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First hunt of 2021

January 04, 2021 01:30AM avatar
When I got up this morning it was 37° and the wind was blowing hard, but by mid-morning the sun was shining bright, the wind had subsided, and it was 45°. This time of year that is a detecting day!

I was a little apprehensive about the first hunt of the year because New Years Eve day I had a pretty good hunt, and I don’t have many back to back successes. I returned to a military area where I had found several coins last year, parked the pickup and took off in a different direction. About 300 yards from the truck I remembered I had left my pistol in plain sight on the console. I knew I couldn’t leave it there while I was gone for a couple hours so I went back to move it, then took off again. Just a short ways beyond where I had turned around I got a good signal and a toe scuff brings a coin to light. It’s a . . . 1962 Memorial penny! Boy, this hunt is going downhill fast!

There aren’t many targets in this area so I was wandering among the sage and junipers, checking around all the stumps and looking for fire pits and ration cans. One of the first signals I got was a low TID double blip target and thinking it was on or near the surface, I experimented with different programs and frequencies before flipping a pretty nice 1935 Buffalo. I started circling this location and found a 1943s nickel, then three Merc dimes, a 1926,1935 and 1937. Things are definitely looking up!

I continued on, generally aiming toward a large stump 150 feet away and got a high loud signal under a small sagebush. It sounded like a can or a jar lid but a little lower TID, and I had been digging everything, hoping for a relic or GI’s personal item. I made a very careless Sampson shovel scoop (luckily no harm done) and the dry sandy plug fell apart, revealing two big white discs. My first thought was “poker chips?” but the quickly realized I was staring at two huge silver coins. Second thought “Barber halves?” then determined Lady Liberty was facing the wrong way!

I left them where they fell out of the plug and brushed off the dirt, then took a few pictures and a video, and called my wife, who the night before I had told I wanted to find a silver dollar in 2021. Then, since I was hunting alone, texts to many to brag of my good fortune.

I was using a Deus with an original 11” coil and using the ”Hot” program, but experimented with frequencies and programs.
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Remfire 91 January 04, 2021 01:30AM

Re: First hunt of 2021

silverhound2 34 January 06, 2021 06:10PM

Hey Ray, how’s Texas these days? N/T

Remfire 27 January 06, 2021 10:43PM

A good question and I wonder the same thing. N/T

Monte 31 January 07, 2021 02:09AM

Re: A good question and I wonder the same thing.

silverhound2 29 January 07, 2021 07:07PM

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Kickindirt 37 January 05, 2021 03:41AM

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Remfire 21 January 09, 2021 11:11AM

I have a request . . . . .

UtahRich 41 January 04, 2021 08:27PM

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Remfire 32 January 04, 2021 08:32PM

I have a request . . . . . Thanks ! ! ! thumbs up N/T

UtahRich 17 January 04, 2021 09:30PM

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NWCindy 21 January 04, 2021 07:05PM

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Remfire 25 January 04, 2021 07:20PM

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NWCindy 20 January 04, 2021 07:28PM

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WM6 19 January 04, 2021 06:27PM

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Kickindirt 24 January 04, 2021 05:45PM

Dollars

Remfire 22 January 04, 2021 06:45PM

EPIC

zincoln 36 January 04, 2021 11:14AM

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NWCindy 23 January 04, 2021 07:07PM

Compromises cool smiley

OregonGregg 41 January 04, 2021 11:26AM

Six Silvers it is. . . . cool smiley

UtahRich 24 January 04, 2021 09:06PM

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diggindeep 27 January 04, 2021 11:07AM

Holy Mackerel !!!

OregonGregg 35 January 04, 2021 10:21AM

Re: ConGratz on a Very Nice start of 2021 grinning smiley

DW-BGW 23 January 04, 2021 09:44AM

Stellar kickoff to 2021smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float N/T

Timbertodd 21 January 04, 2021 08:28AM

1-Buff, 1-War Nickel, 3-Mercs, and 2-Morgan Silver Dollars.eye popping smiley --- You can now 'Officially' ...

Monte 40 January 04, 2021 02:12AM



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