If you’re into an adventure into the wild and looking searching for artifacts, you may enjoy the hobby of arrowhead hunting. There’s nothing like the rush you get when you stumble across an ancient arrowhead in the woods that was used hundreds of years ago from one of our ancestors as a hunting weapon. Be warned, though, arrowhead hunting can become an addictive and fun hobby that may eat up a lot of your time.
If you’re new to the game of arrowhead hunting, there are a few important things you should know before going on your search. For one, you want to make sure you are abiding by all of the laws when you go on your hunt. This means don’t litter, trespass, and be kind to the wilderness around you. A good rule of thumb is to leave traces of you behind.
If you’re wanting to go to a national park to Arrowhead you may run into some problems. While they may have beautiful and rich landscape, national parks are owned by the government and taking any artifacts off the land is illegal. This is a big no-no that many novice arrowhead hunters are typically unaware of.
A good place to search for arrowheads is privately owned land. But as with any private land, you must get the owner’s permission to go on their property and hunt for arrowheads. Just be honest and tell them your intentions are to search the land and take any arrowheads you see. You never know, you might just find a long-term source of land for your arrowhead hobby.
Now, you may be wondering what type of land is best for finding arrowheads in. While there is no definite answer to this, certain situations and environments will make it more likely for you to have luck finding them.
Weather is the key factor in uncovering arrowheads. If you’re able to hunt along a creek bed, try to go right after it rains or when there’s heavy wind. This type of weather is likely to wash arrowheads up on the side of the creek, allowing you to find them easier.
You may also want to bring a walking stick with you in order to push debris aside while you walk. Try to fully comb an area while scanning the ground surface with your eyes.
Finding arrowheads is oftentimes tedious work, but it can be a lot of fun. Just be sure you are abiding by all the local laws and not distrusting nature while doing so.