Jul 14, 2012, 06:49 AM
West Michigan Hunters...
Anyone have any luck searching for points along the Grand River or its tributaries? I found a small point as a kid (35 years ago) along a small creek near Aquinas College and occasionally looked in other streams while fishing with no luck. But I also must confess that I probably don't know where to look. Just curious....
Last edited by kkbroker; Jul 14, 2012 at 06:52 AM.
Jul 14, 2012 06:49 AM
Jul 14, 2012, 12:06 PM
Starting out hunting points is a little different for everyone....some get lucky with their first hunts, being directed to spots by people you know etc., and some just come across a spot by happenstance. If your a beginner and have to search out a spot to hunt...well thats a little harder and may take some time to figure out what spots in your area would produce. Of course there are the farm fields near streams, the streams themselves and etc. But the theory for hunting points i have come to put faith in is wherever there is dirt showing there could be something to find, construction sites, new road construction, places eroding out like creek banks sandbars roadside erosions etc. In my area i hunt a lot in logging clearcuts above waterways. terraces above waterways usually 2nd or 3rd up. Doing some research could be helpful and of course your best resource to find information are people from your area on this forum. The main thing to consider esp when trying to find producing sites is that you will have to spend time looking for these sites and getting permission. Google arrowhead hunting primer. good luck.
Jul 14, 2012, 02:05 PM
Thanks so much for the info SOHIO. I have followed your posts for some time and truly appreciate your knowledge and willingness to share it.
Jul 14, 2012, 02:45 PM
Grand sure had enough traffic over time to have some pieces be there. Eroded areas sound good for sure as SOHIO writes with his other areas and experience. With this low water i,m reminded of a couple gravel bars...... and just a little downstream of where one stream joins another. Bring a rod and look for the odd!.
Hey , I.don,t have all the answers but sometimes coffee tastes better over an open fire.
Jul 15, 2012, 07:02 AM
just wanted to say that was some very good info you got there. you could be successful applying that just about anywhere in the country.
Jul 15, 2012, 08:17 AM
first you need to learn what flint looks like.
look for points where you can find flint.
indians always live near water.so look for a hill near water.
or a spring.
pick up ever peace of flint you find.
most arrowheads found or not laying on top of the ground, where you can see the whole point.
good luck hunting