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  1. #1

    May 2005
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    SCOUTING TRIP

    Weather here in Illinois had been very cold and
    a few snow falls. Warmed up the last few days
    and in the 60’s today.

    Decided to do a bit of scouting for the spring
    and summer. This time of year is excellent,
    easy to spot things in the woods.

    Have a location that I got some leads on and
    decided to see what is there.

    Did not take along all my gear; no detector; took
    GPS, maps I had, digging tool, water, that’s about it.

    Trail leading into the area, this was an old farm area,
    only young trees.

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    Good, “sitting log”. Good place to solve all the problems
    that come up in life. 8)

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    Moving into the wood surrounding the farm and the
    terrain got a bit more up and down. This old man
    went up and down.

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    And up and down. Good work out.

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    Spotted something a way off and went in that direction.

    Dead tent.

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    Being the excellent woodsman I am :P; I deboned it.

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    If I did not go towards the dead tent I would not have
    come across this: Common “Castoria” bottle. Did not
    find any other items in the area, but got the coordinates
    and will make it back for a better investigation in the
    spring or summer. Where there is one, may be more.
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    All in all a good day out in the woods, felt good being out.

    Gave the bones to the woman and hope she can find a use
    for it; good plant hanger perhaps.

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    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

  2. #2
    us
    American by Birth ~ Gun Owner by Right ~ Jesus by Choice

    Jan 2007
    George West, TX
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    Re: x

    dang what got that camper? Blair witch?
    Dawn
    MCALLEN, TX

  3. #3

    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County
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    Re: SCOUTING TRIP

    Looks like someone Left in a Hurry
    and Never made it Back.

    Cool Finds though.

    I'd definately do some 'Tektin' there

  4. #4

    May 2005
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    Re: SCOUTING TRIP

    txkickergirl,
    must be a story behind that tent.

    jeff of pa,
    will be going back; need to find a
    better way in, or be sure that the
    area is dry next time I go.

    all have a good un...
    SHERMANVILLE
    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

  5. #5
    us
    CS IS NEXT

    Nov 2005
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    Re: SCOUTING TRIP

    Nice spot Sherm....betcha there's not a whole lotta trash out there either.Nice de-boning job by the way.Good Luck in the spring.

  6. #6

    Oct 2006
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    Re: SCOUTING TRIP

    Looks like a spotwith promise.Why wait till spring,winter is the best time for woods hunts,no bugs and the undergrowth has died off.

  7. #7

    May 2005
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    Re: SCOUTING TRIP

    civilman1,
    was a very nice spot.
    Did that "de-boneing job with my rusty digger.

    LI Tom,
    your right. But I'm a warm weather hunter.

    all have a good un.............
    SHERMANVILLE





    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

  8. #8
    us
    Jul 2007
    western new york
    whites dfx
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    Re: SCOUTING TRIP

    Sounds like you had a great day without the detector, just getting out in jan. makes it nice. great pics

  9. #9

    May 2005
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    Re: SCOUTING TRIP

    poppa19,
    did have a "great day."
    Any day I'm out in the woods is a
    good un.....

    When I'm going into a new area and take
    my detector with, it seems I just don't cover
    much ground in getting to know the area. Stop
    here for a bit and detect, stop there, and so on.

    From what I saw today I have 2 or 3 areas I will
    be going back with the detector.

    have a good un..............
    SHERMANVILLE
    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

  10. #10
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    us
    Jan 2006
    SE Louisiana
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    Re: SCOUTING TRIP

    Great finds...yep that de-boned tent will make a good plant holder. Interesting to find that bottle right there too.

    What interests me, looking at that trail...looks fresh, deer trail?

    RR





  11. #11

    May 2005
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    Re: SCOUTING TRIP

    River Rat,
    woman has a lot of plants that she hangs
    outside in the summer and brings in the
    house for the winter; may work.

    "deer trail?"
    From the spoor I found, think its dragons

    have a good un.....
    SHERMANVILLE

    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

  12. #12

    Jan 2006
    Easton PA
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    Re: x

    Quote Originally Posted by txkickergirl
    dang what got that camper? Blair witch?
    I was thinking the same thing...he he....nice bottle TnT
    Whites XLT, Fisher 1280X
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  13. #13
    us
    Aug 2005
    NH
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    Re: SCOUTING TRIP

    Wow.......look at all that bare ground!
    We're heaped in snow here
    Looks like you'll be busy here come spring!
    Castoria.....yuck.....gag....patui!!!!!!!
    Remember that stuff? Enough to gag a maggot!
    Cool bottle, tho I've found a few, one totally intact.
    Be well!
    When you get into a tight place and everything goes against
    you till it seems you could not hold on a minute longer,
    never give up then for that is just the place and time that
    the tide will turn.

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  14. #14
    us
    Dec 2007
    Memphis
    Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505, Quick Draw II
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    I recognise those bones!

    Those are the bones of a "60-second tent". You literally pull it out of its bag and pop a few pieces of plastic in place and vois la, you have a tent!

  15. #15

    May 2005
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    Re: SCOUTING TRIP

    TnT2000,
    really makes you wonder why someone would
    leave a tent in the woods

    Have found several bottles just like it. Seemed to
    be in a strange place for a dump, no real easy access.
    Will be sure to check out the area again.

    Ashleen,
    had snow cover, but the warm weather the last few
    days got rid of all of it; 60's yesterday, 50's today.
    Midwest weather Never know.

    NewbieTR,
    "60-second tent." Wet and dirty but seemed like
    a neat tent. Them bones snap in place, like you said.
    Would seem to be a fast setup. Also would be a fast
    take down; never know why someone left it

    all have a good un...........
    SHERMANVILLE
    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

 

 
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