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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November

FMDAC Metal Detecting
Competition Hunt List

2017/18 Metal Detecting
Competition Hunts by
Month


Date:          November 07, 2017  Event: One Day
Location:     Stanton, Arizona
Event:         Metal Detecting 101 / Renegade Treasure Hunts
Sponsor:      Gold Prospectors Assn of America & the Lost Dutchman’s Mining Assn
Phone:        800-551-9707
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Event Description:    Metal Detecting 101 / Renegade Treasure Hunts

The Gold Prospectors Association of America and the Lost Dutchman’s Mining Association are excited to announce a series of metal detecting training sessions along with renegade treasure hunts at our Stanton camp in Arizona, our Oconee camp in South Carolina, and at our Duisenburg camp in Southern California.

With four metal detecting trainings and treasure hunting events planned during 2017, detectorists all across the country will have an opportunity to hone their skills and dial in their machines. Led by metal detecting expert Kevin Hoagland, participants will leave these events with the confidence they need to get out in the field and find gold & treasure of all sizes and at all depths.

Metal Detecting 101

These training sessions are for participants of all skill levels and will cover beginning to advanced technique for all brands of detectors. Participants will begin in a classroom setting where expert detectorist Kevin Hoagland will explain the fundamentals of metal detecting including topics such as: ground balance, frequency, tone, threshold, etc., as well as brand-specific functionality. This classroom setting will be immediately followed up with an in-the-field training where participants will be able to put their newly learned skills to the test. Dates for the Metal Detecting 101 Training Sessions are as follows:

Renegade Treasure Hunts - Limited to 100 participants

These seeded treasure hunts will give participants an opportunity at uncovering thousands of dollars in prizes. The hunts are open to detectorists of all ages at any skill level. All participants will be hunting at the same time in an open setting so headphones are highly recommended! We recommend attending the Metal Detecting 101 Trainings Session prior to the hunt to give participants an edge on proper detecting technique. These hunts are a lot of fun and are limited to 100 participants (LDMA and GPAA Members). Non LDMA members are welcome to camp at the property, standard camping fees apply. Dates for the Renegade Treasure Hunts are as follows:



Date:          November 11, 2017  Event: One Day
Location:     Round Rock, Texas
Event:         VETERANS DAY OPEN HUNT
Sponsor:      TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF METAL DETECTING CLUBS
Phone:        903-987-5639
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Event Description:    Held at 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, Texas


Date:          November 11, 2017  Event: One Day
Location:     Round Rock, Texas
Event:         Veterans Day Open Hunt
Sponsor:      Austin Metal Detecing Club
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Event Description:    ADVENTURE FILLED ONE DAY HUNT, 3 GREAT HUNTS WITH LOTS OF SILVER & PRIZES, A GREAT FUNDRAISER… Bring your money - You’ll want some of this!. ALL ENTRY FEES GO INTO GROUND AS COINS OR TOKENS


Date:          November 12, 2017  Event: Five Days
Location:     Montpelier Station, Virginia
Event:         Metal Detecting Expedition
Sponsor:      Montpelier
Phone:        540-672-2728
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Event Description:    Montpelier hosts the public for a 5-day, immersive programs where participants work side-by-side with professional archaeologists to discover and recreate the Madison plantation. Participants live on the historic grounds and experience history on a hands-on basis by digging for artifacts and taking part in recovering President Madison's home with museum professionals.

The Montpelier Foundation's Archaeology Department is developing leading-edge methodology for involving the metal detector community in the use of metal detectors as a remote-sensing device to locate and protect sites.

Detectorists will work side by side with an archeologist uncovering artifacts from the property owned by President James Madison.

Designed for metal-detector specialists and hobbyists, the program serves to introduce the significance of archaeological methods such as gridded surveys, density plots to define site concentrations, and a deeper understanding of the past. One of the main emphases during the week-long training program is the importance of site context for individual finds.

While participating in the program, you will stay in the antebellum plantation house known as Arlington House. There are other more individualized housing options on the property for an extra charge or there is the option of local B&Bs.

FMDAC Gold Prospecting
Shows List

2017/18 Gold
Prospecting Shows by
Month


Date:          November 01, 2017  Event: Seven Days
Location:     Stanton, Arizona
Event:         2017 Cmp Stanton Outing
Sponsor:      LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
Phone:        800-551-9707
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Event Description:    Held at Stanton Camp.
This gold mining outing is open to ALL GPAA and LDMA members. Participants must register by calling GPAA headquarters at 1-800-551-9707 no later than 10/25/17.
This outing will be at the LDMA Stanton Camp in Stanton Arizona.


Date:          November 17, 2017  Event: Three Days
Location:     Jackass Flats - near Morristown, California
Event:         Nugget Shooter Outing
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FMDAC 2017/18 Civil War
Show & Event List


2017/18 Civil War
Shows by Month




Date:          November 03, 2017  Event:  (Two Days)
Location:     Wilmington, Ohio
Event:         Ovms Roberts Centre Show
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Phone:        513-245-9540
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Event Description:    Held at Roberts Centre, I-71 at U.S. Route 68 (Exit 50).


Date:          November 11, 2017  Event:  (Two Days)
Location:     Richmond, Virginia
Event:         Capital of the Confederacy Civil War Show
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Date:          November 17, 2018  Event:  (Two Days)
Location:     Fort Myers, Florida
Event:         Fort Myers Gun, Knife, Civil War and Militaria Show
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Phone:        954-294-2526
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Event Description:    Held at Araba Shrine Temple, 2010 Hanson St. at Rt. 41.

FMDAC 2017/18 North-South Skirmish Assn List

2017/18 Skirmish Assn
List by Month




Date:          November 03, 2017  Event: Three Days
Location:     Capron, Virginia
Event:         Last Chance Skirmish
Sponsor:      2017 North-South Skirmish Association
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Event Description:    Tidewater Region


Date:          November 03, 2017  Event: Three Days
Location:     NBF State Park,, Tennessee
Event:         FEC
Sponsor:      2017 North-South Skirmish Association
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Event Description:    Deep South Region


Date:          November 10, 2017  Event: Three Days
Location:     Statesville, North Carolina
Event:         Homecoming
Sponsor:      2017 North-South Skirmish Association
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Event Description:    Carolina Region




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