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Well Now, I am going to use the smalll town of Wahalla, South Carolina as an example . Judging by the name of the place there are probably lots of Germanic and Nordic people in the area and that means taverns, bars and pubs. The County is Oconee and that means indians at one time or other. Most all rural counties anywhere in the U.S. have little country stores where men gather early in the morning to drink coffee. Join them and just sit and listen the first couple of visits. You can find out a lot about land ownership by just listening and land ownership is what its all about. Collecting or digging on public land is forbidden in every state in the U.S. and that includes all Federal land. Along about your third or fourth visit bring a couple of arrowheads. Bring the best ones you have and the conversation can get real interesting. Nearly everyone there has found a few points over the years and they will tell you where they found them and once they get to know you they might take you and show you where they found them. Visit taverns in the evening with same M.O.
Pretty slick way of doing it Red Man. I have used exactly the same technique getting to know area ranchers around here, and they have generously yeilded information on alot of caves and indian sites. This is how it's done when you are from the old school. Only one additional tip I can add when you do get lucky to go on private owned land, and that is ALWAYS leave a gate in the same condition you found it unless the Owner tells you otherwise. In follow-up, I usually take time to call them afterwards just to thank them, and more times than not, they say...your welcome, and just call me if you'd like to come again sometime.
Thanks Redman Ill Try That Thats How I Found Out About Lake Hartwell But Its So Big It Would Take A Month Of Walking And Looking Down.....But I Will Try It Thanks For The Info Donny
Exactly! There are several places where I do not go during deer season. All in all its about being courteous and considerate, as a guest should always be. Let common sense prevail.
It is good to see there are people hunting points that have some dignity and repect about what they are doing. Now if only we could convince everyone to do the same.
This still works.
Coffee shop arrowhead hunting works well here in S.Tex. too. Only ranches I couldn't get on were the reeeeeally big ones owned by politicians (go figure). I haven't found many people around here that don't have a collection. Being as this is mostly farming/ranching coutry, many people grew up in that field, and points are as common as cactus. And most that do aren't interested in selling them. I've seen several I'd like to get my grubby little mitts on.
Hi Redman, Yessir, I still works, and its good to the last drop. I am meeting a new neighboring rancher tomorrow morning, who has so he says 6 indian mounds on 1,000 acres. Should be a good day at the very least!
Hello Mike, so you are back from Fort Hood? I hope all went well. When the U.S. Army first set up that 16,00 acre reservation close to the center of Texas they unknowingly created a time capsule. Particularly in the restricted ordinance impact areas. A thousand years from now archeologists will find Bell, Andice and Pedernales points in close context to shrapnel, unexploded 4" rockets and 40 mm gatling gun rounds.
Did you see some caves? What were they like?
Hello Redman, It's a long story, but my Ft. Hood work got delayed due to Icy conditions, and then another job, and the artifacts show( of which I did do, and did well). Will be going to Ft. Hood by the end of the week. There is a special extra ingredient to the time capsule mix within the live fire zones, of which I was interviewed in the Ft. Hood newspaper in 1998. It covered the subject of Silver City, or Maple, as some called it...a ghost town, and all of the turn of the century diggings for buried treasures there. The old town was located just below Wolf Point. There was so much of this treasure hunting/ digging activity that we were amazed. We found many iron wheel wagon ruts across solid limestone outcrops that were as much as 6 inches deep from so many trips up and down, and old abandoned mining equipment,etc. Yes indeed, the area could be quite a phenomenon for archeologists of the future!