The Search

In my early years, I would drive to a particular area, park my van and walk to investigate every bald spot or exposed area that wasn’t covered by grass. I had no real plan. I would look but not see, because I did not have a reference. I was searching blind. I could not recognize […]

Know Your Location

I always carry a GPS unit to mark the location of the fossils I discover, but more importantly to know exactly where I am at all times.  Every legitimate fossil hunter must know exactly where he is searching. He must know the Longitude and Latitude of his location in proximity to State land, BLM land, Tribal land […]

Search Area Conditions

Roads A thin line on a parcel map may appear as if it is a road, but when you get into the field you may find nothing but two faint tire tracks. You need to pay attention to the back road travel routes you have planned between prospective sites. There are fewer bridges on back […]

Transportation – Camping

I have never been a weekend camper and I have not slept outdoors in a tent for years. You will need to look to others for advice on real outdoor camping. My search areas are 1000-1500 miles from my home. I don’t want to waste time in a long drive so, I always fly out. […]

Triceratops Skull

Finding A Dinosaur

by Dick Wills