Sitka Gear
Strange finds
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
caribou77 22-Mar-21
Habitat 22-Mar-21
Dale06 22-Mar-21
sticksender 22-Mar-21
TrapperKayak 22-Mar-21
Saphead 22-Mar-21
Supernaut 22-Mar-21
JohnMC 22-Mar-21
Jaquomo 22-Mar-21
Rock 22-Mar-21
Brotsky 22-Mar-21
4nolz@work 22-Mar-21
BUCKeye 22-Mar-21
altitude sick 22-Mar-21
keepemsharp 22-Mar-21
4nolz@work 22-Mar-21
yeager 22-Mar-21
Hessticles 22-Mar-21
Hessticles 22-Mar-21
t-roy 22-Mar-21
TrapperKayak 22-Mar-21
AccMan 22-Mar-21
APauls 22-Mar-21
Cobie33 22-Mar-21
Jaquomo 22-Mar-21
Paul@thefort 22-Mar-21
GF 23-Mar-21
Bou'bound 23-Mar-21
steve 23-Mar-21
tobywon 23-Mar-21
caribou77 23-Mar-21
caribou77 23-Mar-21
yeager 23-Mar-21
ki-ke 23-Mar-21
ki-ke 23-Mar-21
JLeMieux 23-Mar-21
Knife2sharp 23-Mar-21
drycreek 23-Mar-21
BrentC 23-Mar-21
Knife2sharp 23-Mar-21
jrstegner 23-Mar-21
Jaquomo 23-Mar-21
GF 24-Mar-21
Bou'bound 24-Mar-21
TrapperKayak 24-Mar-21
Coyote 65 24-Mar-21
pirogue 24-Mar-21
Duke 24-Mar-21
GF 25-Mar-21
Wayjames 25-Mar-21
Rupe 25-Mar-21
Buckeye 25-Mar-21
TrapperKayak 25-Mar-21
TrapperKayak 25-Mar-21
Nomad @ work 25-Mar-21
TrapperKayak 25-Mar-21
Jeff Holchin 25-Mar-21
TrapperKayak 25-Mar-21
TrapperKayak 25-Mar-21
ILBow288 25-Mar-21
Medicinemann 25-Mar-21
Griz 25-Mar-21
Shaft 25-Mar-21
Ned 25-Mar-21
Bake 25-Mar-21
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steve 26-Mar-21
GF 26-Mar-21
Shug 26-Mar-21
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steve 27-Mar-21
Shaft 28-Mar-21
Droptine 28-Mar-21
Screwball 28-Mar-21
Jackaroo 28-Mar-21
Jeff Holchin 28-Mar-21
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From: caribou77
22-Mar-21

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Out looking for sheds this weekend on our farm in north central Iowa, came across what I believe to be a boars tusk in the creek. Probably washed from upstream after flooding many years back but who knows. I’ve pulled an elk antler out of this same creek and they haven’t roamed here in 200 years. My brother found a skull cap from a bull elk here as well. We still have that at home.

Any ideas on what I found? I’m assuming boar tusk until you guys give me some better responses...

What strange things have you come up with?

From: Habitat
22-Mar-21
There was a grizzly skull found in the Arkansas river in SC Kansas a couple years ago and they sand pit finds all kinds of dinosaur bones etc. Cool find

From: Dale06
22-Mar-21
My father in law found a buffalo skull in a sand bank in south central Ks not to many years ago. It must have been well over 100 years old.

From: sticksender
22-Mar-21
The back end looks like it's been sawn off flat and then bored? My guess would be a discarded bone handle for a tool or utensil.

From: TrapperKayak
22-Mar-21

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I found this down the road...In an old homesteaders dump.. Creepy... Found a huge bull bison skull in a limestone creek in the Bighorns, Wyo several years ago. Has to be over 150 years old. It was buried in gravel except for one horn, perfectly preserved, even has teeth, but no sheaths.

From: Saphead
22-Mar-21
In a remote draw in the south Dakota black hills we found a Model T gas tank. Amazed us that someone drove a model T there. If that's what happened.

From: Supernaut
22-Mar-21
caribou77, I have no guess as to what it is you found but it sure is cool!

A friend of mine's dad found an old abandoned wagon in the middle of the Rockies (not sure of the state) back in the 60's. He told us there was actually a tree growing up through the center of the wagon. He brought home a bear trap that he found at the site. His family owned and operated a fur trading post and that bear trap hung on the wall for as long as I could remember until they closed in the 2000's. I always would admire that trap when I took my furs in when I was a kid.

From: JohnMC
22-Mar-21
I know someone that found a bison skull that was super huge had to be over 200 years. ;)-

From: Jaquomo
22-Mar-21
My late wife found a huge grizzly canine tooth near my elk camp in N. CO. Had to be over 100 years old. We also found an extinct Wood Buffalo skull buried in the same area.

Aside from a stone knife and some other artifacts I've found, one of my real treasures was an intact purple quart whiskey bottle on the Continental Divide. It was just laying in the grass. The lettering says "Frank Tulledge and Sons, Cincinnati, OH". The Tulledges last made whiskey in the 1890s...

From: Rock
22-Mar-21
2 Partial Bison skulls (1 large and one small) in northern Nebraska

Old Indian stone hammer head

Old wagon axel with 2 wheels

Old wheel burrow without wheel high above timberline while sheep hunting

From: Brotsky
22-Mar-21
I would also lean toward boar's tusk. Very cool find! After the great flood in 2011 there was all kinds of crazy things that turned up on the banks of the Missouri river. Buffalo skulls, elk antlers, etc.

From: 4nolz@work
22-Mar-21
I don't think it's a tusk looks like a drilled antler tip?

From: BUCKeye
22-Mar-21
I found a boar tusk in the woods shed hunting a city park years ago. No wild boar in the area and the last time that place would have held farm animals would have been decades earlier. It looked fresh and I still wonder how it ended up there.

22-Mar-21
I’ve found a lot of fossilized teeth and bones while diving in east coast rivers. But the strangest was a Nautilus fossil at around 4000 feet in Colorado.

From: keepemsharp
22-Mar-21
Saying there are no elk in Iowa may be a stretch, these long legged guys are all over the midwest.

From: 4nolz@work
22-Mar-21
My buddy in Iowa found a dire wolf skull last year

From: yeager
22-Mar-21

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I know a rancher in Wyoming who found a bison skull with a Native American arrow head imbedded in its skull below its right eye socket.

From: Hessticles
22-Mar-21

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A friend found this in NE Nebraska. It's a petrified bison antiqous skull. Our university thought it was around 125k years old.

From: Hessticles
22-Mar-21

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I found this in western Nebraska. Still unsure of what it means or was used for. The dots are raised like it was some sort of paint. I found it way up high on top of a butte.

From: t-roy
22-Mar-21
Super cool, yeager!

From: TrapperKayak
22-Mar-21
yeager for the win! That is really a cool find too hess

From: AccMan
22-Mar-21
I just finished trapping out a colony of beavers. When I broke the dam and the pond drained I found an the remains of a moonshine still. There was also an old carriage wheel laying beside a tree.

From: APauls
22-Mar-21
Man, when will bowhunters learn that headshots don't work?

From: Cobie33
22-Mar-21
Hey Caribou77, how long is that piece you found?

From: Jaquomo
22-Mar-21
Yeager wins the internet today.

From: Paul@thefort
22-Mar-21
Hunting deer in north central Kansas, along a stream with a very high bank on one side, height was 15 ft of wind blown prairie sand and dirt from years back, at least 100 plus. years. I see this bone sticking out of the dirt bank 10 ft up so I went around to the top and with a long stick, dug and pried it out. It fell to the dry stream bed below. Upon examination, it was a femur bone, 14 inch long but from what? When I returned to Ft Collins Co, I contacted a forensic scientist at CSU and sent her pictures.

Later she responded and stated, you were lucky that it was not human. Mostly a young bison. If it had been human, there could have been an investigation and I would have guessed it was from a few 100 years back, mostly Indian.

From: GF
23-Mar-21
“ I know a rancher in Wyoming who found a bison skull with a Native American arrow head imbedded in its skull below its right eye socket.”

Why do I have a bad feeling that that ended poorly for the Indian?

I’m pretty sure I did find a meteorite; beyond that, I’ve got nothin!

From: Bou'bound
23-Mar-21
i did not find it and can't confirm but i was told that a guy found a deer on a CT live hunt once. unverified.

From: steve
23-Mar-21
Yeager neat skull ! I know of another ancient bison skull with the skull cap smashed out, was told that's how the indians accessed the brains for tanning purposes.

From: tobywon
23-Mar-21
Neat finds guys, pretty cool stuff, thanks for sharing.

"Why do I have a bad feeling that that ended poorly for the Indian?" As steve mentioned above, it looks like the Indians might have won that one.

Bou….funny, but you do tend to set that volleyball up nicely for the spike :)

From: caribou77
23-Mar-21
Bou that was hilarious!

From: caribou77
23-Mar-21

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Cobie33 it’s just over 3”

From: yeager
23-Mar-21
Thanks guys........that rancher is pretty humble about all the artifacts he has found. They also found a full dinosaur skeleton on his property which I believe is in the Smithsonian Museum......they wanted him to go for the induction ceremony but he declined, so his wife went instead.

From: ki-ke
23-Mar-21
Yeager- Yes! That is one of the coolest things ever! I believe Gene Wensel has something similar?

TrapperK....I found the balance of your creepy find.....give me a minute....

From: ki-ke
23-Mar-21

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Same feeling as walking through an old graveyard at 1st light.......

From: JLeMieux
23-Mar-21
Caribou77, does that have a really sharp flattened edge? Or is it more or less rounded?

Boar's top and bottom tusks rub each other and can be very sharp.

From: Knife2sharp
23-Mar-21

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I found about a dozen of these about 20 years ago, on an exotic hunt West of Hondo, TX. This is perfectly round, and is not metal, but seems a bit heavy for it's size. The other ones are roundish, and even a few look like peanuts, two roundish objects fused together in the middle. They're either brown, maroon, and yellowish. If anyone has an idea what is I'd love to know. They were all on the surface of one of their dirt roads. The other ones aren't easy to get pics if, they're on my lifesize black buck mount.

From: drycreek
23-Mar-21

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Not a boar tusk, they aren’t round and they are mostly hollow. This one split some time after it was removed from the host, as they all will, but I didn’t know that at the time.

From: BrentC
23-Mar-21
Cool stuff.

Knife those may be concretions. Naturally occurring phenomenon. Explains the inconsistencies. I’ve found large ones in Montana and smaller ones here in South Carolina.

From: Knife2sharp
23-Mar-21
Thanks BrentC, Google showing much better results than 'round rock'.

From: jrstegner
23-Mar-21
That second picture looks like a canine tooth that has been drilled. Is it fossilized?

From: Jaquomo
23-Mar-21
Knife, I've found similar on the CO plains.

From: GF
24-Mar-21
“ As steve mentioned above, it looks like the Indians might have won that one.”

Indians (PLURAL) might have won; nothing but our imaginations to tell what happened to the Indian (SINGULAR) who sent the arrow here....

Also, I wonder.... if I had the chance to extract a serviceable BH from an animal I had killed, I probably would, given the scarcity of good materials and time invested in each head....

But maybe he decided that a head that won’t kill on a short-range headshot was an inferior design and not worth re-using..... LOL

From: Bou'bound
24-Mar-21
.........Or he switched to mechanicals

From: TrapperKayak
24-Mar-21

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ki-ke, that is spooky, but it made me laugh! Someone beheaded my find! Do you live near Jeffrey Dahmer? Here they are, re-united! drycreek, you need to trim your nails... ;) caribou, I think that's the tip of a tusk. Tips generally more solid.

From: Coyote 65
24-Mar-21
Was at the Kermit TX sand hills. Would wander the hills with my ATV. Miles from anything came upon 2 golf balls. Figure someone started out practicing their sand shots and finally figured lost them.

Came upon a skeleton Human, nothing but bleached bones. Figured it was an indian burial as there were beads and arrow heads surrounding the skeleton. Gave the lat lon to the local historical society and they sent someone out there but reported they found nothing. Sands had probably covered them again.

Terry

From: pirogue
24-Mar-21

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Not old, but unlikely and unlucky. In Idaho. Choose your bike parking spot carefully.

From: Duke
24-Mar-21

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I found this skull in one of my creek beds here in central Wisconsin... Any ideas?

From: GF
25-Mar-21
Damn! That’s SOMETHING right there!

What’s the length?

And could it be a sturgeon or a gar? Some massive muscle attachment there....

From: Wayjames
25-Mar-21
Duke, that looks like a wooly mammoth skull.

From: Rupe
25-Mar-21
Another awesome Bowsite thread.

From: Buckeye
25-Mar-21
That is wild lookin duke! Whoa... I cant think of an animal that has that shape of a noggin. I am intrigued!

From: TrapperKayak
25-Mar-21
That is a hip bone Duke, not a skull.. Possibly a horse...

From: TrapperKayak
25-Mar-21
Actually, not a horse, I just looked at the stuff on your bench. Way too small. I'll do some research and try to find out what it is.

From: Nomad @ work
25-Mar-21
Maybe an old hog skull?

Edit: Jumped the gun.......just looked up pics of hog skulls & it's not that

From: TrapperKayak
25-Mar-21

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Looks to me like the pectoral girdle (Hip bone structure) of a bird, maybe a turkey? How big is it?

From: Jeff Holchin
25-Mar-21
Ki-ke, Gene Wensel bought a bison vertebrae with an embedded stone point for something like $20.....

From: TrapperKayak
25-Mar-21
Holy crap, I meant PELVIC girdle. I'm getting old...

From: TrapperKayak
25-Mar-21

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Bird Pelvis...

From: ILBow288
25-Mar-21
^^^ that's correct. I've found a few of these turkey pelvis bones and thought it was something special as well. I believe they're around 8-10" long.

From: Medicinemann
25-Mar-21
I was on the Baja Peninsula of Mexico with Loesshillsarcher about ten years ago when Ned was bowhunting for Desert Bighorn Sheep. I was several miles from the ocean when I located about a nine foot blue marlin out in the middle of the "desert". My guess is that a local fisherman caught the marlin, cut all of the meat off of the fish to sell to local restaurants, and dumped the carcus out in the middle of nowhere. It's probably not that unlikely of a scenario......but when you are glassing for sheep in the mountains, one of the less common things that you would expect to find is a large billfish. LOL

From: Griz
25-Mar-21
Was hunting in the San Juan's near Cortez, CO. around 1999. Middle of nowhere, I see this sharp edge sticking out of the sand. Turned out to be a Wells Fargo credit card. It had been there a long time but was still readable. Expiration was 1990 or so. When I got home, I called Wells Fargo and they had no record of the person or card number. Seems it was a counterfeit card. Very strange and weird place to lose a card unless it was thrown or flushed out of a plane.

From: Shaft
25-Mar-21
Knife2sharp, I could be wrong, but I'm guessing what you found are "Coprolites" or fossilized feces. In other words, Dinosaur Poo. Especially if you found them in a group or near each other. I found a couple on a geology field camp spring break trip in Tennessee while in college. They look just like the ones you found.

From: Ned
25-Mar-21
While hunting elk in unit 22 New Mexico my partner and I were walking a narrow mountain trail at a high elevation, it was heavily wooded and up ahead there appeared to be something laying beside the trail. When we got there, it was 2 dead horses laying side by side, right beside the trail, in a sorta spooning configuration. They were not yet deteriorating. So, every day we had to walk past these two horses to get to where the elk were, it was impossible to go around. By the end of the 10 days, we were walking past a bed of maggots.

From: Bake
25-Mar-21

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My daughter and I pick up these round rocks, or geodes, in the Weaubleau crater in Missouri. Really common on the farm I hunt. But unique to this crater supposedly (and maybe another crater in South America).

From: Bake
25-Mar-21

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We’re gonna do something with them at our new house. Just not sure what yet

From: steve
26-Mar-21
One year in PA, the month of February I found a garter snake out on top of the snow. It made one small move when I nudged it and then apparently died. I've also stumbled onto the remains of two plane wrecks here in MT.

From: GF
26-Mar-21

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Best

Geode

Ever

From: Shug
26-Mar-21
“Ki-ke, Gene Wensel bought a bison vertebrae with an embedded stone point for something like $20.....”

I believe the story went a rancher found it and Gene tried buying for quite a while... Finally the rancher said he would sell it but would need a good penny for it. And jumped at when he said $100..

Then he sent it to be carbon dated when the lab called to tell him the item wasn’t historic ... he disappointed thinking the guy just made it himself... then the lab told him it was pre- historic.

From: Knife2sharp
27-Mar-21

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Shaft, some do look a little like poo.

From: Knife2sharp
27-Mar-21
Three in this one.

From: Knife2sharp
27-Mar-21

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That was a bit blurry, this one has four, you can see the varying colors and shapes.

From: Knife2sharp
27-Mar-21

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Several more in this one.

From: Tonybear61
27-Mar-21
Mice, shrews and a few small birds impaled on thorn bushes.

Apparently, there was a loggerhead shrike in the area.

From: GF
27-Mar-21
Isn’t this the time of year when you start seeing skunks dangling from tree branches?

I know great horned owls prey on them preferentially… I guess that stripe is like the lights on a runway for them…

I just always find it a little comical to see a limp skunk dangling 30 feet up…

From: steve
27-Mar-21
Tonybear61, I have seen quite a few song birds impaled on barb wire here, always suspected the shrikes, although I've never seen one here.

From: Shaft
28-Mar-21

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Knife2sharp, one of my fossilized Coprolites....I did wash my hands after this photo just to be safe.

From: Droptine
28-Mar-21
This is one of the best threads I’ve seen in awhile

From: Screwball
28-Mar-21
Not my find but I now own it. My mother now 83 was playing with her brother and sister in the creek below their house. She found a piece of copper. It ended up being an arrow head. Cool thing is it has a part that wraps around the shaft of an arrow then the head itself. (socketed tang points) Wisconsin Historical Society aged it at over 3000 years old. Will probably donate it to them as long as my mother is given recognition.

From: Jackaroo
28-Mar-21
https://www.ifish.net/threads/weird-findings-in-the-woods.148441/page-76#post-3725080

From: Jeff Holchin
28-Mar-21
I’ve found several wrecked planes over the years

From: steve
28-Mar-21
Jeff Holchin, yes you are correct, I was lucky enough to actually handle that vertebrae at Gene's place in Iowa while he told me how he obtained it ! Cool stuff indeed !

From: Jeff Holchin
29-Mar-21

From: ki-ke
29-Mar-21

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Trapper- HAHAHA!! “Spawn of Jason”

Friend of mine found this. Took a few days to figure it out. What do y’all think it is??

A NYC Bowsiter had the answer when I first posted it...let’s see if you uppity west of the Mississippians can figure it out....

From: t-roy
29-Mar-21
Ki-ke.......I remember it from the last time you posted it, so I won’t give it away. I AM west of the Mississippi, but no mocha lattes or avocado toast for me!

From: ki-ke
29-Mar-21
T

I’m amazed you even know what an avocado is.....

From: t-roy
29-Mar-21
I went to Omaha once.....

From: darktimber
29-Mar-21

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Found this sticking out of a river bank in WY. Pretty sure know what it is. Guesses....

From: t-roy
29-Mar-21
Paddlefish bill?

From: spike buck
29-Mar-21

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I wondered onto this find... NW Ontario.
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I wondered onto this find... NW Ontario.

From: darktimber
29-Mar-21

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Another angle.

From: Helgermite
29-Mar-21
Vertebrae of some type.

From: So467
29-Mar-21
In 1996 my parents bought property in Cody Wyoming. My friend and I took a two week trip and ended up there walking around the place. I see the butt of a pistol sticking up. Walk over sure enough a Ruger 44 mag still in the holster. This was in March and it was lost in November. I turned it in to Park county Sheriffs. Turns out the gentleman who owned it died in a ice fishing accident. The pistol was returned to his son. When we got home I had a nice letter from the widow thanking me seems her husband had two boys and two firearms.

From: BigOzzie
29-Mar-21
I did find a buffalo skull when I was 12, I stepped on the horn when I was climbing the bank up out of a creek. Went and got in the truck, then said to dad, ya know I stepped on a horn sticking out of the bank when I climbed up. He turned the truck around and we went and dug it out. Way cool event in my live, I had it on the wall when my parents divorced, and It went in a box while dad and I lived in a camper for a while, and I have never seen it again. That and some other 12 year old type treasures. hmmmm wonder where that box is. Thanks for this post guys, brought back some great memories.

I have found other items, but not things I would consider strange. mining camp trash, steam engine in the mining camp, logging chokers and parts there of, the coolest of all those was a mining cashe. I found a log cabin that had eroded down to just two logs high, and you could tell what it was that was about it. As I was circling the cabin I found a shovel head leaning against a tree nearby. Along with the shovel head was a gold pan, several chisels, and a hand forged drill bit that was about 4 feet long with a spoon hammered into one end and a drill bit in the other.

I also found a rusted old 22 revolver in the creek, somewhere way back in the Bob Marshal wilderness, it was too far gone to make functional. that is also in the missing box of treasures belonging to a 12 year old.

Ok lots of memories, thanks guys. oz

From: ki-ke
29-Mar-21
T-Roy-

That was my 1st thought until I saw the 2nd pic....??

From: KSflatlander
29-Mar-21
It wasn’t while hunting but while working. I was doing bat mist-netting surveys with a longtime friend and coworker. We would set up nets right before sundown and check them all night. He would go scout for survey sites in the afternoon while I got the gear ready and loaded. When he got back we headed out to the site he had picked. We got the nets all setup and we caught a lot of bats right after sundown. So here we are sitting in the middle of the woods around 1am when there is a typical slow period for bat activity. It’s all quiet with the frogs sounding off...pretty peaceful. He breaks the sound of the night woods and says, “Hey, guess what I found at this site while scouting.” I see him wake his phone up and it illuminates his face in the pitch black night. He hands me his phone and shows me a picture. I was speechless.

There on his phone is a photo of dry creek bed a life-size silicone sex doll laying in the mud. He explains that he rounded the bend of the creek he could see what he thought was a dead body. He slowly approach. He described himself getting flush with anxiety then his brain focuses and he realizes it’s a sex doll as he got closer to his relief. Then his relief quickly fades and the anxiety is back when he deduced that someone living nearby had a life-size sex doll and dumped it in this creek.

My reply, “Why the hell did you wait until 1am in the middle of these woods and the pitch black to tell me?” He said, “I need you to help me load it when we are done. She will clean up good.” That was followed by great laughter.

Absolutely true story. I have a picture of it but it will likely get me banned or this thread proofed.

Just weird s#%

From: darktimber
29-Mar-21

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This is my thought....

From: GF
29-Mar-21
Yup. Most likely, anyway.

One day during a biosampling exercise outside of Laramie, a friend of mine picked up a few inches of horn tip. It had probably been lying there for 100 years & change.

I was SO envious....

Nothing weird about it, but just SO cool....

From: Shug
31-Mar-21

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Funny thing... the vertebrae is up for auction...

https://davisbrothersauction.hibid.com/catalog/272835/montana-masterpieces---day-2/

From: darktimber
31-Mar-21
Mine’s not for sale! Just cool conversation piece.

31-Mar-21

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I found this one year on an elk hunt in NM. Was laying on a big boulder in some nasty, thick brush going up a mt. I figure somebody must have sat down on that rock to get to the next rock and it fell out of their holster and didn't realize it. All I can read thru the rust is "Colt Automatic .32 smokeless". Probably sat on that rock for decades until I stumbled upon it.

From: Griz
01-Apr-21
Not exactly my find or a strange one but in the Big Belts of Montana we came across a cabin tucked back into some big pines. When we looked inside, everything was exactly as it had been when the settler family left at some point in the early 1900s. Canned goods on the shelves, plates set on the table and everything in its place. It was like they just up and left in a hurry and did not take anything with them. Cool but kind of spooky. We told the Outfitter and he said that its been that way for as long as he could remember and that he occasionally does maintenance on it to keep it water tight and safe but never moves anything inside.

From: steve
02-Apr-21
Griz, that is very cool, although I can't believe a bear has not ransacked place ! LOL

From: GF
02-Apr-21
My coolest find....

I was helping complete a beaver census in Itasca State Park up in Minnesota (in January) and was snowshoeing from pond to pond checking on beaver lodges; I was using a map and compass and had kind of gotten used to spotting the next clearing (usually a pond) out ahead where there was a bit more daylight coming through the trees.

So I kinda got in the habit of steering from clearing to clearing. And at one point between ponds, I stepped out into a clearing in the pines which was clearly NOT a lake. OK nothing terribly ofd there… But then I noticed a lot of downed logs, all of which had fallen perpendicular to my path. That seemed a little bit unlikely, but hey, whatever. Beavers to count.

At any rate, the direction to the next pond was straight across the center of this clearing, so I just kept on truckin’.... until i got to the center. That was when I realized two things. One was just how almost exactly circular this clearing seemed to be. The other thing, as I stood there in the center of the clearing, was that no matter what direction I looked, the logs were all perpendicular to my line of sight.

VERY odd, I thought.

But I had beavers to count and coyote crap to pick up, so I just continued toward the next pond,… Moving across that first clearing, through a patch of woods, and into another clearing. Where once again, there were many downed jack pines, all perpendicular to my line of travel.

That was when I noticed once again that the clearing was seemingly a perfect circle. So I headed for the very center of it and when I got there, sure enough, all the trees were knocked down in essentially concentric circles.

I recall that I found two more clearings just like it by the time I got to that next pond I had been looking for, and somewhere about the center of the second clearing, I realized that I was seeing a spot where a tornado had touched down, and apparently it had bounced across the landscape creating I think at least 3 or 4 almost perfectly circular clearings.

Nothing weird or spooky or supernatural, but it was a little bit of a jolt to come across such a display of the power of weather.

From: Paul@thefort
03-Apr-21
Crop Circles?

06-Apr-21

OTC_Bowhunter's embedded Photo
Found this a while back.
OTC_Bowhunter's embedded Photo
Found this a while back.

From: Saphead
06-Apr-21
A friend was pushing some hogs by me. As they ran by about 7 yards I swung thru with my longbow and thought I made a good shot. We slow trailed not knowing for sure. On the trail we found 6 shed antlers then the pig. Right next to the pig was a pile of flint arrowheads in a 6' area. In all we got 37 of em plus the sheds.

From: stealthycat
07-Apr-21
OTC_Bowhunter what do you think that is ?

09-Apr-21
Any guesses?

From: t-roy
09-Apr-21
Looks like some kind of concrete lawn ornament, to me.

From: DL
10-Apr-21

DL's embedded Photo
DL's embedded Photo
This is the arming device from a recoiless rifle used in avalanche control. Took awhile to figure out what it was. Found it at about 9,000’ on a ridge.

From: Overland
10-Apr-21
OTC_Bowhunter, I think I know what that is and where you found it. Schoharie County, NY?

From: steve
10-Apr-21
OTC , sundial

From: otcbowhunter
11-Apr-21
Steve, A sun dial with 13 notches? Good guess though.

From: otcbowhunter
11-Apr-21
Overland, Right state, wrong county.

From: otcbowhunter
11-Apr-21
turtle stones are basically concretions, or sedimentary mud deposits, that have hardened into rock. The “turtle shell” pattern of unusual-looking oval shapes, separated by angular cracks of crystallized minerals, was created by the seepage of water over time.

From: petedrummond
11-Apr-21

petedrummond's embedded Photo
petedrummond's embedded Photo
Caribou looks like a sabre tooth canine complete with nerve root hole.

From: petedrummond
11-Apr-21

petedrummond's embedded Photo
petedrummond's embedded Photo
Caribou looks like a sabre tooth canine complete with nerve root hole.

From: Overland
11-Apr-21

Overland's embedded Photo
Overland's embedded Photo
otc, I thought that's what it was. Here are a few of the ones I've found.

From: otcbowhunter
11-Apr-21
Those are nice. Mine was in a ravine with water flowing on it, which washed away some of the sediment holding it together.

From: Zbone
11-Apr-21
Yeah petedrummond, I was thinking caribou77's may be a Sabretooth too...

From: BIGERN
12-Apr-21

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Ah ha, Turtle stones. Now I know the rest of the story.

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