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Offline Gunfire

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Lost Rifle in Little Naches
« on: November 07, 2017, 03:54:06 PM »
My dad lost his rifle while elk hunting in Little Naches on 10/28/2017. He either left it leaning against a tree, stump, or it slipped off his shoulder when he tripped and didn't realize it. We spent several hours walking back and forth in the small area that it could be with no luck. I'm sure we passed right by it more than once in our search. Terrible end to an "Any Bull - Peaches Ridge" tag.

He has been hunting with this rifle for nearly 50 years so it has a lot of sentimental value. He even took his first bull elk with it 40+ years ago just about 3 miles from where it is lost now.

It is a Remington 7mm Magnum with Leupold scope. Even though we are sure it will be rusted up it would be amazing if it was ever recovered and returned.

Here is the location (probably within a hundred yards) at the end of Road 888 along Fawn Creek.

https://goo.gl/maps/VJt1wLdysnF2
« Last Edit: November 07, 2017, 04:02:40 PM by Gunfire »
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Re: Lost Rifle in Little Naches
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2017, 03:58:16 PM »
Damn sorry to hear. 

I hope someone finds it.

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Spends a lot of time in the unit.  Maybe he can assist. :dunno:
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Re: Lost Rifle in Little Naches
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2017, 05:02:25 PM »
Bummer, I spent some time in that exact area and hope you find it.  The trees unfortunately all look alike once you leave the clearcut.

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Re: Lost Rifle in Little Naches
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2017, 05:36:15 PM »
Might be worth it to get a couple guys together and give it another once over.

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Re: Lost Rifle in Little Naches
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2017, 08:18:59 PM »
Might be worth it to get a couple guys together and give it another once over.

And a metal detector.
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Re: Lost Rifle in Little Naches
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2017, 08:59:03 AM »
Going to do another search on Friday morning with a couple buddies and will post a message on the board at Whistlin' Jack's.


Hopefully I can report back that it was found.


Thanks for the chat Naches Sportsman. I'll let you know one way or another on the status.
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Re: Lost Rifle in Little Naches
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2017, 09:00:51 AM »
Best of luck finding it!  :tup:
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Re: Lost Rifle in Little Naches
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2017, 07:50:08 PM »
My dad was telling me 30 years ago that one of the guys he was cutting a unit with found a .300 h&h sitting against a tree in the little naches. He never could find the owner.

Bring chains Gunfire, you may need them to get up there depending on how much it snows. I should be able to get out tomorrow afternoon and could possibly tag along Friday.
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Re: Lost Rifle in Little Naches
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2017, 07:59:26 PM »
that sux...hope this thread has a good ending
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Re: Lost Rifle in Little Naches
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2017, 08:19:08 PM »
Good luck bud. Hope it turns up.
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Re: Lost Rifle in Little Naches
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2017, 08:50:42 PM »
Good luck!!!!! I found a 30-06 this year during deer season and was able to return to its owner. Hope you find it!!!!

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Re: Lost Rifle in Little Naches
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2017, 04:59:49 PM »
Looked for about an hour and came up empty. There's 8" of snow in the meadow and 3" under the canopy with more on the way.
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Re: Lost Rifle in Little Naches
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2017, 05:10:14 PM »
Looked for about an hour and came up empty. There's 8" of snow in the meadow and 3" under the canopy with more on the way.

Good on ya for making the time to look  :tup:

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Re: Lost Rifle in Little Naches
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2017, 05:11:23 PM »
Good luck in the search...I would remove the map though as not everyone that could look at this has good intentions...maybe make the location via pm only... :twocents:

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Re: Lost Rifle in Little Naches
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2017, 11:41:46 PM »
Darn! Sounds like a nice rig.

 

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