Hunts & Events

Organized hunts and treasure-hunting shows are a great way to pick up tips to make you a more successful hunter, meet fellow hobbyists and even check out that new piece of equipment you have had your eye on.  Listed below are some upcoming events across the United States.  If there is one planned for your area or in a location that you can combine a family vacation to attend, mark your calendar and start making plans . . . you will be glad you did and as many have found, attending hunts can be highly addictive!

NOTE: If you are involved in an upcoming event that you want to let FMDAC members and visitors to our website know about, let us know and we will get the information published on this page

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April

FMDAC Metal Detecting
Competition Hunt List

2018/19 Metal Detecting
Competition Hunts by
Month


Date:          April 07, 2018  Event: One Day
Location:     Stanton, Arizona
Event:         2018 Open Detector Hunts: Kids to Pros at Stanton
Sponsor:      Gold Prospectors Assn of America & the Lost Dutchman’s Mining Assn
Phone:        800-551-9707
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Event Description:    Held at LDMA Claim Stanton Arizona, Stanton, Arizona 85332


Date:          April 07, 2018  Event: Two Days
Location:     Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Event:         2018 LRRC Spring Club Hunt
Sponsor:      Lancaster Research & Recovery Club
Phone:        717¬336-4946
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Event Description:    Hunt Flyer Held at Lancaster County Central Park, Kiwanis 22. Registration starts at 8:00am each day.


Date:          April 07, 2018  Event: One day
Location:     Harlingen, Texas
Event:         8th Annual Hunt
Sponsor:      Rio Grande Valley Metal Detecting Club
Phone:        956-535-1322
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Event Description:    Held at Arroyo Park in Harlingen Texas. The hunt will be open to the public. Fun starts at 9:00 AM till noon. We are buying several hundred dollars in US silver coins, metal detecting items, and several metal detectors as prizes. Any questions please call John 956-535-1322 We are 45 minutes away from South Padre Island if anyone wants to continue their adventure.


Date:          April 13, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Riverside, California
Event:         31th Annual Hunt Rendezvous
Sponsor:      West Coast Prospectors and Treasure Hunters
Phone:        949-588-2922
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Event Description:    Held at Rancho Jurupa Campground in Riverside, California


Date:          April 14, 2018  Event: One Day
Location:     Orlando, Florida
Event:         6th Annual Sunshine Shootout & Relic Hunt
Sponsor:      Central Florida Metal Detecting Club
Phone:        386-717-5775
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Event Description:    Rain or Shine, at Moss Park in Orlando. Registration fee is $135/hunter, that includes lunch. Hunt sponsors include Minelab Det. and Kellyco Metal Det. Co. Featured prizes include a CTX 3030, Excalibur II, Civil War Buckle, Civil War Breast Plate, and many others. Several hunts will be held during the day - including the Relic Hunt and a Silver Scramble. Registration can be completed online by going to CFMDC website


Date:          April 14, 2018  Event: One Day
Location:     Cumberland, Rhode Island
Event:         Rhode Island Relics First Annual "Pound The Ground"
Sponsor:      Rhode Island Relics
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Date:          April 20, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Temple, Texas
Event:         2018 - Annual Texas Treasure Show
Sponsor:      TAMDC - Texas Assn of Metal Detecting Clubs
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Event Description:    Complete Flyer, WC-Jameson Flyer


Date:          April 21, 2018  Event: One Day
Location:     Virginia Beach, Virginia
Event:         31th Annual Hunt
Sponsor:      Tidewater Coin and Relic Club
Phone:        757-288-1213
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Event Description:    Complete Hunt Flyer Held on the beach in front of the Wyndham 5700 Atlantic Ave. VA Beach, VA Free parking, lunch is included for all paid hunt participants. Non-hunters pay $10.00

The hunt fees are as follows and determined by postmark:
1-01-18 through 02-01-18 $130.00
2-01-18 through 3-01-18 $140.00
4-1-18 through 4-21-18 $150.00
*Kid’s hunt and lunch FREE



Date:          April 21, 2018  Event: Two Days
Location:     Blacksburg, South Carolina
Event:         16th Treasure Hunt Of The Carolinas
Sponsor:      Joyce and Randy Gatchel
Phone:        864-839-3598
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Event Description:    Largest open hunt in the Carolinas. Come get your share of the silver dimes, quarters, halfs, dollars, rounds and gold prizes. One day features five hunts. In our last 15 years, we've planted over 199,000 coins!


Date:          April 21, 2018  Event: One day
Location:     Millington, Tennessee
Event:         2018 Spring Hunt-Members Only
Sponsor:      Memphis Metal Detecting Club
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Event Description:    The time for the 2018 Spring Club Hunt is here! This is a seeded hunt for members of the Memphis Metal Detecting Club and with contact deals with other clubs only. The coins seeded in the hunt will be based on the number of participants.


Date:          April 21, 2018  Event: One Day
Location:     Nashville, Tennessee
Event:         2018 Memphis Metal Detecting Club Spring Hunt
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Event Description:    Held at At Centennial Park (Formerly Eastwood Park in Millington, TN)


Date:          April 21, 2018  Event: One Day
Location:     Portage, Indiana
Event:         XP Deus Boot Camp
Sponsor:      Instructor: Andy Sabisch
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Event Description:    The Deus is XP Metal Detector's flagship detector offering features and performance not found on any other detector - lightweight, totally wireless, extremely flexible and upgradeable - but unlocking all of what it is capable of can take time. Well, that learning curve has just been eliminated!

We're excited to announce that Andy Sabisch, well-known treasure hunter and veteran XP Deus user, is conducting a factory-authorized Bootcamp Training Course designed to allow you to understand all of the features on the Deus and maximize its performance under any condition and for any application you might come across. Yes it is small and compact, lightweight and extremely simple looking but it is extremely powerful and feature rich so let Andy show you how to get the most out of this amazing detector!

The Bootcamp will consist of a classroom setting followed by an infield session that will allow you to put what was covered into practice and see how slight adjustments can make a huge difference in performance. Most importantly, you will understand WHY you made the change and HOW to determine what the optimal setting is for your area and the type of targets you are searching for rather than relying on settings provided by someone 1,000 miles away where conditions might be quite different.

The agenda has been designed to be both enjoyable and informative. It is a day designed to get you both comfortable with all aspects of the Deus and confident in its use. It is a combination of classroom instruction followed by time in the field where you will be able to put what you learned to the test.


Date:          April 22, 2018  Event: One Day
Location:     Portage, Indiana
Event:         The Minelab FBS Bootcamp - Hosted by Andy Sabisch
Sponsor:      Minelab
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Event Description:    The first Bootcamp of 2018 is set for the city of Portage, IN. We have visited the area before and the location was ideal for both attendees and their families that wanted to spend the day in Chicago. As we found in past Bootcamps, sites one might think have been hunted to death are just waiting for the right detector with the right settings to pull out even more keepers. Indian Head cents, silver, a few pieces of jewelry and some great 1800's relics turned up as natural finds. The location is convenient to the Interstates and the hotel we are using is suited for families with an indoor pool and things to do locally or in Chicago. Minelab's flagship treasure detectors use the world-famous Full Band Spectrum (FBS) circuit to find what other detectors can't. The newest addition to the Minelab treasure detector line - the CTX 3030 - offers features and performance not found on any other detector - color screen, GPS, waterproof to 10 feet and many more features - which set it apart from the crowd. But unlocking all of what it is capable of can take time. Well, that learning curve has just been eliminated!


Date:          April 24, 2018  Event: Five Day
Location:     Marlborough, New Hampshire
Event:         BONE #25 In Memory of Howard Johnson
Sponsor:      Streeter’s Treasure Hunting
Phone:        603-876-4443
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Event Description:    April (24) 25 – 29, 2018 Best O’ North East Treasure Week

#25 in memory of HOWARD JOHNSON organized by Streeters Treasure Hunting, 307 Main St, Marlborough, New Hampshire 03455

Open Noon to 6 & by appointment & the Professional Treasure Hunters Historical Society

ALL BONE 25 EVENT LOCATIONS to be be Announced. All BONE EVENTS (except hobby show) are pay in advance.

Best O’North East #25 Plan package for all Days & events $350 advance to 12/31/17.

1/1/18 if available package increases to $400.



Date:          April 28, 2018  Event: One Day
Location:     Raidersburg, Montana
Event:         Annual Claim Jumper Metal Detector Hunt
Sponsor:      Headwaters Chapter of the GPAA
Phone:        406-220-4403
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Event Description:    Held at At the Radersburg Montana OHV . GREAT FUN! Events: Gold Nugget Hunt ($50), Silver Coin Hunt ($40), 50/50 Hunt ($20), and Youth Hunts. Prizes!!!! Concessions available. Registration at 9:00 am, Hunts starts at 10:00 am


Date:          April 28, 2018  Event: One Day
Location:     Toldeo, Ohio
Event:         XP Deus Boot Camp
Sponsor:      Instructors: Andy Sabisch
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Event Description:    The Deus is XP Metal Detector's flagship detector offering features and performance not found on any other detector - lightweight, totally wireless, extremely flexible and upgradeable - but unlocking all of what it is capable of can take time. Well, that learning curve has just been eliminated!

We're excited to announce that Andy Sabisch, well-known treasure hunter and veteran XP Deus user, is conducting a factory-authorized Bootcamp Training Course designed to allow you to understand all of the features on the Deus and maximize its performance under any condition and for any application you might come across. Yes it is small and compact, lightweight and extremely simple looking but it is extremely powerful and feature rich so let Andy show you how to get the most out of this amazing detector!

The Bootcamp will consist of a classroom setting followed by an infield session that will allow you to put what was covered into practice and see how slight adjustments can make a huge difference in performance. Most importantly, you will understand WHY you made the change and HOW to determine what the optimal setting is for your area and the type of targets you are searching for rather than relying on settings provided by someone 1,000 miles away where conditions might be quite different.

The agenda has been designed to be both enjoyable and informative. It is a day designed to get you both comfortable with all aspects of the Deus and confident in its use. It is a combination of classroom instruction followed by time in the field where you will be able to put what you learned to the test.


Date:          April 28, 2018  Event: One Day
Location:     Wabasso, Florida
Event:         10th Annual Treasurehunters Cookout
Sponsor:      Treasure_Hunter
Phone:        772-584-0028
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Prospecting Shows by
Month



Date:          April 03, 2018  Event: Five Day
Location:     Stanton, Arizona
Event:         2018 Outing: Spring Common Dig "Dirt Part
Sponsor:      LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
Phone:        800-551-9707
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Event Description:    Held at LDMA Claim Stanton Arizona, Stanton, Arizona 85332


Date:          April 14, 2018  Event: Two Days
Location:     Cashmere, Washington
Event:         19th Annual Gold & Treasure Show
Sponsor:      North Central Washington Prospectors
Phone:        509-679-1207
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Event Description:    Held at Cashmere Washington Fairgrounds Cashmere Washington Fairgrounds Held at Cashmere Washington Fairgrounds


Date:          April 21, 2018  Event: Two Days
Location:     Las Vegas, Nevada
Event:         2018 Gold & Treasure Show
Sponsor:      GPAA-Gold Prospectors Assn of America
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Event Description:    Held at South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada 89183




FMDAC 2018/19 Civil War
Show & Event List


2018/19 Civil War
Shows by Month




Date:          April 28, 2018  Event:  (One Day)
Location:     Wheaton, Illinois
Event:         Chicago Civil War Show
Sponsor:      Zurko Promotions
Phone:        715-526-9769
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Event Description:    Held at DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 W. Manchester, Wheaton, IL 60189

FMDAC 2018/19 North-South Skirmish Assn List

2018/19 Skirmish Assn
List by Month




Date:          April 06, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Fort Shenandoah-Winchester, Virginia
Event:         Chesapeake Spring Regional
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Region - CH


Date:          April 06, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Statesville, North Carolina
Event:         Buncombe Rifles
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Carolina Region


Date:          April 08, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Capron, Virginia
Event:         Southampton Greys
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Region - Tidewater


Date:          April 20, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Fort Shenandoah-Winchester, Virginia
Event:         Spring Potomac
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Potomac Region


Date:          April 20, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Capron, Virginia
Event:         Tucker’s Naval Brigade
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Tidewater Region


Date:          April 20, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Springtown, Pennsylvania
Event:         15th NJ Vols.
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Mid-Atlantic Region


Date:          April 27, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Brierfield, Alabama
Event:         14th Mississippi
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Deep South Region


Date:          April 27, 2018  Event: Three Days
Location:     Statesville, North Carolina
Event:         27th North Carolina
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Carolina Region


Date:          April 28, 2018  Event: Two Day
Location:     Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Event:         10th Massachusetts Battery
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    New England Region


Date:          April 28, 2018  Event: Two Day
Location:     Loami, Illinois
Event:         114th Ill/2nd Wisconsin
Sponsor:      2018 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Western Region




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