Post By Keppy
Aug 19, 2013, 07:27 AM
Ideas on good spots In Western Pa, near Pittsburgh
Are there any good places for a Newbie to start hunting near Pittsburgh?
Aug 19, 2013 07:27 AM
Aug 19, 2013, 08:39 AM
Until someone pipes in - you might consider browsing Sub-Forums: Pennsylvania for information (i.e., clubs, hunts, finds, legends, maps, etc.) directly related to Pennsylvania.
Aug 21, 2013, 11:14 PM
Duquesne's campus. That would have to be one awesome place to look. Since we both know that's not going to happen, how far out do you live from Pittsburgh? You can try parks ( if its allowed) or old homesteads / farms ( with permission)
Aug 22, 2013, 12:27 AM
I'm about 20 mins north of PGH and tend to stay out of Allegheny county parks. City park might be ok, but the rules for county parks are ridiculous although Boyce might be accessible with a permit. Same with North Park
Aug 22, 2013, 07:17 AM
Aug 22, 2013, 02:56 PM
hey pitts hunter Im from mercer, pa. Ive been trying to locate different places myself again Im a recreation hobbiest. But I will tell you the place I have been, in sharon,pa The Buhl Park im sure its been searched over alot but thats a place Ive found quarters, knickels, dimes, pennies, but nothing older than the 50's what else have searched by the shenango dam, there's a true story about a gentleman that has found gold in a stream in greenville, pa. Anyway please contact me back keep in touch, 49er12
Aug 23, 2013, 06:24 AM
I'm going up to my camp (Pymatuning) this weekend to MD, I'll let you know how it goes, I have a few paces I would like to try in the NorthIlls area.
Originally Posted by 49er12
Feb 01, 2014, 09:54 AM
You might consider attending a meeting of the Pittsburgh Past Finders. We meet in the Northland Public Library the first Monday of every month from 7 to 9 pm. They're a bunch of old fogies, but they're neat old fogies. They have two or three seeded hunts per year. In addition, the club has permission to hunt in all Allegheny County parks. Silver is rare, but you can always come up with a handful of change from 1970 to date.
My most consistent success is knocking on doors in old neighborhoods. Permission to hunt is given a little over 50% of the time and I average at least one silver coin per house. Good luck.
Life: the adventure continues
Feb 01, 2014, 10:36 AM
IT COULD BE A VALUABLE PRIZE "YOU NEVER KNOW"
Put it this way if anyone knows of a good spot they will not tell any body about it….
"...Let no one know what,were or when..."
Feb 01, 2014, 10:43 AM
Looks to be a fair number of frontier forts and Indian camps/towns to the SE and SW of Pittsburgh. I suppose Fort Pitt is off limits? LOL
Feb 01, 2014, 11:21 AM
There's more forts than you can imagine in SW PA. I live about a mile off of what was once the Forbes Trail, and I know of 4 fort sites within 20 miles of me. All are on privately owned land. Look for old maps of the area and find out where things once were.
Feb 08, 2014, 11:09 PM
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