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  • #16
    Digging and kidnapping are things I'd like to do. Been years since I did either. Nice Points and words All.


    • #17
      I go out every chance I get.


      • #18
        We went from an average of 125 complete points/year in the 1990’s to 8 points, some broken, in 2021. A function of far fewer hunts, but also a function of regular spots playing out, even as more people hunt them now. I hunt less because there is less out there, and there is less out there because of the decades of pressure my wife and I put on those sites.

        My wife very seldom hunts at all anymore, but numerous serious injuries have not helped her. If my spots still produced to the point that I felt encouraged at the start of each hunt, I’d go out more. But when you expect to strike out, you hunt less.

        I also do not feel like starting over again: hunting out new potential spots, seeking permission, determining the hot spots; all that is a lot of driving and leg work, and I’m just not really inspired enough to go through all that. Instead, I will look in the old spots once in awhile, and get lucky a few times a year.

        Also recently lost our most productive, “cannot miss”, field to development. Hundreds of points over the years. Where I took my sisters when they wanted to find their first point, because it was a true “cannot miss” spot, and they found their first. I did manage to fill in the salvage archaeology crew as to what the site represented, so that was good. After 30 years, I was able to get the site properly understood and recorded. But, one more spot gone forever.

        I feel as if hunting points is close to “over”, and I’m fine with that. I can’t bring back our version of “the good ole days”, so why cry about it? We put our time in, we did good.
        Rhode Island


        • #19
          I’ve only been hunting artifacts for just over a year and a half now. I consider myself a casual hunter. If I find something it’s a great day and if I don’t it’s still a great day outside. History and all it’s different stories is a constant driver for me. More often than not I’ll fall down a rabbit hole following some interesting aspect of history. If I put all of those rabbit holes in one field it would resemble a bombed out battleground. If I based my continuing interest in hunting artifacts on the number of finds I get I would have quit after a couple of trips to the fields. There are so many different facets of our hobby that my interest hasn’t waned. Now with our fields covered with snow it’s hard to keep the spark of hunting artifacts alive. I’ll tread lightly because that snow cover may be hiding another rabbit hole I may fall down.
          Uncle Trav- Southwest Michigan


          • Uncle Trav
            Uncle Trav commented
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            Sorry for the rambling post😵‍💫

          • gregszybala
            gregszybala commented
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            No, well said.

        • #20
          I haven't quit yet, but I know my last hunt will come one day (hopefully later than sooner).
          🐜 🎤 SW Georgia