Owen Schipnewski’s 2009 goose hunting trip with his teenage son turned out to be a bit more expensive than he bargained for when he lost his favorite hunting jacket. Schipnewski, who runs an auto shop in Clara City, Minnesota, had been hunting with the same Cabela’s jacket for the last 25 years. Perhaps more importantly, the hunter had kept roughly $1,700 in a wallet that he stuffed into the jacket. Now four years later, Schipnewski received a call earlier this month telling him that the jacket was found, with all the money still in his wallet.
“There are a lot of good people in this world, that’s for sure,” Schipnewski told WCCO.
The call came from Trent Jorgenson, who found the jacket not long after it was lost. Schipnewski had thrown the jacket into the back of his pickup truck before he and his son went hunting at the Lac qui Parle Wildlife Management Area (WMA). By the time they finished, Schipnewski had completely forgotten about the jacket. It was only when he and his son returned home that he discovered the jacket was missing—along with $1,700 and change. Also gone was his driver’s license, credit cards, and a few shotgun shells.