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Old 07-20-2012, 01:35 PM
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If anyone is near Elgin IL and would be willing to teach a person new to the hobby, let me know! I live right near Wing Park in Elgin...

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Old 07-20-2012, 11:20 PM
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Welcome to the forum. I'm a couple hours west of you but there are a lot of Illini here on the forum, including people in the Elgin area. Someone from around there will respond.

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Old 07-20-2012, 11:24 PM
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Hello Warner, welcome to the forum. I live in Geneva and would be willing to meet sometime to hunt.
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:06 AM
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Hello Warner, welcome to the forum. I live in Geneva and would be willing to meet sometime to hunt.
Good deal. At this point I'd be watching, as I don't have a detector yet. I'm probably going to sell something from one of my other hobbies to pay for a detector.

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Old 07-21-2012, 12:09 AM
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Welcome to the forum. I'm a couple hours west of you but there are a lot of Illini here on the forum, including people in the Elgin area. Someone from around there will respond.
A couple hours West of me? That would be Wisconsin or Iowa! Hehe....

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Old 07-21-2012, 12:15 AM
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Hey, Im a town or 2 over in schaumburg. I have been to lords park and wing as well. Tough hunting cause they get hit hard. Everyone and thier brother hit lords park cause of the lords park treasure that was supposedly burried there.

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Old 07-21-2012, 01:19 AM
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Hey, Im a town or 2 over in schaumburg. I have been to lords park and wing as well. Tough hunting cause they get hit hard. Everyone and thier brother hit lords park cause of the lords park treasure that was supposedly burried there.
I grew up in Schaumburg....my parents still live there in fact.
Wing Park gets hit hard, too? Not that I hang out there, but I've only ever seen one guy there before. I never heard about the "Lord's Park Treasure"....interesting. I would think the high schools could be productive, esp Elgin High....it's been there FOREVER.

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Old 07-21-2012, 06:49 PM
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I grew up in Schaumburg....my parents still live there in fact.
Wing Park gets hit hard, too? Not that I hang out there, but I've only ever seen one guy there before. I never heard about the "Lord's Park Treasure"....interesting. I would think the high schools could be productive, esp Elgin High....it's been there FOREVER.

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I never hit the highschool before, yah both parks get detected.

The hard thing is the trash I carry a kids sand bucjet with me and when at lords I filled it up 3 and half times when I was there. The place is just covered in trash.

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A couple hours West of me? That would be Wisconsin or Iowa! Hehe....

Thanks for the welcome Mike,

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Well, Wisconsin would be north of you. I'm about 30 miles from Iowa.

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Hey all can't wait til tomorrow wanna do a head count? My friend Fred and I are gonna be there.

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Old 08-17-2012, 04:57 PM
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I'm in

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Old 08-17-2012, 08:49 PM
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I'm in....at least for a couple of hours.

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PS - Does everyone know how to find Wing Park? I have a suggestion for the very first area to check.

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Old 08-17-2012, 08:56 PM
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I know where it is where yah thinkin?

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Old 08-17-2012, 10:00 PM
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If we park right in front where the golfing building is, there's a field right there and a group of trees where people are ALWAYS hanging out. I think the first place we should check is all around those trees. It might make sense to search the west side of the field, too, as there is almost always a group of people playing pickup soccer games there.....just an idea.

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Old 08-17-2012, 10:46 PM
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I am in, Loaded up and ready, Wing Park is fine with me

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Old 08-17-2012, 10:52 PM
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I'm sure I can find it

I used to spend a lot of time in Elgin back when I was young...

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Old 08-18-2012, 12:49 AM
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Just found out my wife is starting at 8am instead of 1pm (hours got changed just tonight)! I can make it earlier if the rest of you can. If not, no big deal....I'll just show up at 1:30 as planned. Let me know....don't mean to come up with this at the last minute, so no big deal either way.

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If you guys head out earlier lmk know I can be there.

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Old 08-18-2012, 12:03 PM
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If you guys head out earlier lmk know I can be there.

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Me too...Warner has my number so I'm up for anything past like 11:30...

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Old 08-18-2012, 12:10 PM
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Cool I am gonna get there round noon.

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