Unusual suff you've found in the woods

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  1. Quack Addict

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    I'm sitting in a tree right now and the thought of weird stuff I have found over the years entered my mind, and curious what kind of weird or unusual stuff you guys have stumbled across while afield.

    1. A couple weeks ago I was walking an area looking for a stand site and stumbled across 2 totally different arrows right next to each other along with a compound bow release, an arm guard and a full 12oz Budweiser. No tips in the arrows, just empty inserts. Based on the faded Bud can, it had all been there for a couple years. The arrows were different brands, lengths, diameters, etc.

    2. About 10 years ago we were bird hunting a huge tract of public land up north. I looked down and found a mint condition $1 bill in the leaves, right at my feet. We were about a mile from the nearest road and close to 1/2 mile from the truck. Looked around for more but that was it.

    3. Morel picking about 5 years ago after the "green up" I stumbled across a cell phone, also right at my feet. This was a solid 1/2 mile into the woods. It still had a charge on it. Threw it in my backpack and figured I'd worry about it later. Ended up ringing sometime later and I made arrangements to get it back to the owner. Upon meeting with the owner, an older "crazy" lady, she accused me of breaking into her house and stealing her phone despite admitting she had been in the woods walking the day before and that was the last time she had her phone. I thought she was kidding but she was quite serious and intent on exact details of where I had found her phone. Basically told her to pound sand and I left.

    So what gems have you stumbled across out there?
     
  2. Wolverick

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    Over the years I have found a couple of knifes and an axe head which had been grown over, had the tree die and rot away leaving the axe exposed. Another time I found a shed. The unusual thing was it was just a shell of the outside of it, the rest had been eaten by rodents. The only shed I have ever found it was the right side of an eight pointer.

    I also have found a couple of antique traps long forgotten. One was so old it was rusted open and wouldn`t go off when I tried to set it off. Just so no one jumps to conclusions I am a trapper and can tell when a trap is in use or not.
     

  3. GIDEON

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    Found a glass jar with about 100 dollars worth of script in it on day while digging seng. If I remember right it was Wyatt Coal, and Carbon Fuel script.
     
  4. Sparky23

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    Not an old thin but found a 5 gallon bucket flipped over on the top of a broke of tree at least 20 ft up. Wayyy back in. It was puzzling. Found a guy sitting there drinking coffee a mile in one time while grouse hunting. Said he was deer scouting then asked when gun season opened this year I said 15th he said o they changed it.. think he was guarding something else.
     
  5. fred1

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    About 22 ears ago, I found a hatchet stuck in a tree next to a trail. The head was rusty, handle weathered, I left it there.

    About 20 years ago, we were paddling across Crooked Lake in the Sylvania Wilderness Area. I saw a can floating in the water and when I pulled it out, it was still sealed. I couldn't read the label, worn off, just an aluminum can. The top was readable, different material, Papst Blue Ribbon. It was a pull tab can. Yes, pull off and throw away tab. I hadn't seen one of them in many years. I kept it on a shelf in the kitchen for a few years until it started to leak.

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  6. Sasquatch Lives

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    I walked up on what i thought was a dead body a few years back but turns out the dude was just hammered out of his mind asleep in the middle of an old logging road. Yelled at him and he moved a little but that was all. No orange the weekend of the opener. Next day he was gone.
     
  7. FullQuiver

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    Wow, several things come to mind.. Found a Marlin 30-30 one time leaning against a tree, and brought it to the sheriffs dept. They gave the guy who retrieved it my name and he tried to give me a reward.. I found a very expensive limited edition zippo lighter sitting on a large rock next to nameless stream in Presque Isle county once it still lit.. I found a double bitted axe buried in a tree so long that the handle was all but gone and over the years that oak swallowed that axe head.. I found a gutted buck that looked as though someone had abandoned as it had a clear set of drag marks in the fresh falling snow and tracks leading away. It was still there a week later like the guy had walked off and left it. It still had the tag attached.. Not sure what that was about.. I think in the falling snow he lost track of it... Found a hermit living in a van in the middle of a huge swamp the van was on Federal property right next to property he actually owned (I haven't an idea how he got that van there as there were no roads within 1/4 mile)... That was 30+ years ago the hermit is long dead and the van is still there...
     
  8. Badfishmi

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    In 2014 I was walking public following a track in snow end of November. Saw a stick out of place deep in middle of no where leaning against a dead tree. No other tracks into the snow leading up to it. I left it there and went back the way I came.

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  9. sureshot006

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    Lmao

    "Left it there". Yeah, right LOL
     
  10. Quack Addict

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    I'm not sure what to make of this. Found it near where I stumbled across the arrows and release I mentioned in the original post but farther away from the road. It appears to be tied up in the tree with blue rope. 20201011_130429.jpeg 20201011_130416_HDR.jpeg
     
  11. William H Bonney

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    jiggin is livin and Grinnell like this.
  12. Trophy Specialist

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    I have a growing collection of animal skulls I've found in the woods over the years. It's fun to have people try to identify them.
     
  13. Forest Meister

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    Make fun if you wish, but obviously @Badfishmi has respect for misplaced property in the forest, or maybe has personally run into one of these or hopes to.....


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  14. Chessieman

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    When archery hunting was in it's infancy you would see a portion of a tire put up high in the tree and left on state land. These were used for sitting on bow hunting. I think the state actually put these up.
     
  15. usedtobeayooper

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    Years ago, stumbled through an old homestead on CFR land, easily several miles back in off of any current road. Not much left of the foundation, and the flag pole still stood proudly in what I guess would have been the front yard.

    But what was kind of neat, was the straight row of 3 huge oak trees planted nearby... each girdled and bulging near their base from a tire around them.

    Made me wonder how old they were... and made me appreciate just how much must have changed back there since they were planted a few generations (?) ago.