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Strangest thing you came across while hunting

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Ranger Roberts, Sep 25, 2013.

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  1. CoRoMo

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    My brother found one of those while elk hunting a few years ago. The tag had a prayer written on it from a child that was asking God to heal Momma of cancer. I don't know if we should read those tags when we see 'em.
     
  2. Officers'Wife

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    Hmmm, I took hubby snipe hunting once but all he found was a sucker. :D
     
  3. huntsman

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    ^ your hubby is a lucky man;)
     
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    snipe hunting

    Ah, the best season of all! Thanks, officers wife, for bringing up some wonderful memories...
     
  5. ApacheCoTodd

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    A B-25 Mitchell bomber.

    Won't say where... Won't even say in what state.

    Been back several times and ran the numbers to make certain it wasn't undiscovered by the USAAF after it's unintended descent.

    I dig it like I do a mysteriously vacated settlers homestead, respect and secrecy.
     
  6. JRWhit

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    Arizona?
     
  7. BigBore44

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    I wouldn't say where either. That would be quite a find indeed.
     
  8. boogieman

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    Read my story in this thread. I was in the old Silica Sand Wash when I found the alter. Where about are you from?
     
  9. WaywardSon

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    Been 30 years or more...but was fishing at one of the small lakes on the Ballard Co. refuge...late afternoon a pair of large black cats wandered into view about 100 yards off. Watched them for several minutes...pretty cool. According to the authorities they were a figment of my imagination:)
     
  10. SimplyChad

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    Same thing with the mountain lions we hear calling every night or when we find their tracks in our pasture or the black bear tracks we found outside Crockett. Every one they talk to tells us we are crazy or mistaken. I've killed mountain lions before, I've tracked them and been tracked by them. I know cat tracks yet there's no way they are her. I call B.S.
     
  11. Dinosaur1

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    Once, when I had temporarily misplaced myself in a U.P. cedar swamp, I wandered out to a dirt road. There I found a guy hunting the edge of the road and I asked if he had seen anything. He told me his companions down the road had had a couple of "sound shots" but that he hadn't seen anything and he didn't take "sound shots". He was a Detroiter. I had never heard of such a thing! A Detroiter that didn't take "sound shots"? If he wasn't lying, that was the strangest thing I ever came across.
     
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    Sorry about the late response. I had a hard time finding where I had stored the pictures.
    Weird!
     

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    A couple more pics
     

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    We're they trying to spell Willy? A memorial maybe?
     
  15. squarepants33889

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    I never even thought that it might be spelling something out. I'm gonna have to head back out and take some pics from farther away and from different angles.
    Maybe the trees were just cold!
     
  16. Officers'Wife

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    Hi Squarepants,

    Grafting coats? That would surely protect the joint while not inhibiting growth. I may try that on the apple trees next spring.
     
  17. Patocazador

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    Definitely extraterrestrials .. with deadly knitting needles.
     
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    Now, who the hell woulda thought that was actually a thing.
    Yarnbomber? It's like graffiti for grandmas?
     
  20. 95XL883

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    Yarn bombing?! Wow! I wonder if they have to be licensed to carry concealed knitting needles? Maybe they open-carried? :D
     
  21. Korengali

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    Fun busted

    I was hunting elk in SW Washington last year, just below the landing I parked the rig and as soon as I got in the timber I had to download breakfast. WHen I was recovering my dignity, I looked back up the clearcut whence I had just walked through, and an old grey faced blacktail buck beyond growing big horns was in the open and had his head down but backing up like he was imagining the good old days of sparring, except there was no other buck sparring... he kept backing up the hill and defending himself against the ghosts of blacktail pasts... I was at a complete loss as to what in the devil was going on here... until I saw a flash of blue gray fur and a raunchy little coyote showed me enough that I was satisfied he wasn't the dairy farmer's cattle dog. I made that old buck's day and blasted that critter with an offhand shot at 45 yards. I've been in those woods for years and it's crazy I've never seen that old buck, but I'm sure he's seen me. Went up to check him out and the clearcut started sprouted a dozen orange vests it seemed, like I was the one who just found the herd. Nope! I hollered out. Just a song dog!
     
  22. simonstough

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    my step brother found an old shotgun in the woods once. when i was in college i found a Springfield xd in a creek, also the obligatory arrowheads in fields but thats really it. i'm sincerely jealous of the guys that have found ammo and explosives in abandoned buildings. and a sidenote on the ballons with notes and tags, i've often wondered what the people that find them think, we put tags on balloons every year for my cousin and i send notes off about 6 times a year for my daughter.
     
  23. huntinfool87

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    I found an old cannon from the Indian war it was just on the Idaho side of the Montana boarder looked like it fell off a cliff and was just left there. I also found an old cabin that had a table built into the wall and wedged in between two logs there was a 45 caliber pistol with no markings on it and it had a full stock and was about 13 inches long!
     
  24. MRH

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    While elk hunting during rifle season in Colorado, which requires a blaze orange upper garment and blaze head cover. Was on a mountain in national forest, surrounded by miles of BLM land. Nearest private property was a ranch in a flat valley about 5 miles away. Came across a hunter wearing traditional red and black checked outfit - from head to toe. Guy said he'd been dropped off on the mountain by an outfitter. Also said he had shot a bull elk which ran to a cliff and disappeared. He did not try to find the elk. Said he was waiting for another bull to show up.

    On the way out of the area, I let a game warden know about the guy.

    Another year an acquaintance found a M94, 30-30, leaned against a tree.

    Mike
     
  25. easy

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    Not hunting but out riding around in the desert, found an aerial bomb, later to be declared a MKXII practice bomb. Another time found a rusty air launched missile, all crumpled up like a squashed beer can.
     
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