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Old 08-01-2016, 11:04 AM
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Default 2016 MTHA Open Hunt (Massachusetts)

The Massachusetts Treasure Hunting Association is hosting its annual OPEN HUNT at Houghton's Pond in the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton, Massachusetts, near Boston. See http://www.masstreasure.com/ for details, map and registration form. Date: October 1st, 2016. This is a Saturday event. You may sign up for the morning hunt, afternoon hunt or for both hunts. It is a "seeded" hunt on a fresh water beach and we have had participants from most New England states for several years.

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Old 08-02-2016, 09:52 PM
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Thanks for sharing ! I plan on hopefully making it this year.
UPDATE. ..the check is in the mail count me in!

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Originally Posted by cellrdwellr View post
Thanks for sharing ! I plan on hopefully making it this year.
UPDATE. ..the check is in the mail count me in!
I'll see you there bud! Gonna print up form at work tomorrow.
You doing both hunts?

Thanks for the info Jim! Looks like a lot of fun.

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I'll see you there bud! Gonna print up form at work tomorrow.
You doing both hunts?

Thanks for the info Jim! Looks like a lot of fun.
Awesome ron looking forward to meeting you! I'll be there from start to finish!

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I will be there as well. Need to keep cellrdwellr out of trouble.

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I will be there as well. Need to keep cellrdwellr out of trouble.
Hahahaha you can protect me from the cows

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I will be there as well. Need to keep cellrdwellr out of trouble.
So you attended last year right? Am I reading this right? We are hunting a beach but we can't use a scoop?!?!

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So you attended last year right? Am I reading this right? We are hunting a beach but we can't use a scoop?!?!
That is correct. There is no need. Nothing is really deeper than an inch or two. You could use your hand just fine. It is sand.

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I'm signed up and ready to go, but 1 question - why am I required to wear an apron?? Am I reading those rules correctly? What kind of apron? Why??
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I'm signed up and ready to go, but 1 question - why am I required to wear an apron?? Am I reading those rules correctly? What kind of apron? Why??
I assume they mean a finds pouch but maybe they want you to use a apron instead of a traditional pouch, IDK.
I guess I will bring an apron too just in case.

https://hw.menardc.com/main/items/me...1RC-2003-M.jpg

I guess this is the type of apron they mean, maybe someone who was there last year can clarify.

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I assume they mean a finds pouch but maybe they want you to use a apron instead of a traditional pouch, IDK.
I guess I will bring an apron too just in case.

https://hw.menardc.com/main/items/me...1RC-2003-M.jpg

I guess this is the type of apron they mean, maybe someone who was there last year can clarify.

I confirmed that this is the exact type recommended. Thanks! Picked one up today for $1.29 at true value.
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I wasn't there last year but this is good to know cause I was just gunna bring my minelab pouch.

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I used my usual finds pouch last year. I wasn't told to wear an "apron". Most people there were using their normal hunting pouches.

I do recommend that people use as small a coil as they can and stay away from the like equipped. Otherwise, it can get quite noisy. That many people swinging near each other creates lots of interference.

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Old 08-26-2016, 02:23 PM
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I used my usual finds pouch last year. I wasn't told to wear an "apron". Most people there were using their normal hunting pouches.

I do recommend that people use as small a coil as they can and stay away from the like equipped. Otherwise, it can get quite noisy. That many people swinging near each other creates lots of interference.
Good to know all I have is a 10x12 lol how many people do you think showed up last year? Is it gunna be crowded or ? I like group hunts but I also like my space, as you know lol

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Good to know all I have is a 10x12 lol how many people do you think showed up last year? Is it gunna be crowded or ? I like group hunts but I also like my space, as you know lol
The beach isn't huge. You won't be tripping over other people, but, you only need to get close to pick up interference.

Not a lot of people showed up last year with Minelabs. Most common were Whites, Garrets, and Tesoros.

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Did one of those hunts in MA when I was just getting started. One of the "hunts" was about a 30' x 5' strip of sand & you had to be the first to collect 3 items & cross the Finish line.. I'd never seen guys swinging like that! I was lucky I didn't lose a foot!

Was a fun time ~ trinkets & prizes for everyone, nothing taken too seriously.

Actually, that's not true. A couple guys took it WAY too seriously ~ the rest of us were just having fun.

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Sent the check today. Look forward to meeting you guys
Should be a lot of fun, will be my first seeded hunt, I am also looking forward to meeting everyone. See you there!

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I'm signed up and ready to go, but 1 question - why am I required to wear an apron?? Am I reading those rules correctly? What kind of apron? Why??
Lol, I dare you to show up in one of these;
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