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Attention geocachers: There are rumors of wild woolly mammoths being spotted all over the United States! Join the hunt to find one of your very own and earn your bones!

The game is simple: go to a location where a mammoth has been spotted. If you get there first, you will find a mammoth tag waiting for you. Please take the physical tag to keep as your own. You need to claim the tag as soon as possible so it can be removed from the map. You will then follow the instructions to redeem for a trackable geocoin prize that combines with the tag! How cool is that? The geocoin and tag are exclusive to this Mission Mammoth game.

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Redemption rules: Strictly one coin per household and family member; please do not grab more than one tag. There is no charge for the redemption geocoin, but you are responsible for any shipping charges. As a courtesy to other finders, please claim your tag immediately. Instructions for claiming are on the back of the tag. The geocoin must be claimed by May 31st, 2020.

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avroair description 2 hours 9 minutes ago 416 - Mammoth Invasion

US-40 ALT, Funkstown, MD, US location_on N 39 36.532, W 077 42.315

Redemption doesnt work until the tag has been claimed.


[tag hider] cancel 2 hours 14 minutes ago 416 - Mammoth Invasion

US-40 ALT, Funkstown, MD, US location_on N 39 36.532, W 077 42.315

Someone has found this beast and has not bothered to log their find. So disappointing. Should not let them claim a coin until logging it as found.


HTBob check_circle 1 day 53 minutes ago 131 - Tree Climber

S Ave 14 E, Yuma, AZ, US

Well, timing is everything. I wasn't able to get the one or two that were nearby where I live, so I happened to be in southern AZ today and this was just too tempting to resist. Thanks for hiding!


Ranger sue check_circle 1 day 9 hours ago 184 - The King of the Jungle

Old U.S. 27, Dewitt, MI, US

I found the tag mammoth but the paper fell into the mouth can’t get it out.


sharon12 check_circle 1 day 10 hours ago 149 - Redbank Valley Mammoth

PA-28, Fairmount City, PA, US

Yahoo! Drove just over an hour from Pittsburgh to find this Mammoth , Thanks for Tag


CountrySkye check_circle 1 day 11 hours ago 433 - The Mammoth's Remains

Palmetto Rd, Belleair, FL, US

I’m glad this mammoth didn’t go extinct before I could get him. The pictures were a godsend for this find. Without them it would have been a needle in a haystack situation. Thank you Marlinspikette for hiding!!

What I really love about geocaching and related games is when it takes you somewhere you never would have found on your own. This snag did just that.

Happy Monday!


[tag hider] description 1 day 14 hours ago 083 - The Bone Wars - Red River Rivalry

I-35 Frontage Rd, Callisburg, TX, US

CONGRATS GILOS! Thank you! (At least this drive wasn't 12 hours, round trip!)


Team Gilo check_circle 1 day 14 hours ago 083 - The Bone Wars - Red River Rivalry

I-35 Frontage Rd, Callisburg, TX, US

Long drive but a fun find. OKC, we are headed back. This one had lasted a day without a finder so I knew Jan wanted to go after it. I asked her if it is still available in the morning, did she want to go after it? She replied affirmatively. We left home about 6:30 am. After about Pauls Valley, we ran into rain. Showers were off and on all the way. When we arrived at GZ, the rain had let up. I was fascinated with how much water was in the river. Jan soon had the prize in hand so we were free to grab a few caches in Texas and OK and it was then time to head home. We went through spotty rainstorms all day. A great time was had and yes you are right, much better than the 300+ miles to the last snag a tag we went after. Thanks so much for your contributions to the sport we love!


obarshay description 2 days 51 minutes ago 872 - Martha Mammoth

4th Ave, Seward, AK, US

A familiar name! Congrats on snagging a tag.


wocm check_circle 2 days 58 minutes ago 872 - Martha Mammoth

4th Ave, Seward, AK, US

Found Martha Mammoth grazing peacefully among some beautiful Alaskan Wildflowers!


[tag hider] check_circle 2 days 2 hours ago 821 - Imagine a Mammoth

Upland Trail, Clarksville, TN, US location_on N 36 31.452, W 087 21.670 local_parking N 36 31.491, W 087 21.685

Went by and check on my little mammoth today. I coaxed him out for a pick. Yes, he's still there waiting to be found. No need to do any climbing. he's standing out in front of his hiding place in the pick. Good luck.


grannycheryl7777 cancel 2 days 3 hours ago 595

Macon Dr, Baton Rouge, LA, US location_on N 30 20.791, W 090 59.308

Sooo disappointed. GPS took me straight to cords. Found where the pictures were made but Mammoth must have wandered away. Three possibilities: found but not logged, muggles, or cords wrong. I spent 2 hrs searching all over but no mammoth!


NanoBanana cancel 2 days 5 hours ago 400 - Another Extinct Thing In GBP 1

Equestrian Field Access Trail, George Bush Park/Eldridge, Houston, TX, US location_on N 29 44.100, W 095 41.322

See note.


NanoBanana cancel 2 days 5 hours ago 401 - Another Extinct Thing In GBP 2

George Bush Park/Eldridge, Houston, TX, US location_on N 29 44.188, W 095 43.340

Nothing here either. I recognize the spot from the picture but there's no sign anywhere around it.


RayQix check_circle 2 days 6 hours ago 978 - Mammoth Overlook!

Cherry Hill Rd, Superior Charter Twp, MI, US

Out today and snagged this one along with our daily cache find.

All good here and got it quickly.

Thanks for the tag and the fun


Zshelbywood check_circle 2 days 6 hours ago 646 - Mammoth Trunk

Fairmount Blvd, Moreland Hills, OH, US

Quick find while driving in-laws to Cleveland. Excited as other cachers I know have located the others. Great tag!! Thanks for staching!!


Ca$hQueen cancel 2 days 6 hours ago 400 - Another Extinct Thing In GBP 1

Equestrian Field Access Trail, George Bush Park/Eldridge, Houston, TX, US location_on N 29 44.100, W 095 41.322

After 5472 blasted these on FB, I looked at the map and saw that it was a 20 min. drive and literally a 6-turn route for me. I thought I’d give it a shot. I get there around 10am and survey the area like those before and after me. Then, guess who emerged from the Northern Kingdom? None other than JCacheKingoftheHide! He arrived with his trusty hunt hound! He looked as royally puzzled as I did. 🤔🤴🏼🤔👸🏻 We figured something was very wrong. We gathered some additional information at GZ which sounded promising, but it took us on a wild goose chase. We ended up going our separate ways. I was determined to solve the mystery and did some sleuthing on my own. That cost me a 6 mile walk. This walk took me all the way back to GZ and I seriously considering taking an Über back to my car. I took out my frustrations by caching on the way back to my car!
Will the person who placed these please update coordinates or pictures? Looks like the same picture is being used for both. #2 is marked missing and maybe this one will be marked the same? Too bad. Perhaps a note can be added here to clear up this mess!


Wright04 check_circle 2 days 7 hours ago 740 - Woolly Mammoth Visits Wesselman's

Boonville Trail, Evansville, IN, US

We have tried getting this one 2 different times on 2 different days but there were always people sitting at the benches. Luckily there was nobody here today and the tag was there. Thanks so much for this tag. It is much appreciated!!


Geo Grammy check_circle 2 days 8 hours ago 089 - One of these?

N Eastown Rd, Lima, OH, US

Easy find on this cool very windy day. Thank you for the Mammoth Tag.


Kilee check_circle 2 days 9 hours ago 773 - Meridian Mammoth

S Ten Mile Rd, Meridian, ID, US

I had my friend help me to find it. I was a little comfused until i started to think where would a geocache be. It was amazing.


NanoBanana description 2 days 10 hours ago 400 - Another Extinct Thing In GBP 1

Equestrian Field Access Trail, George Bush Park/Eldridge, Houston, TX, US location_on N 29 44.100, W 095 41.322

I'm very confused. The sign clearly doesn't exist anywhere near the coordinates. Either me or the hider don't understand how this works.


[tag hider] description 2 days 10 hours ago 084 - The Temple of the Earth Shapers

W I- 35 Frontage Rd, Edmond, OK, US

CONGRATS jlcvwbus ON THE SNAG!


BorninTXgal description 2 days 11 hours ago 668 - Ellie May

Creek Meadow Ln, Valley Creek, Garland, TX, US

Also I love that both Ellie May and I are Texans ;) Thanks for the cool writeup and I now plan to visit Perot Museum to get a selfie with Ellie May and my coin #soexcited


BorninTXgal check_circle 2 days 11 hours ago 668 - Ellie May

Creek Meadow Ln, Valley Creek, Garland, TX, US

@11:59am I Was super happy to see that this was still up for grabs! :) I drove up, saw it, jumped out, and snatched it up ;) Thank you so much hider! :)


[tag hider] description 2 days 11 hours ago 619 - Beaver Creek Water Trail Access Mammoth

NW 86th St, Johnston, IA, US

Congratulations Team Gamsci on Snagging the Tag!


Hanz&heather check_circle 2 days 11 hours ago 087 - Follow The Light

S High St, Lafayette, OH, US

Came from Mansfield on a windy day. Thanks for the hide


jlcvwbus check_circle 2 days 12 hours ago 084 - The Temple of the Earth Shapers

W I- 35 Frontage Rd, Edmond, OK, US

Wow! What a fun find on a Sunday Morning! It was filled with ruins and exotic animals. Lucky for me I was able to sneak past them by crossing the river and avoiding the falls. THANK YOU for the hide!


IBeRoberto description 2 days 12 hours ago 084 - The Temple of the Earth Shapers

W I- 35 Frontage Rd, Edmond, OK, US

Cant claim it.. But im going to try and find it


Trackersteam check_circle 2 days 12 hours ago 185 - Woolly Dirt Brown Mammoth (WDBM)- FM

Forest Rd, Meridian Charter Township, MI, US

Blustery and windy day. We turned and waved, but you are probably not working on a Sunday. Excited to have found this. Thanks for the find!


Lazydog43 check_circle 2 days 13 hours ago 986 - 986 Mammoth

N Mirage Ln, Sun City, AZ, US

Saw the mammoths moving west and on are second attempt snagged it March 29 at 8.22 AM. Lazydog43


Eric1701 cancel 2 days 13 hours ago 401 - Another Extinct Thing In GBP 2

George Bush Park/Eldridge, Houston, TX, US location_on N 29 44.188, W 095 43.340

See note already left


Eric1701 description 2 days 13 hours ago 400 - Another Extinct Thing In GBP 1

Equestrian Field Access Trail, George Bush Park/Eldridge, Houston, TX, US location_on N 29 44.100, W 095 41.322

Out looking for this tag. About 45 minutes from home... Disappointed because there is no sign as in the picture is not within 300 yards of the GZ (and my research show that the trail the sign should be on is about a mile away).

Just confused. If the sign isnt a clue then why is it included in the description? Very frustrated. Eric1701


harmony25 check_circle 2 days 13 hours ago 521 - Battlefield Cross Mammoth

War Veterans Memorial Park, N REDNGTN BCH, FL, US

Sweet find


Daretheangel check_circle 2 days 13 hours ago 551 - Rings of Age

Casady Hollow Ave, McCullough Hills, Henderson, NV, US

This was my second time trying to spot this mammoth. My poor girlfriend has woken up both times with me around 7 o clock to find them. Well I found this one!! I’m so happy!


keith65 cancel 2 days 14 hours ago 821 - Imagine a Mammoth

Upland Trail, Clarksville, TN, US location_on N 36 31.452, W 087 21.670 local_parking N 36 31.491, W 087 21.685

Drove 2 hours to find this tag. Nothing there! Bummer. Climbed all over the statue. Thought I would be arrested.


Gamsci check_circle 2 days 14 hours ago 619 - Beaver Creek Water Trail Access Mammoth

NW 86th St, Johnston, IA, US

Three hours after publication and a bit of a drive but it was still there! Thanks!


cron publish 2 days 14 hours ago 872 - Martha Mammoth

4th Ave, Seward, AK, US

Martha is visiting a tiny little Alaska town where she has lost her way. please find her checking out one of our local beautiful Murals.


Eric1701 description 2 days 14 hours ago 401 - Another Extinct Thing In GBP 2

George Bush Park/Eldridge, Houston, TX, US location_on N 29 44.188, W 095 43.340

Out looking for this tag. About 45 minutes from home... Disappointed because the coords are quite literally in the middle of an open area with one tree. The sign in the picture is not within 300 yards of the GZ (and my research show that the trail the sign should be on is about a mile away).

Just confused. If the sign isnt a clue then why is it included in the description? Very frustrated. Eric1701


HoboSlinky check_circle 2 days 15 hours ago 892 - Marty the Woodland Mammoth at Sherman Park

S Kiwanis Ave, Sioux Falls, SD, US

Seen this was out amd didnt think i would get across town in time to get. Got to the area and a van was parked near by but not for this luckly. Made the find and enjoyed the beatiful vie . Thank you.


CountrySkye cancel 2 days 15 hours ago 521 - Battlefield Cross Mammoth

War Veterans Memorial Park, N REDNGTN BCH, FL, US

Got here at 9:30a. No tag. Perhaps someone already picked it up & didn’t log it.


Blue water wanderer check_circle 2 days 15 hours ago 628 - A Veteran Mammoth

E Sherman St, Caro, MI, US

I heard a rumbling noise as I approached the area. I peered around the corner of the memorial and there it was...A sleeping mammoth.


cron publish 2 days 15 hours ago 131 - Tree Climber

S Ave 14 E, Yuma, AZ, US

A short walk from the road. A camouflaged ziplock.


cron publish 2 days 15 hours ago 551 - Rings of Age

Casady Hollow Ave, McCullough Hills, Henderson, NV, US

You could tell the age of a woolly mammoth by how many rings in the tusks. Looking from above, maybe this one is three years old? This little mammoth is hidden somewhere in the 19 "tusks". For those that aren't there first, there are ten pathtags with him-please take only one to keep and leave something for others. Enjoy the adventure-MtnLife


cron publish 2 days 15 hours ago 986 - 986 Mammoth

N Mirage Ln, Sun City, AZ, US

With permission from owner...hanging in the orange tree on our private property. In a cammo'd medicine container.


labrat44805 check_circle 2 days 16 hours ago 644 - BERLIN MAMMOTH

Fewtown Rd, Atwater, OH, US

Drove here from Ashland today when I saw nobody had claimed thos one yesterday. So excited to have my first snagtag. Thanks for placing this one here


cron publish 2 days 16 hours ago 773 - Meridian Mammoth

S Ten Mile Rd, Meridian, ID, US

Near the park & ride waiting for a ride home.


SequoiaLynn Sews check_circle 2 days 17 hours ago 683 - Fossils In The Rock

OH-598, Crestline, OH, US

Yea! This is a great way to start another long day of social distancing! Great location, I enjoy coming here often. Today it is super wet and windy. Thanks for the Wooley Mammoth tag!!!


cron publish 2 days 17 hours ago 083 - The Bone Wars - Red River Rivalry

I-35 Frontage Rd, Callisburg, TX, US

The Bone Wars, also known as the Great Dinosaur Rush, was a period of intense and ruthlessly competitive fossil hunting and discovery during the Gilded Age of American history, marked by a heated rivalry between Edward Drinker Cope (of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia) and Othniel Charles Marsh (of the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale). Each of the two paleontologists used underhanded methods to try to outdo the other in the field, resorting to bribery, theft, and the destruction of bones. Each scientist also sought to ruin his rival's reputation and cut off his funding, using attacks in scientific publications. Their search for fossils led them west to rich bone beds in Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming. From 1877 to 1892, both paleontologists used their wealth and influence to finance their own expeditions and to procure services and dinosaur bones from fossil hunters. By the end of the Bone Wars, both men had exhausted their funds in the pursuit of paleontological supremacy. Cope and Marsh were financially and socially ruined by their attempts to outcompete and disgrace each other, but they made important contributions to science and the field of paleontology and provided substantial material for further work—both scientists left behind many unopened boxes of fossils after their deaths. The efforts of the two men led to more than 136 new species of dinosaurs being discovered and described. The products of the Bone Wars resulted in an increase in knowledge of prehistoric life, and sparked the public's interest in dinosaurs, leading to continued fossil excavation in North America in the decades to follow. Who will make the grab--a resident of the Sooner State, or the Lone Star State? Or maybe another??? [guard-rail]

Painting: Bone Wars (2015) by Adam Miller, oil on canvas (Booth Gallery: New York City) Photos: Othniel Charles Marsh & Edward Drinker Cope - Public Domain (Wikipedia) File:bw.jpg Created: both before 1897 date QS:P,+1897-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1326,+1897-00-00T00:00:00Z/9


cron publish 2 days 17 hours ago 739 - Woolly Mammoth Visits The Zoo

Mesker Park Dr, Westside, Haubstadt, IN, US location_on N 37 59.753, W 087 36.347

Woolly decided to come and visit some of his decedents. He got caught in a lamp post. Please help set him free!


cron publish 2 days 17 hours ago 892 - Marty the Woodland Mammoth at Sherman Park

S Kiwanis Ave, Sioux Falls, SD, US

This sneaky mammoth has hidden himself near the burial mounds of the Woodland Indians. These burial mounds are over 1600 years old. Not nearly as old as Marty, who would be at least 10,000 years old. You'll find Marty hiding in something that's red and white.