Newbie in WMass

Mojd80

Newbie
May 15, 2021
1
4
Easthampton, Ma
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
I'm Dave.

New to the hobby. Reading a book my daughter (#2) bought, "Metal Detecting for Beginners, 2nd edition" led me to search for sites online. My wife and daughter #3 bought me a cheap MD to start out with and see if I like the hobby, a Bounty Hunter Quick Draw II. I'm currently trying to map out areas to search and learn my MD, and hopefully create enough spark to upgrade in the future. I'm sure I'll be here searching for answers to questions. Haven't found any active clubs in the area, hopefully can locate a "guide" or two to help me learn.

I'm a USAF vet that did 13+ years, got out hoping to join the local FD but they were in the process of budget cuts also so I turned 45 degrees and became a 911 dispatcher and have been here 20+ years. I'm looking toward retirement in 5 or so years so the wife wants me to get a hobby that gets me out of the house! :laughing7::laughing7: I've got 3 daughters and 6 grand kids that we adore.

Dave
 

angelito1

Bronze Member
Jun 3, 2016
1,488
1,235
FLA
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
welcome to Tnet .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. :hello:
 

teleprospector

Silver Member
Jul 8, 2007
3,303
3,812
The Motor City
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
25
Detector(s) used
Extended Sensory Perception, L-rod, Y-rod, pendulum, angle rods, wand.
White's MXT, Garrett Ultra GTA 500, AT Gold, SCUBA Detector Pro Headhunter, Tesoro Sidewinder, Stingray, 2 box-TF900, Fisher TW-6
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Welcome!
Jon from s/e Michigan 8-):cat::occasion14::headbang:
 

HuntH2002

Bronze Member
May 27, 2018
1,681
3,334
San Antonio, TX
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
1
Detector(s) used
2015 Bounty Hunter Discovery 1100 // 2015 Bounty Hunter Ultra Mag Sharpshooter // 2019 Garrett Pro-Pointer AT
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Welcome Dave from Texas :wave:
 

diabolicalbeans

Jr. Member
Oct 30, 2020
70
344
W. Massachusetts
Detector(s) used
Garrett AT Pro
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Hey bud, I’m in Western mass, send me a message and maybe we can get together and do some scanning. I’ve got a few really good spots... As long as you’re not scared of crazy and homeless people LOL!
 

vpnavy

Super Moderator
Staff member
Jun 15, 2008
33,230
16,612
York County, PA (USA)
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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Welcome Aboard! Take a look at Forum: Massachusetts for information (i.e., clubs, etc.) directly related to your state.
 

CASPER-2

Gold Member
Jan 3, 2012
16,863
18,863
NEW ENGLAND
🥇 Banner finds
1
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
6
Detector(s) used
WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Welcome fellow Ma. hunter :icon_thumright:
 

CASPER-2

Gold Member
Jan 3, 2012
16,863
18,863
NEW ENGLAND
🥇 Banner finds
1
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
6
Detector(s) used
WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
ask neighbors, friends, family, co-workers first if they own old farm land or old house first
then maybe old houses for sale - then strangers
ask hunters if they know any cellar holes in woods or old timers in town
i hunted easthampton when i was a kid in the 70s with inexpensive machine
good luck
 

vinnywop

Jr. Member
Oct 9, 2020
47
89
Stafford, VA
Detector(s) used
Teknetics Patriot
Minelab Equinox 800
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Welcome from Fredericksburg, VA. Hope you enjoy MDing.
 
Oct 5, 2014
31,833
35,350
Massachusetts
🥇 Banner finds
1
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
1
Detector(s) used
Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II; Simplex; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
Welcome to the forum! Detecting with daughter is priceless...enjoy! :icon_thumleft:

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!
 

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