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Time to plan ahead for our 2017 WTHO's.

September 12, 2016 12:54PM avatar
We concluded our 4th Welcome-to-Hunt Outing on September 11th, 2016 and each outing has left many of us holding some older-dated Coins, interesting Trade Tokens, some surprising gold or silver Jewelry finds, and perhaps even more interesting are some of the Artifacts/Relics we were able to take home. The 4th WTHO was no different.

For 2017 we are planning a 5th WTHO that, once again, will be based out of Wells, Nevada. The dates are Thursday May 18th thru Sunday May 21st. Wells has several motels and a couple of decent RV Parks. There are at least 6 old ghost towns we plan to hunt, with five of them being RR towns dating to 1868. The 6th town did have a RR spur going to it but it wasn't a primary RR town. It was good sized, population wise, and all of these towns have produced older coins, tokens and nice artifacts from each of out previous four WTHO's.

The 6th WTHO will be held a little further North in Eastern Oregon's Gold Mining Country to search three gold mining era town-sites that date to at least 1863. The dates for the Outing are Thursday, June 8th thru Sunday, June 11th. Not just a Gold Nugget Hunting camp, but actual town-sites, with one of them having some prolonged activity, and it also had more businesses, people, activity, and regular stage traffic.

If you would like to be placed on the WTHO Contact List to receive e-mail updates of the planned events as well as the turn-out results, please e-mail me directly and provide your Name, Mailing Address, Phone Number and Contact E-Mail. I do not disclose any of this information to other participants on the Contact List. It is held confidential.

We are always open to any leads or invites to other locations for a Welcome-to-Hunt Outing, so if you have an idea of some location that could provide an adequate 'base camp' with motels, a store, and places to eat ... plus fuel ... and it would put the Outing Participants within a reasonable drive of perhaps 3 or more hunt sites, available for a 4-day WTHO Event, please contact me.


We are looking for a farther Eastern US location, perhaps in the Mid-West to Eastern states. They could provide hunting of old Cow Towns, other Pioneer Era Settlements, or even Civil War Activity sites.

In all cases we try to find older sites to hunt that:

do not have a current resident or habitable structures
preferably no easily visible structures at all that can attract the average hobbyists
might provide some on-site camping
are located within a reasonable drive to a town that has a motel, RV Park, food and fuel available.

All four of our first WTHO's have been based in Nevada, and while that state has a lot to offer any metal detecting enthusiast, we are hoping to include future Outing locations in other states. As mentioned, the 5th WTHO will be held in Wells, Nevada in May, and we holding the 6th WTHO in Eastern Oregon, easily accessible out of Vale..

We are currently looking at some possibilities in Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado, but would welcome any suggestions and assistance finding some interesting places to hunt in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas or any place in the Central states to the Eastern or South Eastern states. Your suggestions or even an invitation would be welcome. Just e-mail me at: monte@ahrps,org

Our 1st WTHO had 17 participants from the states of:
California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington

The 2nd WTHO had 20 participants from:
Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

WTHO #3 brought 20 people together from:
Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington

Our just concluded 4th WTHO had 21 people representing the states of:
Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Utah

Last time, while some of the former 'regular' participants we unable to make it, we had first-time attendees, to include:
Rich D. and Vic L. from California, Darby H. from Idaho, Carey M. from Nevada, Del & Patsy W. from Oregon and Rich H. from Utah.

It was really great to meet all if these folks, most for the first time, and they all showed up for our Relic Hunting outing using detectors and search coils best suited for Relic Hunting, too! Oh, and they made the next-to-oldest coin find, the most coin recoveries, the only trade token recovery, and found perhaps the best and second-best artifacts of the Outing.

Monte Jr. and his family also did some pre-Outing scouting of several places we had been referred to by 'locals' to try and find new places to hunt. The problem, however, was that we spread it over two weekends and people stayed in three different towns or camped out at one of the hunt sites. That meant we missed out on the evening get-together time and we hope to correct that. We will stick with a 4-day to 1- week Outing plan in the future.

Again, if you are interested in our free-to-the-public Welcome-to-Hunt Outings, please send me an e-mail with your information and request to be added to the Welcome-to-Hunt Contact List. Include the following:

Name
Mailing Address
City/State/Zip
Phone Number
E-Mail

Information is kept confidential.

'Thanks You'

Monte Berry
Director, AHRPS


"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

Stinkwater Wells
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Metal Detector Evaluations and Product Reviews
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My Regular-Use Detectors:
Makro: Racer 2 w/'OOR' & 5" DD
Nokta: Impact (2) w/5" DD and w/5X9½ DD, Relic (3) w/5" DD, w/5½X10 Con. and 7X11 DD, and CoRe(2) w/'OOR' and w/7X11 DD
Tesoro: Vaquero, Bandido II µMAX, Silver Sabre µMAX each w/6" Concentric and Mojave w/7" Concentric

Other Specialty Use Detectors from:
Compass, Makro, Nokta and Tesoro
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand, NOT in my order of preference for use. Additional search coils on-hand in accessory bag.

Pinpointers: Using Nokta and Makro Pointers.
Headphones: Using the Killer B 'Hornet'.

*** All working well today to make memories for tomorrow. ***

monte@stinkwaterwells.com .. or .. monte@ahrps.org
(503) 481-8147




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/27/2017 11:37PM by Monte.
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Time to plan ahead for our 2017 WTHO's.

Monte 418 September 12, 2016 12:54PM



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