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hawkdriver55
12-15-2012, 06:34 PM
I was walking across the peach orchard to go check the stands today...(just getting out of the house). I looked down between the rows and found this arrowhead. It sent me straight into thinking about all the hunting that has gone on over this patch of earth. Some native American shot this arrow at something/someone hundreds of years ago and then walked around looking for his arrow for god knows how long. As the deer season winds down I get kind of bumed out that I have to wait so long to get back in the stand next year. Finding this arrow head kind of helped remind me that its just around the corner and 9 months isn't really that long to wait. I am sure a 100 years from now some contractor building a subdivision will find a broadhead and carbon arrow and think the same thing. Our trips to the woods are limited in number....ENJOY the short time you have to hunt while you are here doing YOUR time on this patch of earth.


(I posted this over on AT this morning)

Hutch~n~Son Archery
12-15-2012, 06:53 PM
Great read! and welcome aboard!






Hutch:cool:

elkslayer4x5
12-16-2012, 09:41 AM
Love finding arrowheads! Welcome to the site, glad you joined us. :)

typically8
12-16-2012, 05:06 PM
Very well written. What you got there is a dart point or atlatl point. Wouldn't it be nice to true hunter gatherer for a couple of days?

hawkdriver55
12-16-2012, 05:51 PM
Very well written. What you got there is a dart point or atlatl point. Wouldn't it be nice to true hunter gatherer for a couple of days?

I looked it up and dated it. It came in around 3000 BC to 7000 BC.

bfisher
12-16-2012, 06:48 PM
That's really a nice find and a nice post to go along with it. Although I don't hunt any more I did my share for a long time. It always seemed like the next season couldn't come fast enough and then all of a sudden it was upon me. Sometimes I look back on my hunting career and wish I were younger, but that isn't going to happen. Memories are what I have left and I only hope most younger people can look back on their own experiences someday and appreciate all that the outdoors can offer.

bob cooly
12-17-2012, 07:39 PM
Come on August. Last year was kind of a bust as 300+ head of cattle moved into my set up 3 days before I was to hunt it and the deer just melted away. CAUTION on picking up the ancient one's stuff it is highly illegal. My best read this year was Pope's book Ishi. I have one trail camera out that I will check after the first of the year. It's never too early to start scouting. I seldom find any sheds here as the rodents really chew them down in short order, but you guys that can I envy you.

hawkdriver55
01-16-2013, 05:15 PM
Come on August. Last year was kind of a bust as 300+ head of cattle moved into my set up 3 days before I was to hunt it and the deer just melted away. CAUTION on picking up the ancient one's stuff it is highly illegal. My best read this year was Pope's book Ishi. I have one trail camera out that I will check after the first of the year. It's never too early to start scouting. I seldom find any sheds here as the rodents really chew them down in short order, but you guys that can I envy you.

Its legal on private property. On federal land they can fine the crap out of you. ($270 first charge)

Hutch~n~Son Archery
01-16-2013, 05:18 PM
Its legal on private property. On federal land they can fine the crap out of you. ($270 first charge)

$270 ouch!!!!



Hutch:cool:

wscywabbit
01-16-2013, 05:45 PM
wow, nice find! Very well written and eloquant post!

I must admit, sometimes it seems like it will take forever for hunting season to come back around... then next thing I know its here, and I'm not ready! LOL

bob cooly
01-16-2013, 09:18 PM
Next season starts at the end of last season here. Thinking about making a trip to some wintering grounds soon, the Mulie's will be bunched up in the BitterBrush till March. Then there's shed hunting and bow tweaking, clothes shopping, need another dozen arrows built, thinking about feathers. Coyotes that need killin. Getting in whatever shape I can after a very cold winter so far. Working on friends bows,etc.

Mike G
01-17-2013, 02:00 PM
Very nice read.

From time to time I have stumbled upon some great relics, but have never gone searching for them. I have always wondered what the original owner would think if he saw the world now ?????

I shot a buck one year and got a good pass through, but didn't find the arrow. He was standing in some cattails. About 5 years later while doing an early spring scouting and shed hunt I found that arrow. A carbon GT hunter, took it home and refletched it. I marked that arrow to keep track of it and shot a buck that year with it. The arrow lodged in the far side shoulder and snapped off when he ran through the heavy tag alders. It was a fitting end for a good arrow.

Mike

Mike G
01-17-2013, 02:04 PM
Come on August. Last year was kind of a bust as 300+ head of cattle moved into my set up 3 days before I was to hunt it and the deer just melted away. CAUTION on picking up the ancient one's stuff it is highly illegal. My best read this year was Pope's book Ishi. I have one trail camera out that I will check after the first of the year. It's never too early to start scouting. I seldom find any sheds here as the rodents really chew them down in short order, but you guys that can I envy you.

My 13 year old Rough Coated Collie's name is Ishi. I am hoping Ishi makes it until spring. Arthritis has slowly taken it's toll.

hawkdriver55
01-17-2013, 04:07 PM
Next season starts at the end of last season here. Thinking about making a trip to some wintering grounds soon, the Mulie's will be bunched up in the BitterBrush till March. Then there's shed hunting and bow tweaking, clothes shopping, need another dozen arrows built, thinking about feathers. Coyotes that need killin. Getting in whatever shape I can after a very cold winter so far. Working on friends bows,etc.

Bob that sounds like a perfect way to pass the time while waiting for next year.

(Life is what happens while your making plans)