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PARTICIPANT REPORTS from the 6th WTHO in EASTERN OREGON:

June 12, 2017 01:49PM 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

"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 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
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PARTICIPANT REPORTS from the 6th WTHO in EASTERN OREGON:

Monte 203 June 12, 2017 01:49PM

Put together a video of my finds

GISGUY 144 June 24, 2017 04:36PM

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

Monte 87 June 25, 2017 03:45AM

Re: Put together a video of my finds

NWCindy 91 June 24, 2017 05:45PM

Re: Put together a video of my finds

GISGUY 86 June 25, 2017 01:05AM

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Remfire 135 June 16, 2017 05:47AM

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Goondock 95 June 17, 2017 11:52PM

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Utah1971 100 June 17, 2017 03:10AM

Thank

Remfire 106 June 17, 2017 04:15AM

Re: Thank Attachments

Utah1971 120 June 18, 2017 02:42AM

Re: Thank

NWCindy 88 June 18, 2017 04:30AM

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Utah1971 86 June 18, 2017 02:55PM

Re: Thank

Remfire 78 June 18, 2017 03:29AM

Re: Thank

Utah1971 84 June 18, 2017 03:38AM

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silverhound2 107 June 17, 2017 12:12AM

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Sodbuster 91 June 16, 2017 05:15PM

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NWCindy 102 June 16, 2017 02:06PM

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

Monte 106 June 16, 2017 10:20AM

Re: PARTICIPANT REPORTS what machines was everyone swinging just curious

Kickindirt 134 June 15, 2017 04:46PM

What machines was everyone swinging? Well, from memory

Monte 147 June 15, 2017 07:16PM

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

D&P-OR 108 June 16, 2017 12:04AM

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

Monte 105 June 16, 2017 12:10AM

Good Ones.

OregonGregg 109 June 15, 2017 06:34PM

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silverhound2 192 June 15, 2017 05:16AM

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NWCindy 117 June 15, 2017 09:23PM

Re: silverhound2

Kickindirt 107 June 15, 2017 04:44PM

That Buckle sure did....

OregonGregg 106 June 15, 2017 01:36PM

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Remfire 104 June 15, 2017 01:28PM

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silverhound2 84 June 17, 2017 12:21AM

Artifact cleaning, and CHP finds.

Monte 104 June 15, 2017 01:40PM

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NWCindy 142 June 15, 2017 10:27AM

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silverhound2 78 June 17, 2017 12:25AM

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Utah1971 118 June 14, 2017 12:54PM

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

GISGUY 192 June 13, 2017 05:52PM

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

DesertRokon 81 June 20, 2017 11:07PM

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

Monte 102 June 15, 2017 01:48PM

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

Goondock 119 June 14, 2017 02:18PM

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

Kickindirt 124 June 14, 2017 12:18AM

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

NWCindy 117 June 13, 2017 06:59PM

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

GISGUY 112 June 13, 2017 08:40PM

and... a few more pics Attachments

GISGUY 175 June 13, 2017 05:56PM

Re: and... a few more pics

silverhound2 119 June 15, 2017 05:24AM

Re: and... a few more pics

Elbert 100 June 15, 2017 04:55AM

Re: and... a few more pics Attachments

Phindit 119 June 14, 2017 11:09PM

Re: and... a few more pics

Elbert 122 June 15, 2017 05:03AM

Re: and... a few more pics

NWCindy 115 June 13, 2017 07:01PM

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Elbert 151 June 13, 2017 01:48AM

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NWCindy 140 June 13, 2017 03:19AM

Hey El ...

OregonGregg 119 June 13, 2017 02:21AM

Posting on behalf of Tom B. Attachments

OregonGregg 184 June 12, 2017 04:01PM

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

Monte 91 June 15, 2017 01:50PM

Another fun & surprising outing. Attachments

OregonGregg 203 June 12, 2017 03:42PM

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

Monte 94 June 15, 2017 01:57PM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

Goondock 105 June 14, 2017 02:32PM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

D&P-OR 111 June 13, 2017 05:52AM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

NWCindy 107 June 13, 2017 07:03PM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

Remfire 130 June 13, 2017 04:45AM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

Kickindirt 113 June 13, 2017 03:48AM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

GISGUY 92 June 13, 2017 08:41PM

Re: Another fun & surprising outing.

NWCindy 106 June 12, 2017 11:54PM

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Goondock 190 June 12, 2017 03:23PM

Just two years into this great putdoor sport and

Monte 97 June 15, 2017 02:02PM

Re: Goondock

Kickindirt 112 June 13, 2017 03:45AM

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Goondock 108 June 14, 2017 02:24PM

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NWCindy 111 June 12, 2017 04:57PM

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Goondock 101 June 14, 2017 02:25PM

Very Nice.

OregonGregg 112 June 12, 2017 03:52PM

Re: Very Nice.

Goondock 108 June 14, 2017 02:29PM



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