Why Register?Signing up could earn you gear (click here to learn how)! It also keeps offensive content off our site.
Welcome to Field & Stream!
Question by younghunter360. Uploaded on August 21, 2011
the most valuable a 22 automatic rifle the most suprising a moonshine steel
the most valuable thing was a mag light that I still use the most suprising thing was a bright orange dog collar with a name tag that had been on a beagal hound that my uncle had lost several years earlyer and 10 miles away.
Most valuable is an old single shot 20 gauge all rusted up. Most surprising is an old ford 8n stuck in a shallow creek halfway submerged in mud
Most valuable is an old single shot 410 gauge all rusted up. Most surprising is an old ford 8n stuck in a shallow creek halfway submerged in mud
Can't think of anything valuable, but suprisingly I found an old cell phone in a creek near my house a couple years ago. It was bigger than my home phone.
Dad and I found a safe and darnit, it was empty!
I have found a couple nice things, I found an old single shot 45/70 that would have been carried by a scout or a calvalry member. I also found a cash clip with $1800 in it.
WITH THE CARIBOU STILL IN IT!
Most valuable and interesting to me is always sheds. I keep the Big/Unique ones and sell the bulk. I love it!!!!!!!!
The most Valauble was a Gold and Silver RxR Watch made by (Hamilton) around 1925+/- found it when Quial hunting in South Ga. with some repair its still working 18yr later.
Before I can say, I need to check the statute of limitations.
Just some old Indian relics like arrow heads and such.
Mine was more surprising than valuable. While swimming in fast current in a big bend of the Missouri river, I discovered a body floating down the river. I swam over to it and discovered it was my cousin's 4 year old daughter. Unbeknownst to me, she had been swept out by the current and lost about 1/2 mile upstream. I floated on my back and laid her on my chest, giving her artificial respiration with one hand. I pumped about a half gallon of water out of her and all at once, she started to breath again. By the time I swam her to shore, she was fine. I always considered that a real lucky find and a real close call with imminent trajedy.
DakotaMan. That's a great find/save.
I found a very nice fleece lined hunter orange vest laying in the road several years ago when I was headed in for a day of elk hunting. I probably could have returned it to its owner. The pockets were filled with perscription drugs of various kinds - darvon, valium, barbs, etc. and a bag with pipe and grass. I'm sure one of the names on the bottles was the owner. But I figured screw that idiot. Kinda scary to think someone was out there all hopped up with a gun in his hand! Tossed the drugs and I still use that vest today. When I have to wear orange.
We were walking around, and we found half of an old Pontiac, from around '67
a compound bow
I found a compound bow too, it was mine. I laid it down by a tree when I started to gut the deer I had just shot with it. I dragged the deer out and in the darkness, couldn't find it. Walked right to it the next morning-LOL. (Yep, I'm a hell of a woodsman, in the light of day. That's the reason I don't coon hunt)
I found a buck 119 in PA then lost it a few years later in Montana when I forgot to snap the sheath I like to think someone else has it now. Most surprising was an arrowhead in an area I did not expect.
Quite a few deer sculls, nothing real valuable. Once found an old plymouth hood though.
Arrowheads are my favorite find.
Found an Old Timer knife once.
they lowered a local lake here a few years back to do damn maintenance and my brother found a mens wedding ring at a local swimming spot, and i found a bucket full of lures. the most interesting was the old boat motor we pulled out of about 3 Ft of mud
RES, I've got you beat. I have "misplaced" both my gun and bow at different times. Shouldn't make the darn things camo.
I found a downed air plane. no one was in it or anything and most the cokpit was gone, but it was exciting for a few minutes.
In the days before regular trash pick up was available in rural areas it was pretty normal for the locals to throw their cans and bottles in the woods. If I find an old trash pile I usually look through it for old bottles or other goodies.
found an old CASE knife
When elk hunting in the Great Bear Wilderness not far from Red Plume Mountain, I spotted something gleaming on the other side of the valley. Hiked over there and discovered it was the cockpit canopy from an old fighter jet. It was intact which is pretty amazing. I got the numbers from it and turned them in. Found out years later that it was from a plane that ditched in Flathead Lake. I believe they lost the pilot.
By the way, Flathead Lake is a heck of a long ways from Red Plume. They didn't give out much information. National security, etc.
Human skull while digging a hole for a telephone pole on Main street in Babylon. Turned out to be Indian about 200 years old.
I found an old tin soldier while plowing for a food plot
Fieldandstream.com is part of the Field & Stream Network, a division of Bonnier Corporation.
Copyright © 2012 Bonnier Corp. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.