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PARTICIPANT'S REPORTS: The 6th WTHO .. Eastern Oregon .. June 8-11, 2016

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, an 1863 Seated Liberty Dime.

Ray S., one of the new participants from Albany, Oregon, using a Minelab FBS model, 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

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

Stinkwater Wells
Trading Post

Metal Detector Evaluations and Product Reviews
'How-To' help for Coin & Jewelry Hunting, Relic Hunting and Useful Techniques.

My 'Detector Team' are various models from: Compass, Garrett, Makro, Nokta, Teknetics, Tesoro and White's
Pinpointers: Using Nokta and Makro and Uniprobe Pointers.
Headphones: Using Killer B's 'Hornet' and White's Pro Star and Detector Pro's Uniprobe ... All w/'tank style' ear cups.
Recovery Gear: Using White's DigMaster digging tool and Signature series pouch.
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand. Models are chosen as desired based on search site conditions.
Some models are assigned for 'Regular-Use' and others are on-hand for 'Specialty Use.'
Additional search coils, mounted on spare lower-rods, are on-hand in my Accessory Coil Tote.


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

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




Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/30/2018 02:32PM by Monte.
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PARTICIPANT'S REPORTS: The 6th WTHO .. Eastern Oregon .. June 8-11, 2016

Monte 559 June 12, 2017 07:49AM

Put together a video of my finds

GISGUY 503 June 24, 2017 10:36AM

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

Monte 275 June 24, 2017 09:45PM

Re: Put together a video of my finds

NWCindy 280 June 24, 2017 11:45AM

Re: Put together a video of my finds

GISGUY 274 June 24, 2017 07:05PM

Re: PARTICIPANT REPORTS from the 6th WTHO in EASTERN OREGON: Attachments

Remfire 326 June 15, 2017 11:47PM

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Goondock 275 June 17, 2017 05:52PM

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Utah1971 266 June 16, 2017 09:10PM

Thank

Remfire 333 June 16, 2017 10:15PM

Re: Thank Attachments

Utah1971 319 June 17, 2017 08:42PM

Re: Thank

NWCindy 282 June 17, 2017 10:30PM

Re: Thank

Utah1971 280 June 18, 2017 08:55AM

Re: Thank

Remfire 257 June 17, 2017 09:29PM

Re: Thank

Utah1971 240 June 17, 2017 09:38PM

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silverhound2 300 June 16, 2017 06:12PM

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Sodbuster 271 June 16, 2017 11:15AM

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NWCindy 273 June 16, 2017 08:06AM

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

Monte 290 June 16, 2017 04:20AM

Re: PARTICIPANT REPORTS what machines was everyone swinging just curious

Kickindirt 434 June 15, 2017 10:46AM

What machines was everyone swinging? Well, from memory

Monte 388 June 15, 2017 01:16PM

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

D&P-OR 288 June 15, 2017 06:04PM

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

Monte 342 June 15, 2017 06:10PM

Good Ones.

OregonGregg 317 June 15, 2017 12:34PM

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silverhound2 497 June 14, 2017 11:16PM

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NWCindy 344 June 15, 2017 03:23PM

Re: silverhound2

Kickindirt 302 June 15, 2017 10:44AM

That Buckle sure did....

OregonGregg 302 June 15, 2017 07:36AM

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Remfire 274 June 15, 2017 07:28AM

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silverhound2 258 June 16, 2017 06:21PM

Artifact cleaning, and CHP finds.

Monte 289 June 15, 2017 07:40AM

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NWCindy 423 June 15, 2017 04:27AM

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silverhound2 258 June 16, 2017 06:25PM

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Utah1971 288 June 14, 2017 06:54AM

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

GISGUY 493 June 13, 2017 11:52AM

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

DesertRokon 251 June 20, 2017 05:07PM

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

Monte 377 June 15, 2017 07:48AM

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

Goondock 315 June 14, 2017 08:18AM

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

Kickindirt 359 June 13, 2017 06:18PM

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

NWCindy 281 June 13, 2017 12:59PM

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

GISGUY 291 June 13, 2017 02:40PM

and... a few more pics Attachments

GISGUY 450 June 13, 2017 11:56AM

Re: and... a few more pics

silverhound2 301 June 14, 2017 11:24PM

Re: and... a few more pics

Elbert 297 June 14, 2017 10:55PM

Re: and... a few more pics Attachments

Phindit 318 June 14, 2017 05:09PM

Re: and... a few more pics

Elbert 308 June 14, 2017 11:03PM

Re: and... a few more pics

NWCindy 283 June 13, 2017 01:01PM

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Elbert 369 June 12, 2017 07:48PM

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NWCindy 338 June 12, 2017 09:19PM

Hey El ...

OregonGregg 387 June 12, 2017 08:21PM

Posting on behalf of Tom B. Attachments

OregonGregg 489 June 12, 2017 10:01AM

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

Monte 259 June 15, 2017 07:50AM

Another fun & surprising outing. Attachments

OregonGregg 488 June 12, 2017 09:42AM

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

Monte 270 June 15, 2017 07:57AM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

Goondock 294 June 14, 2017 08:32AM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

D&P-OR 297 June 12, 2017 11:52PM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

NWCindy 284 June 13, 2017 01:03PM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

Remfire 380 June 12, 2017 10:45PM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

Kickindirt 284 June 12, 2017 09:48PM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

GISGUY 273 June 13, 2017 02:41PM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

NWCindy 280 June 12, 2017 05:54PM

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Goondock 497 June 12, 2017 09:23AM

Just two years into this great putdoor sport and

Monte 254 June 15, 2017 08:02AM

Re: Goondock

Kickindirt 282 June 12, 2017 09:45PM

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Goondock 307 June 14, 2017 08:24AM

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NWCindy 289 June 12, 2017 10:57AM

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Goondock 290 June 14, 2017 08:25AM

Very Nice.

OregonGregg 285 June 12, 2017 09:52AM

Re: Very Nice.

Goondock 312 June 14, 2017 08:29AM



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