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  1. #1
    us
    Jan 2011
    North Eastern Arizona
    X-Terra 70, Fisher F5
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    Newbie going on first hunt!!!!

    Just received my 1st MD last night!!!
    About 6 weeks ago I decided to sell off all of my bass guitar gear and invest in this hobby that I've been interested in since I was a kid. I have been reading on this forum (thanks for all of the great posts) and the web trying to make a good informed decision on what detector to buy. Well after many weeks of contemplation, I went with a Lobo S/T. After all, I live in AZ and wanted a great gold machine and a good coin and relic machine. I think I made the right choice, I'm packing up my youngest boy as I write this and we're heading out on our first hunt. I live in a town of about 3000 people and it was settled in about 1870 by the Mormon pioneers. But before that there have been ancestors of the Spanish that came through here back in the 1400's along with the Navajo, Hopi, and the Apaches.
    I had to laugh though, on my way to the post office to pick up the detector, I saw a guy detecting one of the school fields. I found this ironic because after talking with some old timers from around here, they had mentioned not seeing ANYBODY detecting since the 80's. What's the chance? Anyways plenty for the two of us. I'll post my finds, if I get that lucky, we're headed to an old homesite (with permission) built in about 1895 and nothing but cattle on there since about 1975.

    Wish me luck....
    Bennyg23
    Dear Lord, when I die, please please let my wife have enough sense to sale my toys for what they are really worth and not for what I told her I paid for them!!!

  2. #2
    us
    Jul 2010
    Texas
    Garrett GTP 1350 / Cobra Beach Magnet / Garrett Treasure Ace 300
    511
    8 times

    Re: Newbie going on first hunt!!!!

    Welcome to TNET !

    You will find a lot of wonderful people here ! Look forward to seeing your finds !

    -Tx

    "When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat." Ronald Reagan

  3. #3
    us
    Sep 2007
    N. San Diego County
    Ace 250
    10,318
    40 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Newbie going on first hunt!!!!

    Welcome to the NET and hope you have a great time out there.

  4. #4
    us
    Nov 2008
    Toll Free ~ 855~966~3563
    12,713
    129 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    Re: Newbie going on first hunt!!!!

    Good luck!

    Cover them holes please~

  5. #5
    us
    Mar 2010
    325
    18 times

    Re: Newbie going on first hunt!!!!

    Welcome and good luck on your maiden hunt

  6. #6

    Mar 2005
    Newport PA
    Bounty Hunter Discovery 2200 and ACE 250, AT PRO
    267
    88 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Newbie going on first hunt!!!!

    Good Luck and Have Patience

  7. #7
    ca
    Sep 2009
    South Eastern Ontario
    Tesoro Cibola, Tiger Shark, Fisher F70, Vibra Probe 580
    146
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    Re: Newbie going on first hunt!!!!

    Hi Benny

    Welcome to the hobby. You're going to have years of fun with that Lobo. Great decision on that pick, as I have only heard good reports on it. I own 2 Tesoros and have done extremely well with them, they're great machines, very sensitive and durable too.

    I'm not sure how old your son is, but if he's anywhere at the same age as my 2 oldest kids (9 & 11), you might let him do some of the detecting, as well as locating the item with a pin pointer (pick one up if you haven't, it makes life a lot easier!). I found my kids were mainly excited about the final locating of the object, and also carrrying the items in their own pouch. Due to their lack of strength, the digging just got them frustrated and tired them out too easily.

    Have alot of fun, and remember, the real reward is being out there and enjoying the day and the company that you may be lucky enough to have with you!

    Cheers mate,

    Ralph



  8. #8
    us
    CS IS NEXT

    Nov 2005
    PA-MD
    Garrett Infinium LS,White's MXT's and Surf II Lot's-O-Coil's
    9,003
    940 times
    Relic Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Newbie going on first hunt!!!!

    Best of Luck to ya Benny....There's plenty of people here to answer question's,just ask

  9. #9
    us
    Aug 2010
    San Gabriel/Los angeles Calif.
    tracker iv
    305
    15 times

    Re: Newbie going on first hunt!!!!

    Welcome and good luck to you Benny !
    It's a wonderfully addicting Hobby...Enjoy

    Scott~Sgvalleyman
    Thanks, Scott~Sgvalleyman.

  10. #10
    us
    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
    ace 250
    20,044
    185 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Newbie going on first hunt!!!!

    Welcome to the greatest site on the web
    and to the most awesome hobby in the world
    ALLEN

  11. #11
    us
    Sep 2010
    39

    Re: Newbie going on first hunt!!!!

    have patients... stay confident...... and never forget that the more junk you dig the more goodies you will dig.

    Welcome to this very rewarding hobby !!!

    HH and the best of luck

    mikeB

  12. #12
    us
    Jan 2011
    Northern CA
    Garrett ACE 250, Garrett Ace 400, Garrett AT Max, Tesoro Compadre
    330
    6 times

    Re: Newbie going on first hunt!!!!

    Nice finds, yeah once you start to use a little more discrimination you wont find as much trash.....

  13. #13
    us
    Aug 2010
    Colorado
    bounty hunter big bud pro
    692
    96 times

    Re: Newbie going on first hunt!!!!

    Good luck and GO WILD
    Fat, Drunk and Stupid is no way to go through life

  14. #14
    us
    Dec 2007
    Texas, Old River Winfree
    Garrett Ace 250, Garrett 2500, Garrett Scorpion Gold Stinger, Garrett AT PRO, Garrett ADS Master hunter, Garret Pro Pointer.
    2,556
    118 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Newbie going on first hunt!!!!

    Welcome to T-Net. It's always good to have new faces. Good luck, and Happy Hunting

  15. #15
    us
    Jan 2011
    North Eastern Arizona
    X-Terra 70, Fisher F5
    13

    Re: Newbie going on first hunt!!!!

    Sorry if I've all ready posted, I'm trying to figure this out. Hopefully my pics upload...... first pics is of all finds. the small rivet is a Levi Strauss copper rivet, a clock key a lantern base and a big rifle cartridge, I used a dime for size reference.

    Thanks to everyone for the support and comments!!!!

    Bennyg23
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    Dear Lord, when I die, please please let my wife have enough sense to sale my toys for what they are really worth and not for what I told her I paid for them!!!

 

 
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