Parks to hunt in Sprinfield area?

history_buff

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Hey...I dont post too often...Not often enough.I dont live in Springfield anymore.Used to live in Bolivar and Ozark at one time.Have you ever tried Zagoni park? There was a skirmish there.Its dont off of scenic I think? :icon_scratch:..I always thought with a good sized search coil Just maybe theres some stuff still lurking and to boot maybe if you knock on some doors around it with a disarming smile you can detect close to it too?.......Don
 

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Hey Don thanks for the tip. Ive not heard of that park but Bran and I will definately look into to it.
 

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I've heard of the park... I've been to the park... I have not detected at the park.
This I have heard though,
http://www.uhnaspringfieldmo.com/phelpsgrovepark-haunted

I've parked with some friends back during my first or second year of college, with our headlights pointing at the mentioned bridge... then shut off the lights. We're pretty sure we saw her...

I didn't realize the park had that much history though. It might be worth checkin' out!

Bran <><
 

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Hey guys, i live up in Buffalo. I have never really hunted the springfield parks/area. If you guys get together sometime and feel like some company lemme know, i would be interested in joining ya. I wasnt really sure if we could dig in the parks or not myself, but thats good to know.
 

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We'll definately get ahold of ya Horn. Once the weather gets warmer Ill try to be out almost every weekend. :icon_thumleft:
 

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Thanks man. I didnt get to get out as much this last year as i would have otherwise liked, but I plan on this year being different. Went out the last two weekends, to an hold turn on the century foundation on the back of my dads land (nothing yet). I just got my new Cortez today, so i'm gung ho to go again.
 

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Y'all need to check out a club meeting sometime, lots of people to hunt with and share hunt site's with. Meeting's are the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm. at the New Beginnings Church on farm road 368. Just turn north on Golden off Republic Road, go about 1/2 mile and turn west on Farm road 368, the Church is down about 1/2 mile on the right. Farm Road 368 is basically in between Republic Road and West Battlefield. Our new Detecting 101 class starts up at the next meeting. Drop by and check it out what we are finding around here. The classes are free. Tim
 

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I might try and get out there. I've been thinking about it for a while... thanks for the invite Tim. :)

Bran <><
 

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Hey Bran sorry it took me so long to get to the thread, Ive been workin my but off. Good I guess ??? Ya those were some neat bullets. I have found some similar to those on my parents property. I also think they might be modern. What area was that? I would definately go to the 417 relic hunter meetings but I work Mon- Fri day and night. Usually have the weekends off but the weather always seems to ruin that for now. Ill probly only work days come this summer and Id definately go with ya to the meetings, I think they'd be awsome. Well lets hope for some more of those 70 degree days. :thumbsup: Josh
 

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Yeah, Nick said he thought they were modern wad-cutter bullets when he looked at 'em. Oh well, they were still really fun to dig up... especially so many! It was actually over at Nathaneal Greene, believe it or not... and in the midst of looking for info on the park, I found an 1863 map overlay for the Battle of Springfield... with the forts marked out, as well as skirmishes and such. I got on my LiveMap account and put pushpins in all the spots, some are right on a couple parks by MSU. I may get out when it warms up. And yeah, if I'm here over the Summer, maybe we can swing some of those meetings. Try not to get worn out with work in the meantime! :)

Bran <><
 

Norris

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Hey Guys & Gals; Just a little correction. 417 Relic Hunters meeting site is New Beginning Church on Farm Road 168 not on "368 " a previously posted. Metal Detecting 101 Classes start at 6:30pm on the 1st Tue. of each month. Take Golden street south from Battlefield Rd. then, Take Farm Rd. 168 west off Golden street, about 1/4 mi. to the Church.
 

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My dad grew up in Springfield and left there in the mid 40's. I have always wanted to go back there and Metal detect. Listening to his stories about the swimming hole and all of the different farms he worked on. But it is a long ways from Arizona to Missouri. But please keep us posted on what you find, it helps feed the dream of going back.
 

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Hey y'all! Well, I moved back to Florida in 2009 and proceeded to meet my wife (from Springfield) while she was on vacation down here at my church. Needless to say, we dated, got engaged, married and now have 2 kids. But we're all going to be flying up to Springfield for a week to visit her family next month (October). Just wondering if anyone is left from this thread that might be interested doing a little detecting. I'm now using the new Nokta Legend and was thinking of bringing it and my relic gear with me up there. Not sure if I'll detect public spots, or if I can get permission from anyone in my wife's family or my old friends up there to detect their properties. I'd just like to find anything old. 🙏🏽

Bran <><
 

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