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have you ever found lost gear while on the hunt?
Ex-Toyman wrote:
I haven't found anything while hunting...yet. A few years ago I was fishing in southern Idaho when I though I snagged on a rock or something on the bottom. Only thing was that line would still reel in, but there was also weight on it, but no fight. When I eventually pulled my line out of the water, I had landed a Leatherman Wave. Best catch I had all year. Thumbs up In fact, it was about the only catch I had all year.

Damn good catch. Feel bad for the guy who lost it, but a good gain for you. I would be lost without mine.

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Location: Nebraska
Joined: 10/12/2007
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have you ever found lost gear while on the hunt?

I found a little draw in Colorado a few years back that has been good to other hunters to. it is tainted with empty brass. It looks like a small arms fight broke out there. I have found everything from a 243 to 45-70.

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Location: NEVADA
Joined: 07/06/2008
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have you ever found lost gear while on the hunt?

Two years ago on my Muzzle Loader hunt in Southern Nevada I came upon gear in the trail with a mans lunch new flashlight and other misc. I looked down off the trail and a 4 wheeler was upside down about 6 feet off a steeeep ledge. I knew for sure I was going to find someone dead or hurt. After I looked around a good while I realized I better look for foot prints on the trail. That was a good sight to see. I sure hope he was OK. I drove down the trail for awhile, but it looked like he made it out.

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Location: Central California
Joined: 02/18/2008
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have you ever found lost gear while on the hunt?

A few years ago while my cousin and I were on a deer hunt in Colorado we found an ID on the ground while we were walking a ridge line. The problem is the ID was a females and it was a student card from the University of Southern Utah. The picture was faded but you could read her name. We maked it on our GPS and while in town the next day we turned it over to the Marshals office along with the GPS location. The day we broke camp the Marshals showed up and took both of our information but was unable to give us any info. I asked them to keep me posted, which they didn't. I still think about that and wonder what if anything happened

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Location: Paris, Arkansas
Joined: 07/20/2008
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Me and some guys packed out a couple of bulls at about 8000ft north of Grand Junction, Co. On the last day with the last of the meat on our backs the weather set in, the rain and fog made it tough on the rim of a steep draw to see, after getting out of the hole I decided it wasn't worth(safety first) going back down in there for a gortex jacket and cheap camera.

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Location: Idaho
Joined: 01/16/2007
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have you ever found lost gear while on the hunt?

Resurrecting an old thread here. Anyone have any knew stories of lost or found gear? I found a beat up pair of cheapie binoculars between some rocks while on a scouting hike during July. Judging by the case, they had probably been there since the season before. Found a granola wrapper next to them. guess their owner stopped for a quick break and lost them. Then in the fall while hunting north of Hailey, I lost my scope cover. I think I lost out in that "trade".

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Location: Idaho
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have you ever found lost gear while on the hunt?

In 07 I climbed a horribly steep hill to look for Bighorn Sheep. At the top I was almost too un-nerved by the climb to even do a decent job of looking once. I was sure I was in the remotest cleft of the continental U.S.. But, aha! ... a butane gas can. Some other crazy hunter years before had climbed to the very same place to look for sheep. The other crazy thing? ... I think I know who it was.

In other news ... my camo hunting gloves finally disintegrated about mid-winter. I needed another pair. I went climbing with my buddy over in Washington, and coming down, I looked down, and right there were a perfect pair of high-end camo gloves. Someone apparently set the down on a rock outcropping while looking for deer last fall. And then left them. They fit perfect.

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Location: SW Mtns. NM
Joined: 05/04/2008
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have you ever found lost gear while on the hunt?

I've found two bows and a quiver full of arrows,and I'm a rifle hunter.Many knives,and fishing gear.

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Location: Idaho
Joined: 06/01/2004
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have you ever found lost gear while on the hunt?

We have a couple mountains we climb down at the Snake River in the off season, to keep in shape. Yesterday I lost one of my `biking gloves' on the way up. Gloves aren't nearly as useful when you have just one of a pair. But I found it (the one I lost) on the way down. Sweet.

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Location: gulfport MS
Joined: 12/28/2007
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have you ever found lost gear while on the hunt?

This past season we camped near a group of hunters, who we had never seen on the mountain before. As it turns out they were hunting in the same general area, below where we were at. I found an ammo clip and a decent flashlight and figured it had to be theirs. So when i got back to camp that evening i took the time to walk the half mile to their camp and ask.(seems like no big deal except, when your tired from walking all day its a pain). My brother had taken the truck for fire wood, when i arrived at the camp i announced myself and said hello to the three fellows kicking back by the fire having a few beers. Not one responded to my hello, all i got was blank stares(king s*** hunters better than all). So i said i found some items on the mnt, just wondering if they belonged to anyone they knew. A onery older guy pipes up and says Flashlight and ammo, Yup i said and if your intrested in getting them back you can come on down to my camp and i will give you directions as to where they are on the mnt. I walked away without another word. Now i had the ammo and light with me and if they would of shown up at my camp i would have handed them over right then and there. But i was not going to do this crew any favors. they never showed up, so when we broke camp we left the items on a stump where they would have to see them when they left. (they were the only ones lower in the canyon left to drive by where we were camped). Maybe i was being a bit of an ass but i know other hunters have stopped by my camp and we always take the time to say hi. lesson to be learned. Good thread. Big smile

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