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PARTICIPANT REPORTS from the 6th WTHO in EASTERN OREGON:

June 12, 2017 07:49AM avatar
Greetings to all readers! As a reminder to all, we invite each and every reader of these AHRPS Forums to try and make it to one of the Welcome-to-Hunt Outings we hold each year. There have been two WTHO's each year, starting in 2015, and we just concluded our 6th WTHO here in Eastern Oregon.

The first five Outings were held in Nevada, and since Nevada has quite a supply of potentially good sites we are likely to schedule up more Outings there in the future, but all different from the places we have hunted so far. We are also working on leads for places to hunt in Utah and Wyoming but welcome any site leads folks would like to share with us to see if we can work up an Outing in different areas of the US in the future.

Outing information is shared with everyone who is on the Welcome-to-Hunt Outing Contact List, and you can be added to that by e-mailing me your Name, Mailing Address, Phone Number and contact E-Mail. Do NOT post it on a Forum or I will delete it. Keep it secure and confidential and send it to me at: monte@ahrps.org and you will be quickly added to the Contact List.

This 6th WTHO was held from Thursday, June 8th thru Sunday, June 11th and was mainly based out of Vale, Oregon. We had three folks from Idaho, Nevada and Oregon cancel at the last minute due to personal reasons, a flooded basement or an unplanned military assignment back east. However, we still had Former Outing Attendees and two new Participants make it here from Arizona (3), Idaho (1), Nevada (1), Oregon (9), Utah (1) and Washington (2) for a total turn-out of 17 people who made it.

Of the 9 from Oregon, it included Monte Jr. and me from Vale, one from Nyssa, two from Baker City, one from Bend, one from Astoria, and two New Participants, Ray S. and Paul S., from the Albany area in Western Oregon. We hope to see all current and former Outing Participants attend future WTHO's wherever they may be held.

We did have some periods or rain showers that moved through on the first three days of the outing, sometimes accompanied by a little thunder and/or lightning, but they were usually short periods and we were back out hunting again. Otherwise, the hunting weather was reasonably pleasant and not hot like it could have been for early June here in this area.

As usual for our Outings there were some really nice finds made and / or personal records set:

Darby H. from Idaho, using a Fisher F75, found his Oldest US Coin, and the oldest dated US coin found to-date from any of our WTHO's and that was a beautiful 1836 Capped Bust Dime.

Roger P. from Central Oregon, using his Makro Racer 2, found his Oldest US Coin and also his first 1800's era coin, and 1863 Seated Liberty Dime.

Ray S., one of the new participants from Albany, Oregon, using a Minelab CTX-3030, made an exciting find of a Civil War Era Military Buckle which was the nicest and oldest military artifact find made on any of our Outings so far.

Others had their opportunities to find Coins, Trade Tokens, and interesting keepers as well as enjoy some neat scenery and hunt site challenges compared with all the former WTHO sites, and we all got to meet each other, share some conversations about ourselves and the types of sites we like to hunt, the equipment we use, and enjoy this gathering of like-minded metal detecting enthusiasts. Some are new/newer to the detecting hobby, some have been getting a good bit of experience under their belts for a while, and a few of us have been enjoying the rewards of the greatest outdoor recreation for quite some time.

Due to some folks having to head home on Sunday and the threat of a stormier day up at the town site elevation, at our Saturday Evening Picnic Get-Together at the park, many of the attendees decided to stay closer to the Vale area and have the Sunday hunt at a large grassy county park that was an early CCC camp area and a Japanese Internment Camp during WW-II.

Read below in this thread as the Participants of the 6th WTHO report their experiences and finds they made.

Monte

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PARTICIPANT REPORTS from the 6th WTHO in EASTERN OREGON:

Monte 335 June 12, 2017 07:49AM

Put together a video of my finds

GISGUY 283 June 24, 2017 10:36AM

Ryan, "Thank You' for (1).. The colorful and informative video of our 6th WTHO

Monte 168 June 24, 2017 09:45PM

Re: Put together a video of my finds

NWCindy 174 June 24, 2017 11:45AM

Re: Put together a video of my finds

GISGUY 161 June 24, 2017 07:05PM

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Remfire 219 June 15, 2017 11:47PM

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Goondock 167 June 17, 2017 05:52PM

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Utah1971 168 June 16, 2017 09:10PM

Thank

Remfire 187 June 16, 2017 10:15PM

Re: Thank Attachments

Utah1971 194 June 17, 2017 08:42PM

Re: Thank

NWCindy 171 June 17, 2017 10:30PM

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Utah1971 165 June 18, 2017 08:55AM

Re: Thank

Remfire 158 June 17, 2017 09:29PM

Re: Thank

Utah1971 152 June 17, 2017 09:38PM

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silverhound2 193 June 16, 2017 06:12PM

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Sodbuster 170 June 16, 2017 11:15AM

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NWCindy 180 June 16, 2017 08:06AM

Nice report and more good photos (except the last one).

Monte 183 June 16, 2017 04:20AM

Re: PARTICIPANT REPORTS what machines was everyone swinging just curious

Kickindirt 240 June 15, 2017 10:46AM

What machines was everyone swinging? Well, from memory

Monte 241 June 15, 2017 01:16PM

Re: What machines was everyone swinging? Well, from memory

D&P-OR 180 June 15, 2017 06:04PM

'Thank You' Del. I thought you might have been, but

Monte 180 June 15, 2017 06:10PM

Good Ones.

OregonGregg 189 June 15, 2017 12:34PM

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silverhound2 302 June 14, 2017 11:16PM

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NWCindy 201 June 15, 2017 03:23PM

Re: silverhound2

Kickindirt 185 June 15, 2017 10:44AM

That Buckle sure did....

OregonGregg 184 June 15, 2017 07:36AM

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Remfire 181 June 15, 2017 07:28AM

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silverhound2 156 June 16, 2017 06:21PM

Artifact cleaning, and CHP finds.

Monte 182 June 15, 2017 07:40AM

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NWCindy 253 June 15, 2017 04:27AM

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silverhound2 152 June 16, 2017 06:25PM

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Utah1971 195 June 14, 2017 06:54AM

What an awesome trip! I'm ready to go back already! Attachments

GISGUY 305 June 13, 2017 11:52AM

Re: What an awesome trip! I'm ready to go back already! Attachments

DesertRokon 147 June 20, 2017 05:07PM

Glad you enjoyed the Outing, and 'Thank You' for the

Monte 219 June 15, 2017 07:48AM

Re: What an awesome trip! I'm ready to go back already!

Goondock 197 June 14, 2017 08:18AM

Re: What an awesome trip! I'm ready to go back already!

Kickindirt 228 June 13, 2017 06:18PM

Re: What an awesome trip! I'm ready to go back already!

NWCindy 183 June 13, 2017 12:59PM

Re: What an awesome trip! I'm ready to go back already!

GISGUY 192 June 13, 2017 02:40PM

and... a few more pics Attachments

GISGUY 271 June 13, 2017 11:56AM

Re: and... a few more pics

silverhound2 197 June 14, 2017 11:24PM

Re: and... a few more pics

Elbert 170 June 14, 2017 10:55PM

Re: and... a few more pics Attachments

Phindit 194 June 14, 2017 05:09PM

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Elbert 208 June 14, 2017 11:03PM

Re: and... a few more pics

NWCindy 193 June 13, 2017 01:01PM

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Elbert 245 June 12, 2017 07:48PM

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NWCindy 233 June 12, 2017 09:19PM

Hey El ...

OregonGregg 224 June 12, 2017 08:21PM

Posting on behalf of Tom B. Attachments

OregonGregg 301 June 12, 2017 10:01AM

Tom B. & crew, thanks for making the Outing, and

Monte 156 June 15, 2017 07:50AM

Another fun & surprising outing. Attachments

OregonGregg 320 June 12, 2017 09:42AM

All of the Outings we have are 'FUN,' and usually have some surprises

Monte 165 June 15, 2017 07:57AM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

Goondock 183 June 14, 2017 08:32AM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

D&P-OR 187 June 12, 2017 11:52PM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

NWCindy 187 June 13, 2017 01:03PM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

Remfire 231 June 12, 2017 10:45PM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

Kickindirt 184 June 12, 2017 09:48PM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

GISGUY 166 June 13, 2017 02:41PM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

NWCindy 176 June 12, 2017 05:54PM

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Goondock 309 June 12, 2017 09:23AM

Just two years into this great putdoor sport and

Monte 169 June 15, 2017 08:02AM

Re: Goondock

Kickindirt 177 June 12, 2017 09:45PM

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Goondock 188 June 14, 2017 08:24AM

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NWCindy 189 June 12, 2017 10:57AM

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Goondock 188 June 14, 2017 08:25AM

Very Nice.

OregonGregg 183 June 12, 2017 09:52AM

Re: Very Nice.

Goondock 197 June 14, 2017 08:29AM



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