Hunting arrowheads and other Indian artifacts can be fun and rewarding for all the members of your family. In this article you will find some tips for locating fruitful hunting grounds and making the outing enjoyable for the entire family. The only supplies that will be needed are snacks, bottled water, a walking stick and a love of the outdoors.
While scouting for arrowhead hunting grounds there are some rules we must observe;
1. Always ask the land owners permission.
2. Park your vehicle out of the land owners way.
3. Never hunt a muddy field.
4. Do not drive on or walk on planted crops.
5. Never dig large holes looking for arrowheads without the land owner’s explicit permission, and then fill the holes at the end of the day.
6, Leave the property in better shape than you found it.
Where to Look for Arrowheads
When scouting for arrowhead hunting grounds first look for natural water sources such as rivers, spring fed creaks and lakes. The areas around these water sources will have been a natural gathering place for Stone Age man. Cultivated fields, river banks, and creek beds can be very rewarding hunting grounds in these areas.
How to Hunt Arrowheads in a Cultivated Field
Hunting a cultivated field is the easiest way to get started. Walk over the highest ridges or any mounds you find in the field first, remember to walk slowly looking for chips or flakes of flint. Use your walking stick to dig out any piece of rock that you see sticking out of the dirt. You never know when one of them will be a treasure. If flakes and chips of flint are evident in the field be sure to try the field again at a later date even if you did not find any arrowheads the first time. Plowing and rain will turn up and wash out more new rocks to examine.
How to Hunt Arrowheads on a Lake or River Bank
When hunting arrowheads along a lake or river bank it is better to hunt when the water is low as there will be more bank to hunt. The wave action will wash arrowheads out of the banks making them easier to find. There will usually be a lot of rocks along a river or lake bank making you have to walk slower to spot the arrowheads, as in the field hunting use your walking stick to turn over rocks that look promising.
How to Hunt arrowheads in a Dry Creak Bed
Creak beds are the hardest to hunt; they are usually covered with gravel and rocks. You will need to walk very slowly pausing to scan the ground frequently. Because of the multitude of rocks you will have to accustom yourself to looking for rocks that appear to have been “chipped” or worked on by humane hands.
Using these tips you will be able to identify great places to hunt for arrowheads and have the skills necessary to spot them. If you are interested in selling them for profit, just list them on an online auction. When selling arrowheads be sure to provide information as to where it was found, by whom it was found and any witnesses to the find.