A cool find.

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  1. bucksnbears

    bucksnbears Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Was clearing some trails yesterday and seen something shiny. Reached down to pick it up and here it was an old thunderhead with an xx-75 arrow attached. Judging by the way it was pointed, I looked back and seen a big Burr oak.
    Memories came back. That's MY arrow from about 1990.
    I missed a big buck from that oak.
    I was poor then and loosing that arrow hurt, along with missing that buck.
     
  2. John T.

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    Interesting. Have someone who does woodworking to make a plaque for a wall-hanger. Reminisce every time you look at it. FWIW, I made one for my wife. Last fall, we were at a writer's conference in SC. First time she shot a X-bow, she put the first and third bolts together for a Robin Hood! Kept them and now they are on the wall of her lady cave.
     
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    axtell343 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    That's a really neat find!
     
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    grommel Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Thats awesome!! Hang that arrow up on the wall!!
     
  5. bucksnbears

    bucksnbears Die Hard Bowhunter

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    It's hanging under the eave of the deck now.
    Heck, I'll cherish that missed arrow like a huge shed antler!

    I recall that day. My brother missed 5 close running shots at the buck during shotgun slug season. He still talks about it. It was an HONEST 160+ strait 4x4.
    Late season, I sat in the Burr oak a full mile away from where he missed it. Was cold as hell out. I drew a fraction too soon and he busted me . He checked up for quite a while and I had to let down. Seconds after I did, he took a few steps and I pulled back again but was shaking BAD! Took the shot and.... Found my arrow 30 years later:bow:

    As a side note, about 10 years ago, I was clearing a small area way back in the woods for a food plot.
    While mowing, I found an old fiberglass arrow with a bodkin head attached. It had been there a long time.
    Would love to hear the story on that one!
     
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    Did it have any blood on it or was it a clean miss?
     
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    Off topic a bit but another unusual lost-and-found. When I lived on a dairy farm in central Ohio, my uncle lost his wallet while plowing. You guessed it! He was plowing the next year and plowed it up!
     
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    I think you should back out, don’t push him!
     
  9. axtell343

    axtell343 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    A bodkin? Must have been a population of rogue knights running around your area!




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    I lost a Gransfors Bruks Scandinavian forest axe in my deer woods a couple years ago. I loved that little axe and spent several hours looking for it and was really bummed about it for the next week. Actually, now that I think about it I am still pretty bummed about it. Anytime I've been in those woods since then I have kept a close eye out for it but haven't seen it... It's private land and I am the only one who hunts it (at least legally, I know there are some occasional trespassers, but not often) so I am still holding out some hope that I'll be lucky enough to cross paths with it again some day.
     
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    I have a story sort of like this. I live out west so most my hunting is on Forest Service or BLM land. I put out about 4 to 5 cameras out. I have two cameras that take about 2 hours to hike in and check. It was the end of June and on one occasion I get back to the wheeler and there is a camera sitting on my seat. Where we park at the trail head I put a note up with my phone number. In the middle of September I get a call from the fish and game asking if I still have that camera most importantly the SD card. Of course I told them I did. I guess it was part of a poaching case they were working on. I just found it funny that it took them 3 months to call me.
     
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    Awesome story! Hunting seemed so much simpler back then.


    I miss them old days in the 90s when my old man was a warrior in the woods. Can’t wait for him to join me this fall as he makes his return after not going for at least 8 years. I don’t care if I see a deer this year, it’s gonna be so good being in the woods with him again.


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    Good call! Sometimes it takes 20 yrs or so if it was gut. Haha
     
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    I know of 3 different arrows I still plan on going back and trying to retrieve one day. One was my first kill with a compound. I got so excited I didn’t even remember to look for it.
     
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    That's a wallhanger now.
     
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    Lost my late fathers knife after field dressing a deer a few years ago.
    I miss both of them. I know I’ll see my Pop again... but that knife could be anywhere on that old farm.
     

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