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  • #31
    Originally posted by Okwaho View Post
    Couple summers ago I found an old metal tacklebox on the shoreline of a state-land pond that gets fished pretty hard. It was full of rusted homemade spinners and old spoons. I think it was probably in the pond, maybe someone dropped it out of a boat years ago, and someone had found it when they were swimming or snagged it while fishing. When I was a teenager I found a weird-looking single-blade sheepsfoot Swiss Army knife on the bank of the river near my house. I still have that and use it all the time.
    Did it have blood on it, jcarlin?

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    • #32
      Originally posted by bowhunter75richard View Post
      Unfortunately I have never found any material things, but there have
      been a few times I was pretty excited just to "find" my way back to
      where I started. I have "found" that can relieve a lot of stress and in
      it's own way be quite a "find".
      I'm in the same boat. Never really been lost, although I have gotten confused a couple times. The only way someone who knew what they were doing could get truly lost around here is in dense fog or something.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by jcarlin View Post
        No. I do have one irrational thing I always have half an eye out for.

        The Jaryd Atadero (http://www.canammissing.com/jaryd-atadero.html)case has always haunted me. After his disappearance two fisherman admitted to meeting the 3 year old in the woods. He asked them if there were bears around. When they said no, they let him walk off. They were the last people to see him alive. I've been on trails and streams fairly out in it a few times where people have let small children wander so far you couldn't tell if they were alone, couldn't even hear anyone else in the area. I've developed the (possibly unnerving to parents) habit of engaging the kid in conversation by asking if they've done any fishing or seen any animals until someone comes along. I've cautioned parents, but you know how people are. And frankly, I'd look at me with suspicion too, if I was the kind of nitwit to let my 4 year old get a half mile ahead of me on a trail.

        The idea of being in the position of those two fishermen is unbearable. Case impacts the marching order on my family hikes too.
        That's definitely a creepy story...I'm not making excuses for the fisherman, but I know people who would do the same thing. I once had a girl yell at me until my ears bled when I started to pull over to check on someone who was pulled over on the side of a country road...which I know out of experience has poor to no cell signal. She was a city person and wanted me to just drive past and ignore them. Turned out to be a young girl by herself(younger than the one I was with) that hit a deer and didn't have cell reception and was afraid to get out of the car. Closest city was only a two mile walk, but who knows what could've happened if I didn't pull over. There are some weird people out there.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by huntfishtrap View Post
          Most of the stuff I snag while fishing is decidedly uncool, such as rocks, logs, and myself. Lol
          I have found some interesting stuff while hunting and hiking. I've picked up a lot of fossils over the years, because I've always been interested in geology, so I keep my eyes open for that kind of thing. I found a couple of near-perfect specimens of fossilized coral last year while turkey hunting. Interestingly, they were on top of a 300-foot bluff. Not the kind of place you'd expect to find something like that.
          One time while shed hunting in the spring, I came the remains of an old trash heap. I'm guessing it was from the mid-20th century. There were all kinds of antique blue and green glass bottles and stuff, and I picked up one of the better-looking ones and took it home. After I cleaned it up, it looks pretty nice. Might even be worth a few bucks to the right person.
          That's a good thought JM. Thanks.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by jcarlin View Post
            No. I do have one irrational thing I always have half an eye out for.

            The Jaryd Atadero (http://www.canammissing.com/jaryd-atadero.html)case has always haunted me. After his disappearance two fisherman admitted to meeting the 3 year old in the woods. He asked them if there were bears around. When they said no, they let him walk off. They were the last people to see him alive. I've been on trails and streams fairly out in it a few times where people have let small children wander so far you couldn't tell if they were alone, couldn't even hear anyone else in the area. I've developed the (possibly unnerving to parents) habit of engaging the kid in conversation by asking if they've done any fishing or seen any animals until someone comes along. I've cautioned parents, but you know how people are. And frankly, I'd look at me with suspicion too, if I was the kind of nitwit to let my 4 year old get a half mile ahead of me on a trail.

            The idea of being in the position of those two fishermen is unbearable. Case impacts the marching order on my family hikes too.
            Just because some people are like that doesn't make it right. We'd all be better off if more people took it upon themselves to make sure everything was okay in questionable situations like that. Kudos to you for doing the right thing.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by jcarlin View Post
              No. I do have one irrational thing I always have half an eye out for.

              The Jaryd Atadero (http://www.canammissing.com/jaryd-atadero.html)case has always haunted me. After his disappearance two fisherman admitted to meeting the 3 year old in the woods. He asked them if there were bears around. When they said no, they let him walk off. They were the last people to see him alive. I've been on trails and streams fairly out in it a few times where people have let small children wander so far you couldn't tell if they were alone, couldn't even hear anyone else in the area. I've developed the (possibly unnerving to parents) habit of engaging the kid in conversation by asking if they've done any fishing or seen any animals until someone comes along. I've cautioned parents, but you know how people are. And frankly, I'd look at me with suspicion too, if I was the kind of nitwit to let my 4 year old get a half mile ahead of me on a trail.

              The idea of being in the position of those two fishermen is unbearable. Case impacts the marching order on my family hikes too.
              @hft,
              What I should've included is that my friend was angry because she thought I was putting her in danger by pulling over on a very remote country rode. She didn't think she was a bad person for saying what she did...obviously the fishermen were in a different situation though. I read online that the fishermen saw the other hikers when they saw the boy. If the boy was running and happily asked them the question and at the same time they saw the other hikers nearby that he ran towards afterwords wouldn't that change your opinion of them? Not saying that is what happened, but you never know. That aside, my theory is that the child died(drowned, hypothermia, or something) and was dragged by a mountain lion by his leg to the spot the hikers found him. A fact not included in that article is that one of the legs of his pants was missing and there were mountain lion tracks crossing the child's. As far as the clothing and shoes being in good condition maybe a squirrel or something drug them off into a tree(and yes, I have seen clothing items used by birds and squirrels) or they were in a cave or something where a mountain lion might have been and drug out by something around the time of discovery. As for the body I think we all know as hunters that any carcass will not last long in the woods. Any blood on clothes could have been washed away in the rain.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by jcarlin View Post
                No. I do have one irrational thing I always have half an eye out for.

                The Jaryd Atadero (http://www.canammissing.com/jaryd-atadero.html)case has always haunted me. After his disappearance two fisherman admitted to meeting the 3 year old in the woods. He asked them if there were bears around. When they said no, they let him walk off. They were the last people to see him alive. I've been on trails and streams fairly out in it a few times where people have let small children wander so far you couldn't tell if they were alone, couldn't even hear anyone else in the area. I've developed the (possibly unnerving to parents) habit of engaging the kid in conversation by asking if they've done any fishing or seen any animals until someone comes along. I've cautioned parents, but you know how people are. And frankly, I'd look at me with suspicion too, if I was the kind of nitwit to let my 4 year old get a half mile ahead of me on a trail.

                The idea of being in the position of those two fishermen is unbearable. Case impacts the marching order on my family hikes too.
                I would assume that your friend was completely safe as long as you were there, but I can understand the apprehension, especially from a city girl. From what I read, it sounded like the boy was all by himself. If it's true that the fishermen saw the rest of the party at the same time as they were talking to the boy, then yes, that would change my opinion somewhat. I guess we'll probably never know for sure. I just don't know what to believe in cases like this. It's so easy for the facts to become distorted, even without anyone trying to hide something. Even if his death was due to something relatively straightforward like a mountain lion attack, that still doesn't explain some of the bizarre decisions made by law enforcement, or the kid's dad lying about them - whichever one is accurate.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by jcarlin View Post
                  No. I do have one irrational thing I always have half an eye out for.

                  The Jaryd Atadero (http://www.canammissing.com/jaryd-atadero.html)case has always haunted me. After his disappearance two fisherman admitted to meeting the 3 year old in the woods. He asked them if there were bears around. When they said no, they let him walk off. They were the last people to see him alive. I've been on trails and streams fairly out in it a few times where people have let small children wander so far you couldn't tell if they were alone, couldn't even hear anyone else in the area. I've developed the (possibly unnerving to parents) habit of engaging the kid in conversation by asking if they've done any fishing or seen any animals until someone comes along. I've cautioned parents, but you know how people are. And frankly, I'd look at me with suspicion too, if I was the kind of nitwit to let my 4 year old get a half mile ahead of me on a trail.

                  The idea of being in the position of those two fishermen is unbearable. Case impacts the marching order on my family hikes too.
                  I think the most disturbing thing here is that a 3 year old is by himself in the first place. If he was with a group
                  of people, how could a 3 year old walk fast enough to get out of their sight ? And I can not imagine a 3 year
                  old child thinking to ask "are there bears around here" to the fishermen. There are just too many things in this
                  incident that don't add up, 3year old alone, fishermen who don't question that fact, a group of people who can't
                  keep up with the speed of a three yr. old, questionable actions by authorities, the entire thing is mind boggeling
                  to say the least. And at this point it will most likely never be solved big shame !

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by jcarlin View Post
                    No. I do have one irrational thing I always have half an eye out for.

                    The Jaryd Atadero (http://www.canammissing.com/jaryd-atadero.html)case has always haunted me. After his disappearance two fisherman admitted to meeting the 3 year old in the woods. He asked them if there were bears around. When they said no, they let him walk off. They were the last people to see him alive. I've been on trails and streams fairly out in it a few times where people have let small children wander so far you couldn't tell if they were alone, couldn't even hear anyone else in the area. I've developed the (possibly unnerving to parents) habit of engaging the kid in conversation by asking if they've done any fishing or seen any animals until someone comes along. I've cautioned parents, but you know how people are. And frankly, I'd look at me with suspicion too, if I was the kind of nitwit to let my 4 year old get a half mile ahead of me on a trail.

                    The idea of being in the position of those two fishermen is unbearable. Case impacts the marching order on my family hikes too.
                    I think a point is worth mentioning that it was a "singles" hike. And I thought originally his father was actually on the hike, but it seems that might not be the case.
                    Go to a picnic area where there's a playground. Dad's are the guys who reflexive run over to any kid who happens to take a bad hit or fall, or even reflexively grabs the kid whos about to eat a pair of feet dangling from a swing. People who never were really directly responsible for a child, in a large group setting, have a way of assuming someone else is keeping and eye on kids. It's not their fault, their experience is someone else always was.

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                    • #40
                      On warm spring days while turkey hunting the late season along the Mississippi. Skinny Dippers; sometimes interesting and at other times, too much information.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by jcarlin View Post
                        No. I do have one irrational thing I always have half an eye out for.

                        The Jaryd Atadero (http://www.canammissing.com/jaryd-atadero.html)case has always haunted me. After his disappearance two fisherman admitted to meeting the 3 year old in the woods. He asked them if there were bears around. When they said no, they let him walk off. They were the last people to see him alive. I've been on trails and streams fairly out in it a few times where people have let small children wander so far you couldn't tell if they were alone, couldn't even hear anyone else in the area. I've developed the (possibly unnerving to parents) habit of engaging the kid in conversation by asking if they've done any fishing or seen any animals until someone comes along. I've cautioned parents, but you know how people are. And frankly, I'd look at me with suspicion too, if I was the kind of nitwit to let my 4 year old get a half mile ahead of me on a trail.

                        The idea of being in the position of those two fishermen is unbearable. Case impacts the marching order on my family hikes too.
                        @jcarlin,
                        From another article it was a bunch of teens/adults that the father trusted. They said they were going to walk to a nearby location that the 3 year old would've been familiar with and the dad stayed at the lodge and fell asleep. The older members then decided to hike to a location that was like 20 miles away or something crazy without asking the dad. I'm sure the 3 year fell behind...I doubt he got ahead. The "singles" probably had their mind on...well the other singles...and forgot about the kid.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by jcarlin View Post
                          No. I do have one irrational thing I always have half an eye out for.

                          The Jaryd Atadero (http://www.canammissing.com/jaryd-atadero.html)case has always haunted me. After his disappearance two fisherman admitted to meeting the 3 year old in the woods. He asked them if there were bears around. When they said no, they let him walk off. They were the last people to see him alive. I've been on trails and streams fairly out in it a few times where people have let small children wander so far you couldn't tell if they were alone, couldn't even hear anyone else in the area. I've developed the (possibly unnerving to parents) habit of engaging the kid in conversation by asking if they've done any fishing or seen any animals until someone comes along. I've cautioned parents, but you know how people are. And frankly, I'd look at me with suspicion too, if I was the kind of nitwit to let my 4 year old get a half mile ahead of me on a trail.

                          The idea of being in the position of those two fishermen is unbearable. Case impacts the marching order on my family hikes too.
                          Yeah.. another "I can't imagine being in those shoes" moment.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by charlie elk View Post
                            On warm spring days while turkey hunting the late season along the Mississippi. Skinny Dippers; sometimes interesting and at other times, too much information.
                            I spend a fair amount of time on the Mississippi, and I've never seen that. Must be looking in the wrong places, lol.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by jcarlin View Post
                              No. I do have one irrational thing I always have half an eye out for.

                              The Jaryd Atadero (http://www.canammissing.com/jaryd-atadero.html)case has always haunted me. After his disappearance two fisherman admitted to meeting the 3 year old in the woods. He asked them if there were bears around. When they said no, they let him walk off. They were the last people to see him alive. I've been on trails and streams fairly out in it a few times where people have let small children wander so far you couldn't tell if they were alone, couldn't even hear anyone else in the area. I've developed the (possibly unnerving to parents) habit of engaging the kid in conversation by asking if they've done any fishing or seen any animals until someone comes along. I've cautioned parents, but you know how people are. And frankly, I'd look at me with suspicion too, if I was the kind of nitwit to let my 4 year old get a half mile ahead of me on a trail.

                              The idea of being in the position of those two fishermen is unbearable. Case impacts the marching order on my family hikes too.
                              @jcarlin,
                              Kind of like when people leave their child in a hot car. Some parents claim they literally had no intention, but some people will say that every time it happens it's 100% on purpose.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by charlie elk View Post
                                On warm spring days while turkey hunting the late season along the Mississippi. Skinny Dippers; sometimes interesting and at other times, too much information.
                                You must be looking on the other side of the river, eh?

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