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Anyone in the northern metro Detroit area that wants to hunt?
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: January 30, 2017 10:29PM
Just curious how many are around me and would like to hunt here.
I have permission for sterling heights parks (30+ of them).
It's not proper weather right now but should warm up in the next couple months I hope.
Never hunted with anyone else and thought it might be fun!!!



Stefan (Michigan)

Nokta Fors Relic 7x11", 5.5x10"DD, 5", 5.5x10 Concentric


Makro Racer 2 - 7x11", 5.5x10", 5" DD


:tesoro: Mojave
:tesoro: Deleon - Troy shadow super 7",
:tesoro: Compadre 8
:tesoro: Compadre 5.75
:tesoro: Bandido II Micromax
:tesoro: Outlaw
:tesoro: Cibola- GB/all metal toggle mod
:tesoro: Vaquero
:tesoro: Cutlass Micromax 8

Lots of coils

*Not listed in any special order*

Tools:
Garrett carrot, lesche shovel, Killer B Wasps, my bare hands

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Re: Anyone in the northern metro Detroit area that wants to hunt?
Posted by: OregonGregg
Date: January 31, 2017 05:13PM
Stoof just make plans on being in Wells, Nv May 18th-21st. You can go out to some old railroad ghost town sites and really put your arsenal of machines to work :)



Makro Racer & Racer 2
Nokta Fors CoRe
Whites M6

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Re: Anyone in the northern metro Detroit area that wants to hunt?
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: January 31, 2017 05:29PM
Lol that's a heck of a trip man. Things at work have to pick up before I can afford a trip just to metal detect.
I meant close to home. But who knows... Maybe



Stefan (Michigan)

Nokta Fors Relic 7x11", 5.5x10"DD, 5", 5.5x10 Concentric


Makro Racer 2 - 7x11", 5.5x10", 5" DD


:tesoro: Mojave
:tesoro: Deleon - Troy shadow super 7",
:tesoro: Compadre 8
:tesoro: Compadre 5.75
:tesoro: Bandido II Micromax
:tesoro: Outlaw
:tesoro: Cibola- GB/all metal toggle mod
:tesoro: Vaquero
:tesoro: Cutlass Micromax 8

Lots of coils

*Not listed in any special order*

Tools:
Garrett carrot, lesche shovel, Killer B Wasps, my bare hands

Oregon Gregg's invitation isn't such a bad idea.
Posted by: Monte
Date: February 02, 2017 08:45AM
It's often rewarding to get away to some new sites you haven't yet explored because I helps break a person of any bad habits we can fall into when hunting and re-hunting local places. It can get kind of Ho-Hum and then we can get a little lax in what we are doing.


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Stoof-tabsallday
Lol that's a heck of a trip man. Things at work have to pick up before I can afford a trip just to metal detect.
I meant close to home. But who knows... Maybe
It's not all that much of a trip, if you're planning any vacation or recreational get-away.

We held our 1st & 2nd 'Welcome-to-Hunt Outings' in 2015, then two more last year. They are not a pay-for hunt, just a planned adventure for anyone who would like to come and join a good group of avid detecting enthusiasts. On these four previous Outings we have drawn participants from:

Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington

Attendance has ranged from 17 to 25 for each outing, and we have at least two planned for 2017. As Gregg mentioned, the first will be meeting in Wells, Nevada. Here are our current plans for 2017's WTHO's:

5th WTHO from May 18, 19, 20 & 21 … This involves the weekend after Mother’s Day and before Memorial Day Weekend. For our 5th WTHO we are again going to base it out of Wells, Nevada. There are some very good ghost town sites close to Wells, and all of them produced some decent coins and even better artifacts on our past Outings.

6th WTHO on June 7, 8, 9 & 10 ... This is going to be held in Eastern Oregon. It will involve at least three Gold Mining era Ghost Town sites. Participants have the option to camp at the center-located townsite, or there are motels and RV Parks in Vale, Oregon, where I live to the south, or in Baker City, Oregon to the north. Either of these would mean a drive to-and-from the ghost towns each day, but that's not too much of an issue. I can do it daily, if I wanted to (and have), and Oregon Gregg is just another 20-30 minutes extra drive from where he lives.

There's ample fresh air, wonderful scenery, and seldom do we make that journey without seeing Mule Deer and Pronghorn Antelope, upland game birds, and other critters. And everyone will have the opportunity to make some very nice finds of old coins, trade tokens, Chinese Cash Coins, military and other buttons, and all sorts of neat artifacts.

We know that in the last couple of years, on maybe a half-dozen short detecting visits, the three Eastern Oregon sites have produced military buttons, Chinese cash Coins, Indian Head cents, Seated Liberty Dimes and Quarter, Barber Dimes and more. The sites we have hunted in Nevada have produced coins as old as an 1854 Seated Liberty Half-Dime and 1854 Large Cent, plus many more Seated Liberty Half-Dimes, Dimes, Quarters and a Seated Liberty Half, Barber Dimes, Quarters and Halves, Indian Heads, 'V' Nickels, and quite a few Good-For Trade Tokens, Chinese Cash Coins and some keeper artifacts that have exceptional appeal.

You have the right bunch of detectors in the arsenal you list, so try and work in some time to come and join the fun! Oh, and it's not limited to guys only. No way. We have had several female participants on each outing so far, one of them finding one of the older coins, the 1854 Seated Half-Dime, on our 1st WTHO, and others have done okay, too. Just a matter of putting to coil over a target and making the recovery.

It's not just the fresh air and scenery, and hunting old sites to find early-era keepers, but you'll meet a bunch of great people, many of whom are also posters on AHRPS and Findmall Forums. Oh, and I can assure anyone they are guaranteed to see a bunch of Makro Racer and Racer 2's, and Nokta FORS CoRe's and FORS Relics in the hands of many participants! :thumbup:

If you or anyone have any particular questions, shoot me an e-mail.

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:
Nokta:
Impact w/7" C., Impact w/5X9½ DD, Relic w/5" DD, Relic w/5½X10 C., Relic w/7X11 DD, CoRe w/'OOR' DD and CoRe w/7X11 DD
Tesoro:
Vaquero w/6" C., Bandido II µMAX w/6" C., Silver Sabre µMAX w/6" C. and Mojave w/7" C.

Other Specialty Use Detectors from:
Compass, Makro, Nokta, Tesoro and White's
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand, NOT in my order of preference for use. Additional search coils on-hand in accessory bags.

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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Re: Anyone in the northern metro Detroit area that wants to hunt?
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: February 02, 2017 10:25PM
Well I'll see. Already have a trip/vacation planned for Charlotte NC in july. Girlfriends cousin is getting married and also treating it like my own vacation.
I will see what I can do but that does sound like a blast.
I'd fly to not waste precious vacation days from work in a car, so if have to think long and hard which to bring because space is limited in luggage.
It does sound like a blast though!!



Stefan (Michigan)

Nokta Fors Relic 7x11", 5.5x10"DD, 5", 5.5x10 Concentric


Makro Racer 2 - 7x11", 5.5x10", 5" DD


:tesoro: Mojave
:tesoro: Deleon - Troy shadow super 7",
:tesoro: Compadre 8
:tesoro: Compadre 5.75
:tesoro: Bandido II Micromax
:tesoro: Outlaw
:tesoro: Cibola- GB/all metal toggle mod
:tesoro: Vaquero
:tesoro: Cutlass Micromax 8

Lots of coils

*Not listed in any special order*

Tools:
Garrett carrot, lesche shovel, Killer B Wasps, my bare hands

Re: Anyone in the northern metro Detroit area that wants to hunt?
Posted by: dan b
Date: February 07, 2017 03:18PM
I'm in, I'm just across the river in Windsor.

Dan



Current detectors:
:garrett: ATPro
Previously owned: :tesoro:, :garrett:, :fisher: , :teknetics:, :minelab:, and :whites:

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Re: Anyone in the northern metro Detroit area that wants to hunt?
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: February 08, 2017 03:08AM
In on Monte's invite or my question about hunting here?



Stefan (Michigan)

Nokta Fors Relic 7x11", 5.5x10"DD, 5", 5.5x10 Concentric


Makro Racer 2 - 7x11", 5.5x10", 5" DD


:tesoro: Mojave
:tesoro: Deleon - Troy shadow super 7",
:tesoro: Compadre 8
:tesoro: Compadre 5.75
:tesoro: Bandido II Micromax
:tesoro: Outlaw
:tesoro: Cibola- GB/all metal toggle mod
:tesoro: Vaquero
:tesoro: Cutlass Micromax 8

Lots of coils

*Not listed in any special order*

Tools:
Garrett carrot, lesche shovel, Killer B Wasps, my bare hands

It would be good if danb was in on
Posted by: Monte
Date: February 08, 2017 03:30AM
both of the opportunities:

Be in on a meet-up with you for some hunting in your general area,

and

Be in on a trip to one or more of our 'Welcome-to-Hunt Outings.' The current schedule is for the one in May, based out of Wells, Nevada, to search several Railroad and other Ghost Towns dating from about 1868 to last use about the latter 1930's to early '40s. Or the one in June to search a few Gold Mining Ghost Towns between my town of Vale, Oregon and Baker City, Oregon that had their start back to about 1863. We might even get a 3rd WTHO in this year. :)

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:
Nokta:
Impact w/7" C., Impact w/5X9½ DD, Relic w/5" DD, Relic w/5½X10 C., Relic w/7X11 DD, CoRe w/'OOR' DD and CoRe w/7X11 DD
Tesoro:
Vaquero w/6" C., Bandido II µMAX w/6" C., Silver Sabre µMAX w/6" C. and Mojave w/7" C.

Other Specialty Use Detectors from:
Compass, Makro, Nokta, Tesoro and White's
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand, NOT in my order of preference for use. Additional search coils on-hand in accessory bags.

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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Re: It would be good if danb was in on
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: February 08, 2017 03:51AM
Cool Monte I'll see what I can do about the meetups :-)

And Dan, did you mean you wanted to hunt here or make it to one of the meetups?

Those do sound really fun.
Also seems like I'd be using frequency shift with my racer or my relic with all the others that will no doubt have those detectors hHa



Stefan (Michigan)

Nokta Fors Relic 7x11", 5.5x10"DD, 5", 5.5x10 Concentric


Makro Racer 2 - 7x11", 5.5x10", 5" DD


:tesoro: Mojave
:tesoro: Deleon - Troy shadow super 7",
:tesoro: Compadre 8
:tesoro: Compadre 5.75
:tesoro: Bandido II Micromax
:tesoro: Outlaw
:tesoro: Cibola- GB/all metal toggle mod
:tesoro: Vaquero
:tesoro: Cutlass Micromax 8

Lots of coils

*Not listed in any special order*

Tools:
Garrett carrot, lesche shovel, Killer B Wasps, my bare hands

Re: Anyone in the northern metro Detroit area that wants to hunt?
Posted by: dan b
Date: February 08, 2017 05:01AM
Hunt in the Detroit area. The last time I did that was on Belle Isle around 1991, I found an old concession stand and dug a few keepers.I also worked the front grass around the old casino, but there wasn't much there, I do the "Slow Roll" bike rides on Monday evenings and I'm always watching for places to detect even though I know it's unlikely I would muster up the courage (or foolishness) to give it a try without some type of protection. Biking through some of those neighborhoods with 5000 other people is a lot different than being in the park by yourself with your eyes pointed down and hearing obstructed with headphones!

But Sterling Heights seems like it would be a lot safer. I've been in that area numerous times, just not swinging a detector,

Dan



Current detectors:
:garrett: ATPro
Previously owned: :tesoro:, :garrett:, :fisher: , :teknetics:, :minelab:, and :whites:

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Re: Anyone in the northern metro Detroit area that wants to hunt?
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: February 08, 2017 09:52PM
I agree. Most areas aren't safe in the Detroit area but we are at the least in Sterling heights 10 miles north and around 7 miles west of Detroit.
But it's a nicer area. You said you've been there and it's a decent size city and there are over 30 parks and parks and recreation Dept here gave me permission for all of them.
I see myself visiting more this summer. Didn't have much time left once I was given permission.



Stefan (Michigan)

Nokta Fors Relic 7x11", 5.5x10"DD, 5", 5.5x10 Concentric


Makro Racer 2 - 7x11", 5.5x10", 5" DD


:tesoro: Mojave
:tesoro: Deleon - Troy shadow super 7",
:tesoro: Compadre 8
:tesoro: Compadre 5.75
:tesoro: Bandido II Micromax
:tesoro: Outlaw
:tesoro: Cibola- GB/all metal toggle mod
:tesoro: Vaquero
:tesoro: Cutlass Micromax 8

Lots of coils

*Not listed in any special order*

Tools:
Garrett carrot, lesche shovel, Killer B Wasps, my bare hands

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