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  1. #1
    us
    Mar 2009
    Nashville, TN
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    Going to a "seeded hunt" Saturday...any tips or advice?

    On Saturday 10/16/10 my metal detecting club is having it's annual "seeded" hunt. In case you don't know what that is, it's where targets are planted by club members for us to find. There are several contests all day long and a nice meal at lunchtime. There will be coins, tokens and relics. The tokens will be traded in for prizes. This will be my first seeded hunt. Any advice or tips will be greatly appreciated.
    "Us boys' all took a small part in the fracas."...Sam R. Watkins, CSA, Company "Aytch".

  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2010
    NC
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    Re: Going to a "seeded hunt" Saturday...any tips or advice?

    Hurry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    "There comes a time in every rightly constructed boys life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure" Mark Twain"

  3. #3
    us
    Jan 2008
    Morristown, Tennessee
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    Re: Going to a "seeded hunt" Saturday...any tips or advice?

    Hunt fast and don't spend any time looking at what you found. Just put what you find away and keep hunting. At the end of the hunt then you can look at what you have. Remember they are only planting so many finds so you are competing with other club members to find as many as you can. Club hunts are a lot of fun and a good way to get some fast silver. Let us know how you did.

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    Feb 2007
    Bradenton, Fl
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    Re: Going to a "seeded hunt" Saturday...any tips or advice?

    only dig shallow targets. I use my pinpointer on top of the ground and it makes it so easy to then find the targets.
    Debby

  5. #5
    us
    Oct 2007
    Northern, OH
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    Re: Going to a "seeded hunt" Saturday...any tips or advice?

    Remember this is a seeded hunt. Al targets will be on top of the ground. You should not have to dig for anything if you are in a park. Now if you are on a beach make sure you have your sand scoop with you. Hunt fast and good luck. Let us know how you do.....Matt
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  6. #6
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    Hey! I found a .........

    Jul 2006
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    Re: Going to a "seeded hunt" Saturday...any tips or advice?

    Speed is the name of this game! Go as fast as you physically can go. I look like a lunatic when I competition hunt.
    Metal detecting: Getting up at the break of dawn to experience the thrill of the unknown.

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    us
    Jul 2006
    Florida
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    Re: Going to a "seeded hunt" Saturday...any tips or advice?

    Speed, Speed, Speed....... ..................... Also a multifreq detector is a HUGE advantage. I picked up the Fisher 1235X just for seeded hunt. It has multiple freqencies in .5 intervals on a knob I can move while detecting if I pick up any interference from other detectors which you will....If it is a beach hunt, pick up a sand basket, it is well worth it......
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  8. #8
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    May 2010
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    Re: Going to a "seeded hunt" Saturday...any tips or advice?

    Other than for attracting youth/newcomers to the hobby, what is the point of this? It's like fishing in a pond stocked the week before with trout that will not survive anyway. I don't get it. Just sayin....

  9. #9
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    us
    Jul 2006
    Florida
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    Re: Going to a "seeded hunt" Saturday...any tips or advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigcreekdad
    Other than for attracting youth/newcomers to the hobby, what is the point of this? It's like fishing in a pond stocked the week before with trout that will not survive anyway. I don't get it. Just sayin....
    Usually tokens are buried for prizes.....I attended the last 4 years of the Great Southern Beach Shootout and they were a blast. 7 seeded hunts spread over 3 days with over $15,000 in prizes included a $5000 first prize.....Unfortunately they are no longer held but they were a lot of fun.....

    PLEASE READ OUR RULES. CLICK HERE TO READ ------> TreasureNet.com Rules

    USAF Intelligence 1967-1971

    I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."

    No Expiration Date!


    2nd Amendment
    "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed"

    Si vis pacem, para bellum "If you want peace, prepare for war!


    I excercise my right to keep and bear arms 24/7/365

  10. #10
    us
    Jan 2008
    Morristown, Tennessee
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    Re: Going to a "seeded hunt" Saturday...any tips or advice?

    I see you are in Nashville. I used to belong to the MTMDC when I lived there. Great club. You will have a blast there. That is a great bunch of hunters you have there. Just remember to move fast and collect as many targets as possible. We all can't wait to hear how your first club hunt goes. Our club hunt is next weekend. At our last hunt I found over 40 silver coins. Most were mercs, barbers and quarters. I did get one peace dollar and some halves. Well worth my $25 entry fee. Have fun. That is what it is all about.

  11. #11
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    monty

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    Sand Springs, OK
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    Re: Going to a "seeded hunt" Saturday...any tips or advice?

    big creek, I try to hunt all the local club hunts around here just for the practice and fun of it. It is usually very competative and there are a lot of neat prizes. It also gives me the opportunity to meet many new friends and enjoy the company of those with like interests. A few times I have got into a really good hunting location by being invited by people I have met at the seeded hunts. And perhaps more importantly, it makes a few bucks for the sponsoring club. Try it, you'll like it. Monty
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  12. #12
    us
    Jan 2008
    Morristown, Tennessee
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    Re: Going to a "seeded hunt" Saturday...any tips or advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Monty
    big creek, I try to hunt all the local club hunts around here just for the practice and fun of it. It is usually very competative and there are a lot of neat prizes. It also gives me the opportunity to meet many new friends and enjoy the company of those with like interests. A few times I have got into a really good hunting location by being invited by people I have met at the seeded hunts. And perhaps more importantly, it makes a few bucks for the sponsoring club. Try it, you'll like it. Monty
    I agree. Club hunts are a lot of fun and a great way to to get some extra coinage. Naturally we all would like to find them in the field while we are hunting but it is still a great thrill to compete in a club hunt once or twice a year and find some additional silver. A lot of clubs give away new metal detectors as prizes as well.

  13. #13
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    May 2010
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    Re: Going to a "seeded hunt" Saturday...any tips or advice?

    Excellent points, especially about meeting fellow hunters. I stand corrected!

 

 

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