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I go to one of my favorite local Shed Hunting ground today.I brought "Gracie" My Irish Setter we are about 1 hour into looking through some thick swampy deer sign littered areas and all of a sudden Gracie starts digging at something unser a fallen tree root mass?It was a Ammo can with a green label on it?I first thought it was someones trail camera? but on opening it I found all this stuff inside and a notepad that described that this was a Hidden "cache" as Part of this worldwide Hide and Seek GPS game? This is a picture from the Website that I looked up when I got Home.Oh yeah here is the website WWW.Geocaching.com. Has anyone heard about this before and man this is terrible knowing that the "enemy" could be potential finding Undiscovered Sheds or even worst Trail Cams.
By the way we spent about two hours walking this woods without finding a single Shed? "Gracie" was full of Swamp Mud and ate a bunch of deer droppings(Hopefully she does'nt get sick from eating that?Can She??)
03-02-2004, 04:20 PM
As a geocacher I ask, "Please put the cache back where you found it!!" and what do you mean by "enemy?"
I did'nt take the cache or do anything to it.I apply the word "enemy" to anything that threatens my attempts to find sheds or increases the odds of having my trail cameras found and stolen. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cross-fingers.gif
Actually since you are so knowledgable on this "game" Please feel free to explain it to me?
03-02-2004, 06:06 PM
What was in the can that got the dogs attention?? Is the enemy your referring to anyone that might happen by and stumble across that prized piece of bone us shedhunters bust our butts trying to find.lol
I wonder all the time,how many times have I searched an area for the mate to a shed I have and came up empty cause some guy walking his dog picked it up.
have you ever heard of this Hide and Seek Game(Geocaching)
Just curious cause was totally oblivious that this was taking place in the woods?
03-02-2004, 06:56 PM
I've run into geo geocachers while hiking, shedding and fishing. All I know is what they told me. Sounds like the cache is hidden, GPS coordinates are given via a web page or something, and when you find it, you leave a treasure and take a treasure. I'm not sure, there may be more to it. Sounds like fun. I don't have a GPS unit. I think the more people that are out enjoying the outdoors the better though. If it was hidden a little, try to hide it back as it was. Thats a trip that your dog sniffed it out. Maybe you should leave a little shed in there for someone to enjoy.
03-02-2004, 07:09 PM
Max-never heard of it before,it does sound fun.Hope the word gets out that you put it back as was and maybe they won't take our sheds.lol
The Buck Stopper
03-02-2004, 07:53 PM
Yes, I've heard of geocaching. Sounds interesting, but not my thing. Don't worry about your golden eating the deer "raisins". My labs do that frequently, especially in the winter, and never have a problem. If dogs eat droppings with bone in it though, they will throw it up. You should consider giving your golden a mineral supplement, especially in the winter. That is what she is getting out of the deer droppings. Check out Nupro brand mineral supplement. I's relatively expensive, but is well worth it. Good luck!
03-03-2004, 09:34 AM
In a nutshell Geocahing is like a scavenger hunt with a GPS.
Someone hides a cache (they can range in size from a 35mm film canister to a 5-gallon bucket) and then posts coordinates on the geocaching website. Caches are usually stocked with a logsheet or book and various trinkets. Then you as a finder load the coordinates into your GPS then look for the cache, find it, sign the log, and if you want trade items. Then as a finder you post your find on the caches website page.
Caches can be hid anywhere from your local city park to the tops of mountains. They can be a walk in the park or require 4x4's to technical climbing gear.
The sport started when the government descsrambled the GPS transmissions that improved the accuracy of handheld, commercial GPS receivers. A guy had an idea where he hid something and wanted to see if he someone else could find it with just the coordinates of the location and a GPSr.
I guess what attracted me to geocaching was my interest in maps and navigation and a sense of exploration and discovery. I've found some cool hunting and fishingspots through Geocaching.
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