Oregon Trail Finds from the last few years
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  1. #1
    us
    Jun 2008
    Davenport Nebraska
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    Oregon Trail Finds from the last few years

    Thought I would post a few of my better finds from the Oregon Trail from the last several years.
    We (My brothers and I) have some great places to hunt just not enough time to hunt them all. We know the exact location of the Little Blue station, Kelly Ranch, a Trading Post, and the Oak Grove Ranch house, among other places along the Little Blue River. We get out on weekends mostly and if anyone would like to go along and hunt with us email me and we will see what we can get set up. Some of the locations are planted fields so we only get to hunt in the fall thru the spring, most are pastures and we can hunt them anytime.
    The 5 items in picture 0071 are modern items I think, there is a Boy Scout button, a thimble, 22 cal bullet, 30 cal bullet, and some kind of fob with a eagle on it.
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  2. #2
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    monty

    Jan 2005
    Sand Springs, OK
    ACE 250, Garrett
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    Re: Oregon Trail Finds from the last few years

    You guys should host a hunt for Tnet members this fall. I know a lot of people from Kansas, Ok, Mo and Texas would like to come and hunt. I have been to a few and they were the best times I can remember treasure hunting. Get to meet so many of the people you correspond with on Tnet and 99% of them are now great loyal friends. And they respect other people's property, fill their holes and leave it like it was found. Think about it. I'd love to come. Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

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    monty

    Jan 2005
    Sand Springs, OK
    ACE 250, Garrett
    10,747
    157 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Re: Oregon Trail Finds from the last few years

    In Kansas we hunted the Chisolm trail and you could still make out the tracks in some places. We found quite a bit of "stuff" along one of the stop over spots near where they crossed a large creek. I'll bet you guys have dozens of places like that if you would just do a little research. Just an idea. I've never done a back east hunt either. Monty (Not Marty)
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

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    monty

    Jan 2005
    Sand Springs, OK
    ACE 250, Garrett
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    Re: Oregon Trail Finds from the last few years

    A potpouri of various things. Horse tack (rosettes and parts of bits), several indian cents, bullets, a curry comp, misc. mystery objects thought to be utensils, etc. and an 1800s silver dollar. It really wasn't the value of the items as much as the nostalgia of what they were, where they were found and the wonder of the history behind them. Several shards of pottery and plates were uncovered when digging metal targets. And best of all was the fellowship with other Tnet members. Had a bondfire and weiner roast the last night and swapped lies....uh I mean stories, played some music and enjoyed new and old friends company. the deal lasted two days and some stayed over for a third day unofficial hunt. The host, Burdie planted several prize tokens and bought some good prizes as well as a gift for the landowner and many many more prizes were donated by the attendees. The detector companies sent some things but mostly just small things like pouches, a couple of carry bags, etc. We all signed hold harmless agreements in case of accidents to protect the property owners. I think we took a $50.00 entry fee and limited the guests to about 50 or so. If you are at all thinking about something, I'd contact Burdie. Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

  5. #5
    us
    Jul 2009
    22

    Re: Oregon Trail Finds from the last few years

    Quote Originally Posted by bdbullets
    Thought I would post a few of my better finds from the Oregon Trail from the last several years.
    We (My brothers and I) have some great places to hunt just not enough time to hunt them all. We know the exact location of the Little Blue station, Kelly Ranch, a Trading Post, and the Oak Grove Ranch house, among other places along the Little Blue River.
    I saw that you hunted the Kelly Ranch this spring, any luck?

    IW Hunter

  6. #6
    us
    Jun 2008
    Davenport Nebraska
    White DFX
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    Re: Oregon Trail Finds from the last few years

    Yes we did have some very good luck at the Kelly Ranch this spring. We found more there this spring then we ever had. Kim, my brother found the best stuff. He got a 1853 half dollar, a 1776 Danish coin, a pair of indian darby handcuffs with the key in them (after a mild soak they still open and work), and best of all he got a map safe from a pony express rider the had been struck by a ball on the back side of it, it went thru a fire as was all covered in soot inside and out. We got a nice assortment of buttons, a few gun parts and a lot of stove parts lol. We tried the eagle eye on the garretts but kept digging up stove parts. There is a lot more stuff there i am sure. I will have to see about posting some pictures on here of some of it.

  7. #7
    us
    Jul 2009
    22

    Re: Oregon Trail Finds from the last few years


    Wow ...sounds like some great finds!

    Hope you post some pictures.

    IW Hunter

  8. #8
    us
    Jun 2008
    Davenport Nebraska
    White DFX
    26
    1 times

    Re: Oregon Trail Finds from the last few years

    Hi
    If I do post pictures it will be in the nebraska forum, we have had too many bad experiences in the main forum. I will see if I can get some this weekend and post them. If you or anyone else would like to come down in the spring or late fall after harvest we would be happy to take you out with us.
    Thanks
    Bryan

  9. #9

    Mar 2020
    Omaha
    White DFX, Fisher F4, White V3i
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    hello BD bullets , your post caught the eye of myself and the kids. We have hunted Kansas Oregon trail the last few years but cant seem to get close to the Blue river, looks like farmfields. I am very interested in any info you can give me on pastures and would be willing to meet up sometime there. Just joined up here today... thanks !

 

 

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