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    Quote Originally Posted by Honest Samuel View Post
    I been to a coins and tokens hunt over 30 years ago. Fun, but, not worth the money that I had spend.
    I know people who have gone on paid hunts for Civil War relics and spent a small fortune on specialized equipment, transportation costs, food, lodging, etc. just to find a bullet or two. But, they seem to have a great time chasing their dream find, and do it time and time again. All entertainment has a price, and some entertainment is more expensive than others. If a detectorist's success was determined by the value of their finds as compared to the amount spent of finding them, almost all of us would be failures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creskol View Post
    I know people who have gone on paid hunts for Civil War relics and spent a small fortune on specialized equipment, transportation costs, food, lodging, etc. just to find a bullet or two. But, they seem to have a great time chasing their dream find, and do it time and time again. All entertainment has a price, and some entertainment is more expensive than others. If a detectorist's success was determined by the value of their finds as compared to the amount spent of finding them, almost all of us would be failures.
    Yea a DIV or that type of hunt would be fun to try just for the location change and the Experience.

    Guess I expect to much & whats advertised to be at-least 98% True.

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    Heck I gladly drive 1000 miles round trip to hunt with my friends on the East coast. It's not all about the finds, but the camaraderie. I do have a better chance of finding colonial relics and coinage in the original 13 colonies, more so than here in Ohio. I have met some wonderful people through Tnet and plan on meeting and hunting with more in the future.
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    I did a seeded hunt in the mid 80's in SE Michigan. Pretty aggressive crowd - I'd expected to make some hunting buddies there, but it wasn't what I expected - and it was very crowded.

    Seemed like a good way to make friends though....
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    I actually will go to about 3 a year which are held at beaches by clubs. ALL the coins and tokens put down are "seeded". I have found native jewelry and coins at the hunt site. I do not consider these organized competitions as seeded at all. You pay an entry fee, show up, then dash off like mad in a friendly competition to get as much stuff as quick as possible. I haven't experienced anything that could be called deception.

    These things are fun, but they are what they are. Entertainment and competition you pay for. I always get stuff, most of which I don't need anyway, get to meet people and have a fun time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepseekerADS View Post
    I did a seeded hunt in the mid 80's in SE Michigan. Pretty aggressive crowd - I'd expected to make some hunting buddies there, but it wasn't what I expected - and it was very crowded.

    Seemed like a good way to make friends though....
    I have done these type of hunts in the past & expected to meet people & (Maybe) some new hunting areas.
    I must be Ugly or Goofy looking cause for the most part guys seem to have 'Clicks' of 1 or 3 guys that keep to themselves.

    When I make conversation it's real short, or people act as if i'm bothering them.

    There aint many CW relics left in these parts ( or most places) Or old coins for that matter so 'rightfully so I suppose' hunters protect their sites more than their Wives. lol + lot's of New Hunters since the TV shows but that's Cool.

    You just can not find what's been found or was never there, I love the new people with the 'Relic Gleem ' in their eye.
    but
    back to Seeded hunts ...It is like a 'free for all' add heat & humidity ...Not much fun..

    I have to face it most CW areas are protected (for good reasons) , built over, Hunted SUPER Hard & as My buddy 'parsonwalker' once said "the is only a finite number of CW relics out there ,then their gone" this is the case for the most part.

    Ill find a good hunting Buddy someday , As my best one Passed on in 2015 R.I.P. Don McMichael but until then I enjoy hunting alone.
    Happy hunting to everyone.
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