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Re: Attn Youth: Treasure to be found!!!!
« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2014, 05:25:30 PM »
Forgive me I forgot the name but the treasure in my opinion was time in the woods with my kids butthe prize from h20 was a very nice pocket knife in a wood case nothing cheap.when we left huntandfish was getting ready to have a picnic with his wife and kids he will probly post later after spending quality time with the family

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Re: Attn Youth: Treasure to be found!!!!
« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2014, 06:25:00 PM »
So what was the treasure?

Just have to wait....I never took a picture to post.
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Re: Attn Youth: Treasure to be found!!!!
« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2014, 07:44:23 PM »
What a great time I had in the woods today with the family! We usually try and get out once a weekend with the kids either fishing or hiking, I saw this Friday night and knew what we would be doing in the morning. We thought for sure we were to late (getting out of the house with younger kids can be challenging!), as there was another rig already at the gate, but we were out to take a hike so figured we would give it a shot. And it paid off!

What a great idea h2o, this really gives my kids even more of a passion for the outdoors, and puts such a new twist to an already fun outing! My 4yr old has already been coming up with ideas of things to leave in the woods for other kids through out the day. And we are really looking forward to doing our own kids cache! I hope that's alright with you h2o but we would really like to pay it forward and just think this is a great idea! I will post up our cache details on this thread as soon as we get one set!

The prize was a rather impressive knife in a great display case, my son wants to put it up in his room and start a collection like I did when I was a kid. The idea and the thought and quality of gift really made this a special day for both me and my family, and we want to give you a big thank you h2o!!!

And Jasonstevens it was great meeting you and your daughters! Both my wife and I were so impressed by how engaged they were and happy to be in the woods with there dad! We definitely need more fathers like you out there, especially fathers of girls! Hope to see you out in the woods again!

Stay tuned for our future cache details!

Regards,

H&F

« Last Edit: June 01, 2014, 07:49:56 PM by HuntandFish »

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Re: Attn Youth: Treasure to be found!!!!
« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2014, 07:46:03 PM »
And the case
« Last Edit: June 01, 2014, 07:52:24 PM by HuntandFish »

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Re: Attn Youth: Treasure to be found!!!!
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2014, 07:48:52 PM »
That's a future hunter right there if I ever saw one. Well done.
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Re: Attn Youth: Treasure to be found!!!!
« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2014, 09:49:41 PM »
Awesome! 

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Re: Attn Youth: Treasure to be found!!!!
« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2014, 09:58:00 PM »
Right on way cool!  :tup:
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Re: Attn Youth: Treasure to be found!!!!
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2014, 11:26:53 PM »
Very cool, what a great idea!! :tup:

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Re: Attn Youth: Treasure to be found!!!!
« Reply #33 on: June 01, 2014, 11:53:10 PM »
Great idea to do this H2O, hopefully we'll see more of this for the kids and families.  :tup:
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Re: Attn Youth: Treasure to be found!!!!
« Reply #34 on: June 01, 2014, 11:53:33 PM »
 How cool is that!!!! Well done H2O :tup:
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Re: Attn Youth: Treasure to be found!!!!
« Reply #35 on: June 02, 2014, 12:49:12 AM »
Kid Caching is a great idea. 

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Re: Attn Youth: Treasure to be found!!!!
« Reply #36 on: June 02, 2014, 01:48:59 AM »
This is brilliant...I love this...
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Re: Attn Youth: Treasure to be found!!!!
« Reply #37 on: June 02, 2014, 10:12:20 PM »
Right on H2O...
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Re: Attn Youth: Treasure to be found!!!!
« Reply #38 on: June 02, 2014, 10:58:58 PM »
Great job. God bless!

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Re: Attn Youth: Treasure to be found!!!! Round two....coming soon.
« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2014, 12:11:47 PM »
So....treasure hunters. So far you have answered the call and have been found worthy. Stay tuned....round two is being planned. This one will not be so easy. However, with greater risk (sweat) comes greater rewards.

Stay tuned..................
Yes, my FJ is pink, I'm all about Team Jacob, beer is not for the horses nor is whiskey for the men, they are both for me.

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Re: Attn Youth: Treasure to be found!!!! Round two....coming soon.
« Reply #40 on: June 11, 2014, 12:45:52 PM »
Outstanding, H20!  Way to give to others.  :tup:

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Re: Attn Youth: Treasure to be found!!!! Round two....coming soon.
« Reply #41 on: June 11, 2014, 12:48:10 PM »
Telling you now.....this one will be fun. I don't know where or how to place it but when I do it will be fun! Not this weekend....I work Saturday and the weather looks sucky....maybe next weekend weather permitting I'll have a location figured out.
Yes, my FJ is pink, I'm all about Team Jacob, beer is not for the horses nor is whiskey for the men, they are both for me.

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Re: Attn Youth: Treasure to be found!!!! Round two....coming soon.
« Reply #42 on: June 11, 2014, 09:23:31 PM »
H20 we are in had a great time on the last one.

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Re: Attn Youth: Treasure to be found!!!! Round two....coming soon.
« Reply #43 on: June 12, 2014, 07:42:35 AM »
This one will be better suited for the age of the young ladies that went out with the little guy.
Yes, my FJ is pink, I'm all about Team Jacob, beer is not for the horses nor is whiskey for the men, they are both for me.

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Re: Attn Youth: Treasure to be found!!!! Round two....coming soon.
« Reply #44 on: June 12, 2014, 09:17:10 AM »
Can't wait  :tup:

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Re: Attn Youth: Treasure to be found!!!! Round two....coming soon.
« Reply #45 on: July 11, 2014, 10:09:55 PM »
Almost have mine planned out. :chuckle:

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Re: Attn Youth: Treasure to be found!!!! Round two....coming soon.
« Reply #46 on: July 11, 2014, 10:13:30 PM »
Nice.
Yes, my FJ is pink, I'm all about Team Jacob, beer is not for the horses nor is whiskey for the men, they are both for me.

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Re: Attn Youth: Treasure to be found!!!! Round two...details announced.
« Reply #47 on: July 17, 2014, 10:55:15 AM »
Heading out this Saturday to do a little trek for scouting out the next hunt. It is all planned out in my head...just need to put some boots on the ground and double check a few things.




Okay. I've thought out the scenario and will just go ahead and lay it out for you.This next treasure hunt is for any age up to the parents descretion as far as ability and comfort. It will not be as easy as the last one but with greater risk comes greater rewards. I would suggest an age between 8 and 18. I'll be walking the path that the treasure seekers will need to trek and will do my utmost to keep it at the level where it is fun, challenging, and rewarding.

Treasure Hunt 2: Blood Trail.
       
  You are bowhunting a nice little hillside. You've scouted the area and you know that there is a nice little funnel that brings in the bears. If you plan it right you will have a nice little chip shot and be able to take a broadside, possible qtr to you slightly shot on a boo boo. You have walked in before that last few hours of the day and sat on your nice little flat spot you have made with some logs and sticks. You sit and wait. Soon, you hear a stick break. It is in front of you. You aren't sure exactly to which side of the log pile that you are hidden behind. If it comes out on your right you have a clear shooting lane as far as your affective range. If it comes in to your left, which is what you hope, it will come out and be visible right by that funky looking log that you have ranged over and over. Another stick breaks. Is it a deer? There are some around...a guy you know...goes by H20....has even flung an arrow and managed to miss in spectacular fashion in this very same spot. Was that movement? Your mind could be playing tricks on you. Is it a coyote? Are you clipped in? Is your arrow nocked? The leaves move, it is off to your left. Exactly as you hoped. Breath easy and focus you are telling yourself. You dare to look up just past some logs to see if you can spot your prey. There it is but what is it. The brush is moving and whatever it is doesn't seem to know you are there. This is what you have been waiting for. You clip in, tell yourself top pin, wiggle your toes and your butt to get a little feeling back. Louder now, another stick breaks and you see what has been making all the noise. It is not a deer or a yote, it is a bear. A little on the small size but you have already told yourself that if it is cinnamon you are letting fly. Now or never, you peek, its head is down and it is standing just to your left by the funky log. You draw, find your anchor point, and so slowly you creep up and lean out. The moment of truth is at hand. Before you know it your bow lets go, the shot feels good, its like you can will the arrow to fly true. There is a grunt and a whoof and the bear spins biting at its left shoulder trying to get at what is making it hurt. You duck down, tuck your chin, and just try to melt into the ground. The bear is making one hell of a noise and in your mind you are seeing the shot. You know it was good. Next thing you know, it is silent. Not a sound. You peek out. No bear. You look around and listen. No bear. The shakes set in and you plant it back on your butt. Have some water. Put the bottle down. Look up. Still no bear. Stand up. Still no bear. You walk over. Boo Yah. Your arrow is just buried in the wood. You give it a wiggle, not budging, and now you have fresh bright red bubbly looking blood on your fingers. Still, no bear. You remember what you were taught. Back out, give it time, make some calls, don't push it. Grab your gear and get to walking. You get to the gate and it is pitch black. Did that really happen? Did you just stick your first bear? Damn right you did.

You get home and are getting some food. Dinner was left in the oven but it is still cold. You simply don't care if it was hot or not because you are just lit up and talking over and over replaying the shot, the sounds, the whole thing over and over. Cloud nine is your bed tonight.

After a toss and turn kind of night you are up with the sun and back to your spot. You've brought help and you are nervous but excited to begin. You walk back down the hill a bit to where you were sitting. Better pick up that water bottle you left. Back to the arrow. It is still there. Yesterday was not a dream. Your help gives it a wiggle...stuck for sure...but the blood is dried. Now, in the light of the morning you can see blood on the ground, good blood. It goes downhill, very clear sign with a little spray and drops here and there. Now the work begins.

Your quest is to track your prize. You will need to remember what you are looking for. Blood drops may be very clear or very faint. You may have to go slow and sometimes you may feel like you are close and will feel the urge to hurry. That is understandable but remember, this is not a race. If you don't see blood maybe you need to look closer, maybe you need to look for broken branches or leaves that have been pushed aside. If you lose the trail do not be surprised and by all means, do not give up. If you do your job, be patient, you will be rewarded.

I will provide a location via gps of where you were sitting. It will be as exact as I can make it. You will know you are in the right place, because after all, you forgot to pick up your water bottle and your carefully arranged sticks will still be in place where you were sitting. Your arrow will still be stuck in the wood. I will give a few days notice then post the numbers on a Thursday or Friday evening.

Your prize? Well.....I guess we will see.




« Last Edit: July 17, 2014, 03:03:04 PM by h20hunter »
Yes, my FJ is pink, I'm all about Team Jacob, beer is not for the horses nor is whiskey for the men, they are both for me.

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Re: Attn Youth: Treasure to be found!!!! Round two....coming soon.
« Reply #48 on: July 17, 2014, 03:03:20 PM »
 :hello:
Yes, my FJ is pink, I'm all about Team Jacob, beer is not for the horses nor is whiskey for the men, they are both for me.

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