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

2019/20 Metal Detecting
Competition Hunts by
Month


Date:          April 06, 2019
Event:         One Day
Location:     Orlando, Florida
Event:         7th Annual Sunshine Shootout & Relic Hunt
Sponsor:      Central Florida Metal Detecting Club
Phone:        386-717-5775
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Event Description:    CENTRAL FLORIDA SUNSHINE SILVER & RELIC HUNT

IS A PRE-PAID REGISTRATION EVENT DESIGNED TO BRING TOGETHER 200 – 250 METAL DETECTING

ENTHUSIASTS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO COMPETE FOR CASH, SILVER AND OTHER VALUABLE PRIZES.

ON SITE LUNCH WILL BE INCLUDED WITH EACH PAID REGISTRATION.

GUEST EXPERT SPEAKERS WILL CONDUCT TRAINING/LECTURE SESSIONS


Date:          April 13, 2019
Event:         One Day
Location:     Cumberland, Rhode Island
Event:         Rhode Island Relics - Pound The Ground Part 2
Sponsor:      Rhode Island Relics
Phone:        401-500-2121
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Event Description:    Pound the Ground Part 2 with even more silver than last year! Free food, goodie bags, metal detectors give away, raffles, live music and access to both parts of the property! This nearly doubles the size of the venue from last year and we are seeding as much of the land as possible!


Date:          April 13, 2019
Event:         One Day
Location:     Stanton, Arizona
Event:         2019 Open Detector Hunts: Kids to Pros at Stanton
Sponsor:      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 13, 2019
Event:         One Days
Location:     Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Event:         2019 LRRC Spring Club Hunt
Sponsor:      Lancaster Research & Recovery Club
Phone:        717¬336-4946
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Event Description:    Saturday

REGISTRATION 8:00 TO 9:15 am
1ST Main Hunt 9:30 TO 10:15 am
Kids Hunt 10:30 TO 11:00 am
Kids Hunt Prize Redemption 11:00 TO 11:30 am
Fun Hunt 11:45 TO 12:30 am
Lunch 12:30 TO 1:30 pm
Big Siver Hunt 1:45 TO 2:15 pm
2ND Main Hunt 2:15 TO 2:45 pm
UNCLAIMED PRIZES, RAFFLES, ETC 3:00 pm


Date:          April 13, 2019
Event:         One Day
Location:     Huntington State Beach, Huntington Beach, California
Event:         32nd Annual Hunt Rendezvous
Sponsor:      West Coast Prospectors and Treasure Hunters
Phone:        949-588-2922
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Event Description:    Held at Huntington State Beach, Huntington Beach, CA.


Date:          April 20, 2019
Event:         One Day
Location:     Memphis, Tennessee
Event:         32nd Annual Spring Seeded Club Hunt
Sponsor:      Memphis Metal Detecting Club
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Date:          April 20, 2019
Event:         One day
Location:     Memphis, Tennessee
Event:         2019 Spring Hunt-Members Only
Sponsor:      Memphis Metal Detecting Club
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Date:          April 23, 2019
Event:         Six Day
Location:     Marlborough, New Hampshire
Event:         BONE #26 In Memory of Howard Johnson
Sponsor:      Streeter’s Treasure Hunting
Phone:        603-876-4443
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Event Description:    BONE 26, 6 day package limited to 50 hunters & if paying before 1/1/19 it’s $400 & includes a private Tuesday natural hunt.
BONE 26 is 4 days of natural hunts. (first preference to registering for returning members)
Tuesday is a private hunt for members who registered & paid before 12/31/18
Wednesday natural hunt & a 7:pm Chinese dine out
Thursday Garrett’s natural hunt @ a Garrett banquet
Friday Minelab natural Hunt Day & a all you eat roast pork banquet.
Saturday Hobby show (booths, workshops, demos & contests) & prime rib Hall of Fame awards banquet
Sunday is the $6,000 Seeded Hunt & the CTX 3030 raffle drawing
Natural Hunts are $80 each & 1/2 price for kids
Banquets & meals are $30 each
Hobby show is $10.
Seeded Hunt $125. each & under 16 = $100
CTX 3030 raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20


Date:          April 26, 2019
Event:         Three Days
Location:     Carthage, Texas
Event:         2019 - Annual Treasure Show
Sponsor:      TAMDC - Texas Assn of Metal Detecting Clubs
Phone:        903-241-4723
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Event Description:    Flyer, Butch Holcombe is the founder and publisher of “American Digger” Magazine. Butch has nearly 50 years’ experience as a relic hunter and metal detectorist. He has written numerous metal detecting articles and has published several books documenting the adventures of digging for history. He works very hard to bridge the gap between professional archeologists and amateur historians. Butch is also an avid musician and has written several songs regarding his beloved hobby.


Date:          April 27, 2019
Event:         One Day
Location:     Portage, Indiana
Event:         XP Deus Bootcamp
Sponsor:      Instructor: Andy Sabisch
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Event Description:    The XP Deus Bootcamp returns to Portage, IN in April. This location is ideal for XP owners in the Midwest as it is easy to get to from multiple interstates and close enough to Chicago that your family can come along and enjoy a day in the city while you attend the Bootcamp. We will cover the XP Deus and ORX in detail and then hit the field to put what we covered into practice so what when you go home, you will know what to adjust and how to get the most out of your detector.

For more information on the Bootcamp location and details on how to reserve a seat in Portage, click on the TICKET INFO icon below . . you are going to a new page and are not committing to buy a ticket.


Date:          April 27, 2019
Event:         One Day
Location:     Wabasso, Florida
Event:         11th Annual Treasurehunters Cookout
Sponsor:      Treasure_Hunter
Phone:        772-584-0028
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Date:          April 27, 2019
Event:         Two Days
Location:     Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Event:         33rd National Open Hunt
Sponsor:      Three Forks Treasure Hunters Club
Phone:        918-348-6780
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Event Description:    Held at the Creek County Fairgrounds, 4 miles west of Sapulpa on HW 66. We have seven planted hunt and a "free" night. Over $10,000 in coins were put in the ground for hunter to find. All entry fees go back into the hunt as coins and prizes. One metal detector will be given for each 25 main entries plus additional prizes will be given away. We gave away 9 metal detectors last year. Concession stand will be open beginning with breakfast.. RV hookups available. For entry form, check our Facebook page at Three Forks Treasure Hunters Club or our web site.


Date:          April 27, 2019
Event:         One Day
Location:     Raidersburg, Montana
Event:         16th Annual Rick Radke Memorial Metal Detector Hunt
Sponsor:      Headwaters Chapter of the GPAA
Phone:        406-220-4403
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Event Description:    Attention Gold Prospectors and Metal Detector Enthusiasts: Headwaters GPAA will host the 16th Annual Rick Radke Memorial Metal Detector Hunt on April 27 2019 on our gold claim in Radersburg, Montana. Events include the Claim Jumpers Hunt, Silver Coin Hunt, 50/50 Hunt, raffles, silent auctions, lunch, prizes, and loads of fun. Registration begins at 9:00.


Date:          April 28, 2019
Event:         One Day
Location:     Portage, Indiana
Event:         The Minelab 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!

FMDAC Gold Prospecting
Shows List

2019/20 Gold
Prospecting Shows by
Month



Date:          April 09, 2019
Event:         Five Days
Location:     Stanton, Arizona
Event:         2019 Stanton Outing
Sponsor:      LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
Phone:        800-551-9707
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Event Description:    5-Day Common Dig Outing at Stanton, Held at LDMA Claim Stanton Arizona, Stanton, Arizona 85332


Date:          April 13, 2019
Event:         Two Days
Location:     Cashmere, Washington
Event:         20th Annual Gold & Treasure Show
Sponsor:      North Central Washington Prospectors
Phone:        509-860-1145
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Event Description:    Held at Cashmere Washington Fairgrounds Cashmere Washington Fairgrounds Held at Cashmere Washington Fairgrounds


Date:          April 30, 2019
Event:         Five Days
Location:     Huntington, Oregon
Event:         2019 Outing: Common Dig "Dirt Party" at Blue Bucket
Sponsor:      LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
Phone:        800-551-9707
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Event Description:    Held at LDMA Blue Bucket Camp, Huntington, Oregon




FMDAC 2019/20 Civil War
Show & Event List


2019/20 Civil War
Shows by Month



Date:          April 1-30, 2019
Location:     Many Cities, All U.S. States
Event:         Military Trader Show Calendar
Owner:        Military Trader
Website:     
Calendar:    
Description:    CONFIRM ALL INFORMATION WITH SHOW PROMOTER BEFORE TRAVELING. THE TIME, DATES, AND/OR LOCATION MAY HAVE CHANGED! To submit a show listing to be included in our calendar of events, send show date(s), location, and contact information to Attn: Battle Plan, 700 East State St., Iola, WI 54990-0001 or email to Editor, Military Trader. Include “Military Show Listing” on the subject line.


Date:          April 06, 2019  Event:  (Two Days)
Location:     Corinth, Mississippi
Event:         Mississippi Civil War Show
Sponsor:     
Phone:        228-224-1120
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Event Description:    Held at Crossroads Arena


Date:          April 13, 2019  Event:  (Two Days)
Location:     Denver, Colorado
Event:         2019 GPAA Gold & Treasure Show
Sponsor:      GPAA
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Event Description:    Held at National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt Street Denver, CO 80216


Date:          April 27, 2019  Event:  (One Day)
Location:     Wheaton, Illinois
Event:         2019-Spring 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 2019/20 North-South Skirmish Assn List

2019/20 Skirmish Assn
List by Month



Date:          April 1-30, 2019
Location:     Many Cities, All U.S. States
Event:         North-South Skirmish schedule
Owner:        North-South Skirmish Assn
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Description:    The North-South Skirmish Association (N-SSA) was formed in 1950 to commemorate the heroism of the men, of both sides, who fought in the American Civil War. The N-SSA promotes the safe and competitive shooting of Civil War firearms and artillery while wearing Civil War uniforms. There are currently over 3,500 members composing over 200 units (teams). An N-SSA unit must represent an actual unit that existed during the Civil War, so you'll see units from all over the Union and Confederacy, competing in a friendly and family oriented atmosphere. You can view our regions here.


Date:          April 12, 2019  Event: Three Days
Location:     Fort Shenandoah, Virginia
Event:         Chesapeake Regional
Sponsor:      2019 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Region - CH


Date:          April 12, 2019  Event: Three Days
Location:     Capron, Virginia
Event:         Tucker’s Naval Brigade
Sponsor:      2019 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Tidewater Region


Date:          April 26, 2019  Event: Three Days
Location:     Brierfield, Alabama
Event:         14th Mississippi
Sponsor:      2019 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Deep South Region


Date:          April 26, 2019  Event: Two Day
Location:     Loami, Illinois
Event:         40 Rounds
Sponsor:      2019 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Western Region


Date:          April 26, 2019  Event: Three Days
Location:     Springtown, Pennsylvania
Event:         56th PVI
Sponsor:      2019 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Mid-Atlantic Region


Date:          April 26, 2019  Event: Three Days
Location:     Statesville,, North Carolina
Event:         Guilford Grays
Sponsor:      2019 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    CR Region


Date:          April 27, 2019  Event: Two Day
Location:     Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Event:         10th Massachusetts Battery
Sponsor:      2019 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    New England Region


Date:          April 29, 2019  Event: Three Days
Location:     Fort Shenandoah, Virginia
Event:         Spring Potomac
Sponsor:      2019 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Potomac Region




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