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Old 09-16-2018, 12:27 AM
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Following up on our killer hunt from a week and a half ago, the GF and I decided to head out to our old GA 1820s homestead. This place has never disappointed, and boy oh boy it sure didnt this time either. Right off the bat when we got there we stumbled across a massive 3 foot water moccasin (which I promptly dispatched and is now skinned and in a pickling jar). After that hair-raising experience we began hunting and pulling artifacts left and right for about three hours. I found a wooden clothespin which I think is pretty freaking amazing. The best part about this site is how it perfectly preserves wood, bone, and leather artifacts. She found a sweet whetstone shortly afterwords. I also found a killer fishhook and button.

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After about two hours, she got her first bead ever (the blue one); finding her first was her goal for the trip, so her finding it was pretty special. After she found the bead, I decided to leave her sitting in the creek next to the dead snake and go up it with the metal detector. After a hundred yards I got a killer 89-91 on the AT PRO. I reached down in the water and BAM!! Out comes the Native American tomahawk(??). I was ecstatic. I reach down again, and out comes a Native American drill bit. Again, Im blown away. I reach down a third time and out comes a beautiful early 1800s pocketknife with etched bone inlays on the handle. It was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

Later we moved further up the creek and this girl finds her SECOND bead!! Wed never found a black one here, so we were pretty excited. That brings the total bead count from here to 9 blue, 1 clear, 1 black. I also managed to reassemble a good portion of a clear, hexagonal tonic bottle with words on every side. I know where the rest should be, so hopefully Ill be able to get it at a later time.

So yeah, that was a dang good hunt today. Best part was spending it with this amazing girl who loves this hobby just as much 😍
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:26 AM
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Sounds like a great hunt. Well, all except the water moccasin....

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Old 09-16-2018, 09:32 AM
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Cool! Whats that monster hook doing in that little stream? A guy would use something that big for setting out a line for snapping turtles, but I dont know in that little stream what else it would be good for...?

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Old 09-16-2018, 05:13 PM
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Cool! Whats that monster hook doing in that little stream? A guy would use something that big for setting out a line for snapping turtles, but I dont know in that little stream what else it would be good for...?
Dude fr 😂😂 although at my own house I found one of similar size and same time period. The closest river is about 5 miles away from my house, so I guess they had them for whatever 😂😂

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Old 09-16-2018, 08:38 PM
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Wow! Some very cool finds, you found yourself an incredible spot to hunt.
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Good times! Adventure, treasure, action with a villain and a hero, history, romance...and treasure! Awesome!
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Nice, I like the knife!

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Absolutely fantastic!

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Originally Posted by 3.14R8 View post
Wow! Some very cool finds, you found yourself an incredible spot to hunt.
Thanks man!

Originally Posted by Foragist View post
Good times! Adventure, treasure, action with a villain and a hero, history, romance...and treasure! Awesome!
Haha love it 😂😂

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Nice, I like the knife!
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Absolutely fantastic!
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Awesome hunt and cool group of relics.

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That's awesome!!! Lol even the snake!!! Shoot that gets the blood pumping, and makes you become super focused
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Yall killed it! (Snake included, lol). Congrats on the awesome relics
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That seems like quite the adventure with some interesting finds to show for it! What are your plans for the snake in the pickling jar?

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That seems like quite the adventure with some interesting finds to show for it! What are your plans for the snake in the pickling jar?
Honestly no idea haha probably just put the skin in my artifact display with the stuff weve found at this place 😂😂

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