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    GW!!!

    First hunt of the year and I broke my rule, I went out with temps below 40. You people shamed me into it...and I'm glad!!! Under about 7in of snow/dirt I dug a Chicken hawk!!!! I looks exactly like the one I found a few years back. It also has a sweet shank! This one was in another town, miles away from GW's parade route.
    Only 90 min hunt and I also dug a musket, tombac, and a completely wiped copper.
    Thanks!
    PS I don't know if it will be better or worse if I get that crud off, any advice would be helpful!
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    Congrats on your GW! I'd leave it as is, I believe that crust is heavily embedded and you would lose a lot of the detail.
    That's a great photo of it.

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    Damn Drew, talk about hitting it outta the park this early in the season! That's a beautiful find, congratulations!

    As far as cleaning if it were mine, I'd clean it very carefully. It's been in the ground for a long time, so I guess a warm water soak won't hurt.
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    Well done Drew!! Great find! I haven't found enough chicken hawks (0) to offer cleaning advice that you should listen to. But......I would preserve it as is, dirt and all if it was mine.

    Funny, I have just the opposite rule. I hate to go metal detecting when it gets warmer than 40 degrees.
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    Thanks George, Roger, and Jeff! I'm going to take your advice and leave it alone. Here it is with its new partner!
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    That is a sweet looking pair !
    Oldest find: 5,000 year old copper spearhead
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    Thanks, Jeff! Do you remember HeavyMetalNut finding 5 at one site then another at a second site in ONE DAY?
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    Wow Drew, that's a heck of a way to start the season!
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    Wow! Congrats on your second GW button! Great piece of history. Now that is how to start 2022!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    Thanks, Jeff! Do you remember HeavyMetalNut finding 5 at one site then another at a second site in ONE DAY?
    Certainly do Drew. I recall HMN having a stack of chicken hawks about the size of Dan's stack of Fugios.
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    Awesome way to start the season Ox but what is a Chicken Hawk, never seen or heard of them before, I know your all at me, but I had to ask
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    Thanks, Chris,Jared,Iceman!
    Nobody here would laugh, Iceman...below is a link, and the first pic is similar to my button. BTW is your picture a Higley copper?https://www.mountvernon.org/preserva...gural-buttons/
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    This is a Chicken Hawk
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    Loved Warner Bros (reruns lol) when I was a kid!
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    I watched all the re-runs as well as a kid & still do from time to time. Mel Blanc must have been an awesome Dad/Grandfather to do all those impressions.

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    Great way to start the year. Congrats on the GW.
    I guess you need to lower your threshold by a few degrees.
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    Thanks, Don! You northern IL guys know a little something about wind-chills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    Thanks, Chris,Jared,Iceman!
    Nobody here would laugh, Iceman...below is a link, and the first pic is similar to my button. BTW is your picture a Higley copper?https://www.mountvernon.org/preserva...gural-buttons/
    It's a button Ox, I searched for some info on it but never did find any, thanks for the info on a Chicken Hawk
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    I saw that on IG recently Drew. Fantastic find!

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    Great button Drew , is the shank still attached ?
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