What is the weirdest thing you have ever come across or found in the woods while hunting?

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What is the weirdest thing you have ever come across or found in the woods while hunting?

Post by yukonjack » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:34 pm

Share your most interesting findings!

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Post by agingcrossbower » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:34 pm

Helicopter parts. Army fly boy wanted to show his dad the swamp and he missed seeing a hill but the hill did not miss him. Both died.

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Post by flightattendant100 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:00 pm

Illegal Aliens. Years ago, my Mom was at the cabin by herself, a group came through wanting food. Food wasn't what my mom showed them. They may still be runnin'.

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Post by Normous » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:22 pm

Stumbled upon 100+ large cannabis plants ready to harvest. The smell was a dead giveaway.
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Post by georgiaboy » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:54 pm

An old cemetery :shock:
When the sun came up I saw a bunch of very slight depressions in the ground. Then I noticed they were all in even groups of five...once I realized what it was I climbed down quick :!:
There were nineteen graves in all but only two had markers.
One of the markets was made out of wood and you couldn’t read the other one because it was so worn down.
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Re: What is the weirdest thing you have ever come across or found in the woods while hunting?

Post by Kegbelly » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:09 pm

Furniture in a cave.
I used to hunt deep inside a national forest, part of which is very rugged terrain and is a designated wilderness area (nothing but foot traffic allowed). I found a cave and wandered in for a look see and there's a couch, end tables, and various odd and ends. Clearly being inhabited, but this is deep in the forest and miles from anything. I figured there was a still somewhere in the vicinity and I left out pretty quick lest they think I was a revenuer come calling :shock:
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Post by BrotherRon » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:25 pm

A doe that hung herself in the crotch of a tree is one.
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Post by nchunter » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:20 pm

Old gold mines from the 1700’s.

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Post by Hillcountry » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:23 pm

Bear hunting in the White Mountains of New Hampshire one year long ago I came across some litter in the woods...some plastic bags and a box...I kicked over the cardboard box and noticed a label.
It read:
From “so and so” Funeral home:
Remains:
Ethel Wilson

I guess ol Mr Wilson scattered Ethel on this hillside.

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Post by BrotherRon » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:29 pm

Or threw her out of an airplane.
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Post by elkaholic » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:26 pm

I once found a complete skeleton of a little desert kit fox. What made it weird and unusual , it was stuck/ wedged between the arm and main trunk of a huge Saguaro cactus.

I'm sure he slipped and the cactus needles held him from wiggling lose.

Most likely chased by any number of other critters.


They have been known to climb and sit on top of a saguaro cactus -- even bobcats are seen on top of different cacti.

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Post by hankenhunter » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:41 am

A old papoose carrier hanging from a tree branch.
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Post by Farmer » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:54 am

A large cast iron woodstove , way back in the woods nowhere near a road or trail . Would have taken a small army of people to carry it back where I found it .

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Re: What is the weirdest thing you have ever come across or found in the woods while hunting?

Post by Goose52 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:53 am

i was walking a swamp surrounded by corn for birds and found some ducks hanging by their necks in very old cedar stumps. the stumps had rotted unevenly and had fingers or spikes of wood sticking up. the ducks were hung in the crotches of those spikes and had been eviscerated. none of the meat was eaten. weasel? bobcat? i have no idea.
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Re: What is the weirdest thing you have ever come across or found in the woods while hunting?

Post by robertyb » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:44 am

Normous wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:22 pm
Stumbled upon 100+ large cannabis plants ready to harvest. The smell was a dead giveaway.
Did you harvest anything that day?
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