falls a distance s
s = 1/2 (a)t^2
a = 32 feet per sec^2
In 6 seconds the rock would have fallen 576 feet but the sound would take about 1/2 second to get back to you as sound travels about 1,000 feet a second in air. The hole is about 480 feet deep.
1/2(32)(5.5^2) = 480 feet


MO
Posted By: ShootFromTheHip

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/15/13 04:38 PM

I found a Texas Horny Toad.
Posted By: smh264

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/15/13 05:23 PM

And if you will read what I posted, you will see I said terminal velocity is 32 fps per second; this gets an object to terminal velocity. 32 fps is not much. 32 fps per second is very quick acceleration.
Posted By: DocBailey

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/19/13 04:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Dirtymike
Originally Posted By: powerstroke
Found the ranchers daughter dooing the deed with her (GIRLFRIEND}. Hated to break that up!
Why would you I would of went and got a game cam.


rofl
Posted By: BayouGuy

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/20/13 01:13 AM

Leupold 8x50 binoculars right in the middle of a path on a wildlife management area. How the heck could a guy drop them and not know it?
Posted By: doublecexotics

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/21/13 11:11 PM

I found a swimming pool in the bottom of a canyon with pvc running out of it to some strange smelling plants. Turned around and never looked back.
Posted By: varmintslayer

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/28/13 09:23 PM

I haven't found much but glad I found this post! Wow! The most I've read in a long time! Can't put it down...
Posted By: colt.45

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/29/13 06:42 AM

think i know that place, the area hasn't turned into WMA land has it? if so VW still their..
Posted By: crstfr

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/30/13 02:33 PM

Originally Posted By: Old_Town
I have found a pile of arrowheads over the years. I used to look for them regularly. He are a few, mostly from our ranch in Brown County Texas.




looks like some of the points i find on my ranch in Fayette.

cool stuff
Posted By: crstfr

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/30/13 02:34 PM

Originally Posted By: MrRoachie
I found this arrowhead in my front yard after cutting a ditch for a water line. I found a gas tank off an old Sea King motor last week and what is funny, is that in 5 years you will need a boat and motor to be in the same area.




looks like a Nolan point~
Posted By: Pineywoods2theHood

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/30/13 03:07 PM

About ten years ago I was hunting in New Hampshire near the Maine border.



I found this old car, way up on a mountain top. To this day I cannot imagine how this car got up that terrain. It almost seemed as if a helicopter had dropped it there. No signs of a road, no signs of a trail. It was very steep to get into this area.
Posted By: crstfr

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/30/13 03:13 PM

Originally Posted By: BigLar
I came across a piece of petrified wood that I kicked and couldn't loosen. I came back with a shovel and dug for many hours and unearthed a huge petrified tree trunk full of what I think is amber.


i'd like to see a pic of that!.. cool find..
Posted By: HuntingTexas

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 04/30/13 03:29 PM

Originally Posted By: crstfr
Originally Posted By: BigLar
I came across a piece of petrified wood that I kicked and couldn't loosen. I came back with a shovel and dug for many hours and unearthed a huge petrified tree trunk full of what I think is amber.


i'd like to see a pic of that!.. cool find..

Very !!
Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/01/13 02:40 AM

Found a 1911 penny in the middle of a cow trail on our place. Very corroded but I managed to clean it enough to read the year.

Two kids spraying pear for us found the barrel and other iron parts of a really old musket on our place. I wonder if the guy lost it being chased by injuns.

We have the remains of an old model T too.

Also found a stripper clip full of 30'06 blanks one morning. Apparently the Fort Hood boys had some exercises out our way in the 60s.

My grandpa once found an old bell while digging a posthole. He carved a handle for it and cleaned it up. It has a really nice tone.
Posted By: Red D

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 07/01/13 02:43 PM

stir
Posted By: Mfloski

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 07/01/13 11:27 PM

the only thing that would make this thread more awesome......PICTURES!
Posted By: Stan Dalone

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 07/04/13 12:18 AM

About 20 yrs ago I was out scouting type 2 in Anderson county and found an old cabin remains with 3 graves all with the same day of death 1875.
In mid September 2001,first year on new lease so we were scouting the lay of the land. I spotted some thing hanging in a mesquite tree. I went to check it out and found out it was a weather balloon with a small styrofoam box with a very faded sticker on it saying when found return to any US post office. So the following Monday I took it to a post office in Garland. There was only 2 people working and 3 people behind me in line.
I explained that I found it and was following the instructions on it. Well they freaked out locked the doors and called the police. With in 2 minutes 3 police cars pull up, guns drawn, pointed at me and ordered me to the ground searched and handcuffed me. By then 5 more cruisers pulled up followed shortly by a fire truck and an ambulance. After a few minutes one of the workers came out and said she called a postal inspector who informed her it was a weather balloon instrument box and not a problem. She apologized, as did the police and they released me. Scared the crap out of me.
Posted By: Mfloski

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 07/04/13 02:36 AM

Originally Posted By: Stan Dalone
About 20 yrs ago I was out scouting type 2 in Anderson county and found an old cabin remains with 3 graves all with the same day of death 1875.
In mid September 2001,first year on new lease so we were scouting the lay of the land. I spotted some thing hanging in a mesquite tree. I went to check it out and found out it was a weather balloon with a small styrofoam box with a very faded sticker on it saying when found return to any US post office. So the following Monday I took it to a post office in Garland. There was only 2 people working and 3 people behind me in line.
I explained that I found it and was following the instructions on it. Well they freaked out locked the doors and called the police. With in 2 minutes 3 police cars pull up, guns drawn, pointed at me and ordered me to the ground searched and handcuffed me. By then 5 more cruisers pulled up followed shortly by a fire truck and an ambulance. After a few minutes one of the workers came out and said she called a postal inspector who informed her it was a weather balloon instrument box and not a problem. She apologized, as did the police and they released me. Scared the crap out of me.


That's the state of paranoia that we live in today! absolutley crazy. glad you didn't get shot.
Posted By: SapperTitan

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/14/13 04:43 PM

Bump for a good thread. Any new finds lately?
Posted By: Tumbleweeds

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/14/13 08:01 PM

I've found really old whiskey bottles from time to time.
Posted By: TxSandlot

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/17/13 06:23 PM

sitting in deer stand on one end of highline wire right of way. Small plane came flying in low and dropped and dark colored duffel bag. One minute later a 4-wheeler come from across the river and snatched up the bag. About a year later the guys finally got busted for drugs. Van Zandt boys still doing time in the pokey
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/17/13 07:04 PM

Dinosaur tracks on the Paluxy river near Glen Rose. They were way up in a limestone draw that fed into a crystal clear pool with a "Grotto". Went back a few weeks later with friends and couldn't find them, they filled in with mud from recent rains.
Posted By: Creekrunner

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/17/13 08:11 PM

Old medicine bottle, high up on a ridge outside Bozeman, MT. The bottle says such-and-such drugstore, Bozeman, MT. Must have been an old cowboy "doctoring" his ailments.

Back down here on a Texas deer lease the landowner asked me to help him pickup a garden tiller by one spot with a windmill, load it in his Jeep and take it to their garden at his house. We found his wife working in the garden ---buck nekid.
Posted By: luvpigmeet

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/18/13 02:29 AM

what I saw. A squirrel stand up, put one paw on a tree, cross his feet. I said if he pulls out a cigarette, I will quit hunting.
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/18/13 04:12 AM

Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
Old medicine bottle, high up on a ridge outside Bozeman, MT. The bottle says such-and-such drugstore, Bozeman, MT. Must have been an old cowboy "doctoring" his ailments.

Back down here on a Texas deer lease the landowner asked me to help him pickup a garden tiller by one spot with a windmill, load it in his Jeep and take it to their garden at his house. We found his wife working in the garden ---buck nekid.
That had to be a little awkward...Or not.
Posted By: C3 guide

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/18/13 05:26 AM

Friends leased a ranch for cattle in camp wood. We were dozing fence lines found a trail the Mexicans used followed it to a spring and a poorly erected rock building. Had maps and cots and candles. Called BP they busted several groups in a few weeks period of time.
Posted By: hook_n_line

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/18/13 01:37 PM

I found a motor cycle helmet in a dry creek about 3 miles from any roads. I was kind of scared to dig out of the sand in case someone was still wearing it.
Posted By: Schpanky

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/18/13 01:54 PM

Glad somebody resurrected this post....what a great read....

I've never found anything remotely interesting...either the lands I've been hunting have no historical significance or I am an obliviate when walking around the lease....
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/18/13 03:10 PM

Not hunting related but interesting nonetheless. A couple of years ago while walking one of my dogs on the shore of Whiterock lake, I saw a zippered purse floating near the old "Bathhouses". I got a long stick and fished it out. It had a wallet and young girls drivers license in it. I got back to the house, called information and remarkably got the phone number to the young Womans home. Intrigued, and wondering how this came to pass, I called. A man answered the phone. I introduced myself and told him what I had found. He was silent for a moment, then began to ask how I found it. He asked if he could meet me somewhere to pick up his daughters purse. I asked where he was located, he said in Richardson. Well, we live in Richardson also, so I said I could bring it to his house. I arrived about an hour later. This is where it gets freaky. It seems his daughter and a boyfriend had been drinking one rainy afternoon, left the bar and drove north on central expwy and pulled over on the SW corner of 635 and central. There is a creek right there, boyfriend was driving and blacked out, drove into the creek and their car washed down the creek. Somehow they escaped but he ended up on the opposite bank. In shock but alive, she started trying to make her way home, alone. When she got to what is now the "High five", a man jumped her and tried to rape her underneath the bridge. As he's telling me this my mouth is wide open. The would be rapist got a little too excited and splooged all over himself, then let her go. She ran up the service road in the rain, and a Richardson Cop stopped to help her, thank goodness. She was lucky to be alive. After he told me the story, he called "Amy", and told her that I had found her purse. She was crying uncontrollably on the other end of the line. I talked to her briefly and she told me thank you at least ten times. Her father told me that was the last time she had any alcohol.
Posted By: target1911

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/18/13 03:30 PM

Ummmm WOW!!!!
Posted By: CCBIRDDOGMAN

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/18/13 03:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Erathkid
Not hunting related but interesting nonetheless. A couple of years ago while walking one of my dogs on the shore of Whiterock lake, I saw a zippered purse floating near the old "Bathhouses". I got a long stick and fished it out. It had a wallet and young girls drivers license in it. I got back to the house, called information and remarkably got the phone number to the young Womans home. Intrigued, and wondering how this came to pass, I called. A man answered the phone. I introduced myself and told him what I had found. He was silent for a moment, then began to ask how I found it. He asked if he could meet me somewhere to pick up his daughters purse. I asked where he was located, he said in Richardson. Well, we live in Richardson also, so I said I could bring it to his house. I arrived about an hour later. This is where it gets freaky. It seems his daughter and a boyfriend had been drinking one rainy afternoon, left the bar and drove north on central expwy and pulled over on the SW corner of 635 and central. There is a creek right there, boyfriend was driving and blacked out, drove into the creek and their car washed down the creek. Somehow they escaped but he ended up on the opposite bank. In shock but alive, she started trying to make her way home, alone. When she got to what is now the "High five", a man jumped her and tried to rape her underneath the bridge. As he's telling me this my mouth is wide open. The would be rapist got a little too excited and splooged all over himself, then let her go. She ran up the service road in the rain, and a Richardson Cop stopped to help her, thank goodness. She was lucky to be alive. After he told me the story, he called "Amy", and told her that I had found her purse. She was crying uncontrollably on the other end of the line. I talked to her briefly and she told me thank you at least ten times. Her father told me that was the last time she had any alcohol.



that is crazy.
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/18/13 04:07 PM

It is crazy. It just so happened that I was showing some houses to a couple and I just had to tell them the story, since it happened just the day before. Wanting to repeat it EXACTLY as it was told to me, I didn't leave out the "Splooge" part. They freaked! The woman cried,"Oh my God". eeks333 At this point I realized TMI! They did buy a house from me though.
Posted By: Creekrunner

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/18/13 04:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Erathkid
It is crazy. It just so happened that I was showing some houses to a couple and I just had to tell them the story, since it happened just the day before. Wanting to repeat it EXACTLY as it was told to me, I didn't leave out the "Splooge" part. They freaked! The woman cried,"Oh my God". eeks333 At this point I realized TMI! They did buy a house from me though.


Now that sounds like something I would do. You must be one helluva realtor.
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/18/13 04:14 PM

I've probably talked more people OUT of buying, because I couldn't keep my mouth shut. bang
Posted By: CCBIRDDOGMAN

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/18/13 04:44 PM

LOL, I was thinking to myself, man that lady's dad sure did go into detail.
Posted By: Texas JB

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/18/13 04:45 PM

Found a arrow head under a oak tree in the Texas Hill Country
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/18/13 05:38 PM

Originally Posted By: CCBIRDDOGMAN
LOL, I was thinking to myself, man that lady's dad sure did go into detail.
He did, even offered me a cup of hot tea. I declined.
Posted By: target1911

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/18/13 11:15 PM

I can't believe the b/f going anywhere but to make sure his girl is safe. I wonder why he didn't help her out of the car and water and make sure she was safe. I hope she dumped the loser
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/18/13 11:43 PM

I'm sure they are no longer together. Drunks do stupid Shiite.
Posted By: bldarter

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/19/13 02:51 AM

When my Dad and I hunt quail up near Littlefield, we always hunt a small patch around a fallen in stuccoed over adobe constuction garage. We haven't seen a covey there in years, but we always stop there anyway. One year several years ago, my daughter was with us and my Dad found a heavy old ceramic Christmas ornament that resembles a pomegranate. It is one of the first ornaments we put on our Christmas tree each year.
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/19/13 11:18 PM

Cool. Lot of memories in that ornament.
Posted By: spibiggie

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/20/13 02:00 AM

Ok, I've spent the last couple of days reading through this thread. Great thread.

I'm going to add this one even though its not my story, in the sense that I didn't find it.

When I was a kid I used to hunt on a big ranch in Duval county. My dad met one of his best friends out there, and became one of mine as well. He was a guide at the time along with another guy. Well, this other guy saw something that he couldn't wait to tell. This was the late 70's, early 80's.

Story is, he was running his trap lines one morning and cut down a seldom used road on a hill that overlooked a lot of land. As he got out to reset his trap, he noticed a truck about 400 yards away. He got his binoculars, and could see that it was the ranch owners cousin and he had a deer in the back of his pickup. On closer inspection, he realized that he had the does leg up in the air, and his pants down around his knees, and he was trying to marry that thar deer. He couldn't stop laughing every time he told the story.

Still, to this day, when we see a doe run across the road, we say "There goes (omitted)'s girlfriend!"

This sounds like a yarn, I know, but knowing the players involved...I very much believe it to be true. If nothing else, it makes for a helluva campfire story.
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/20/13 02:33 AM

Kinky. banana peep
Posted By: Dry Fire

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/20/13 12:53 PM

We just moved to a new ranch south of Merkel. On a recent scouting trip, one of the guys found a old leg trap. When I setup my feeder in what I thought was a very remote location, I found a old metal tower blind that had blown over. It was one that was welded, not bolted together. We have no idea how someone got that blind to that location without using a helicopter. Can't wait until after deer season so I can hunt it for arrowheads.
Posted By: crstfr

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/20/13 01:28 PM

man..bangin the dead doe....wow.... .

great thread!!!.. .i love reading these stories... even as weird as some are!!!
Posted By: 007hunters son

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/20/13 04:36 PM

Originally Posted By: spibiggie
Ok, I've spent the last couple of days reading through this thread. Great thread.

I'm going to add this one even though its not my story, in the sense that I didn't find it.

When I was a kid I used to hunt on a big ranch in Duval county. My dad met one of his best friends out there, and became one of mine as well. He was a guide at the time along with another guy. Well, this other guy saw something that he couldn't wait to tell. This was the late 70's, early 80's.

Story is, he was running his trap lines one morning and cut down a seldom used road on a hill that overlooked a lot of land. As he got out to reset his trap, he noticed a truck about 400 yards away. He got his binoculars, and could see that it was the ranch owners cousin and he had a deer in the back of his pickup. On closer inspection, he realized that he had the does leg up in the air, and his pants down around his knees, and he was trying to marry that thar deer. He couldn't stop laughing every time he told the story.

Still, to this day, when we see a doe run across the road, we say "There goes (omitted)'s girlfriend!"

This sounds like a yarn, I know, but knowing the players involved...I very much believe it to be true. If nothing else, it makes for a helluva campfire story.
barf
Posted By: Drop 1

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/20/13 07:57 PM

I found parts of an old model t ford, I have found old snares, claw foot traps found a few sheds, tons of horse shoes& many old mason jars. I have yet to find an old gun
Posted By: Sutto

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/20/13 08:11 PM

When I was a kid I found an old feed trough full of dirty magazines. I piled so many on the seat of my Honda 70 that I could barley reach the footpegs!!!! Boy, I was the hit of the neighborhood!!! lol
Posted By: FoxTrot

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/20/13 08:30 PM

Originally Posted By: spibiggie
Ok, I've spent the last couple of days reading through this thread. Great thread.

I'm going to add this one even though its not my story, in the sense that I didn't find it.

When I was a kid I used to hunt on a big ranch in Duval county. My dad met one of his best friends out there, and became one of mine as well. He was a guide at the time along with another guy. Well, this other guy saw something that he couldn't wait to tell. This was the late 70's, early 80's.

Story is, he was running his trap lines one morning and cut down a seldom used road on a hill that overlooked a lot of land. As he got out to reset his trap, he noticed a truck about 400 yards away. He got his binoculars, and could see that it was the ranch owners cousin and he had a deer in the back of his pickup. On closer inspection, he realized that he had the does leg up in the air, and his pants down around his knees, and he was trying to marry that thar deer. He couldn't stop laughing every time he told the story.

Still, to this day, when we see a doe run across the road, we say "There goes (omitted)'s girlfriend!"

This sounds like a yarn, I know, but knowing the players involved...I very much believe it to be true. If nothing else, it makes for a helluva campfire story.


Ive got a very similar story.

Owner of a farm in Illinois that I hunt has a friend. This said friend shoot s adeer every time he goes in the woods. Im not joking. He kills 70-80 deer a year between 10 states. He pulls a trailer with a freezer and a mobile processing station. He leaves his house in the middle of Oct and doesnt return until the middle of January.

Anyways....Landowner was curious to see what else this guy was doing since he was killing so many deer and he followed him in one evening and set up about 100 yards away. Friend shoots 1st doe that comes through and then "nails" it on the ground too.

Landowner has this on video. Friend also admits to doing this and being caught by the landowner so that makes me believe it a little more. I refuse to watch the video.

Friends reply to all of this is....It gets lonely when you dont have your wife with you for 3 months.
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/21/13 02:53 AM

Originally Posted By: Sutto
When I was a kid I found an old feed trough full of dirty magazines. I piled so many on the seat of my Honda 70 that I could barley reach the footpegs!!!! Boy, I was the hit of the neighborhood!!! lol
I bet you were, Sutto. nuts
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/21/13 03:01 AM

These guys must have tiny wieners.
Posted By: hoof n wings

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/21/13 08:33 PM

I found some old glass bottles in what I guess was a trash pile.
One is brown, about a the size of a 40oz beer bottle and says "Federal law forbids sale" on one side and "Or re - use of this bottle". Another clear square shaped one with a rode print.
If someone knows something about bottles send me a PM and I'll send pics
Posted By: HuntingTexas

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/22/13 06:54 PM

best thread ever
Posted By: Anthony Cole

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/23/13 03:55 AM

One frosty morning I climbed a tree with my climbing stand and waited for daylight. The morning was sunny and warming quickly. As it got warmer I noticed alot of flying insects, then I could hear alot of humming. Soon , yellow jackets were swarming all around, and I noticed them coming out of a hole in the tree, below me. I was trapped. Ended up I had to bail out of the stand without a parachute. I survived the jump, then had to get a very long branch to knock down the stand. Naturally the stand dropped right on the hole, and the bees chased me thru a cornfield. Waited for them to calm down and knocked the stand to the ground and got the he?? out of there. It was not a very good morning hunt, to say the least.
Posted By: FreerOrBust

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/23/13 03:58 AM

Can't remember if I posted this earlier but when I was way younger I found a full set of womans clothing. Wasn't old enough to know what that probably meant...
Posted By: ryorgensen

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/23/13 04:14 AM

2 new climbing stands and a camera as well! Close to our back fence near a road. I hate poachers! But I did get some good stuff that year...they never came poaching there .
Posted By: Son of a Blitch

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/02/13 07:56 PM

Found a metal arrow, intact, and one that was mangled (and possibly hit its target), next to a 1730 Spanish coin in far west Texas. Marked the spot and planned to go back someday with a metal detector to see what I could find.
(pics on a different computer)

Found hundreds of arrowheads. Here's a few:


My friend found this in a cave and gave it to me as a gift years ago:


I've found hundreds of backpacks full of clothes, empty water bottles, and some very cheap mexican liquor at our place in Dimmit country throughout the years.

I found a rangefinder that someone lost 3 years previous, while walking around the ranch. Still worked!

I'm sure I'll think of others...

This is an amazing thread!
Posted By: MMTX

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/03/13 01:27 AM

Tampons

Just saying

Left them where they were
Posted By: Dr. Jim

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/03/13 03:01 AM

I have found a steel trap with a Badger foot still attached, fossilized, near Sanderson. A baloon from El Paso near Alpine,
a Rooter, a large Shunk relative, in the Hill Country back in the early 80's. JEM
Posted By: cannon9

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/27/13 03:28 AM

bump for a good thread
Posted By: Huntsmanda

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/27/13 05:06 AM

Originally Posted By: cannon9
bump for a good thread


Good bump!

I can't remember if I posted this before but when the Space Shuttle Columbia broke up over east Texas there were groups of people sent into the woods to map and recover the various parts. While searching they found a lot of stills, illegal grow operations and according to a friend, several "major" crime scenes. One thing they found "several miles from the nearest road" was a skeleton duct taped to a tree.
Posted By: target1911

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/27/13 07:08 AM

Originally Posted By: Huntsmanda
Originally Posted By: cannon9
bump for a good thread


Good bump!

I can't remember if I posted this before but when the Space Shuttle Columbia broke up over east Texas there were groups of people sent into the woods to map and recover the various parts. While searching they found a lot of stills, illegal grow operations and according to a friend, several "major" crime scenes. One thing they found "several miles from the nearest road" was a skeleton duct taped to a tree.


eeks333 bolt
Posted By: camartin

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/27/13 04:04 PM

not everyone mounts bucks only bolt
Posted By: Buckenvy

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/28/13 02:38 PM

I found a 45 colt civil war pistol all rusted up while making a mock scrap
Posted By: 817cd

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/28/13 05:45 PM

That is really cool wish I had found it^ I put up a bow blind in an area I also thought was remote. 15 feet in the air the second or third time I ever sat there looking up in the trees was tractor seat mounted on top a tree branch. It was about 20 feet higher in the old oak tree than I was. Who knows how old it was good to know someone else thought it was a good spot.
Posted By: tShawnB

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/28/13 08:41 PM

I have not really found anything unusual, but I have seen UFO's. I have seen a large flying object moving slowly close enough to the ground that I could see a greenish/blue tint coming from what I assumed to be windows.......little or no sound. I have seen (on the same lease) an object of some sort hovering and then making twist and turns fairly close to the ground before disappearing that no aircraft in the US that I know of anyway is capable of. And yes, I was sober. The first object I saw was by myself, but two other lease buddies saw the same type object the week before and another lease buddy was with me and witnessed the second object which we first both thought was a helicopter until it started diving and darting.
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/28/13 09:31 PM

Originally Posted By: tShawnB
I have not really found anything unusual, but I have seen UFO's. I have seen a large flying object moving slowly close enough to the ground that I could see a greenish/blue tint coming from what I assumed to be windows.......little or no sound. I have seen (on the same lease) an object of some sort hovering and then making twist and turns fairly close to the ground before disappearing that no aircraft in the US that I know of anyway is capable of. And yes, I was sober. The first object I saw was by myself, but two other lease buddies saw the same type object the week before and another lease buddy was with me and witnessed the second object which we first both thought was a helicopter until it started diving and darting.
Was this near Stephenville? Check out youtube, 'Stephenville UFO's'.
Posted By: tShawnB

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/29/13 02:04 PM

No, Panhandle and all three sighting at night. It was the same year, 2009 and haven't seen anything like it since.
Posted By: colt.45

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/29/13 05:38 PM

sitting in my bowstand, nothing moveing, heard sound, so imitaded it, back an forth it went, finaly an owl landed in tree next to we chatted for awhile, it finaly flew off. found a friend, flag
Posted By: skinnerback

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/29/13 05:55 PM

Have found illegal immigrants while out hunting, no bs
Posted By: Txhuntr2

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/29/13 06:28 PM

Found my wedding ring the day after losing it. Was digging frost out of the freezer outside bare handed then shook my hands in pain. Noticed my ring was gone a little later. Walked up and down path to my deer stand at night then searched camp. Didn't find it till next morning. It flew about 20 yards. Thought I was gonna have to explain to my wife of less than a year I lost my ring.
Posted By: colt.45

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/29/13 07:37 PM

popcorn okay shes gone, how did ya realy loose your ring, ops her she comes bolt
Posted By: bldarter

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/29/13 08:03 PM

Originally Posted By: tShawnB
I have not really found anything unusual, but I have seen UFO's. I have seen a large flying object moving slowly close enough to the ground that I could see a greenish/blue tint coming from what I assumed to be windows.......little or no sound. I have seen (on the same lease) an object of some sort hovering and then making twist and turns fairly close to the ground before disappearing that no aircraft in the US that I know of anyway is capable of. And yes, I was sober. The first object I saw was by myself, but two other lease buddies saw the same type object the week before and another lease buddy was with me and witnessed the second object which we first both thought was a helicopter until it started diving and darting.


I think your buddies may have used the "laundry bag" UFO trick on you.

http://tucsoncitizen.com/view-from-baja-...ucson-in-1960s/

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread299865/pg1
Posted By: banderapass1

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/29/13 08:37 PM

Black powder cap and ball colt revolver .36 caliber pistol.
The pistol was rusted solid..the grips were like powder rotted wood.it was loaded and the hammer was pulled back.

I found it when I was a boy in the 1960's in Juno,Tx.

I was sitting on a rock ledge over looking a canyon deer hunting..I happened to look down into the large rock I was sitting on that had a large long wide crack along it.I saw a rusted thing towards the bottom of the crack in the rock at the ground line.I climbed down the rock to the ground.I was able to dig under the rock crack at the soil line and pull it out that way..I still have that old thing..still rusted solid..you can see the lead balls in the cylinder.
Posted By: panch0

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/29/13 09:28 PM

Glad to see this thread is still going! Great stories guys, keep em coming!
Posted By: djs303

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/30/13 05:17 AM

Was tracking a deer and walked up on an 6 foot airplane prop. Have no clue where it came from, appeared to have been there a while. no reports of any crashes or anything.
Posted By: HornSlayer

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/30/13 01:08 PM

There were several WASP trainer centers for woman pilots in Texas during the wars. Maybe, that's where it came from as they would not publish crashes because of political correctness issues of the time.
Posted By: crstfr

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/30/13 02:02 PM

Originally Posted By: panch0
Glad to see this thread is still going! Great stories guys, keep em coming!


+2..
Posted By: Duck Sausage

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/30/13 02:59 PM

dirty magazines...in my stand...and no, they weren't mine!

I'm talking TRASHY....the first three or four times I flipped through them I was shocked!
Anyway, I dont want to throw them out because they're not mine and it wouldnt be right...LOL
I think some buddies on the lease are paying me back for some pranks played last season...
Posted By: jcneef

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/31/13 04:09 AM

Multiple horse shoes... rancher says he has never had horses out there and he has owned it for 25 years.... just makes you wonder about all the cowboys who used to roam these lands we all hunt....
Posted By: Buckenvy

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/31/13 11:23 AM

Me and the Father inlaw found an OLD Elk Shed 7 point in Webster county Iowa while pheasant hunting....there is no Elk in Iowa!
Posted By: Beckett

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/04/13 10:10 PM

Brother and I were poking around a creepy, abandoned "seasonal worker" home on the edge of our property when we were teenagers. Found an old stove inside the house so I pulled open the warmer drawer to see if the prior occupants left any cool stuff inside.

When I cracked the drawer, two ringtail cats leapt out and made a run for it. Pretty sure I pissed my pants.
Posted By: Kyle Ski

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/08/13 06:08 PM

AWESOME thread. great reader please keep it alive. wish I could find some of this cool stuff.
Posted By: 70elcamino

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/09/13 03:04 AM

very interesting to read.
Posted By: msryrs

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/09/13 03:32 AM

I've found a large lock blade pocket knife on the lease. A box of .243 shells and rattling horns in my stand, a rusted pair of fencing pliers in an old barn on another lease and a $20.00 bill between some rocks at a lake.
Posted By: Mathp

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/09/13 04:26 PM

I found a couple of very old car hoods on my lease in heavy cover last year
Posted By: iluv2hunt

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/24/13 07:36 AM

Originally Posted By: nice shot
While hunting with the family we have found numerous Indian arrow heads, spear heads, and other tools.

While hunting at work I have seen: 1000's of illegal aliens, 10's of thousands of pounds of marijuana, maybe a hundred pounds of coke, guns, knives, ID cards, wallets chocked full of money, crashed cars, burglarized hunting cabins, mutilated calves and deer, poachers (yes in the act, yes I arrested them. . . no they werent happy), saved a couple of lives, had a helicopted pin people down while I rode in like the cavalry on my ATV, raided hotel rooms / houses. . . and a couple antler sheds.
Sounds like a fun but risky job. Kudos to you for protecting our border. Thanks
Posted By: iluv2hunt

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/24/13 08:39 AM

About 8 or 9 years ago I hunted in Mills County just south of Mullin about 7 miles south. The spot I was hunting overlooked a flat. I was setting in a grove of live oak trees late one evening and a little before dusk a huge owl lands in the top of the tree I'm setting under and I sat there and watched him for at least a couple minutes. Down in the flat about 75 yards away another huge owl land in an oak tree. about 45 seconds later both owls take flight towards each other and meet in mid air and go to fighting in mid air like 2 fighting roosters. The fight lasted about 20 seconds or so and the smaller of the 2 darts down toward the ground and flies off as he was getting his butt kicked by the bigger owl. The bigger owl that landed in the tree I was setting under was close to 2 feet tall. That was the most amazing thing I have ever seen while hunting.
Posted By: hoof n wings

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/25/13 12:54 AM

Have you ever tried a live one? sheesssh! muyloco
Originally Posted By: crstfr
man..bangin the dead doe....wow.... .

great thread!!!.. .i love reading these stories... even as weird as some are!!!
Posted By: TX35

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/25/13 03:58 PM

Originally Posted By: spibiggie
Ok, I've spent the last couple of days reading through this thread. Great thread.

I'm going to add this one even though its not my story, in the sense that I didn't find it.

When I was a kid I used to hunt on a big ranch in Duval county. My dad met one of his best friends out there, and became one of mine as well. He was a guide at the time along with another guy. Well, this other guy saw something that he couldn't wait to tell. This was the late 70's, early 80's.

Story is, he was running his trap lines one morning and cut down a seldom used road on a hill that overlooked a lot of land. As he got out to reset his trap, he noticed a truck about 400 yards away. He got his binoculars, and could see that it was the ranch owners cousin and he had a deer in the back of his pickup. On closer inspection, he realized that he had the does leg up in the air, and his pants down around his knees, and he was trying to marry that thar deer. He couldn't stop laughing every time he told the story.

Still, to this day, when we see a doe run across the road, we say "There goes (omitted)'s girlfriend!"

This sounds like a yarn, I know, but knowing the players involved...I very much believe it to be true. If nothing else, it makes for a helluva campfire story.


That's just sick!!!
Posted By: Geezer Ranger

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/25/13 04:19 PM

Several years ago while hunting turkey near Alvarado, TX I found an old cemetery hidden in the woods and surrounded by a cast iron fence. It was all grown up in weeds and there was no road leading to the site. There were around 16 graves in the enclosed area. Checking the grave stones revealed that all died during the winter of 1903 within days of each other and most were women, children and old people. Most had the same last name. I would guess they came from a farming family that died from influenza or typhoid. Really makes you think how tough those times were.
Posted By: Geezer Ranger

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/25/13 04:25 PM

Also, while trout fishing Beaver Creek near Fairplay, Colorado, I did a one legger down a beaver hole. As I was pulling myself out I heard a bleating noise right next to me. Searching around I found a full grown sheep down in one of the beaver holes. It took my Dad and I quite a while to get that struggling sheep out of the hole. When finally freed from the hole the sheep ran off without so much as a thank you. It did leave quite a few poop pellets as he left. Now that is gratitude for you.
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/25/13 06:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Geezer Ranger
Several years ago while hunting turkey near Alvarado, TX I found an old cemetery hidden in the woods and surrounded by a cast iron fence. It was all grown up in weeds and there was no road leading to the site. There were around 16 graves in the enclosed area. Checking the grave stones revealed that all died during the winter of 1903 within days of each other and most were women, children and old people. Most had the same last name. I would guess they came from a farming family that died from influenza or typhoid. Really makes you think how tough those times were.
Reminds me of a cemetery I found in Denton county. A family was buried there that had 5 Sons, all had died on the days they were born. Hard times for sure. I can only imagine how heartbreaking it was for Mother and Father. Tombstones were from the late 1800s.
Posted By: FoxTrot

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/25/13 07:48 PM

Duece12 and I were fishing last spring out at the lake. We had been there several hours and catching quite a few good fish. We were fishing ont he bank...actually in about ankle deep water. We had been fishing in our respective spots for the entire morning. We were 40-50ft away from each other. For some reason, I looked down and noticed a flash int he water between my feet. I bent down and picked it up. It was a ring. It looked really familiar. I asked Duece if he had lost his wedding ring and he said no as he looked at his hand. Thats when he realized his was gone and I was holding it in my hand.

He never stood where I was and he was casting out twd the lake, not twd me. Weird thing but he was very happy that I found his ring.

Now, if we could have found that fish that jerked my rod in the water...
Posted By: DENTPUSHA

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/26/13 02:41 PM

Originally Posted By: TX35
Originally Posted By: spibiggie
Ok, I've spent the last couple of days reading through this thread. Great thread.

I'm going to add this one even though its not my story, in the sense that I didn't find it.

When I was a kid I used to hunt on a big ranch in Duval county. My dad met one of his best friends out there, and became one of mine as well. He was a guide at the time along with another guy. Well, this other guy saw something that he couldn't wait to tell. This was the late 70's, early 80's.

Story is, he was running his trap lines one morning and cut down a seldom used road on a hill that overlooked a lot of land. As he got out to reset his trap, he noticed a truck about 400 yards away. He got his binoculars, and could see that it was the ranch owners cousin and he had a deer in the back of his pickup. On closer inspection, he realized that he had the does leg up in the air, and his pants down around his knees, and he was trying to marry that thar deer. He couldn't stop laughing every time he told the story.

Still, to this day, when we see a doe run across the road, we say "There goes (omitted)'s girlfriend!"

This sounds like a yarn, I know, but knowing the players involved...I very much believe it to be true. If nothing else, it makes for a helluva campfire story.


That's just sick!!!



What's the big deal? Is there a diff way to clean a deer?
Posted By: SapperTitan

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 06/14/14 04:17 AM

Bump. Anyone find anything cool this past season.
Posted By: Seadog

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 06/14/14 05:49 AM

My sanity!!!
Posted By: Bbear

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 06/14/14 06:41 PM

In 2005 on a BP hunt in the Gore range in Colorado, my BNL found an old H&R 32 top-break nickel plated pistol. It didn't function. The last patent date was around 1904 or 5. He called the sheriff's dept. and turned it in. Later that year he got the gun back. Seems the sheriff couldn't find any crime to attach it to except for one old timer that said in the 'teens, some guy got chased by a posse for killing some guy with a 32 cal pistol. Case closed.

Near Victoria myself and friend were walking on his lease road and found a tennis shoe with a bloody foot in it. Called the sheriff's. Two weeks later the found the body dumped on the side of a road about 15 miles away. Seems a plane landed on the lease to dump drugs and somehow someone got their foot chopped off in the prop. His 'buddy's' took the rest of the body away and dumped it when he passed.

We had a lease near Georgetown and found the remains of a Winchester 9422 Mag. The stock had been cut off right behind the lever and the barrel was cut off about 8" in front of the chamber. Called the sheriff there and he let us keep it since it was rusted shut and no way to find a serial #
Posted By: LarryT

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 06/22/14 04:19 PM

Few years ago in Cherokee county I found an old hatchet head on the bank of a spring fed creek.
Just wanted to bump the post
Posted By: Hollerpoint

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 06/22/14 11:48 PM

Just found some nice arrowheads is all
Posted By: mow

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 06/26/14 03:17 AM

a naked woman..really when i was 15..was coon hunting in wise county..me and my uncle were walking down an old gravel road..passed by an old farm house..there was a big plate glass window in the front..the light was on inside..and as we approached..a woman was exercising in the front room..totally nude..we stared at her..but kept waslking..as we got to our truck..i had a 30-30 deer rifle with an old3x9 scope..as we drove back by..needless to say i had it it on full power
Posted By: target1911

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 06/27/14 11:38 AM

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found a this goofy cat at the lease last year.

This how I found my foot after my tower stand blew over. Not a fun trip.
Posted By: SapperTitan

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/24/14 12:55 AM

Anyone found anything cool while dove hunting or out scouting this year?
Posted By: skinnerback

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/24/14 02:58 AM

Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Anyone found anything cool while dove hunting or out scouting this year?


Not this year, only other peoples trash that I pick up.
Posted By: 7ARanch

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/24/14 05:31 PM

While fishing Lake Fork several years ago I found a dead guy who it turned out had been missing a month of more. Several mini balls at Ft Sill when I was in Arty school years ago.
Posted By: DeadRooster

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/24/14 09:21 PM

Someone in the future, 50 years from now, will start a thread like this and tell his hunting buddies about the "old iPhone" he found out on this property near Goldthwaite. But it was new to me when I lost it... bang
Posted By: Sparky45

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/24/14 11:01 PM

Originally Posted By: 7ARanch
While fishing Lake Fork several years ago I found a dead guy who it turned out had beenmissing a month of more....


ok we need more information on the dead guy
Posted By: 7ARanch

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/25/14 12:55 AM

Actually not that much to tell. I was pre-fishing for a tournament in Feb of '95 or 96 and had one of my Marines and his father in law with me. We were working an old fence row flipping jigs as I recall and I noticed a brown Carhart suit floating in front of us. My only thought at the time was "cool" I've been wanting one of those. As we came up on it I could see his head and hair floating around it in the water. This was pre-cell phone days for me. There were some people fishing at a boat ramp not too far off so I went over and asked if they had a phone or could go across the road to call the game warden. They then told me someone had just stopped by a little while ago asking if anyone had seen a body floating in the water. It was probably someone from his family. I waited for the GW, he told me the guy's name was Raymond and he had been missing for a month or more. He had been out by himself in a small aluminum boat, probably hit a submerged stump. No life jacket but if he went in in Jan probably wouldn't have mattered since hypothermia would have gotten him anyway. Sad for the family but at least they got his remains back. I've told some really bad jokes about it over the years...
Posted By: Texsun

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/25/14 01:34 AM

Originally Posted By: banderapass1
Black powder cap and ball colt revolver .36 caliber pistol.
The pistol was rusted solid..the grips were like powder rotted wood.it was loaded and the hammer was pulled back.

I found it when I was a boy in the 1960's in Juno,Tx.

I was sitting on a rock ledge over looking a canyon deer hunting..I happened to look down into the large rock I was sitting on that had a large long wide crack along it.I saw a rusted thing towards the bottom of the crack in the rock at the ground line.I climbed down the rock to the ground.I was able to dig under the rock crack at the soil line and pull it out that way..I still have that old thing..still rusted solid..you can see the lead balls in the cylinder.



Pic?
Posted By: Sparky45

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/25/14 01:24 PM

Originally Posted By: 7ARanch
Actually not that much to tell. I was pre-fishing for a tournament in Feb of '95 or 96 and had one of my Marines and his father in law with me. We were working an old fence row flipping jigs as I recall and I noticed a brown Carhart suit floating in front of us. My only thought at the time was "cool" I've been wanting one of those. As we came up on it I could see his head and hair floating around it in the water. This was pre-cell phone days for me. There were some people fishing at a boat ramp not too far off so I went over and asked if they had a phone or could go across the road to call the game warden. They then told me someone had just stopped by a little while ago asking if anyone had seen a body floating in the water. It was probably someone from his family. I waited for the GW, he told me the guy's name was Raymond and he had been missing for a month or more. He had been out by himself in a small aluminum boat, probably hit a submerged stump. No life jacket but if he went in in Jan probably wouldn't have mattered since hypothermia would have gotten him anyway. Sad for the family but at least they got his remains back. I've told some really bad jokes about it over the years...


still an interesting story. I was thinking maybe you had hooked into a body with your rig and found him that way.
eek2
Posted By: kry226

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/25/14 03:14 PM

Opening day 2006, Fort Campbell. I had just recently returned from Iraq and I had gotten to my stand pretty early. I had some time to let things get quiet while it was still dark, so I closed my eyes and bowed my head and prayed. You see, I had a friend who was still in Iraq that was due to come home soon, but he wasn't planning on actually going home to his family. He intended to leave them.

So there in the cool still of the morning I prayed for him and his family that they would be reunited.

About 30 seconds after saying "Amen", I hear this owl about 50 yards behind me light up screeching like crazy, and he was LOUD. Immediately after, an owl about 50 yards to my front returned with a very loud screech of his own. They begin this back and forth argument that lasted a couple of minutes, and then I hear and feel a THUD. The owl from behind me lands in my tree not three feet above my head and continues to screech like crazy. By this time my ears are ringing.

I hear something fall but do not think anything of it as it is still pretty dark.

All of a sudden the screeching stops and this owl takes flight from my tree and I can see his silhouette as he's flying away to my left. Then it hits me. The wind from the owl's wings hits me right in the face and almost takes my hat off. I sit there until sun-up reflecting on what just happened.

As it gets lighter, I see something white on my 870 shotgun that was lying across the rails on my climber. The owl had crapped on my shotgun! I cleaned it up with some baby wipes that I always take to the woods with me and hunted the rest of the morning and didn't kill anything.

My buddy comes home and despite my pleading with him and continued prayer, he divorces his wife.

As I looked back on this later, and while I still don't have all of it figured out, I came to realize that God has a sense of humor sometimes when he answers (or doesn't answer) prayers. But I found something else in the woods that morning. I left the woods knowing what the breath of God feels like. I'll never forget it as long as I live, and in that exact moment, it was actually one of the most peaceful feelings I've ever had. angel
Posted By: StraitShot

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/26/14 05:25 PM

Cool story... well told... thanks for sharing it... paw
Posted By: kry226

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/26/14 07:01 PM

Originally Posted By: StraitShot
Cool story... well told... thanks for sharing it... paw


Thanks, brother! smile
Posted By: 603Country

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/27/14 02:15 PM

I might have already mentioned this, but don't want to read every page. Back in the 1960's I was slowly stalking down a shallow muddy creek , on family land, when right in front of me was an old hunting arrow, stuck deeply in a tree. Had a wooden shaft and had obviously been there for a long time. Shaft was bent downward, due I guess to it's weight. I still have it. I took it around to everyone I could think of, but nobody had an arrow like that, and nobody had bow hunted that area since bow hunting was a rather new sport back then.
Posted By: KS 196 6/8

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/27/14 08:58 PM

I found my way home and back to work to post this post.

roflmao
Posted By: hoof n wings

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/29/14 12:33 AM

I remember the story. Any new pics or update?
Originally Posted By: target1911


This how I found my foot after my tower stand blew over. Not a fun trip.
Posted By: ccreyeder

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/29/14 12:42 AM

Last year, while walking around a spot on a hill that I have hunted from for years, looked down and found a rock carved with "Charlie 1860" on it

Have a pic somewhere on my phone...
Posted By: 77-Style

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/03/14 02:24 PM

wow
Posted By: gunnut81

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/05/14 04:55 AM

My cousin and I were filling feeders on my ranch back in March and decided to go check on my crazy neighbor who lived out there and no one had seen in several months and found his body he was laying in his bed and had been dead for 3-4 months but no one had noticed or cared personally I think most the people who knew him were just enjoying not having him around and figured he was just hiding out because he had a warrant for dwi.
Posted By: ParkCountyElkDestroyer

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/05/14 07:01 AM

Here is my story, but it is not that good....

At the farm in Wyoming, there are two different homestead areas. One has an old house from 1930 something with several barns and garages around it. One barn had an old queen size mattress laying down in it with a huge painting of Sacajawea hung above it. I have gone into that barn a million times and always figured some funny business had probably gone down in that barn. Well one day I looked up and slung up on the rafters of the barn was a pair of women's satin panties. Our farm is just a mile or two outside of town so for all I know, the high schoolers in town are romping in our barn when we aren't in town. The mattress and painting were there since the previous owners, but I'm 99% sure the panties were not.

Posted By: retfuz

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/07/14 05:17 PM

Eeeeeeeeewwwwwwwww
Posted By: dawgkllr

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/07/14 06:16 PM

Is that a skid mark showin thru!?! bolt
Posted By: hoof n wings

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/07/14 10:33 PM

It's a mark..... just not from skidding roflmao
Originally Posted By: dawgkllr
Is that a skid mark showin thru!?! bolt
Posted By: Texsun

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/08/14 02:35 AM

Originally Posted By: ccreyeder
Last year, while walking around a spot on a hill that I have hunted from for years, looked down and found a rock carved with "Charlie 1860" on it

Have a pic somewhere on my phone...



Post it!
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/08/14 03:55 AM

Those panties look like something from "Miss Kitty's", circa 1870 confused2
Posted By: colt.45

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/08/14 04:35 AM

peep i found some squash poop bolt flag
Posted By: Pope&Young

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/08/14 09:44 PM

eek2 Hope the panties had time to air out barf
Posted By: ccreyeder

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/09/14 11:01 PM

Originally Posted By: Texsun
Originally Posted By: ccreyeder
Last year, while walking around a spot on a hill that I have hunted from for years, looked down and found a rock carved with "Charlie 1860" on it

Have a pic somewhere on my phone...



Post it!

Here it is. It was pretty faded and didn't show up very well on camera so we tried rubbing dirt in the name and shaded the date with a pencil...
Posted By: hovercat

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/10/14 05:25 AM

That inscription needs a rubbing done. Like folks do on old grave markers, which that might very well be.
Posted By: yeahbuddy

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/10/14 04:46 PM

Originally Posted By: warrington
we were hunting in Llano back in the early 90s. Last weekend of the season I decided to hunt on a track of land away from camp that no one uses. Decided to head up and check my feeder Friday evening before hunting Sat to make sure the feeder was running. We pulled up around 5 pm and underneath our feeder was a small vehicle. My first thought was someone was loading up a deer that they had just shot. Pulled up beside it and there was a man in the front seat with the window down. My dad said wait here I will go talk to him. MY dad rounds the front of the truck and turns ghostly white, not good for a man already have had a heart attack. THe man had shot himself in the head with the gun still in his hand in the other seat. It had to have been within the last couple of days. Luckly I did not go to the standin the moring at dark, this would have been horrific at 6 am. Come to find out supposedly he was a gay man from Georgetown that had recently split with his boy friend. I keep thinking what would have happened if I would not have decided to go to that stand that weekend. No one would have been by there for the next 5 months.


That might take the cake right there gentlmen...
Posted By: yeahbuddy

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/10/14 05:06 PM

I found what looks to be a human femur (leg bone) the other day scouting a deer spot. It looked really old so I'm sure it was from an old grave from back in the day that was uncovered in some recent heavy rains. I probably should have called someone though
Posted By: HuntingTexas

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/15/14 02:02 AM

bump for an epic thread
Posted By: Simple Searcher

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/15/14 02:18 AM

When my oldest daughter was 12 (15 years ago) we found a cave tucked away on a hillside. With flashlights in hand we went exploring. We found that the cave went straight back into the hill for about 50 ft, then it went straight down, a big hole about 30 ft deep. After a trip to the store for rope and wood, we fashioned a pretty cool rope ladder and made it to the bottom of the hole.
There was a hug round rock there that the initials "JAM 27" scratched in it (no way to know if it was 1827 or 1927 or even someones age. My daughter carefully added her mark with the unknown stranger's, it now has MCM 1999 under the original inscription. As her initials are the roman numeral for 1900, it will add another puzzle for a future spelunker.
Posted By: yeahbuddy

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/15/14 06:36 PM

Originally Posted By: LarryT
I did take the pistol to a gun show years ago in Wichita Falls. They all wanted to buy it but couldnt price it. The silver on the lock plate has like a zigzag etch around it. with the staff thing in the center. the staff has feathers hanging from the top. there are 3 diamonds on each side of the barrel o & the opposite side of the lock plate is missing. Real cool. I guessed it is about a .32 or .36 caliber.



Pics?
Posted By: Gacman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/16/14 04:31 PM

Originally Posted By: yeahbuddy
Originally Posted By: LarryT
I did take the pistol to a gun show years ago in Wichita Falls. They all wanted to buy it but couldnt price it. The silver on the lock plate has like a zigzag etch around it. with the staff thing in the center. the staff has feathers hanging from the top. there are 3 diamonds on each side of the barrel o & the opposite side of the lock plate is missing. Real cool. I guessed it is about a .32 or .36 caliber.



Pics?


Seriously Larry. You post this but reply but don't post pics. What a tease!
Posted By: LarryT

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/16/14 08:04 PM

Ill try to get a pic. My Dad has it. If i can Ill post it if I can figure out how.
Posted By: aerangis

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/17/14 04:20 PM

Found a nice leatherman a couple weeks ago while dove hunting.

A couple years ago, a buddy and I were walking back from a duck hunt and walked up on a couple screwing on a trail. The racket that woman made sounded like an electronic varmint call.
Posted By: pigplinker

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/17/14 05:40 PM

I can tell from the X on the foot that they found a pulse.
Originally Posted By: target1911
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found a this goofy cat at the lease last year.

This how I found my foot after my tower stand blew over. Not a fun trip.
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/18/14 12:33 AM

Originally Posted By: pigplinker
I can tell from the X on the foot that they found a pulse.
Originally Posted By: target1911
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found a this goofy cat at the lease last year.

This how I found my foot after my tower stand blew over. Not a fun trip.
OUCH! I cringe everytime I see this pic. Hope you're doing much better by now.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/18/14 01:15 AM

Found this old Derringer made out of brass 36 years ago while dove hunting, it was setting on top of a Red Ant bed.



Indian artifacts.
Arrow heads, scrapers and these marbles and grinding stones.

Posted By: Phlash

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/19/14 07:32 PM

About 25 years ago while bow hunting elk in Colorado, I came across an old abandoned mine north of Crested Butte in Rustler's Gulch. I initially spotted a galvanized pipe along the east wall of the canyon. Since I was fairly high on the wall, I decided to follow it up the mountainside. It led up to a small pond. The pipe was made of flat metal wound together (kind of like a Damascus shotgun barrel) and flanged at each end about every 15ft. However the metal pipe was riveted instead of being a welded seam and dipped in zinc to galvanize it and seal it. At the edge of the pond was a valve and a pipe going into the water. This really had my curiosity at this point. Being late in the morning, I decided to give up on the hunt and follow the pipe down where it went into the buck brush about 300-400 hundred yards below. Once I got almost to the bottom of the header, I came across a rock foundation that was about 15ft long and 12ft wide. One end had two saddles side by side formed in it, and the other end was caved in and just a pile of rocks. About 50 ft below the foundation down the mountain was a large black tank that was about 4 feet in diameter with the heads and longitudinal seams riveted. At that point I knew I was looking at a boiler and the foundation was actually a fire box and the galvanized pipe supplied water to the boiler. When I went further up in the draw, I found an entrance to a mine that was caved in about 20ft inside of it. Sitting at the entrance to the cave was an old single cylinder steam engine that had been used in the mining operation and a set of narrow gauge tracks that went into the mine and covered with the rocks from the cave in. The engine had a pulley that I am sure powered a flat leather belt to drive equipment inside the mine. All of the timbers were rotten, and much of the piping here was bent up. Looking at the damage to the piping and firebox and the boiler being located down hill from the firebox, I am pretty sure an avalanche had occured in the past and did its work. I suspect that the mine had been purposely closed to prevent someone from being injured based on how complete the mine was sealed. On my way out, I found a second boiler about 75 yards down the mountain from the first. That explained why there were two saddles side by side on the firebox.

I have significant experience as a coal power plant engineer, and really enjoyed looking at the mine. It was no easy hike back in there with my bow and pack as there is a lot of elevation change and it is very rugged. It had to take a good sized crew of tough men and a bunch of mules several weeks or months to sled this equipment back in there, probably in the snow as there was no drivable roads nearby. I suspect that the mine was built in the late 1800's. Not more than a mile from this mine are four other pick and shovel mines that I have looked at, but nothing as big at this one. All-in-all, that trip was one of my coolest.

As far as finding other stuff while hunting; arrowheads, metal buckles, old bottles and two bucks locked up. One was dead and the other was still struggling to get loose. Since we were quail hunting back in the day there were lots of quail, we talked about how to get them apart without getting gored and ended up just getting a shotgun within a few inches of one of his antlers and shot off part of one of the main beams, making sure we wouldn't hit the buck.. The buck starled and staggered off a few feet and then just stood there for several minutes. Finally he turned around staggered off. I am sure he was very dehydrated, but still very much alive. The other smaller buck appeared to have been dead a couple of days, was bloated and stunk really bad. I always wondered how the buck made out.
Posted By: dlrz71

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/19/14 07:41 PM

Found an old sea shell bed in my area of the lease trailing a wounded pig last season. Tons of fossilized sea shells and clam shells.
Posted By: Mathp

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/20/14 05:26 AM

I started on a new lease close to Breckenridge in 2012 that is pretty interesting with rocks piled high along what are now fencelines. And a rock house long abandoned that must have been a homestead around the mid 1800's. While scouting I found several old car and truck hoods that were apparently left in the woods for safe keeping, as they were mostly stood up and wired to trees to keep them off the ground. Several of course found their way to the ground and are covered in undergrowth. Anyway here are a few pics of what I found:








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Posted By: kry226

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/20/14 11:03 AM

Very cool!
Posted By: Sparky45

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/20/14 12:26 PM

very cool, I love looking around old homesteads
Posted By: yeahbuddy

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/22/14 07:21 PM

I read this entire thread all 44 pages of it. It was really interesting. Hours wasted
Posted By: TXHOGSLAYER

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/23/14 03:05 AM

Originally Posted By: yeahbuddy
I read this entire thread all 44 pages of it. It was really interesting. Hours wasted


And I had to click on it just because of a new post... yours sucked! grin
Posted By: kpg4923

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/23/14 03:06 AM

I just read the entire thread too. Awesome stuff.

I have never found anything other than old bottle and such.
Posted By: HornSlayer

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/23/14 03:19 AM

Originally Posted By: dlrz71
Found an old sea shell bed in my area of the lease trailing a wounded pig last season. Tons of fossilized sea shells and clam shells.


I read somewhere native Americans would have settlements near these mounds of shells. Where there palms growing anywhere nearby? That's another sign of a settlement.
Posted By: Dry Fire

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/23/14 01:23 PM

Would love to take my metal detector around that old home stead.
Posted By: gunnut81

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/14 01:22 PM

Once while pronghorn hunting near Del Rio I found a spot with a circle of trucks and dead bodies everywhere and I walked off and found a briefcase with 2 million dollars cash in it I took it home but some guy with a bad haircut kept following me around trying to kill me. roflmao
Posted By: Seadog

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/05/14 01:44 PM

rofl
Posted By: DuckCoach1985

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/18/14 05:44 PM

Don't let this post get lost! We have a lot of old glass bottles on our ranch near Pleasanton. Found some old medicine bottles.. only worth about $3 a piece but cool!
Posted By: DirtNapTET

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/18/14 06:06 PM

Originally Posted By: DuckCoach1985
Don't let this post get lost! We have a lot of old glass bottles on our ranch near Pleasanton. Found some old medicine bottles.. only worth about $3 a piece but cool!


Maverick?
Posted By: DuckCoach1985

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/18/14 06:09 PM

Originally Posted By: DirtNapTET
Originally Posted By: DuckCoach1985
Don't let this post get lost! We have a lot of old glass bottles on our ranch near Pleasanton. Found some old medicine bottles.. only worth about $3 a piece but cool!


Maverick?

Yessir!
Posted By: BushFamilyNine

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/20/14 05:26 AM

Many moons ago my grandpa was up in Canada. He was out in the woods and came upon an old campfire. Looked like someone burned magazines. He took a closer look and they were coin books. Someone was not patient enough to remove them one by one, and they burned the book holders to get the coins out. They didn't bother to get all of them either as there were silver coins still in the remnants.
Posted By: allterrain

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/23/14 01:23 AM

We pull into our hunting camp 1 evening and notice that our deer hanger had been knocked over. No big deal the wind did it we thought. The next day after the morning hunt we noticed a cow with our weighing scale stuck in her nose and it was the funniest thing ever to see. She was sniffing around and got the scale stuck in her nose and pulled over our deer hanging stand. The landowner had to load her up and take her to a chute to get the scale out, she was ok except for a swollen nose.
Posted By: LarryT

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/29/14 01:33 PM

I now have pics but cannot post them. If someone can msg me I can e-mail them to you & you post them.
I think it is an 1861 S&W Army model #2
I also have a pic of an old peperbox Dad found.


Originally Posted By: yeahbuddy
Originally Posted By: LarryT
I did take the pistol to a gun show years ago in Wichita Falls. They all wanted to buy it but couldnt price it. The silver on the lock plate has like a zigzag etch around it. with the staff thing in the center. the staff has feathers hanging from the top. there are 3 diamonds on each side of the barrel o & the opposite side of the lock plate is missing. Real cool. I guessed it is about a .32 or .36 caliber.



Pics?
Posted By: SakoHunter84

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/02/14 01:16 PM

Found a old antique food grinder once. Back when I was a kid my grandpa had an old whiskey still way back in the pasture, no telling how old that was.
Posted By: HuntingTexas

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/11/15 11:38 PM

Time to resurrect one of my favorite threads.
Posted By: Chunky Dunk

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/12/15 02:22 PM

nice up
Posted By: janie

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/12/15 02:45 PM

This is a fun thread. Keep it going y'all. No major finds for us. Have found money, old pill bottle's and a ton of fossil's.
Posted By: rifleman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/12/15 02:57 PM

If it hasn't been mentioned, a couple years ago I found a strawberry budrita and a pair of ladies underwear hanging from a limb. Had it happened the week prior, they would've been caught on a blackout camera...fortunately, I moved that camera.
Posted By: toolman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/12/15 02:58 PM

One of my customers brought me a 1925 .455-760 Webley that was all rusted up. The story was, a friend of his was pushing up a tree on his property and when the roots came up, there was a cloth bag in the dirt. It had this old gun, some ammo, and the remains of some old clothes. I'd love to hear how it got there.
Posted By: Choctaw

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/12/15 05:30 PM

I found three, spent Benet-primed 45-70 cartridges in a field below Ft. Griffin.
Posted By: MoBettaHuntR

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/13/15 08:50 PM

Found arrowheads a lot as a kid. Lot of old bottles, cans, countless old tools/devices that I have no idea what they are, lots of buried wire old old oilfield equipment. We have a a few old stone homesteads on our place one is still standing and we use, an old two part cistern systems some poor well digger cut through hard rock and dirt underground some 40 or 50 feet between the two both at least 30 feet deep. Still holds fresh water even in drought. According to some old folks they were part of Goodnight's ranch. We have a collection of metates, arrowheads, and other tools dated back about 10,000 years. I have always wanted to dig around and find something else interesting at the old rock houses but just lots of old sandstone rock foundations on the other two we don't use and don't want to tear up what is left.

Found a huge petrified log a while back. No one will believe this but next to it was a saber tooth or some giant tooth that just fell apart when we tried to move it. Definitely prehistoric. The log was bleach white from calcium with red streaks of iron and had some spots that were covered in iron ore bubbles hardened over. This was 30 or 40 feet underground. Use to hike up to an old jeep willys way on a mountain where an old homestead was pretty cool very early model. FINL found an two old bucks locked up in the brazos dead called game warden and got to keep them locked together as a mount pretty cool.
Posted By: REALKILLER

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/13/15 09:21 PM

Ive found two meth labs a pot field,stolen cars and equipment, and one dead body
Posted By: Chunky Dunk

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/13/15 09:28 PM

Originally Posted By: REALKILLER
Ive found two meth labs a pot field,stolen cars and equipment, and one dead body
bolt
Posted By: Creekrunner

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/13/15 10:04 PM

That reminds me, I've found a small pot field. It was the ranch owner's.

I buried the ring from my first marriage on a lease, way down in a draw on the back of the place. (That was a hot, drunken summer day.) Years later I checked and it was gone. Somebody, or thing, found it.
Posted By: HuntingTexas

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/14/15 12:58 AM

Went to a lease close to Baird 35 years ago. Ex father in law took me to his lease, pointed to a an elevated box blind on the side of a hill and said hunt there. He drove off as I was climbing the hill. This was a no porch blind where you opened the door and leaned back so it would clear your head to open. As I opened it I was face to face with the coolest looking white bird I'd ever seen. It was about a foot tall. I wanted to grab it til I noticed it's talons. I climbed back down and hunted on the ground. It was a young Great Horned Owl and this picture is pretty close to what I saw when I opened the door.

Posted By: HuntingTexas

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/14/15 01:01 AM

Found an old still in a "holler" in Kentucky. Found more arrowheads in tobacco fields in Kentucky than I ever thought was possible. Ex GF kept them.

Mother is from England, on a visit when I was around 12 or 13 I walked into the "New Forest" and walked within 50 or 60 yards of a doe. Thought that was cool to see a deer there. 1st and last one I ever saw there.
Posted By: Wildphilhickup

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/14/15 01:18 AM


Deer hunting Northern California, Mendocino County - found pot fields, . . . . . as can be expected.

Southern California, "Tenaja", while duck hunting found a body - Yes, dead. My Yellow Lab actually found the body.

Southern California, Salton Sea, Wister NWR - found a body - Yes, dead. Duck blinds are assigned there. The body was at a blind next to ours. Police said it was a drug deal gone bad.
Posted By: Flashprism

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/17/15 06:18 PM

About 25 years ago I was still hunting for deer in the woods in Northern New Jersey when I came upon another hunter. We exchanged greetings and discussed our hunting experiences in the area. During the discussion he asked if I might have lost a knife in the area. I said as a matter fact I had lost a nice knife several years ago. He asked me to describe it and I did. He reached into his back pack and pulled out my knife. He said he found it 2 years ago and has been carrying it ever since thinking he might find the owner. He gave it to me and I expressed my sincere appreciation. I offered him a reward and he refused to consider it. It has to be one of the best examples of honestly and decency I will ever experience. The man was truly a fine gentleman.
Posted By: decook

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/17/15 09:10 PM

This is one of the best threads I have read on the THF. Well, this and the Allsups beef and bean burrito thread.
Posted By: HuntingTexas

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/18/15 02:06 AM

Originally Posted By: Flashprism
About 25 years ago I was still hunting for deer in the woods in Northern New Jersey when I came upon another hunter. We exchanged greetings and discussed our hunting experiences in the area. During the discussion he asked if I might have lost a knife in the area. I said as a matter fact I had lost a nice knife several years ago. He asked me to describe it and I did. He reached into his back pack and pulled out my knife. He said he found it 2 years ago and has been carrying it ever since thinking he might find the owner. He gave it to me and I expressed my sincere appreciation. I offered him a reward and he refused to consider it. It has to be one of the best examples of honestly and decency I will ever experience. The man was truly a fine gentleman.

GREAT story !! cheers
Posted By: HuntingTexas

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/18/15 02:08 AM

Originally Posted By: HuntingTexas
Went to a lease close to Baird 35 years ago. Ex father in law took me to his lease, pointed to a an elevated box blind on the side of a hill and said hunt there. He drove off as I was climbing the hill. This was a no porch blind where you opened the door and leaned back so it would clear your head to open. As I opened it I was face to face with the coolest looking white bird I'd ever seen. It was about a foot tall. I wanted to grab it til I noticed it's talons. I climbed back down and hunted on the ground. It was a young Great Horned Owl and this picture is pretty close to what I saw when I opened the door.


Pic died, here's anoher one.

Posted By: Simple Searcher

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/18/15 02:30 AM

Originally Posted By: HuntingTexas
Originally Posted By: Flashprism
About 25 years ago I was still hunting for deer in the woods in Northern New Jersey when I came upon another hunter. We exchanged greetings and discussed our hunting experiences in the area. During the discussion he asked if I might have lost a knife in the area. I said as a matter fact I had lost a nice knife several years ago. He asked me to describe it and I did. He reached into his back pack and pulled out my knife. He said he found it 2 years ago and has been carrying it ever since thinking he might find the owner. He gave it to me and I expressed my sincere appreciation. I offered him a reward and he refused to consider it. It has to be one of the best examples of honestly and decency I will ever experience. The man was truly a fine gentleman.

GREAT story !! cheers

That was a really cool story, I shared it with the wife. Thanks for sharing.
Posted By: HS2

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/19/15 04:39 AM

I was hiking in a river bottom one time and found a canoe wrapped around a tree.....about 12 feet in the air. Someone must have been canoeing in flood stage and got sideways. Another time I found a fishing boat a LONG way from Sam Rayburn. It floated there during a flood and was a mile or more from the water, way back in the woods.
Posted By: Tommar

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/19/15 05:59 AM

Originally Posted By: HuntingTexas
Originally Posted By: HuntingTexas
Went to a lease close to Baird 35 years ago. Ex father in law took me to his lease, pointed to a an elevated box blind on the side of a hill and said hunt there. He drove off as I was climbing the hill. This was a no porch blind where you opened the door and leaned back so it would clear your head to open. As I opened it I was face to face with the coolest looking white bird I'd ever seen. It was about a foot tall. I wanted to grab it til I noticed it's talons. I climbed back down and hunted on the ground. It was a young Great Horned Owl and this picture is pretty close to what I saw when I opened the door.


Pic died, here's anoher one.



Seeing that would have made me walk backwards too.
Posted By: Famous Flames

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/19/15 05:22 PM

Old metal folding chair. It was open and leaning up against a tree looking down into a grove of trees that we hunt regularly from a raised stand nearby. Somebody's makeshift hunting stand, but it was too rusted through to have been used any time recently. We just left it there.
Posted By: colt.45

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/20/15 12:54 AM

Found a poncho once... rofl my humor aint worth 2cents Did call in an owl once... That was cool... flag
Posted By: firemed13

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/20/15 04:41 PM

My family owns several places in central illinois along the river between the town's of havana and bath. This area has several Indian mounds and we have found arrow heads , tools and pottery. My mom's neighbour on matanzas lake found a almost complete vase on the beach and donated it to the Dickinson mounds museum, the museum dated it as being almost 1500 years old. We also found a revolver in the lake in about two feet of water while bow fishing for gars and grass carp.
Posted By: rdh1

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/20/15 09:22 PM

My Father and I was hunting public land and came a cross 3 spots of ground about 3 foot in Dia. that was depressed about 1.5 inches deep about 8 foot triangle we left and never went back UFO?
Posted By: txagbear02

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/23/15 11:41 PM

My Thermocell I had lost two years earlier.
Posted By: Jay Brown

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/01/15 07:11 PM




These are some neat things I have picked up stomping around in the woods for 50 years. Most of these I found in NE La, in Ouachita and Jackson Parish. The hair cutters were from an old farm house, the "Iron" was in a barn, and the No. 1 1/2 double spring Victor was in the woods hanging in a tree.
Posted By: Sneaky

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/01/15 07:36 PM

Originally Posted By: rdh1
My Father and I was hunting public land and came a cross 3 spots of ground about 3 foot in Dia. that was depressed about 1.5 inches deep about 8 foot triangle we left and never went back UFO?


Seismic trucks, maybe.
Posted By: KWood_TSU

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/02/15 05:34 PM

another bump to the top
Posted By: Son of a Blitch

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/02/15 05:55 PM

Just found a horseshoe that was likely my late grandfather's - found another one on a ranch from the other side of my family, that was likely my great grandfathers. Got em both in my office now. Plan to make a nice cedar (display) backdrop to hang them on someday.

Found lots of coins from the early 1900's near a site where a house had burned down around that time.

Also found a spot where my great grandparent use to put all their old bottles, of all types. Would get the really cool ones out, and shoot the others with my .22 when I was a little kid. Probably a stupid thing, as some were collectors pieces, or would have been cool to have now to display.

Found an single piece (OLD) iron forged hammer that was mostly buried. I lost it one day and re-found it a year later. I call it Thor and it still gets some good use, and stays in my truck.

Have found lots of cool old hinges, and various metal tools that are over 100 years old.

Found 100's of backpacks from the illegals crossing near the border on our ranch. When I was young and out exploring/walking by myself, I found my first backpack with clothes scattered about - I thought I was about to stumble across a body and got fairly scared. Then I learned they have a change of clothes in their backpacks and just drop everything when they change into the new clothes and leave the old ones there. Still weird to find a "camp" when walking around, especially if there was a fire that is still hot nearby.
Posted By: TheDman62

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/02/15 08:27 PM

We used to hunt on a ranch about 20 miles west of Orla near Guadalupe peak. In the west pasture there was a group of Cedar trees and in the biggest one there was a big arrow carved into it pointing North. The rancher had been on that ranch since the 50's and had never seen it. It had obviously been there a long time.

In one of the other pastures there was a hole about 50 feet in diameter and about 10-15 feet deep. If you got the right angle you could see that it went back aways, maybe some type of cave system. Being only about 20 or 30 miles as the crow flies from Carlsbad Caverns we wondered if it was connected.
Posted By: KWood_TSU

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/02/15 08:35 PM

Originally Posted By: TheDman62
We used to hunt on a ranch about 20 miles west of Orla near Guadalupe peak. In the west pasture there was a group of Cedar trees and in the biggest one there was a big arrow carved into it pointing North. The rancher had been on that ranch since the 50's and had never seen it. It had obviously been there a long time.

In one of the other pastures there was a hole about 50 feet in diameter and about 10-15 feet deep. If you got the right angle you could see that it went back aways, maybe some type of cave system. Being only about 20 or 30 miles as the crow flies from Carlsbad Caverns we wondered if it was connected.


that would be an interesting crawl.
Posted By: TheDman62

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/02/15 08:41 PM

Yeah nobody ever had the guts to go down and see where it went lol
Posted By: jorge

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/03/15 07:51 AM

On my grandpas ranch that is on the rio grande ive called BP to pick up weed, coke, and heroin ive found
Posted By: Mickey Moose

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/04/15 02:55 AM

Originally Posted By: Plano Cooter
Originally Posted By: HawgNutz
Originally Posted By: powerstroke
Found the ranchers daughter dooing the deed with her (GIRLFRIEND}. Hated to break that up!


Was she good looking?


Does it really matter

Absolutely.
Posted By: Mickey Moose

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/04/15 03:05 AM

Not nearly as cool as most others' finds but I thought it was really neat. A skunk. Not like any skunk I had ever seen... was basically white with a little bit of black. Sprayed and smelled just the same though.
Posted By: Stompy

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/04/15 03:10 AM

Just this week I found an old Spencer spent cartridge from the 1860's.
Posted By: bull279

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/04/15 05:51 PM

I just found a heavy duty aluminum ladder that evidently got carried down the creek in the flooding this spring. I didn't have time to grab it when I found it, gonna go back and try to find it again and bring it home.
Posted By: hook_n_line

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/04/15 08:36 PM

found a place where a ghost railroad went through during the time cotton was big in our area.
Posted By: Tbar

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/21/15 02:01 AM

Found in the hole created by a blown down tree.


Posted By: swmays

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/21/15 02:25 AM

That looks like a medical doctors license plate topper. Maybe he ran into that tree...
Posted By: TEXAN1970

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/01/15 06:26 PM

I find a Deer, hunting in east Texas every once in a while. LOL
Posted By: MikeTX

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/03/15 02:08 AM

I found an indian stone scraping tool. I was walking to check a feeder and tripped over it in high grass. I knew it wasn't natural as soon as I saw it. It had rained recently, so I guess that brought it to the surface. I keep it on my desk at work.

I also found a pint sized whiskey bottle at a different spot. When I looked up the markings on the glass it came from the early 1940s.
Posted By: TexFlip

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/03/15 03:59 AM

Yesterday evening I was searching for a large non-typical axis buck my FIL shot but I found a small typical axis buck. He swore I found someone else's deer. confused2
Posted By: SapperTitan

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/03/15 04:00 AM

Originally Posted By: TexFlip
Yesterday evening I was searching for a large non-typical axis buck my FIL shot but I found a small typical axis buck. He swore I found someone else's deer. confused2
lmao
Posted By: Pope&Young

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/03/15 01:53 PM

Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Originally Posted By: TexFlip
Yesterday evening I was searching for a large non-typical axis buck my FIL shot but I found a small typical axis buck. He swore I found someone else's deer. confused2
lmao

rofl
Posted By: kdkane1971

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/03/15 02:12 PM

Originally Posted By: TexFlip
Yesterday evening I was searching for a large non-typical axis buck my FIL shot but I found a small typical axis buck. He swore I found someone else's deer. confused2


Did he ever find his glasses?
Posted By: Birdshot101

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/04/15 05:37 PM

Originally Posted By: kdkane1971
Originally Posted By: TexFlip
Yesterday evening I was searching for a large non-typical axis buck my FIL shot but I found a small typical axis buck. He swore I found someone else's deer. confused2


Did he ever find his glasses?

roflmao
Posted By: kmartinusa

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/05/15 04:31 AM

Originally Posted By: TexFlip
Yesterday evening I was searching for a large non-typical axis buck my FIL shot but I found a small typical axis buck. He swore I found someone else's deer. confused2


That's funny right there!!
Posted By: homebldr28

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/05/15 10:20 PM

Found clothes in a blind. I hunted till dark the night before than the next morning bam a sweat shirt and gloves. Not mine and I was the only one there that weekend,at least I thought I was. Archer County freaked me out I was a nervous wreck till day light and I could see
Posted By: Murphscout

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/06/15 01:15 AM

Found 100 pounds of marijuana duct taped together in bricks made into a homemade pack with ropes. On lease outside Sanderson. That was fun call to border patrol
Posted By: Caliche Kid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/09/15 03:05 AM

Found a big cave in a cactus pile while trailing a deer. Hole was barely big enough to fit through but it was as big as a house inside. I took a couple of staglagtites about 6 feet long and 4 inches diameter. When I went back to the cave 2 years later they had grown back. And I thought it was supposed to take millions of years? They said that at Carlsbad.
Posted By: Caliche Kid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/09/15 03:12 AM

I also found a small waterfall in a dry gulch that was about 8 feet high. It only ran during a rain but at the bottom was a little rock basin carved out by the water and in it was a rock carved out round by the water. It is a perfect sphere about the size of a softball. I still have it. The ranch is near Cline where I found it in a very remote mountainside.
Posted By: Txduckman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/09/15 05:22 PM

I finally found an arrowhead on Friday. Then I lost it when I pulled my hat out of my pocket!!! We went back to look for it and a buddy found his first. I was not so lucky. Mine was a perfect specimen.
Posted By: Pope&Young

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 12/10/15 03:22 PM

Originally Posted By: Txduckman
I finally found an arrowhead on Friday. Then I lost it when I pulled my hat out of my pocket!!! We went back to look for it and a buddy found his first. I was not so lucky. Mine was a perfect specimen.


Keep searching in that same area. You'll be surprised on what you find.
Posted By: SapperTitan

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/19/16 09:26 PM

Anyone find anything cool lately?
Posted By: ZK-315

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/19/16 09:44 PM

Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Anyone find anything cool lately?

I found a new sink hole last time I was out filling one of my feeders. I thought I was about to lose my truck there for a little bit. That count? roflmao
Posted By: SapperTitan

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/19/16 09:50 PM

Originally Posted By: ZK-315
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Anyone find anything cool lately?

I found a new sink hole last time I was out filling one of my feeders. I thought I was about to lose my truck there for a little bit. That count? roflmao
Well it would have counted if your truck would have fell in and then you found your truck. roflmao
Posted By: TX Hitman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/20/16 01:38 PM

My buddy has a ranch near aspermont that I've hunted for about 5 years now. They have owned it for about 12 years. A few months ago we found, what we think, is an old moonshine still site. Funny thing is that this is the first time we noticed it. Been in that area numerous times. Someone build a square out of bricks and you could see char on the inside from a fire. The bricks are the same bricks as the old home site that's about 1/4 mile away. The area is down in a wash out. There was some old pipes and other stuff scattered around. Also found a 4" diameter piece of melted metal. I'm guessing its lead because it's very heavy for its size. Also found an old home site about a 100yrds off the corner fence. You could see the square brick outline (same type of bricks as the above) of the house frame. Found a old shovel spade and few dark blue glass jars. Looks like the old Vicks menthol jars I remember as a kid.

After mentioning this to my buddy's dad, he said he bought the land from the lady. Originally there were 2 estranged sisters. Their family had owned that land for over 50 years. The sisters split the land in half and lived on opposite sides of the land. The old home site we found was one of the sisters that passed away years ago. We are guessing the still site was used as a way to earn some extra money.

Not too exciting but we thought it was interesting history.

We are repairing and adding some new fence on my place. Got on the tax office website to find out a land owner that borders my land. He now lives over 7 hours away and hasn't been on the land in several years. Wanted to let him know that I was going to fix a few spots and to make sure he didn't have any issues with it. Ended up talking with him for about an hour about the history of that area. His land has been in his family since 1905. He knew everything about my land and all of the surround land as well. He mentioned about all of the Indian artifacts he has found on his place. Can't wait to start looking around the creek for artifacts. Unfortunately, our place hasn't been grazed in over 20+ years so the grass and brush is so thick.

The history I read is that after the civil war, the army setup a base camp near clairmont on the salt fork of the brazos. Their orders was to chase the Indians out of that area. Those Indians happened to be Quanna Parker and his tribe. The creek that cuts my place in half was the only fresh water source in the area so it was used by the Indians and the army as the main water source. History also shows that the most of the buffalo and wildlife used it as well. Rumor is that one landowner found an old buffalo skull by the creek about 10 years ago. There is also a detective from Lubbock that searches that creek for artifacts as a hobby. He maps and graphs it similar to a crime scene and donates everything they find back to landowner. He is documenting all of the small battles between the army and Indians based on the shell casings, buttons, and anything else he finds. Once we get the land grazed down and the cows clean up the brush, I plan to contact him to search my land. Should be interesting!
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/20/16 03:55 PM

TX hitman, we used to hunt just north of Clairemont, in fact we got our freshwater there at the old railroad depot. Lots of history in that ghost town. I gathered up old boards from the dilapidated buildings to build my porch for the trailer. Used to explore the buildings and the "little red jail". The jail used to house murderers and horse thieves, back in the day. That area is part of "Mackenzie's trail". General Ranald Mackenzie, chased Quanah and his tribe up into the Palo duro, setting the stage for the end of the indian wars. Finally pushing them to the reservation. Cool stuff. Keep us posted as to what you find.
Posted By: SnakeWrangler

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/20/16 04:15 PM

TX Hitman....do a couple of controlled burns this winter and you will be amazed what is uncovered.....also dramatically improves the range while helping minimize the disastrous effects of an out of control summer wildfire.....fuel reduction under controlled circumstances help prevent horrific results after a wild fire....
Posted By: sallysue

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/20/16 04:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Erathkid
TX hitman, we used to hunt just north of Clairemont, in fact we got our freshwater there at the old railroad depot. Lots of history in that ghost town. I gathered up old boards from the dilapidated buildings to build my porch for the trailer. Used to explore the buildings and the "little red jail". The jail used to house murderers and horse thieves, back in the day. That area is part of "Mackenzie's trail". General Ranald Mackenzie, chased Quanah and his tribe up into the Palo duro, setting the stage for the end of the indian wars. Finally pushing them to the reservation. Cool stuff. Keep us posted as to what you find.
B e a great place to metal detect
Posted By: TX Hitman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/20/16 05:55 PM

My place in near girard on duck creek. Mackenzie's base camp was at duck creek and the salt fork. Ran Parker all the way up to cap rock canyon state park and into Oklahoma.

As for a controlled burn, we plan to burn the front half next year. However, the back half is so grown up and the surrounding land is as well. Personally, I'd be scared to burn it before we graze because it could get out of hand in a hurry.
Posted By: krmitchell

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/20/16 08:17 PM

Originally Posted By: ZK-315
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Anyone find anything cool lately?

I found a new sink hole last time I was out filling one of my feeders. I thought I was about to lose my truck there for a little bit. That count? roflmao


Couple new guys on our lease, they found a sink hole as well.....then the landowners tractor nearly got to live in it pulling us out.
Posted By: Dalroo

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/20/16 11:33 PM

Just spent a rainy afternoon reading this thread - great stuff and cool finds, but think finding a body might wig me out.

I've found some interesting stuff over the years. At my buddies ranch in Oklahoma we found a marker buried in the grass that simply said, "Pioneer Man". We think it was a grave marker.

At the same ranch I was doing some work in July. I woke up very early on Sunday morning and decided to go fill feeders near a creek in the woods. I could hear music and walked up the creek thinking I would find kids partying - nope, meth lab. I quietly made way back out and called ranch mgr, who called sheriff, but by time they got there to investigate, all they found were some beer cans and syringes - gross.

On my place I've found arrow heads, a mollusk fossil dating back 14,000,000 years - give or take, and a glass insulator that I uncovered while plowing. We also have an old railroad bed that crosses us - abandoned in 1957 - so I've found several rail spikes.
Posted By: Pitchfork Predator

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/21/16 01:44 PM

Originally Posted By: TX Hitman
My place in near girard on duck creek. Mackenzie's base camp was at duck creek and the salt fork. Ran Parker all the way up to cap rock canyon state park and into Oklahoma.

As for a controlled burn, we plan to burn the front half next year. However, the back half is so grown up and the surrounding land is as well. Personally, I'd be scared to burn it before we graze because it could get out of hand in a hurry.


Our pasture gate is at Gilpin. PM me and I'd be glad to have you stop by our camp for coffee or a cold one. up
Posted By: TX Hitman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/21/16 05:29 PM

Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Originally Posted By: TX Hitman
My place in near girard on duck creek. Mackenzie's base camp was at duck creek and the salt fork. Ran Parker all the way up to cap rock canyon state park and into Oklahoma.

As for a controlled burn, we plan to burn the front half next year. However, the back half is so grown up and the surrounding land is as well. Personally, I'd be scared to burn it before we graze because it could get out of hand in a hurry.


Our pasture gate is at Gilpin. PM me and I'd be glad to have you stop by our camp for coffee or a cold one. up


I appreciate that same invite at our place as well. I remember your post about the snake at the gate. We were just over at Red Hills this morning. Small world!

Finally got some rain this weekend. We showed about an inch. Need at least another inch for the wheat plant.
Posted By: colt45

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/22/16 12:53 AM

gathering cows I came across an old junk pile, found a Collins engineer machete and a silver mounted spur,looked and looked for the other one, never found it.
Posted By: Txduckman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/22/16 05:45 AM

My 9 year old daughter found an arrowhead last week at friends place in Stephens county. First one he has seen since he owned it 14 years ago. At lease an arrowhead, some sort of spike from rail road or wagon and very old valve turn handle.

Weirdest was a severed calf head while turkey hunting. Guess it was just born night before and yotes got it but didn't touch the head. My son got his first two turkeys an hour later so good luck...
Posted By: gogburn

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/22/16 09:30 AM

A gravestone head marker from the 1850's for a young girl. RIP
Posted By:

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/23/16 12:26 AM

Originally Posted By: RICK O'SHAY
Originally Posted By: robbf213
So many unusual things, where should I start?

Meth lab, 2 fields of weed, both in NE Texas. South Texas 20 miles from the border: lots of arrowheads, many mexican pesos while looking for arrowheads, 5 bales of weed (40 pounds each) wrapped in burlap(hidden before BP caught them), duffel bag of cocaine(50 pounds), lots of stolen and wrecked out vehicles used for hauling illegals, and old lever action rifle, wood rotted off, grown into a mesquite tree, and what was left of two dead illegals after the hogs and coyotes finished their work. A metal arrowhead(1800's) and some really old .45 ammo from around the ruins of an old stagecoach station.


WOW sounds like this lease payed for it's self !!!!
2 fields of weed = (food plot with lathargic deer).

Ok 50lbs of coke that might have been a tough day of hunting... deer that won't stand still even for a second.


roflmao
Posted By: panch0

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 02/16/17 05:08 AM

Great stories!
Posted By: Hunt n Fish

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 02/16/17 03:05 PM

At one time I would've said "deer"! yingyang
Posted By: Hunt n Fish

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 02/16/17 03:06 PM

Originally Posted By: rexmitchell
Originally Posted By: ZK-315
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Anyone find anything cool lately?

I found a new sink hole last time I was out filling one of my feeders. I thought I was about to lose my truck there for a little bit. That count? roflmao


Couple new guys on our lease, they found a sink hole as well.....then the landowners tractor nearly got to live in it pulling us out.


I always said: "If you're gonna do something, do it right"
Posted By: krmitchell

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 02/16/17 03:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Hunt n Fish
Originally Posted By: rexmitchell
Originally Posted By: ZK-315
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Anyone find anything cool lately?

I found a new sink hole last time I was out filling one of my feeders. I thought I was about to lose my truck there for a little bit. That count? roflmao


Couple new guys on our lease, they found a sink hole as well.....then the landowners tractor nearly got to live in it pulling us out.


I always said: "If you're gonna do something, do it right"


I've never seen ground like that before. On the surface looked fine, and the truck that is attempting to pull him out when through that spot no problem. When we stood on the ground it was like a water bed, solid on top but liquid about 6 inches down. Really weird. We had no way of knowing what he was driving into.
Posted By: Sniper John

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 02/16/17 05:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Txduckman
I finally found an arrowhead on Friday. Then I lost it when I pulled my hat out of my pocket!!! We went back to look for it and a buddy found his first. I was not so lucky. Mine was a perfect specimen.


Years ago I was glassing for Deer and Turkey in West Texas sitting on a small peak under a balanced rock that was at the top. Next to me in the dirt I found a corner tang with the tip missing. Not wanting to lose or break it I carefully folded a handkerchief or paper towel around it, placed it in my shirt pocket and buttoned the pocket. I did see a Turkey that I moved into position for, but had a jackrabbit run up to me and make a bark like sound at me scaring the Turkey before I could shoot it. I knew the Turkey was headed for a stock tank, so ran through the mesquites to set up for it. I remember patting my pocket while waiting on the Turkey and feeling the corner tang in my pocket. I shot my Turkey and carried the Turkey back to camp. At camp I wanted to take a picture of the Turkey with the corner tang. I pulled the handkerchief out of my pocket and carefully unfolded it. There was nothing in it.
Posted By: Dalroo

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/02/17 10:08 PM

Reviving old thread with a new find.

Was mowing trail to a blind the other day and happened to notice a bone sitting in the fork of a tree - about 12" off the ground, and bone was about the size of a ham bone. I've passed the same spot a thousand times and never noticed, but guess it could have been there before and I just didn't see. Either way, it was odd. I don't think an animal would have placed it there, and not sure why a human would either, so I guess it will remain a mystery.
Posted By: Creekrunner

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/02/17 10:25 PM

Originally Posted By: Dalroo
Reviving old thread with a new find.

Was mowing trail to a blind the other day and happened to notice a bone sitting in the fork of a tree - about 12" off the ground, and bone was about the size of a ham bone. I've passed the same spot a thousand times and never noticed, but guess it could have been there before and I just didn't see. Either way, it was odd. I don't think an animal would have placed it there, and not sure why a human would either, so I guess it will remain a mystery.


Sounds like a 'yote.

I found a small, old elk antler shed hanging in a tree, obviously placed there by another hunter, a few years ago while I was sitting still in an open meadow after theringworm determined I wouldn't die if left alone. It was the day after Sneaky's Bataan Death March on the 1st annual DIY CO THF elk hunt. It's in the rocks in front of my man cave. It's my only trophy from that hunt. grin
Posted By: colt45

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/03/17 06:01 PM

Originally Posted By: Dalroo
Reviving old thread with a new find.

Was mowing trail to a blind the other day and happened to notice a bone sitting in the fork of a tree - about 12" off the ground, and bone was about the size of a ham bone. I've passed the same spot a thousand times and never noticed, but guess it could have been there before and I just didn't see. Either way, it was odd. I don't think an animal would have placed it there, and not sure why a human would either, so I guess it will remain a mystery.
worthless
Posted By: Dalroo

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/03/17 07:10 PM

Originally Posted By: colt45
Originally Posted By: Dalroo
Reviving old thread with a new find.

Was mowing trail to a blind the other day and happened to notice a bone sitting in the fork of a tree - about 12" off the ground, and bone was about the size of a ham bone. I've passed the same spot a thousand times and never noticed, but guess it could have been there before and I just didn't see. Either way, it was odd. I don't think an animal would have placed it there, and not sure why a human would either, so I guess it will remain a mystery.
worthless


Ha! I was waiting for that response! I was on tractor so otherwise occupied, but you are right, I should have gotten a photo. Next time I am back there I will remember and post.
Posted By: Palehorse

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/04/17 03:41 PM

I found a large palm tree way out in the middle of the woods here in Brazoria county. Come to find out, it was a rare wild Brazoria Palm, native only to southern Brazoria county. The San Bernard NWR has a Brazoria Palm unit nearby to preserve the few that are left in the wild.

The picture doesn't really do it justice. The trunk is about 20' tall. They grow slowly so it is very old.

Posted By: Leveled

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/08/17 09:43 PM

Found a Leatherman tool at Tawakoni but then lost a waterproof Nikon Camera, at Sam Houston. The Camera was in a leather pouch so if found it would be good even if it rained and got wet.
Posted By: Bravo Foxtrot

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/09/17 09:11 AM

When I was a kid me and a buddy of mine were out running around in some neighbors' land around Robert Lee, TX and found a natural spring. I was just a big crack in the ground and the water was crystal clear and ice cold. It was a good spot to have a drink! It was so out of place out in the middle of nowhere, with no creeks or other streams remotely close. Just a tiny oasis.
Posted By: Son of a Blitch

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/09/17 04:22 PM

One time at Sam Houston, I found a leather pouch with a waterproof Nikon Camera in it! roflmao Kidding!

Your post reminded me that I once lost a leatherman at the ranch doing some work, and ended up finding it 9 months later! Had to do some serious cleaning, but it looks good as new now.

At my family ranch in Carrizo Springs, I was walking around looking for arrowheads when I saw a bit of metal sticking out of the ground. After a minute of unearthing it, it turned out to be a solid one piece forged hammer that was most likely my great grandfathers (will look for pics of it). Obviously, I named it Thor! It is a beast of a hammer. My buddy lost it at our ranch the next year, but it too was found 6-9 months later.

Found tons of arrowheads and other native American tools, petrified wood, etc.


Once at our ranch (near the border) I found some US bills and Mexican peso bills. Went to pick them up and they crumbled. Always wondered the story on that. Was it just dropped? Or did someone not make it? eeks333
Posted By: cameron00

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/09/17 05:32 PM

My buddy and I heard singing and couldn't figure it out but thought our hunt was probably over since it was so loud.

Found 5-6 drunk sorority girls in a UTV drinking Boone's farm just off the county road that borders his ranch. I know what you're thinking...

We were both already married.
Posted By: Mr. T.

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/09/17 05:41 PM

Originally Posted By: cameron00
My buddy and I heard singing and couldn't figure it out but thought our hunt was probably over since it was so loud.

Found 5-6 drunk sorority girls in a UTV drinking Boone's farm just off the county road that borders his ranch. I know what you're thinking...

We were both already married.


So....where is this ranch located!!!! Boone's farm is my type of cheap date.
Posted By: Choctaw

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/09/17 07:48 PM

Originally Posted By: cameron00
My buddy and I heard singing and couldn't figure it out but thought our hunt was probably over since it was so loud.

Found 5-6 drunk sorority girls in a UTV drinking Boone's farm just off the county road that borders his ranch. I know what you're thinking...

We were both already married.


Like that doesn't happen to everybody. grin
Posted By: krmitchell

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/09/17 08:05 PM

Posted this in the photos section but found this out in the middle of the woods.


And these:

Posted By: Ranch Dog

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/10/17 12:05 PM

Originally Posted By: Palehorse
I found a large palm tree way out in the middle of the woods here in Brazoria county. Come to find out, it was a rare wild Brazoria Palm, native only to southern Brazoria county. The San Bernard NWR has a Brazoria Palm unit nearby to preserve the few that are left in the wild.


That is a great find!
Posted By: Josh Koch

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/10/17 06:57 PM

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Posted By: Kevin Heath

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/15/17 07:25 PM

I found a Johnson 7 hp outboard leaned up against a tree in the Sam Houston National Forest. No boat, gas can, or hell even water. But, a perfectly serviceable (after carb rebuild and lower unit flush) little outboard motor!
Posted By: Ranch Dog

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 05/15/17 08:27 PM

Ain't that something!
Posted By: SapperTitan

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/12/17 08:05 PM

Bump
Posted By: spacejunkie

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/15/17 08:34 PM

Not as great a find as some of you but in 1977 in my second year of coaching and I got a job at Hot Springs, Ark. I ended my lease and was going to move there in June. Well this is a resort city and I could not find a place that I could afford. So I got a hotel room and decided to go fishing on Lake Ouachita. My second day there nature called and I pulled into a cove on an island to take care of business. I walked up well into the trees and found an old hunting camp with a fire ring, boards making a table, and "chairs" made of scrape wood nailed to the trees. Since the dam was finished in 1953 I figure the place had not been visited since the water came up. Light went on and I went to town and got a tent, cot, lantern, Coleman stove and ice chest. I would get up at 5:30 drive to the marina in my boat, jump in the car, drive to school, shower and coach. At the end of the day I would head for my island for some peace and quiet. I lived on that island until October when it started getting too cold on the boat ride in. May have to take a trip up there to see if the camp is still there.
Posted By: Cast

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/15/17 10:14 PM

Score!
Posted By: Pitchfork Predator

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/15/17 10:50 PM

Originally Posted By: spacejunkie
Not as great a find as some of you but in 1977 in my second year of coaching and I got a job at Hot Springs, Ark. I ended my lease and was going to move there in June. Well this is a resort city and I could not find a place that I could afford. So I got a hotel room and decided to go fishing on Lake Ouachita. My second day there nature called and I pulled into a cove on an island to take care of business. I walked up well into the trees and found an old hunting camp with a fire ring, boards making a table, and "chairs" made of scrape wood nailed to the trees. Since the dam was finished in 1953 I figure the place had not been visited since the water came up. Light went on and I went to town and got a tent, cot, lantern, Coleman stove and ice chest. I would get up at 5:30 drive to the marina in my boat, jump in the car, drive to school, shower and coach. At the end of the day I would head for my island for some peace and quite. I lived on that island until October when it started getting too cold on the boat ride in. May have to take a trip up there to see if the camp is still there.


welcome

Well played. up
Posted By: Kevin Heath

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/16/17 12:22 PM

Originally Posted By: spacejunkie
Not as great a find as some of you but in 1977 in my second year of coaching and I got a job at Hot Springs, Ark. I ended my lease and was going to move there in June. Well this is a resort city and I could not find a place that I could afford. So I got a hotel room and decided to go fishing on Lake Ouachita. My second day there nature called and I pulled into a cove on an island to take care of business. I walked up well into the trees and found an old hunting camp with a fire ring, boards making a table, and "chairs" made of scrape wood nailed to the trees. Since the dam was finished in 1953 I figure the place had not been visited since the water came up. Light went on and I went to town and got a tent, cot, lantern, Coleman stove and ice chest. I would get up at 5:30 drive to the marina in my boat, jump in the car, drive to school, shower and coach. At the end of the day I would head for my island for some peace and quite. I lived on that island until October when it started getting too cold on the boat ride in. May have to take a trip up there to see if the camp is still there.
Outstanding!
Posted By: TXHOGSLAYER

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/07/18 04:47 PM

Bump
Posted By: Son of a Blitch

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/07/18 05:04 PM

TXHOGSLAYER - thanks for bumping this - was hoping there might be some new stories folks might like to add on here!
Posted By: colt.45

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/08/18 01:37 AM

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Posted By: RattlesnakeDan

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/08/18 11:49 AM

We were bowhunting Javelinas in the Arizona desert decades ago when we stopped and sat down for lunch. My brother saw a round thing in the ground...looked like a rock, but he started messing with it and turned out to be an old Indian bowl buried upside down in the sand.
Also bowhunting the mountains of Montana, friend sat down next to a tree, saw some chain so started pulliing it out of the dirt/pine needles...the end of it had a US Govt Grizzly trap attached...still set! He came back with a hack saw to remove it because it had a lock...cool find.
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/08/18 07:30 PM

I've probably told this at some point. I used to hunt and fish near the town of 'Wizard wells' in Jack county. This area was hit hard by Comanche depredations. The early settlers cabins were burned out but chimneys remained. I took a metal detector out there and found a cast iron long handled spoon about a foot under the dirt next to a chimney. It was stamped, U S. We've researched and found it was issued by the cavalry stationed at Fort Richardson in Jacksboro. We figure someone eating beans got sleepy and dropped the spoon, or, during an Indian raid, left the spoon there. Its one of my best finds. Arrowheads a close second.
Posted By: titan2232

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/08/18 07:34 PM

nidea
Posted By: Son of a Blitch

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/08/18 07:38 PM

Originally Posted By: RattlesnakeDan
We were bowhunting Javelinas in the Arizona desert decades ago when we stopped and sat down for lunch. My brother saw a round thing in the ground...looked like a rock, but he started messing with it and turned out to be an old Indian bowl buried upside down in the sand.
Also bowhunting the mountains of Montana, friend sat down next to a tree, saw some chain so started pulliing it out of the dirt/pine needles...the end of it had a US Govt Grizzly trap attached...still set! He came back with a hack saw to remove it because it had a lock...cool find.


Both very impressive finds! Wow! Glad your buddy didn't find the business end of the Grizzly trap! scared
Posted By: Erny

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/09/18 01:27 AM

I have never found anything exciting while hunting. But I sure enjoy reading the stuff you guys have found.
Posted By: Mr. T.

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/09/18 06:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Erny
I have never found anything exciting while hunting. But I sure enjoy reading the stuff you guys have found.

X2
Posted By: 270Sendero

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/09/18 11:41 PM

I was hunting with my dad on his lease in Mason county. We were in my great uncles blind he called the pig pen. Basically a half circle of logs piled up to conceal you sitting on the ground. I was 7 at the time and couldnt sit still. I kept digging at my butt and Dad kept after me to be still. After about 2 hours of this, I got up to see what was irritating me. Turned out to be an arrowhead or spearhead. About 5 long and 3 wide. I killed my first deer, a spike about 30 minutes later. I always accused my uncle of planting it there, but he would never own up to it. He had a lot of arrowheads and he knew I wanted to find one. He took it to the grave with him if did plant it
Posted By: 257 mag

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/11/18 08:28 AM

Ttt
Posted By: Stub

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/11/18 11:43 AM

Found my first arrowhead while sitting at my bench in front of my trailer putting on my snake boots, saw a small bit about a dime size of a shiny rock barely breaking the surface about 3' in front of me, noticed some chipping on it dug it up and found a real nice point up
Posted By: Mr Squatch

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/14/18 07:07 PM

We have found a ton of clam steinkerns and snail fossils on our place in the hill country.
Posted By: Son of a Blitch

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/18/18 04:08 PM

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Posted By: Bobcat4119

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/19/18 03:11 PM

Walked up on a coffin on a creek bank one morning. Someone had beat a hole in the top with a axe or something, to open it and there were a few large bones close by! FREAKED ME OUT!!! Had the sheriffs office and medical examiners out to see what was going on... They couldn't say if it was foul play or anything "to me" but they took it with them and said the bones were from a cow.... Strange eek2
Posted By: foodieguy

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/21/18 10:44 PM

Originally Posted By: TX Hitman
My place in near girard on duck creek. Mackenzie's base camp was at duck creek and the salt fork. Ran Parker all the way up to cap rock canyon state park and into Oklahoma.


All you folks talking about Parker and Mackenzie might enjoy this book on the history of the Comanche; Empire of the Summer Moon

https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Summer-Moon-Comanches-Powerful/dp/1416591060

I learned a lot about the early days of TX and how dominant the Comanche were. It was a good read, lots of detail but not stuffy or super academic. But well researched. Check it out!
Posted By: SamShooter

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/22/18 04:44 PM

One of my weirdest/luckiest experience while hunting would be finding my friend's necklace that she lost when we visited our local hog hunting ranch 6 months ago. It wasn't that expensive or fancy of a necklace but she was so happy when I accidentally found it.
Posted By: Simple Searcher

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/23/18 12:43 AM

Originally Posted By: Bobcat4119
Walked up on a coffin on a creek bank one morning. Someone had beat a hole in the top with a axe or something, to open it and there were a few large bones close by! FREAKED ME OUT!!! Had the sheriffs office and medical examiners out to see what was going on... They couldn't say if it was foul play or anything "to me" but they took it with them and said the bones were from a cow.... Strange eek2

So what was in the coffin?
Posted By: SenkoSamurai

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/24/18 07:19 PM

Two stories. Both in Montana. At my favorite, close to town mule deer spot, I would hunt a very steep coulee that was often overlooked by everyone. Everyone would drive past it to get "out into the countryside and mountains", but never took the time to glass it. I shot my mule deer 4 years in a row on opening day in that coulee, sitting about 100 yards off the road and looking down in. The last year before I moved to Texas, as I walking to the truck, I found on old green glass bottle the size of a milk just buried in the dirt. Not cracked or anything with a threaded cap. Cleaned up and in my kitchen to this day. Second was returning to a buddys truck after scouting for bear. 20 miles from the highway and 40 miles from cell phone service. We found the word "Hi" with a smiley face smile written in blood on his drivers side door. We never saw another truck or person out there and never could figure it out.
Posted By: Bobcat4119

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/27/18 01:00 PM

Originally Posted By: Simple Searcher
Originally Posted By: Bobcat4119
Walked up on a coffin on a creek bank one morning. Someone had beat a hole in the top with a axe or something, to open it and there were a few large bones close by! FREAKED ME OUT!!! Had the sheriffs office and medical examiners out to see what was going on... They couldn't say if it was foul play or anything "to me" but they took it with them and said the bones were from a cow.... Strange eek2

So what was in the coffin?

Coffin was empty.... Super weird
Posted By: Gulfgoose

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/27/18 02:16 PM

Originally Posted By: SenkoSamurai
Second was returning to a buddys truck after scouting for bear. 20 miles from the highway and 40 miles from cell phone service. We found the word "Hi" with a smiley face smile written in blood on his drivers side door. We never saw another truck or person out there and never could figure it out.

I suddenly lost some of my urge to go bear hunting...
Posted By: Colorado1

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/27/18 03:44 PM



Back in 1980 or so, hunting for trout (if that counts). We were driving down the Gulf Beach on Matagorda Island and stopped at a good gut to fish, opened door of truck and looked down to see this face staring back at me. The only thing visible was the nose and eyes. We dug her up and cleaned her up a bit. Had we stopped that truck anywhere else we never would have see her. Anyway, the guy I was with named her "Mambajimba" and he still has her.
She is carved out of wood and about 18 inches tall.
Posted By: Pope&Young

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/27/18 04:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Colorado1


Back in 1980 or so, hunting for trout (if that counts). We were driving down the Gulf Beach on Matagorda Island and stopped at a good gut to fish, opened door of truck and looked down to see this face staring back at me. The only thing visible was the nose and eyes. We dug her up and cleaned her up a bit. Had we stopped that truck anywhere else we never would have see her. Anyway, the guy I was with named her "Mambajimba" and he still has her.
She is carved out of wood and about 18 inches tall.


Cool find up
Posted By: Son of a Blitch

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/26/18 04:22 PM

bump. Anyone got any to add? Love this thread!
Posted By: waderaider1

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/28/18 01:15 PM

i found a new continental battery in my back pasture Thursday evening. put it on a charger still had 12.4 volt and 68% charged.
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/28/18 02:03 PM

Originally Posted By: foodieguy
Originally Posted By: TX Hitman
My place in near girard on duck creek. Mackenzie's base camp was at duck creek and the salt fork. Ran Parker all the way up to cap rock canyon state park and into Oklahoma.


All you folks talking about Parker and Mackenzie might enjoy this book on the history of the Comanche; Empire of the Summer Moon

https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Summer-Moon-Comanches-Powerful/dp/1416591060

I learned a lot about the early days of TX and how dominant the Comanche were. It was a good read, lots of detail but not stuffy or super academic. But well researched. Check it out!
It's in my library. Great read.
Posted By: jbseamus83

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/28/18 04:44 PM

Originally Posted By: Estexan07
Found my hunting watch that I lost the season prior..While walking to my stand on an evening hunt last season I looked down and noticed it laying on the ground covered in mud.. cleaned it off and it was still keeping the exact time. Had been laying there an entire year..



Wow! What kind of watch was it???
Posted By: JCO

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/28/18 07:42 PM

Ive spent a lot of time in this thread. Thanks for keeping it going.
Posted By: MClark

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/29/18 12:43 AM

The place where we hunt jackrabbits is under an Air Force training area. We find the IR decoy flares that do not ignite, a square cardboard tube containing a magnesium Teflon composition. They are fairly dangerous, I drop them down gopher holes and stomp closed.

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Posted By: DirtNapTET

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/31/18 03:17 PM

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Posted By: Kevin Heath

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/31/18 05:38 PM

My families' place is in East Texas and for the last 25 years or so (before we bought it) it was a pine plantation. One day my brother and I were exploring on a 4 wheeler and found a huge and I mean H-U-G-E, cast iron cauldron. Just rusting away in the middle of nowhere, we now use it as a landmark. As in , "where you hunting, Kevin?" "Cauldron stand"
Posted By: Stickchunker

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/02/18 10:16 PM

Where we Elk hunt in Idaho, Peruvian's come up in the spring and summer and work for the ranchers herding sheep in the National Forest, these are the oldest markings we have found. Circa 1964.
Posted By: SenkoSamurai

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/09/18 04:32 PM

BUMP
Posted By: Caskins

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/10/18 01:17 AM

Found a bottle of mad dog once in my stand. No idea where it came from!
Posted By: Simple Searcher

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/10/18 02:24 AM

Stickchunker's tree reminded me of something
We found a cave on my FIL's place, it looked like a hole but it opened into a pretty big cave. It was tall enough to walk in and it went about 100 ft parallel to the ground then turned straight down into a 30ft deep hole. We could not see the bottom but guessed at the depth by looking as far over the edge as we could and by tossing rocks in the pit.
We went to Home Depot and got a rope and some treated 2 x 4s and made a rope ladder.
When the wife saw the length of our ladder, she said there was no way, so we threw the ladder in the truck and went anyway. I was the first one down (to make sure it was safe) and the rope was barely long enough, then my daughter.
In the center in the bottom of the pit was a huge stalagmite that was shaped more like a big round boulder, with huge stalactites hanging way up above our heads. The boulder had the name PEDRO and a date, something like 4-4-14. As this was only 2001 we figured the date had to be 1914, or earlier. After some debate on defacing such a wonderful sight I decided to let my daughter scratch her initials and date into the side of the huge ball right under Pedro's. She used my pocket knife and put MCM and the date right below. We laughed as her initials are the same as the Roman numeral for 1900. She is etched in history.
A few weeks after that an old feller met me at the gate and he stopped to chat (he had to be in his 80s). After a bit I shared with him the discovery of the cave. His face lit up and he said that back in the 60's he had found a pile of what he thought was rocks in the woods, but it was a pile of stalagmites and stalactites that had been covered in dirt and growth over the years. He said that he still had them. He always wondered where they may have come from.
It sure made his day as it appeared that Pedro never made it very far with his heavy treasures.
Posted By: strobes

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/10/18 06:26 PM

The hog was taken with rifle and this was stuck between his ribs.

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Posted By: colt.45

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/11/18 07:01 PM

Originally Posted by Caskins
Found a bottle of mad dog once in my stand. No idea where it came from!


scratch. Did it have the year loco_too 2020 on the label ?
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Posted By: angus1956

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/12/18 01:24 AM

Found my glove I lost the year before used it for years afterwards.
Posted By: Son of a Blitch

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 01/04/19 09:10 PM

any new ones? Love this thread!
Posted By: Whack n stack

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 01/05/19 03:17 PM

driving around a property i hunt in coleman last sunday afternoon a buddy and i found a pair of buck nuts in the middle of a dirt road on the far side of the property that looked fairly fresh. no sign of blood or hair around the area.
Posted By: Black Duck Dog

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 01/07/19 02:45 AM

Dove hunting north of Rockwall before lake ray Hubbard came in sat down at the edge of a creek by a tree looked down at the roots there was a Garrett snuff bottle 4 dots on the bottom grew into a root that had capped the bottle which has something in it about half full Cut it off with about 2 feet of root Still have it at my moms house
Posted By: TXhogkilr

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 01/09/19 08:54 PM

Love reading this thread.

5 years ago we had a lease NW of Stephenville. We were scouting early in fall after summer drought & found a dry tank with some really weird bones. Some of the bones were broken & looked like had been chewed on by machinery. We mentioned something to the landowner & he said that many years before someone had killed a couple people & run them through a wood chipper & the remains had been blown into the pond. He said you can still hear the people screaming if you go out there at night. Kind of creepy. He might have been pulling our leg but he didn't seem like the kind of guy to do that.

Found a nice hunting knife this year while dove hunting. Found my under armour facemask the following year after losing it in the woods.
Posted By: Dennis in Ft Worth

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 01/10/19 09:44 AM

Clearing some brush to place a feeder on a new place in Montague county, found this 12 gage hull. The paper had long since "recycled."

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Posted By: Son of a Blitch

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/16/19 06:27 PM

We need to bring this thread back...one of my favorites here!

found this little guy when moving s feeder...this was directly underneath it.

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Posted By: chalet

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/16/19 06:40 PM

Originally Posted by Son of a Blitch
We need to bring this thread back...one of my favorites here!

found this little guy when moving s feeder...this was directly underneath it.

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Nice point.
Posted By: krmitchell

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/16/19 08:01 PM

Originally Posted by Son of a Blitch
We need to bring this thread back...one of my favorites here!

found this little guy when moving s feeder...this was directly underneath it.

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Found a few arrowheads over the years when scouting out a blind or feeder spot. Makes me smile to know that the indians thought it was just as good of a spot to hunt back then as I do now.
Posted By: angus1956

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/16/19 10:48 PM

Found an old Pepsi bottle with an X cut in the top to drink out of it best I can figure is it was from the early 40's.
In Colorado found my glove I lost the year before while getting a deer out.
Posted By: ken starling

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/17/19 01:26 AM

Been probably 15 years ago on a deer lease down by Brownwood. Found a old pistol that looked to be a break over style in a small caliber rusted and pitted pretty bad also the end of the barrel was split about 1” down like the barrel was plugged and blew apart. No wood, handles are frame for a handle. I always wondered where it came from or how old it really was. I may still have it somewhere.
Posted By: flintknapper

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/17/19 02:03 AM

Originally Posted by chalet
Originally Posted by Son of a Blitch
We need to bring this thread back...one of my favorites here!

found this little guy when moving s feeder...this was directly underneath it.




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That's a nice one. Pretty thin too looks like.
Posted By: Lotto

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/17/19 02:19 AM

Found and old...old....Coca Cola bottle up at the farm made in San Marcos Texas (where we live).
Posted By: Creekrunner

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/17/19 02:56 AM

A day or two after killing a bull elk in Montana, outside of Bozeman, the kid guide and I rode about an hour to get a cell signal on the edge of a big drop off. We tied the horses and looked way down at a town far away. I walked back to the horses for something and looked down and there was a really old bottle in the snow, completely unbroken, the kind with the lettering blown into the glass, cork top, that had the name of a pharmacy and "Bozeman, MT" on it. I still have it. I always picture an old cowboy going up there to "take his medicine" and think.
Posted By: Whammer7

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/17/19 11:54 PM

A friend found this Navy Colt on his Grandfathers farm in Northern Wisconsin. It was still loaded, with an empty cylinder under the hammer. He liked to think the owner got one shot off before the Chippewa got him, however when I told him that it was common (and safe) practice to carry loaded pistols with the hammer on an empty cylinder, he thought his story was better. The cylinder still rotates and the hammer still moves. The loading lever is frozen. [Linked Image]
Posted By: swmays

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/18/19 09:12 PM

Found this on my place a few years ago. Something along the lines of a Stevens Falling Block 32. Fell off and left behind I guess.

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Posted By: jeffbird

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/22/19 11:13 PM

Was doing a bird census many years ago in the Barker Reservoir and stumbled onto a Cadillac with a locked trunk that had been set on fire and burned. We moved right along and called the police to let them take a closer look.
Posted By: oldrancher

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/25/19 06:41 PM

I was hunting a ranch in west Texas and found a grave covered with rocks with a crude home made cross and one of those yellow mesh bags that you buy grapefruit in. I extended a courtesy blessing and left it as I found it. Sad deal but at least an attempt was made for a proper burial. I also found a rusty spoon made out of an old orange or yellow license plate at another ranch. Someone had put some effort into that work of art. Crude but functional. I was hunting an isolated ranch in Colorado and had made my way to a high peak where I could glass a large valley. I was sitting there thinking I was probably the only one who had ever been there. I set on the rock and happened to look down between the rocks and there was a Coke can and a Snickers wrapper. Sure popped my bubble. I picked up the trash and took it with me; I hate trash on a ranch. The next person who set on that peak will have a better experience then I did.
Posted By: laid over

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/25/19 08:04 PM

The strangest thing I have ever seen hunting, was a animal sacrifice under the 195 bridge on the Lampasas River. It had been done up like a Satanic ritual with a puppy frown If it was a hoax, it was a cruel one.

When I was a teen we used to fish for big alligator gar in the trinity river, in/near Dallas. IVO I-45, I-20, Dowdy Ferry, etc. You couldn't eat fish out of the Trinity back then, and the alligator gar in there were monstrous!

Anyway we stumbled across two guys burning a stolen Oldsmobile Bravada, a marijuana farm, and a giant drug bust with police helicopters and etc. all in one afternoon. To top it all off we came across some boy scouts with one boys father and one boy held us at gunpoint with a 12 gauge auto for a minute, until his dad came around the corner and told him to let us pass through. Smart kid imo, down there bad things happen. It was probably the craziest day of fishing I ever had, and after that icing on the cake we just went home. I never went back down there, those big gar in that nasty water just ain't worth dying for!

At the time I drove an old Buick Regal, let me tell you when we rolled up on those dudes burning that car we went full dukes of hazard in that poor buick. Blazing trails through the ragweed and all, couldn't hardly see where I was going. Lucky we didn't get stuck or drive off into the river.
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/29/19 05:58 PM

^^^^^I know the area well. That portion of I-20 in Hutchins just west of the Trinity is where we used to park in the late 70s, then walk through the chain link fence that's down and start hunting. Ducks and even quail were plentiful back then. Even saw an alligator once. Deer tracks everywhere. That was always exciting to see in Dallas county back then. I wouldn't set foot there nowadays. That's "Skinhead" drug territory, and they launch dead bodies in the area. Things have sure changed for the worse. Good times back then.
Posted By: Twotoes

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/29/19 07:45 PM

In 1970 (I was 18) I was at the deer lease dove hunting. I was walking to a stock tank and heard some noises so I went up the high side of the tank where I could peek over. My Dad and a woman were swimming naked. Not my Mom. He was supposed to be working that day. I never said anything to anyone. Not long after he was out of our house and they divorced.
Side note - it was very hot and I was planning on taking a dip in the stock tank. Back then you had to wait until noon to legally dove hunt.
Posted By: Txduckman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/30/19 06:07 AM

Originally Posted by Erathkid
^^^^^I know the area well. That portion of I-20 in Hutchins just west of the Trinity is where we used to park in the late 70s, then walk through the chain link fence that's down and start hunting. Ducks and even quail were plentiful back then. Even saw an alligator once. Deer tracks everywhere. That was always exciting to see in Dallas county back then. I wouldn't set foot there nowadays. That's "Skinhead" drug territory, and they launch dead bodies in the area. Things have sure changed for the worse. Good times back then.


My buddy recently HFed his property not far from there actually up river... It seems a bit sketchy but still okay. Just don't stop while driving there. He released exotics in it. I videoed them but that didn't last long. Wild dogs and stuff went under the fence and killed them all. It's still the wild west there to me. The trinity is not forgiving there.
Posted By: laid over

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/30/19 08:13 AM

Anywhere you have a big river and enough woods to hide in, within half hour drive of a metro area, you gotta watch your back. But I always loved the Trinity and that area down there, a lot of good memories for sure.

I had some relatives lived in a shack for awhile near the river down there. Right down in the bottoms practically in a floodplain. I am not sure if they had bought/rented it, or if they just moved in. They have since moved back to missouri though. They were true "hillbillies", some people just don't know!
Posted By: Bbear

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 08/30/19 06:37 PM

On my elk hunt in 2016, I found a spot with some camping pads and a couple of sleeping bags and some other camping stuff. A small fire ring had been built with the remains of an old fire. When I lifted up one of the pads, there were bent spoons and hypodermic needles laying there along with some small baggies. The pads were ruined and one of the sleeping bags had rotted, but, I walked away with a nice down bag from that little site.
Posted By: Dennis in Ft Worth

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/03/19 03:06 AM

A few years back, on a lease in Stephens county, I was clearing branches of an ancient mesquite that had fallen on a fence line. Near the base of the tree I found this headstone.


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Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/03/19 01:47 PM

Originally Posted by Bbear
On my elk hunt in 2016, I found a spot with some camping pads and a couple of sleeping bags and some other camping stuff. A small fire ring had been built with the remains of an old fire. When I lifted up one of the pads, there were bent were ruined and one of the sleeping bags had rotted, but, I walked away with a nice down bag from that little sitesite.


"The pads were ruined and one of the sleeping bags had rotted, but, I walked away with a nice little 'DIME BAG' from the site". FIFY.
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/03/19 01:53 PM

Originally Posted by Dennis in Ft Worth
A few years back, on a lease in Stephens county, I was clearing branches of an ancient mesquite that had fallen on a fence line. Near the base of the tree I found this headstone.


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That is too freaky. Rabies, holy cow. I wonder if there's any more info?
Posted By: Mr. T.

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/03/19 06:43 PM

Originally Posted by Erathkid
Originally Posted by Dennis in Ft Worth
A few years back, on a lease in Stephens county, I was clearing branches of an ancient mesquite that had fallen on a fence line. Near the base of the tree I found this headstone.


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That is too freaky. Rabies, holy cow. I wonder if there's any more info?

That headstone is really cool. If I read it right the kid was 10 or 11. Since it was the only one, my guest is they were traveling through when the child died.
Posted By: Nogalus Prairie

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/03/19 07:24 PM

Could that be a dog that died in the 20th century and not a child from the19th century?
Posted By: Son of a Blitch

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/03/19 07:32 PM

Originally Posted by Nogalus Prairie
Could that be a dog that died in the 20th century and not a child from the19th century?


I thought the same thing. Could be either one...
Posted By: CCBIRDDOGMAN

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/03/19 08:26 PM

Originally Posted by Nogalus Prairie
Could that be a dog that died in the 20th century and not a child from the19th century?




Thats what I would bet.
Posted By: Mr. T.

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/03/19 08:37 PM

Originally Posted by CCBIRDDOGMAN
Originally Posted by Nogalus Prairie
Could that be a dog that died in the 20th century and not a child from the19th century?




Thats what I would bet.

So, you are saying like, "old Yeller."
Posted By: Txduckman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/03/19 09:08 PM

Originally Posted by CCBIRDDOGMAN
Originally Posted by Nogalus Prairie
Could that be a dog that died in the 20th century and not a child from the19th century?




Thats what I would bet.


Yep. Unless the kids last name was Rabies. That's a dog.
Posted By: procraft05

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/03/19 10:00 PM

Originally Posted by Txduckman
Originally Posted by CCBIRDDOGMAN
Originally Posted by Nogalus Prairie
Could that be a dog that died in the 20th century and not a child from the19th century?




Thats what I would bet.


Yep. Unless the kids last name was Rabies. That's a dog.


I’d bet a dog too, it would be a helluva deal to name a kid Rabies
Posted By: Texan Til I Die

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/03/19 10:11 PM

We had several dog graves with dates from the late 60's - 80's on the big ranch I hunted in West Texas. I guess it was a thing during that period to bury your birddog on one of the ranches you hunted.
Posted By: Simple Searcher

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/03/19 11:40 PM

My wife's initials are SAM
But I think that is a dog grave
Posted By: SnakeWrangler

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/03/19 11:49 PM

I vote to dig it up and find out
Posted By: Dennis in Ft Worth

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/04/19 12:29 AM

I'm thinking dog too. The landowner, now passed away, didn't recall ever seeing the marker. The land's been sold and my lease there, sadly, ended too since his death.
Posted By: B Razorback

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/04/19 03:52 AM

I've only had one thing creepy happen at any of the places I hunt. One night (I was 17) we were driving around (Bosque County) in the mule trying to kill jack rabbits. We had one come into the road, but as soon as I shot, it moved and I ended up hitting it in the back. That ranch was absolutely covered in cedar trees so off I went looking to recover it. Eventually after 40 yards or so of chasing it, I noticed I wasn't getting cut up by cedar trees anymore. When I picked up my flashlight I realized I had stumbled into an old oak thicket probably 40 by 30 yards and the rabbit was laying dead right in the middle of it. These oak trees were creepy too. They had extremely low lying limbs and they were very thick at the base. First thought that came into mind was to hang a secret tripod stand there because after looking at it the next day, there were 4 different trails that converged into one there. I hung my camera, threw some corn, and decided to come back the next weekend to see what pictures I got. I got some pictures of some good deer, but for some reason I got a really uneasy feeling while hunting there in the evening and it just felt like people were watching me the whole time. Well after the evening hunt (I didn't even make it to dark because of how uncomfortable I felt) I of course forgot to put the SIM card back into the camera because I was trying to get the heck out of there. I knew it was something I had to do due to the quality of deer coming through there so off I went down the trail at dark with one mission in my mind and that was to run in there, put the card in, then get the heck out of there. I fast walk back there and immediately get a feeling that I was not welcome there and it stopped me dead in my tracks at the entrance. I ignore the feeling and open the camera real quick (which is positioned in the back of the oak thicket) and start putting the SIM card in there hands shaking. Then out of nowhere I see the battery bar on the screen of the camera start dropping bars of battery until the entire camera was dead. These were only one week only batteries too. So I take the whole camera this time and start to get up to run out of the thicket and all of a sudden my flashlight starts slowly dimming into complete darkness. Needless to say I was in full sprint crashing into the cedar trees until I got back to my truck. We have lost the lease since then, but you guarantee I never went back there. Still to this day have no idea what that thicket or presence could have been.
Posted By: SenkoSamurai

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/04/19 04:01 AM



Originally Posted by B Razorback
I've only had one thing creepy happen at any of the places I hunt. One night (I was 17) we were driving around (Bosque County) in the mule trying to kill jack rabbits. We had one come into the road, but as soon as I shot, it moved and I ended up hitting it in the back. That ranch was absolutely covered in cedar trees so off I went looking to recover it. Eventually after 40 yards or so of chasing it, I noticed I wasn't getting cut up by cedar trees anymore. When I picked up my flashlight I realized I had stumbled into an old oak thicket probably 40 by 30 yards and the rabbit was laying dead right in the middle of it. These oak trees were creepy too. They had extremely low lying limbs and they were very thick at the base. First thought that came into mind was to hang a secret tripod stand there because after looking at it the next day, there were 4 different trails that converged into one there. I hung my camera, threw some corn, and decided to come back the next weekend to see what pictures I got. I got some pictures of some good deer, but for some reason I got a really uneasy feeling while hunting there in the evening and it just felt like people were watching me the whole time. Well after the evening hunt (I didn't even make it to dark because of how uncomfortable I felt) I of course forgot to put the SIM card back into the camera because I was trying to get the heck out of there. I knew it was something I had to do due to the quality of deer coming through there so off I went down the trail at dark with one mission in my mind and that was to run in there, put the card in, then get the heck out of there. I fast walk back there and immediately get a feeling that I was not welcome there and it stopped me dead in my tracks at the entrance. I ignore the feeling and open the camera real quick (which is positioned in the back of the oak thicket) and start putting the SIM card in there hands shaking. Then out of nowhere I see the battery bar on the screen of the camera start dropping bars of battery until the entire camera was dead. These were only one week only batteries too. So I take the whole camera this time and start to get up to run out of the thicket and all of a sudden my flashlight starts slowly dimming into complete darkness. Needless to say I was in full sprint crashing into the cedar trees until I got back to my truck. We have lost the lease since then, but you guarantee I never went back there. Still to this day have no idea what that thicket or presence could have been.


This is the good stuff
eek2
Posted By: KWood_TSU

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/04/19 10:56 AM

Originally Posted by B Razorback
I've only had one thing creepy happen at any of the places I hunt. One night (I was 17) we were driving around (Bosque County) in the mule trying to kill jack rabbits. We had one come into the road, but as soon as I shot, it moved and I ended up hitting it in the back. That ranch was absolutely covered in cedar trees so off I went looking to recover it. Eventually after 40 yards or so of chasing it, I noticed I wasn't getting cut up by cedar trees anymore. When I picked up my flashlight I realized I had stumbled into an old oak thicket probably 40 by 30 yards and the rabbit was laying dead right in the middle of it. These oak trees were creepy too. They had extremely low lying limbs and they were very thick at the base. First thought that came into mind was to hang a secret tripod stand there because after looking at it the next day, there were 4 different trails that converged into one there. I hung my camera, threw some corn, and decided to come back the next weekend to see what pictures I got. I got some pictures of some good deer, but for some reason I got a really uneasy feeling while hunting there in the evening and it just felt like people were watching me the whole time. Well after the evening hunt (I didn't even make it to dark because of how uncomfortable I felt) I of course forgot to put the SIM card back into the camera because I was trying to get the heck out of there. I knew it was something I had to do due to the quality of deer coming through there so off I went down the trail at dark with one mission in my mind and that was to run in there, put the card in, then get the heck out of there. I fast walk back there and immediately get a feeling that I was not welcome there and it stopped me dead in my tracks at the entrance. I ignore the feeling and open the camera real quick (which is positioned in the back of the oak thicket) and start putting the SIM card in there hands shaking. Then out of nowhere I see the battery bar on the screen of the camera start dropping bars of battery until the entire camera was dead. These were only one week only batteries too. So I take the whole camera this time and start to get up to run out of the thicket and all of a sudden my flashlight starts slowly dimming into complete darkness. Needless to say I was in full sprint crashing into the cedar trees until I got back to my truck. We have lost the lease since then, but you guarantee I never went back there. Still to this day have no idea what that thicket or presence could have been.


That gave me chills reading that. That's crazy.

I used to read some stories about stairs in the national forest, some wild stuff. Stairs that don't belong, really weird stuff, I'll see if I can't find the link.
Posted By: KWood_TSU

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/04/19 01:20 PM

Lots of reading material here. Kind of hard to believe all of it, but not sure how these stories could be made up either.
Especially when they find deceased bodies and have autopsy reports like they do.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.re...ch_and_rescue_officer_for_the_us_forest/
Posted By: flintknapper

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/04/19 04:00 PM

Originally Posted by KWood_TSU
Lots of reading material here. Kind of hard to believe all of it, but not sure how these stories could be made up either.
Especially when they find deceased bodies and have autopsy reports like they do.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.re...ch_and_rescue_officer_for_the_us_forest/



Where did you dig that up? Some SERIOUSLY demented people posting there. Scary to think there are that many delusional, sick people out there. Dang!
Posted By: PoppinPiggies

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/04/19 04:02 PM

Originally Posted by KWood_TSU
Lots of reading material here. Kind of hard to believe all of it, but not sure how these stories could be made up either.
Especially when they find deceased bodies and have autopsy reports like they do.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.re...ch_and_rescue_officer_for_the_us_forest/


Wow.... just read through all 8 pages of this and it is definitely creepy
Posted By: Blank

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/04/19 05:44 PM

While elk hunting in a remote dark canyon, I was down in some lodgepole deadfall. I jumped off one and landed square on a bear trap, buried in the pine duff. A giant old #5 Newhouse with teeth on the jaws, chain wired to a rotted tree and the rest of the old cubby rotted as well. The trap was about a hundred years old, and had probably been set by a sheep herder in the 40's or 50's.
Posted By: KWood_TSU

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/04/19 07:52 PM

Originally Posted by flintknapper
Originally Posted by KWood_TSU
Lots of reading material here. Kind of hard to believe all of it, but not sure how these stories could be made up either.
Especially when they find deceased bodies and have autopsy reports like they do.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.re...ch_and_rescue_officer_for_the_us_forest/



Where did you dig that up? Some SERIOUSLY demented people posting there. Scary to think there are that many delusional, sick people out there. Dang!


I can't remember where I saw that at. It was a few years ago
Posted By: decook

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/04/19 09:40 PM

Yeah, he's one heck of a good story teller. That's about all in my opinion
Posted By: Creekrunner

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/04/19 10:19 PM

Originally Posted by Blank
While elk hunting in a remote dark canyon, I was down in some lodgepole deadfall. I jumped off one and landed square on a bear trap, buried in the pine duff. A giant old #5 Newhouse with teeth on the jaws, chain wired to a rotted tree and the rest of the old cubby rotted as well. The trap was about a hundred years old, and had probably been set by a sheep herder in the 40's or 50's.


Lemme guess...it clamped around your nut sack. 'Heard that one.
Posted By: Whack n stack

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/04/19 10:42 PM

Originally Posted by KWood_TSU
Lots of reading material here. Kind of hard to believe all of it, but not sure how these stories could be made up either.
Especially when they find deceased bodies and have autopsy reports like they do.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.re...ch_and_rescue_officer_for_the_us_forest/


some crazy stories in there! eeks333
Posted By: Blank

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/04/19 11:56 PM

Actually, when I hopped off the log and was about half way down, I saw the edge of one jaw of the trap. If it had gone off, I would have had a heart attack. Damn near crapped my pants as it was!!!!!
Posted By: TKandMike

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/06/19 02:02 PM

Like others, found some arrowheads, remains of a couple old homesteads, one of which has a 25-30' deep cistern I presume for catching rainwater. Found old solid metal irons, a row of flowers that bloom every year in a perfectly straight line, I'm guessing where a front porch use to be on an old homestead. Plenty of old spoons, bottles, horseshoes, etc. Keep the horseshoes in my truck and haven't gotten a speeding ticket since, so I guess they have some sort of luck to them.

Posted these on another thread, but found some practice bombs I believe left over from training for WWII. They were about 0.25-0.5 miles from the old practice bombing target on the ranch.

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Posted By: Schpanky

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/06/19 04:15 PM

I think I've read thru this thread 10 times over the years....I'll hit 11 by the weekend....great stuff...just wish I had something unusual to contribute...
Posted By: Mr. T.

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/06/19 04:18 PM

Originally Posted by Schpanky
I think I've read thru this thread 10 times over the years....I'll hit 11 by the weekend....great stuff...just wish I had something unusual to contribute...

Me too!
Posted By: Undercoverdog

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/08/19 12:12 AM

I was a kid and was visiting cousins in Arkansas, We were coon hunting one night at a place neither one of us had ever been.

Came across a pile of solid cannon balls about the size of grapefruits. We each took one and were going back the next day to get more.

The next day we couldn't find that place. He being the one that lived there said he had looked for that pile of artillery many times but never found it.

I had mine for many yrs but do not know what happened to it.
Posted By: Tw0fish

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/08/19 01:16 AM

Originally Posted by KWood_TSU
Lots of reading material here. Kind of hard to believe all of it, but not sure how these stories could be made up either.
Especially when they find deceased bodies and have autopsy reports like they do.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.re...ch_and_rescue_officer_for_the_us_forest/


I don't mean to be a weenie, but r/nosleep is a forum for scary stories.

From the about page:
NoSleep is a place for authors to share their original horror stories. For a more detailed explanation of the subreddit, click here.
Suspension of disbelief is key here. Everything is true here, even if it's not. Don't be the jerk in the movie theater hee-hawing because monkeys don't fly.
Posted By: jdk1985

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/08/19 04:24 AM

Originally Posted by KWood_TSU
Lots of reading material here. Kind of hard to believe all of it, but not sure how these stories could be made up either.
Especially when they find deceased bodies and have autopsy reports like they do.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.re...ch_and_rescue_officer_for_the_us_forest/



Man, imagine having a buddy read these and then throwing a stair case in their backyard!
Posted By: KWood_TSU

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/08/19 04:39 AM

Originally Posted by jdk1985
Originally Posted by KWood_TSU
Lots of reading material here. Kind of hard to believe all of it, but not sure how these stories could be made up either.
Especially when they find deceased bodies and have autopsy reports like they do.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.re...ch_and_rescue_officer_for_the_us_forest/



Man, imagine having a buddy read these and then throwing a stair case in their backyard!



Hahahaha, that'd be messed up.
Posted By: Nwernig

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/10/19 03:58 PM

I really enjoy this thread and enjoy it when I get on and see there are new replies to it
Posted By: donswin

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/11/19 06:49 PM

Three years ago, I was watching a couple of my Mojo dove decoys and wondering if anything would fly by. It had been slow, but I was comfortable, the sky was clear and I was in the shade just staring at the spinning wings on the decoys and wondering how anything could resist them.

Then I saw a dark streak coming from the sky so fast I couldn't tell what it was. The next second, one of my decoys tumbled to the ground and a groggy hawk got up and started walking towards the other one.

I guess the one he hit was too tough.

I kick myself again for not having a GoPro capturing the action.
Posted By: krmitchell

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/11/19 07:12 PM

Originally Posted by donswin
Three years ago, I was watching a couple of my Mojo dove decoys and wondering if anything would fly by. It had been slow, but I was comfortable, the sky was clear and I was in the shade just staring at the spinning wings on the decoys and wondering how anything could resist them.

Then I saw a dark streak coming from the sky so fast I couldn't tell what it was. The next second, one of my decoys tumbled to the ground and a groggy hawk got up and started walking towards the other one.

I guess the one he hit was too tough.

I kick myself again for not having a GoPro capturing the action.



Had the same happen with hawks and mojos, and have had raccoons, hawks and owls attack my fox pro when calling bobcats.
Posted By: ccreyeder

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/11/19 07:18 PM

some more that come to mind...

1: last winter I was doing some night hog hunting and lost the yoke/saddle off the top of my shooting sticks. Looked all weekend in the daylight for it, as well as everytime I went back. Never found it. This summer, about 7-8 months later, driving along one of the trails to go hunting, there it was smack dab in the middle of the road, in the middle of a red ant fire bed, plain as day! I must have driven over that spot a couple dozen times and never saw it before then. I wonder if the ants had somehow carried it to the bed? IDK... looked for a pic, but cant find it.


2: Same hunting lease, was doing some exploring one afternoon. Ive been exploring this place for over 10 years and still find new things. Anyway, in the middle of a grove of trees I found an old moss covered fire ring. I keep meaning to bring a rake or a hoe and dig around in it and see if I can find anything.
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3: at a different hunting lease, stumbled upon an old well. Tossed a rock down it and it was pretty deep and heard water splash. Been meaning to go back with a large magnet on a rope and see if I can pull anything out of it. No sign of any house/building that I could see....
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4: prob my most prized find wasnt while hunting. I was playing little league baseball as a kid in Pt Arthur. The little league field was close to a water way where ships would come into the refineries. Lining the bank were huge, square, granite blocks with gravel fill between them. Between games, I was standing on the bank and picking up rocks and seeing how far out into the ship channel I could throw them. I picked up this "rock" and just as I was about to let it fly, my brain said "whoa... that is not an ordinary rock" and so I didn't throw it in the water..... This is what I nearly tossed....
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Posted By: SmallTownHunter

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/11/19 07:43 PM

I was about 13 years old and deer hunting by myself outside of Mineral Wells, Tx one morning and I came upon a group of deer. I stood there for a minute watching them and out of the corner of my eye I saw something weird looking in a tree. I walked over to check it out and it was a field mouse with a 3" mesquite thorn stuck all the way through his head about 5' off the ground. The mouse was not stiff so it had just been put there. Freaked me out and I got the heck out of there. Come to find out a bird does that, the Loggerhead Shrike. It impales its prey on barbed wire or thorns. Still scared me that morning though!
Posted By: PMK

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/11/19 08:29 PM

what type of rock is that??? looks like flint that has been flaked ...

your picture of a well brought up a memory for me from a lease in Llano county circa mid 1960s. out in the middle of a mesquite flat was an old well similar to what your picture shows with several very large old pear trees in the area but no sign of any old house or foundation, barns, pens, etc. And the pears were awesome and was a built in deer feeder when the fruit started to drop. The well was fairly deep based on rock tossed in & listening for the ker-plunk into the water. There is no telling how many deer carcasses made their way into that old well ...
Posted By: ccreyeder

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/11/19 08:56 PM

Originally Posted by PMK
what type of rock is that??? looks like flint that has been flaked ...

your picture of a well brought up a memory for me from a lease in Llano county circa mid 1960s. out in the middle of a mesquite flat was an old well similar to what your picture shows with several very large old pear trees in the area but no sign of any old house or foundation, barns, pens, etc. And the pears were awesome and was a built in deer feeder when the fruit started to drop. The well was fairly deep based on rock tossed in & listening for the ker-plunk into the water. There is no telling how many deer carcasses made their way into that old well ...


PMK... it has DEF been flaked and worked. you can see in the 2nd pic where it is notched to fit some sort of handle. I keep hoping someday someone will be able to ID it for me. Im thinking axe or spear head.

For the well, thank god it had a wall around it. I've done some night hunting in that same area and man you could fall in there and never be found/seen again. A little scary when you think about it.
Posted By: txtrophy85

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/12/19 03:15 AM

As many of you know, I’m in the land business. Due to the nature of my job, I get to spend a lot of time on different places. Many are just surface level encounters, only really setting foot on them to open the gate, but some I get to spend a fair amount of time on.

Two things that come to mind quickly:

We found a 1950’s era AMC roadster abandoned way back in a ranch in hays county. It had clearly been parted out and was missing both axles engine, transmission, etc.

The other day I looked at a ranch in the hill country that had a old chinkapin style house on it.

We took a stroll thru the house and it was pretty neat, stone and dirt floor, completely empty except for the urn of the original owner is sitting on the windowsill. Did some background on him and he had no next of kin. Hope whoever buys the ranch will honor his remains.

I’ve found some other cool stuff over the years, has some creepy things happen but those are two stories that come to mind at the moment.
Posted By: txtrophy85

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/12/19 03:22 AM

One other thing I found that was unusual.


I sold a ranch down on Cherokee creek between San Saba and Cherokee.

Ranch has a older late 1880’s era stone house song the banks of the creek.

Down on the creek bottom there was a steel wagon wheel hoop that someone had thrown on the ground way back when, that an oak tree had gone thru.

It was now 15’ up in the tree
Posted By: Txduckman

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/12/19 05:54 AM

Not unusual but cool as I can't remember seeing an owl out there even though we hear them nonstop. Opening day last week on our place this guy landed next to my buddy. Don't see that happen too often. Someone needs to mow as well. Hell it being this green in September is unusual. Few years ago all those oaks would be burned up by now.

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Posted By: Dalroo

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/12/19 02:37 PM

Originally Posted by Txduckman
Not unusual but cool as I can't remember seeing an owl out there even though we hear them nonstop. Opening day last week on our place this guy landed next to my buddy. Don't see that happen too often. Someone needs to mow as well. Hell it being this green in September is unusual. Few years ago all those oaks would be burned up by now.

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It is very cool to see these guys in the morning light. A couple of years ago I was in a tree stand bow hunting when one landed on a branch above me. He watched me for a bit, determined I was most uninteresting, then flew away. It was a memorable experience.
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/20/19 12:10 PM

Not hunting related but, here goes. After my Grandparents moved to assisted living, Dad and I were cleaning out the drawers at their home, among other things. I came across a gold plated pocket watch that was given to Grandad by my Grandmother. It was polished smooth but the gold plate was worn off.

Seems she had given this to him as a wedding gift, my Dad explained. The watch had a picture of my Mimi tucked inside the cover. WW2 had just started and Grandad was shipped overseas. He got caught behind German lines on a recon mission. Knowing that anything of value would be stripped from him, he made a tough decision. He would hide the watch up in his rectum. The GIs were marched into a detention camp 20 odd kilometers away, a very long way to go with a foreign object up your tooter. At least he knew Mimi was warm and secure. After the fall of the Third Reich he was carried back to the states. He wasn't doing well, due to not going to the bathroom for weeks.

He drank Milk of magnesia and the rumbling began. He screamed, "Katie bar the door", as he lunged for the toilet. After the explosion and the smoke cleared, he came out of the bathroom grinning like a Cheshire cat.. he was holding 6 gold nuggets. Largest the size of a gumball, smallest the size of a "big Mo" #4 pencil eraser. Doctors told us later that the gold plate combined with heat and pressure had created a metallurgical alchemy not unlike that of a grain of sand irritating an oyster to create a beautiful pearl.

They used the proceeds from the gold to pay cash for their first home in the "M" street neighborhood of Dallas. Paid $4800 in 1946. The appraisal this year on that home is close to 500k. RKO pictures made a documentary about my Granddad called, "G I time traveler", the untold story of 'Choc' Sanders. Errol Flynn played my Grandpa. Anyhow, I can't wait to tell my Grandkids about it when they're old enough to understand. That man was full of metal, error, mettle, rather.
Posted By: Mr. T.

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/20/19 02:03 PM

Originally Posted by Erathkid
Not hunting related but, here goes. After my Grandparents moved to assisted living, Dad and I were cleaning out the drawers at their home, among other things. I came across a gold plated pocket watch that was given to Grandad by my Grandmother. It was polished smooth but the gold plate was worn off.

Seems she had given this to him as a wedding gift, my Dad explained. The watch had a picture of my Mimi tucked inside the cover. WW2 had just started and Grandad was shipped overseas. He got caught behind German lines on a recon mission. Knowing that anything of value would be stripped from him, he made a tough decision. He would hide the watch up in his rectum. The GIs were marched into a detention camp 20 odd kilometers away, a very long way to go with a foreign object up your tooter. At least he knew Mimi was warm and secure. After the fall of the Third Reich he was carried back to the states. He wasn't doing well, due to not going to the bathroom for weeks.

He drank Milk of magnesia and the rumbling began. He screamed, "Katie bar the door", as he lunged for the toilet. After the explosion and the smoke cleared, he came out of the bathroom grinning like a Cheshire cat.. he was holding 6 gold nuggets. Largest the size of a gumball, smallest the size of a "big Mo" #4 pencil eraser. Doctors told us later that the gold plate combined with heat and pressure had created a metallurgical alchemy not unlike that of a grain of sand irritating an oyster to create a beautiful pearl.

They used the proceeds from the gold to pay cash for their first home in the "M" street neighborhood of Dallas. Paid $4800 in 1946. The appraisal this year on that home is close to 500k. RKO pictures made a documentary about my Granddad called, "G I time traveler", the untold story of 'Choc' Sanders. Errol Flynn played my Grandpa. Anyhow, I can't wait to tell my Grandkids about it when they're old enough to understand. That man was full of metal, error, mettle, rather.

Great Story! up
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/20/19 02:24 PM

Thanks, Mr T. I feel that it's important to pass these family stories down to each generation.
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/20/19 02:29 PM

I must admit though, this does run in the family. Once, after a hard night drinking "Goldschlager' with a lady friend, I woke up, ran to the toilet, and I kid you not. I chit a Kruegarrand.....Now Beaversnipe will be PMing me in 3-2-1....
Posted By: Simple Searcher

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/21/19 03:50 AM

Not too unusual, but really cool.
I came upon this old cover that had a feed trough and a well. There were remnants of an old house here and there too. I spoke to the old rancher and he said he was surprised that it was still there. He had found it when he was a kid back in the '50s. He believed that it was from the original homestead from many years before then.
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I asked him about the old trough that had collapsed and he said that it has been that way since he was there as a kid. He let me have the wood, I promised him I would make something cool from it.
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After months of gluing together more cracks and splits than I could have ever guessed, the old trough gets another life, hopefully another 100 years.
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I used almost every piece. All that remained of the scraps could fit in a shoe box. The old rancher was elated when I showed it to him.
Posted By: Pitchfork Predator

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/22/19 11:20 AM

That’s a really cool and nice looking table, well played. cheers
Posted By: Mr. T.

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/22/19 11:14 PM

Originally Posted by Pitchfork Predator
That’s a really cool and nice looking table, well played. cheers

Very nice!
Posted By: Ktexas14

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/23/19 02:12 PM

That is some seriously cool woodworking man.
Posted By: SnakeWrangler

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/23/19 03:19 PM

Originally Posted by Pitchfork Predator
That’s a really cool and nice looking table, well played. cheers
Posted By: chigh_six9

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/24/19 01:41 AM

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found this while digging in trenton, tx to extend a gas main. wasnt sure if it was part of a working gun at one point or a old toy gun or something. either way thought it was pretty cool considering it was found about 30" deep also found this in burkburnett, tx
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Posted By: RattlesnakeDan

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/24/19 02:11 AM

I did find a dead guy on the side of the road on my way to check traps one morning at first light. I thought he was possibly drunk so I backed up and got out of the truck and kicked him lightly on the elbow but he was stiff. 4 bullet holes in the stomach with his sweatshirt pulled up to reveal them and one dead center in his throat. He had a bad night.
Posted By: Creekrunner

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 09/24/19 02:24 AM

Originally Posted by RattlesnakeDan
I did find a dead guy on the side of the road on my way to check traps one morning at first light. I thought he was possibly drunk so I backed up and got out of the truck and kicked him lightly on the elbow but he was stiff. 4 bullet holes in the stomach with his sweatshirt pulled up to reveal them and one dead center in his throat. He had a bad night.


Well that'll put a kink in your day for sure!


Very cool table Simple Searcher! up
Posted By: HuntingTexas

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/03/19 11:32 AM

ttt
Posted By: greenen

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/03/19 11:13 PM

Originally Posted by Simple Searcher
Not too unusual, but really cool.
I came upon this old cover that had a feed trough and a well. There were remnants of an old house here and there too. I spoke to the old rancher and he said he was surprised that it was still there. He had found it when he was a kid back in the '50s. He believed that it was from the original homestead from many years before then.
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I asked him about the old trough that had collapsed and he said that it has been that way since he was there as a kid. He let me have the wood, I promised him I would make something cool from it.
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After months of gluing together more cracks and splits than I could have ever guessed, the old trough gets another life, hopefully another 100 years.
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I used almost every piece. All that remained of the scraps could fit in a shoe box. The old rancher was elated when I showed it to him.



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Posted By: greenen

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/03/19 11:14 PM

Heart pine. Made 15 years ago. Need to sand and refinish the top.
Posted By: HuntingTexas

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/05/19 12:38 AM

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Posted By: Kevin Heath

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/06/19 07:02 PM

Haven't been on THF in a long while 1st place I came was this thread, glad to see it is still alive!
Posted By: Bullfrog

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/06/19 07:07 PM

Welcome back sir
Posted By: Kevin Heath

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/06/19 11:06 PM

grin
Posted By: Texas Fight

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/09/19 02:40 AM

Originally Posted by HuntingTexas
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Posted By: Son of a Blitch

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/18/19 05:12 PM

bump
Posted By: kdkane1971

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/18/19 05:48 PM

Originally Posted by Son of a Blitch
We need to bring this thread back...one of my favorites here!

found this little guy when moving s feeder...this was directly underneath it.

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That's a great find George!
Posted By: Brian C.

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 10/20/19 04:47 PM

Father found a Marijuana grow once while bow hunting. Many moons ago but he got help the DEA pull them. Pretty cool story.
Posted By: decook

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/11/19 02:41 AM

I’ve seen a few things in the years I’ve been hunting. One time I heard a ffffff sound getting louder and louder. The sound wind makes through the trees. But it wasn’t windy. It turned out to be what I have thought all these years to be a golden eagle, but it could have just as well been a red-tailed hawk zeroing in on my hand because I had just removed my nomex glove to eat lunch under a juniper. We were both just as surprised that day many years ago.

I haven’t really seen or heard anything that rises to some of these stories which is why I never added anything to this thread. Today just changed that.

By sheer chance I came upon a Texas legend; famous or infamous is your decision. THF, please meet Mr. Barker, the man I just happened to meet way in the backwoods of the SHNF while I was eating my lunch. Mind you, this is pretty deep and no one else within miles of us as far as I knew. Then up drives this silver haired gentleman who rolls down his window to ask me how I was doing; did I see anything? What was I shooting, etc.

I’ve met a few eccentrics in my life. They always have a really tall tale or two about their exploits. Sometimes they seem to stammer on a thought from the years that time made cloudy – but not Mr. Barker. He seemed to remember things and retold me, a complete and total stranger, with clarity sharp as a tack. So yeah, let me take you through a couple of these.

#1 – I built a jet pack that was better than anything else out there. He asked me if I ever watched the movie “Thunderball”. Well, who hasn’t? And aside of the Bond girls, the one other thing of note is the jet pack flown by stuntman Bill Suitor. Yep – Mr. Barker hired the legendary Mr. Suitor to fly his jet pack.
#2 – He told me of Karate fights that turned into hammer fights. Yes, we’re talking real hammers bashing heads over the jetpack. And a missing finger too.
#3 – He told me of how he was kidnapped (yes, over the jetpack), handcuffed, and stuffed into a coffin for 8 days until he divulged the location of the now missing jet pack. Holes were drilled into the coffin to let water in to drown him. On the last day he broke the handcuffs and escaped. He showed me the scar he got on his right wrist from the handcuff.
#4 – He told me how he was arrested and charged for murder. How the (then) Harris County DA Tommy Thomas couldn’t find a charge and had to let him go.
#5 – How he got into a verbal argument with the (I don’t remember the name) Judge and was thrown into jail for contempt, until the judge accepted defeat and let him out after 6 months in the county jail.

There were a few others, but these were the top 5 where the BS flag is higher than the garrison Flag at Ft. Rucker. All these were in a timespan of an hour, again, to a complete stranger. Any one of these whoppers stand on their own. Except for one thing that I learned when I got home and googled his name. They are apparently true.

But that’s not the end of my story. Let me continue. Mr. Brad Barker came to the forest today to find a plant. You know, those plants that have the nice purple berries this time of year. He goal was going to continue down the dirt road but I warned him about getting stuck. The maps don’t mean crap – there were deadfalls that weren’t cleared and I asked him to be careful. Twice I asked him to honk his horn of he got stuck. He told me he’d be careful and off he went, as I did too for the afternoon hunt.
I wasn’t far from my truck. And I didn’t notice him come back through either, even though I wasn’t really paying much attention to the dirt road. I decided to knock off a little early and went back to my truck to call it a day.
Only one set of tire tracks.
So, I put away my tree climber and set off down the road still hunting as I went. His truck was a half mile down the road. Stuck. And Brad was nowhere around.

I thought darn it, that 75 year old man is walking out of here alone. So, I hit the road expecting to see him somewhere down the 2 mile stretch of dirt to the paved road. When I got there, I turned right to come home and thinking maybe I’ll see him in the next mile. Nope; no where to be seen. I guess he got picked up or he found a leaving hunter that gave him a ride.

Another two miles I see a gray haired man walking down the side of the road. You guessed it, Brad Barker was hoofing it out with only 10 more miles to walk. I fully believe that ornery old man would make it on sheer determination, but I stopped and picked him up and took him to a relative’s house.
And that’s when it got fun. When I got home, even before I took my shower, I had to google this man’s name. What I read wasn’t things of fiction. All the things he said apparently are true. There was even a movie made after him. A book was written about this jet pack and the misery that surrounds it.

My takeaways from meeting Brad Barker.
He aint no liar. And he didn’t stretch the truth. I think he might have even held back.
His handshake is like gripping a chunk of iron. Even in his 70’s, it’s a good idea to smile around him.
He’s as sharp as it comes and he has a commanding disposition. One of my favorite quotes from my reading tonight from “Cracked”, “Brad Barker, whose personality by all accounts could be best described as "Joe Pesci in Goodfellas, only moreso."
His jet pack did fly. Once.
He specifically told me he hated the name “Pretty Bird” that the jet pack was named.

Here’s some links around the story of Pretty Bird. I’ll leave these to you to read.
https://www.cracked.com/blog/the-incredible-stupid-gruesome-story-first-jet-pack/
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/jetpack-murder
https://knowledgenuts.com/2014/03/16/the-murderous-mystery-of-the-disappearing-jet-pack/
Posted By: ETexas Hunter

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/11/19 04:46 PM

that's wild
Posted By: HuntingTexas

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/12/19 02:36 AM

Great story decook. Thanks for posting it.
Posted By: Simple Searcher

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/12/19 04:16 AM

Heck of story decook. That was fun to read
Posted By: Pitchfork Predator

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/12/19 11:50 AM

Originally Posted by Simple Searcher
Heck of story decook. That was fun to read

up
Posted By: skinnerback

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/12/19 02:29 PM

Someone else’s deer (neigbor). Hunting a pasture solo during the rut, stalking/rattling. Walked down fence line. Saw blood, followed tracks and trail. Deer was gut shot and I guess they knew it. Tracks said they never crossed the fence to look for him and nobody called or texted. He went a long way.
Posted By: L. C. Clower

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/12/19 03:47 PM

Quail hunting in Montague County, 1966, far north end, I found a face carved in a rock, roundish, looked like the Maya faces you see on the Discovery channel. Probably Kiowa. There were also several bent trees in the area.
Not hunting, running a dozer the same year, I was cutting a creek crossing and turned up a buffalo skull. The rest of the skeleton was mashed under dozer tracks, the skull is AFAIK displayed at Midwestern State in Wichita Falls, estimated to be at least 200 years old.
Posted By: ghostlight

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/13/19 02:00 AM

Best I can remember the time was early 70's. I was frog gigging with my wife, sister and brother in law on a creek near Bon Weir ,Tx. Deep into the heavy hard wood tree lined creek we noticed a grey glow some distance down the creek. We started making our way toward it to see what was there. We came upon a large oak that had been blow over we guess by some act of nature. The entire canopy was aglow with foxfire in every leaf. it was light standing under a full moon on a clear night. I collected several leafs and put them in my billfold. They continued to glow for a very long time before the leafs crumbled.
Posted By: SnakeWrangler

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/13/19 03:22 AM

I've never heard of that before....
Posted By: ghostlight

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/13/19 03:47 AM

It is a very eerie sight that i've never seen again
Posted By: Ratherbefishing

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/13/19 06:48 PM

Originally Posted by ghostlight
Best I can remember the time was early 70's. I was frog gigging with my wife, sister and brother in law on a creek near Bon Weir ,Tx. Deep into the heavy hard wood tree lined creek we noticed a grey glow some distance down the creek. We started making our way toward it to see what was there. We came upon a large oak that had been blow over we guess by some act of nature. The entire canopy was aglow with foxfire in every leaf. it was light standing under a full moon on a clear night. I collected several leafs and put them in my billfold. They continued to glow for a very long time before the leafs crumbled.


Out of curiosity, I looked up foxfire. From Wikipedia:
Foxfire, also called fairy fire or chimpanzee fire, is the bioluminescence created by some species of fungi present in decaying wood. The bluish-green glow is attributed to a luciferase, an oxidative enzyme, which emits light as it reacts with a luciferin.
Posted By: QMC SW/EXW

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/13/19 07:05 PM

Years ago in a wilderness area in CO while huntig elk I saw part of a horn sticking out a stream bank that had collapsed. I dug it out and it was a bison skull. I packed it out to camp and took it home and cleaned it up. It looked a little big for a bison skull so I took it the the Natural History Museum in Denver and had them check it out. They said it was from a "mountain bison" which became extinct in the early 1800s. So that was pretty cool. I rigged the skull for a wall mount and have it hanging on the wall next to a regular plains bison skull from a bull I took in Wyoming.
Posted By: Ojai Hunter

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/13/19 07:06 PM

Originally Posted by Ratherbefishing
Originally Posted by ghostlight
Best I can remember the time was early 70's. I was frog gigging with my wife, sister and brother in law on a creek near Bon Weir ,Tx. Deep into the heavy hard wood tree lined creek we noticed a grey glow some distance down the creek. We started making our way toward it to see what was there. We came upon a large oak that had been blow over we guess by some act of nature. The entire canopy was aglow with foxfire in every leaf. it was light standing under a full moon on a clear night. I collected several leafs and put them in my billfold. They continued to glow for a very long time before the leafs crumbled.


Out of curiosity, I looked up foxfire. From Wikipedia:
Foxfire, also called fairy fire or chimpanzee fire, is the bioluminescence created by some species of fungi present in decaying wood. The bluish-green glow is attributed to a luciferase, an oxidative enzyme, which emits light as it reacts with a luciferin.


Are these leaves edible ?
Posted By: flintknapper

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/13/19 09:45 PM

In areas where FoxFire occurs...it is pretty much known by anyone who spends much time in the woods. Where I live is the perfect conditions for it. It isn't always green or blue either, it can occur as red and orange as well.

Typically it does not occur over a large area of a tree or other decomposing woody substance. An area as large as your hand would be pretty big. The intensity can vary quite a bit, from barely noticeable to something that attracts your attention right away. It's just Fungi. There are luminescent mushrooms also...for those that don't know.

Of course, there are areas of the State and conditions where a person would never see it in a lifetime.
Posted By: ghostlight

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/13/19 11:51 PM

Now that i have brought up this very old memory I need to do some research on it. I can tell you that this was in the veins of each leaf and all the leaves were aglow. The glow was a blue/gray and the leaves I collected continued to glow when in a dark room. I don't believe this was a fungus
Posted By: RPG1997

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/14/19 12:58 AM

I don't know about unusual, but I have found something gross while hunting. I found a used tampon. Thankfully, I was wearing gloves and happened to have a ziploc baggy with some nitrile gloves so I put inside a glove and tied the end of the glove up. It was kinda gross though...
Posted By: Marc K

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/14/19 01:54 AM

Originally Posted by RPG1997
I don't know about unusual, but I have found something gross while hunting. I found a used tampon. Thankfully, I was wearing gloves and happened to have a ziploc baggy with some nitrile gloves so I put inside a glove and tied the end of the glove up. It was kinda gross though...


Trying to figure out why you saved it instead of just giving it a shallow grave with your boot. (Rapidly biodegradable without the glove and baggie)
Posted By: colt.45

Re: Unusual things you have found while hunting - 11/14/19 05:36 AM

Called in an Owl one evening...
These my oldest bro & his son collected & last year bro & I found 5 in just few hours...
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