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

Submit your Hunts and Events here: Email Us.




October

FMDAC Metal Detecting
Competition Hunt List

2019/20 Metal Detecting
Competition Hunts by
Month


Date:          October 05, 2019
Event:         Two Days
Location:     Chazy, Rhode Island
Event:         Pound the Ground Adirondack Coast
Sponsor:      Rhode Island Relics
Phone:        401-500-2121
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Event Description:    Hunt Flyer


Date:          October 05, 2019
Event:         One Day
Location:     Cullman, Alabama
Event:         46th Annual Deep South Treasure Hunt (Members Only)
Sponsor:      Warrior Basin Treasure Hunters Assn
Phone:        205-529-9855
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Event Description:    Held at Smith Lake Park, 416 County Road 385, Cullman Alabama 35057.
Joe Box (Treasure) 205-451-7693, ulozifindjoe@gmail.com
Lawrence McKelvey 205-283-0099, lmckelvey1329@charter.net


Date:          October 06, 2019
Event:         One Day
Location:     Milton, Massachusetts
Event:         2019 John Govoni Memorial Open Hunt
Sponsor:      Massachusetss Treasure Hunting Association
Phone:        781-424-7472
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Event Description:    The Massachusetts Treasure Hunting Association (MTHA) is hosting its annual John Govoni Memorial OPEN HUNT at Houghton's Pond in the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton, Massachusetts, near Boston [840 Hillside Road, Milton, Mass, Exit 3 off Route 128]

This is a "seeded" hunt on a fresh water beach and we have had participants from most New England states for several years. Last year, several Friendly Metal Detecting Forum members participated and from the feedback on this forum, had a great time and were looking forward to this year's event. FMDF member, detectordiver won a Garrett AT PRO. See this link to last year's announcement and forum member feedback on our hunt: http://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=249647

Cost: $70 for both hunts or $35 for the Morning OR Afternoon hunt (This is the EARLY registration price if your check and registration are received by September 21, 2018). Price for "walk-ons" on day of hunt is $45/hunt or $90 for both, so it pays to register early.

Prizes will include metal detectors, silver coins, planted clad coins, cash, gift certificates and metal detecting prizes. Also, RAFFLES to be held for cash, silver rounds, and equipment. Special Token Hunt (afternoon hunt) with Small Gold Coin as a prize. See our website as prizes are purchased and donated. Last years prize value was over $4000 Need more info? Call (781) 424-7472 or write to info@masstreasure.com

Some equipment reminders:
~No sand scoops* or belt-worn sieve baskets allowed; only digging trowel or knife and two-part "nail" apron
~All entrants are required to use HEADPHONES.
*sand scoop with handle allowed if you are disabled


We'll be raking the beach before AND after the hunt (help appreciated). It is normally off limits to detecting, being DCR parkland, so we have a SPECIAL USE PERMIT for that day only.

So charge up those batteries or bring extra Duracells and your lunch. NO Alcohol permitted on DCR Parklands.

Bring your Hunt Flyer for Schedule and directions: LOST on the DAY OF HUNT? CALL 781-424-7472 (This is Sandi, our HuntMaster)

Also, check this thread from time to time for updates as the prize list grows. I will post these as I receive them from Sandi, our HuntMaster.

P.S. I will be the guy who receives the Registrations and Hunt fees at our PO Box. Please include your email on the form so that I may acknowledge your entry. And if you do sign up, please PM me or reply to this thread so I can create a poster at the hunt site of FMDF member representation and can say hi that day. Thanks.


Date:          October 06, 2019
Event:         One Day
Location:     Fort Worth, Texas
Event:         34th ANNUAL HUNT & PICNIC
Sponsor:      Cowtown Treasure Hunters Club
Phone:        817-992-7891
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Event Description:    Held at YMCA CAMP CARTER, 6200 Sand Springs Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76114

HUNT SCHEDULE
8:00-8:45 Registration
9:00-9:30 Dollar Hunt Dollar coins
9:45-10:45 TAMDC Satellite Hunt *Separate form and fee*
11:00-11:30 Free Kids Hunt Fun hunt for kids under 15 years old
11:45-12:15 Ring Hunt Silver rings and jewelry
12:30-1:15 Lunch BBQ - provided
1:30-2:30 MAIN HUNT Coins & tokens for silver, gold, metal detectors and more
3:00-?? CAKE AUCTION Club Fundraiser. A prize under every cake



Date:          October 12, 2019
Event:         One Day
Location:     Tamassee, South Carolina
Event:         2019 Swing Dancing Detector Hunts: Kids to Pros at Oconee Camp
Sponsor:      Gold Prospectors Assn of America & the Lost Dutchman’s Mining Assn
Phone:        800-551-9707
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Date:          October 26, 2019
Event:         Two Days
Location:     Louisville, Tennessee
Event:         KNOXDRT FIRST ANNUAL OPEN SPORT OF METAL DETECTING RALLY
Sponsor:      Knoxville Detectorists Recovery Team.
Phone:        865-679-3935
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Event Description:    Hunt Registration Form Held at LOUISVILLE POINT PARK 3298 COX RD LOUISVILLE, TN


Date:          October 26, 2019
Event:         One Day
Location:     Irving, Texas
Event:         45th Annual Open Hunt
Sponsor:      Lone Star Treasure Club
Phone:        972-839-6647
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Event Description:    Hunt Flyer Held at Mountain Creek Preserve, corner of Nursery and Hunter Ferrell Road. In 2018 we awarded 22 metal detectors, 61 gold coins, many other great prizes, and 5,954 silver coins were seeded in the hunt fields. Five fun hunts, the Gold Hunt will feature a Dos Peso for every 2 entries. All entry fees plus donations go into the hunt as coins or prizes. Fund Raisers will include a Detector, with 4 detectors, a Gold Coin, with 4 coins, and a Cake Auction, with many cakes with prizes. Hunt held rain or shine, “One Busy Day”.

FMDAC Gold Prospecting
Shows List

2019/20 Gold
Prospecting Shows by
Month



Date:          October 03, 2019
Event:         Five Day
Location:     Stanton, Arizona
Event:         2019 Digger's Dirt Party: FALL Common Dig Outing at Stanton Camp
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:          October 09, 2019
Event:         Five Days
Location:     Tamassee, South Carolina
Event:         2019 Digger's Dirt Party: 5-Day Common Dig Outing at Oconee Camp
Sponsor:      LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
Phone:        800-551-9707
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Date:          October 15, 2019
Event:         Five days
Location:     Nebo, North Carolina
Event:         2019 Digger's Dirt Party: Common Dig Outing at Vein Mountain
Sponsor:      LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
Phone:        828-652-0144
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Date:          October 19, 2019
Event:         Two Days
Location:     Puyallup, Washington
Event:         Bedrock Gold Show
Sponsor:      Bedrock Prospectors Club
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Event Description:    Held at the Washington State Fair Event Center, Expo Hall-Gold Gate, 110 9th Avev SW.




FMDAC 2019/20 Civil War
Show & Event List


2019/20 Civil War
Shows by Month



Date:          October 1-31, 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:          October 05, 2019  Event:  (Two Days)
Location:      Fletcher, North Carolina
Event:         Asheville Gun & Knife Show
Sponsor:      MK Shows
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FMDAC 2019/20 North-South Skirmish Assn List

2019/20 Skirmish Assn
List by Month



Date:          October 1-31, 2019
Location:     Many Cities, All U.S. States
Event:         North-South Skirmish schedule
Owner:        North-South Skirmish Assn
Website:     
Calendar:    
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:          October 02, 2019  Event: Five Days
Location:     Fort Shenandoah, Virginia
Event:         Fall Nationals
Sponsor:      2019 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Date:          October 18, 2019  Event: Three Days
Location:     Fort Shenandoah, Virginia
Event:         Dulany Troop
Sponsor:      2019 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    Region - PT


Date:          October 18, 2019  Event: Three Days
Location:     Capron, Virginia
Event:         Cancer Skirmish-Tidewater
Sponsor:      2019 North-South Skirmish Assn
Website:     
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Event Description:    Tidewater Region


Date:          October 19, 2019  Event: Two Days
Location:     Saratoga, New York
Event:         Commander’s Shoot
Sponsor:      2019 North-South Skirmish Assn
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Event Description:    New England Region




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