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    ca
    Aug 2013
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    Tips for new hunters?

    I did some searches and I couldn't find a thread that covers the basics for a new hunter.

    I was wondering if any of you seasoned hunters have any tips for noobs? I watch the videos and see everyones great pics, but I want to know if there is any signs you look for in an area or something that can help me get my first find under my belt.
    Is it a bit of a lottery game , like you just have to spend time looking? Or is about research and knowing where known archeological sites are and searching in the legal general vacinity ?


    Are rivers good spots? I noticed farm fields look pretty mint ? Construction sites?


    I just want to hold a nice blade or point in my hand and just stare at the bloody thing! I cant get my mind off it!

    Thanks in advance.

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    Aug 2013
    my sixth sense and a shovel.
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    I wouldn't go to any known archaeological site, but research is the key to any good hunt. Dig every signal you get and the finds will come in time. HH
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    Jul 2012
    Holmes County Ohio
    Tesoro Lobo
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    Water is key to life, and prehistoric man always lived close to a good supply. A strong spring with some level ground nearby, flat elevated fields along most any river are worth a look.

    Walk the plowed fields until you start to spot flakes of flint, and then slow down, and get ready to pull a piece of history out of the ground.

    Don't over look the Senior Citizens, they can be a wealth of information about where to look. My buddy stopped to ask an old farmer for permission to hunt his fields, and the old guy told him to wait a minute, he had something to show him.

    The old guy came back with a bowl filled with beautiful points. My friend went nuts admiring them, and the old guy told him if he liked them so much, he can just have them. So....don't be afraid to ask, there are some nice farmers out there.

    Good luck, post some pics of what you find.
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  4. #4
    us
    I collect Artifacts and Vintage Collectibles and Rocks.

    Aug 2012
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    As stated already dont go to any documented sites. You can search the net for your area so you know where not to go. Then google earth the area close to the the sites for water and fields close by them. Maybe a mile or so that way to dont end up on them. After you do that then locate the fields and see if they have been plowed. The trick from that point is tricky cause you will have to ask the owner if you can look. When you ask checkout the area and try to figure if the owner lives on the property you wish to hunt. You can knock on the door if you like but dont go dressed like a bum. But at the same time I wouldnt wear a suit either. Dont ask while they are working either. Wave at them as you drive by and see if they wave back, if they wave back your chances will be greater to get permission. If they ignore you I wouldnt even bother. After you have gained some type of trust then ask. Dont go at lunch time or dinner time. Maybe around 3 pm so they are not busy. Knock and introduce yourself and tell them what you would like to do and see if it would be ok. I let them know any rocks I find that are large I will remove to the side of the fields for them. After you get a field then I ask if they know of anyone else I can meet and gain another field to hunt. I always call before I go and when I leave so the owner has the knowledge as to who is on their property. I also make sure I dont liter, show respect at all times.
    Personal finds were on private property which I have permission to hunt.
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    Did my post get deleted with the link? If so, why?
    "Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends."

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    us
    Apr 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenwood Charlie View Post
    I did some searches and I couldn't find a thread that covers the basics for a new hunter.

    I was wondering if any of you seasoned hunters have any tips for noobs? I watch the videos and see everyones great pics, but I want to know if there is any signs you look for in an area or something that can help me get my first find under my belt.
    Is it a bit of a lottery game , like you just have to spend time looking? Or is about research and knowing where known archeological sites are and searching in the legal general vacinity ?


    Are rivers good spots? I noticed farm fields look pretty mint ? Construction sites?


    I just want to hold a nice blade or point in my hand and just stare at the bloody thing! I cant get my mind off it!

    Thanks in advance.
    Go to nativewayonline.com he has a very good read on where to look and how to do it with in the law for newbees.HH
    If you want to live life on your terms, you need to learn to crash and burn.

  7. #7
    us
    I collect Artifacts and Vintage Collectibles and Rocks.

    Aug 2012
    South
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Grim Reaper View Post
    Did my post get deleted with the link? If so, why?
    I was on first thing this morning and never saw a post that you had.
    Personal finds were on private property which I have permission to hunt.
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  8. #8
    us
    Apr 2008
    Southern Ohio
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    Well, then here it is. Maybe I forgot to post it. lol

    Newbie hunting/collecting help thread
    "Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends."

  9. #9
    ca
    Aug 2013
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    Great tips everyone! I am going to spend sometime on those links too.

    Went out today for a bit but pickings are slim. I must have competition or something. But I am going to keep at it and search new sections of the river! And I do know a field that HAS to have stuff if I can get permission. Gotta get the balls to go ask. Its an old farm, I wouldnt mind swinging the MD there too.
    Thanks so much!
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  10. #10
    us
    I collect Artifacts and Vintage Collectibles and Rocks.

    Aug 2012
    South
    Coin Finder
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    8776 times
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenwood Charlie View Post
    Great tips everyone! I am going to spend sometime on those links too.

    Went out today for a bit but pickings are slim. I must have competition or something. But I am going to keep at it and search new sections of the river! And I do know a field that HAS to have stuff if I can get permission. Gotta get the balls to go ask. Its an old farm, I wouldnt mind swinging the MD there too.
    Thanks so much!
    You can always ask to swing the MD and then at the same time look for stone on top soil. Most farmers dont mind you doing the MDing.
    Personal finds were on private property which I have permission to hunt.
    Best bug repellent I have ever used bugband.net check it out.

  11. #11
    ca
    Aug 2013
    Fisher F2
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Grim Reaper View Post
    Well, then here it is. Maybe I forgot to post it. lol

    Newbie hunting/collecting help thread
    This link is AMAZING man!!!!!
    Thank you so much! I spent hours on there and learned so friggin much!!

 

 

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