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Heads-up: AMDA at Laughlin in October

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All I know at this point Laughlin AMDA hunt is a go... The same field as last year,

The same weekend as last year... I have no details as I need to get a hardcopy.

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dutch john,

Got a letter from Carolyn & she said the first hunt is on Fri. 10/23/09 at 3:00 PM. There will be six hunts through out Sun..

Believe she said that the super package [all six hunts] was $175.00 for member's.

Of course you can pick and choose the hunts that you would like to be in. The sooner you sign up & pay, the cheaper it is.

There is a bit more but thats it in a nut shell.

Hope to see you there. Maybe we can kick John B's butt. :rolleyes: Maybe we should take a hacksaw and cut that big "ol" long coil of his in half.

Bob T.

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Well... I just got a hunt package... I plan on attending the main hunt on

Sunday... and a smaller one on Saturday to check out the field...

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Hey Dutch,

I'll be there also, lord willing and the creeks don't rise & we sure been having plenty of that around here.

I think that I will take the whole package. Fri., Sat. & Sunday.

Don't know if the old bones will stand up under the strain or not.

See you there.

Bob T.

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Colorado Bob... The hunt is not very well advertised this year

If you or someone reading this thead could add more detail

about the how and whens it could be most helpful...

As it seems to stand right now it is not advertised in the "trade

magazines." Also, it seems that at this date some of the

other organizations will also be putting on their advertised

events about this time... Actually... as an example Valley

Prospectors will be putting on their Rendevous on the same

weekend... their seeded hunt will even be on the same

Sunday as AMDA main event.... And Valleys hunt was pretty good

last year.

If anyone has a scanner or can post the information... I

can't... it would be great...

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Dutch John

Here is all I could find on the Rendezvous...... AZ

LAUGHLIN 2009!

AMDA’s Annual Rendezvous & Treasure Hunt Weekend for 2009 is tentatively scheduled for October 23, 24, and 25, 2009, in Laughlin, Nevada, subject to approval by the Clark County Chamber of Commerce. The hunt site again is located at the corner of Woodbury and Thomas Edison Drives, in Laughlin, approximately ½ miles West of Casino Drive. Watch this webpage for the hunt flyer that you will be able to download and more details as we approach hunt time. The Colorado River Treasure Seekers (CRTS) based out of Bullhead City, Arizona, have graciously volunteered again to support our hunts by preparing the field and planting the coins.

AMDA’s staff will seek out local hobbyists for field support to limit travel expenses when needed. Our thanks go to those hobbyists who do support our events. AMDA is a service and non-profit organization that operates for the enjoyment of the hobby in metal detecting across the country. We hope you and your friends will continue to support us. Please contact us, if you have further questions.

WORD TO THE WISE: Because of the current instability of our US economy, we suggest you take out trip cancellation insurance, in the event AMDA has to change, alter, or cancel an activity.

Thank you,

Carolyn Garrett, AMDA’s Chairperson

Cgarrett71@hughes.net; phone: (719) 749-0134

2009 LAUGHLIN RENDEZVOUS Flyer - Download Here

Copyright © 2002 All Rights Reserved

American Metal Detecting Association

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Dutch John

Here is a little more that I found.AZ

2009 CHANGES

THE USA CHALLENGE WILL REMAIN A COMPETITION HUNT BUT WILL USE A

STAGGERED PAYOUT SYSTEM. EIGHTY PERCENT OF THE MONIES

COLLECTED WILL BE PAID OUT. THE REMAINING TWENTY PERCENT WILL

BE USED TO PURCHASE THE SILVER ROUNDS AWARDED AS TOKEN PRIZES.

HUNTERS WILL BE RANKED BY THE NUMBER OF TARGETS RECOVERED AND

THERE WILL BE NO TIES. YOUR RANKING WILL DETERMINE YOUR

ELIGIBILITY FOR SPECIFIC CASH PRIZES. LAST YEAR PRIZES WERE

AWARDED TO THE TOP TEN HUNTERS. THIS YEAR WE WILL HAVE 39 CASH

PRIZES, EXCEPT FOR THE FIRST AND LAST PLACE FINISHERS. ALL OTHER

CASH PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED BY DRAWING. WE HAD EVERY INTENTION

OF DROPPING THIS HUNT BUT A COMMENT FROM JOAN APT CAUSED US TO

RETHINK THE PAYOUT STRUCTURE AND TO HOLD IT THIS YEAR. THE LIST

OF TEAMS FOR THE AMDA CHALLENGE HUNT WILL BE AVAILABLE ON

SATURDAY MORNING PRIOR TO THE FIRST HUNT. TEAMS WILL BE

COMPOSED OF HUNTERS SELECTED RANDOMLY. THIS YEAR TEAM CAPTAINS

WILL COLLECT THE TARGETS FROM THEIR TEAM AND TURN THEM IN. THIS

CHANGE WAS PROMPTED BY COMMENTS RECEIVED AFTER LAST YEARS

HUNT.

HUNT RULES

*ALL HUNTS EXCEPT THE AMDA BIG MONEY HUNT WILL BE 30 MINUTES IN

LENGTH. THE AMDA BIG MONEY HUNT WILL BE 60 MINUTES IN LENGTH.

*HUNTS WILL BE HELD, RAIN OR SHINE. *HUNT BADGES MUST BE WORN ON

THE HUNT FIELD AT ALL TIMES. *ALL HUNTERS MUST WEAR EARPHONES.

*PIN POINTERS AND SAND SCOOPS ARE PERMITTED. *NO SHOVELS, HOLE

HOGS OR LARGE DIGGING TOOLS WILL BE PERMITTED. *ALL HOLES MUST

BE FILLED. *HUNTERS MUST PHYSICALLY LEAVE THE HUNT FIELD TO

CHANGE DETECTORS – ANYONE CAUGHT VIOLATING THIS RULE WILL

EITHER BE EVICTED FROM THE HUNT OR PENALIZED HUNT TIME. *ANY TIE

WILL BE RESOLVED BY CUTTING CARDS WITH THE ACE CONSIDERED THE

HIGHEST CARD AND THERE WILL BE NO WILD CARDS. *ALL DECISIONS OF

THE HUNTMASTER ARE FINAL!

2009 HUNT FEES & PRIZE SCHEDULE

EARLY BIRD: MINIMUM 30 HUNTERS. PRIZES 1ST $75.00, 2ND $50.00, 3RD $25.00 AND

TOKENS FOR SILVER DOLLARS.

8/01/09 – 09/25/09 9/26/09 – 10/10/09 AFTER 10/11/09

AMDA MEMBER: $35.00 $40.00 $45.00

OTHER: $40.00 $45.00 $50.00

SILVER ROUND AND DOLLAR HUNT: MINIMUM REQUIREMENT 40 HUNTERS. PRIZES

SILVER ROUNDS AND SILVER DOLLARS.

8/01/09 – 09/25/09 9/26/09 – 10/10/09 AFTER 10/11/09

AMDA MEMBER: $30.00 $35.00 $40.00

OTHER: $35.00 $40.00 $45.00

USA CHALLENGE: MINIMUM REQUIREMENT 40 HUNTERS. PRIZE MONEY WILL BE

AWARDED ON A STAGGERED BASIS. TOKENS PLANTED FOR SILVER ROUNDS.

8/1/09 – 09/25/09 9/26/09 – 10/10/09 AFTER 10/11/09

AMDA MEMBER: $25.00 $30.00 $35.00

OTHER: $30.00 $35.00 $40.00

DIMES AND DOLLAR HUNT: MINIMUM REQUIREMENT 40 HUNTERS. PRIZES WILL BE

SILVER DOLLARS.

8/1/09 – 09/25/09 9/26/09 – 10/10/09 AFTER 10/11/09

AMDA MEMBER: $25.00 $30.00 $35.00

OTHER: $30.00 $35.00 $40.00

AMDA TEAM CHALLENGE HUNT: MINIMUM REQUIREMENT 40 HUNTERS. THE TOP

PRIZE WILL BE $200.OO. ADDITIONAL PRIZES WILL INCLUDE SILVER DOLLARS AND

SILVER ROUNDS.

8/1/09 – 09/25/09 9/26/09 – 10/10/09 AFTER 10/11/09

AMDA MEMBER: $30.00 $35.00 $40.00

OTHER: $40.00 $45.00 $50.00

AMDA BIG MONEY HUNT: MINIMUM REQUIREMENT 50 HUNTERS. PRIZES: TOP

PRIZE - $500.00! OTHER PRIZES – TOKENS PLANTED FOR CASH PRIZES, GOLD COINS,

SILVER DOLLARS AND SILVER ROUNDS.

8/1/09 – 09/25/09 9/26/09 – 10/10/09 AFTER 10/11/09

AMDA MEMBER: $65.00 $75.00 $85.00

OTHER: $75.00 $85.00 $95.00

SPECIAL PACKAGES

SUPER PACKAGE OF ALL 6 HUNTS: AMDA MEMBER $175.00; ALL OTHERS $225.00.

PAYMENT INFO

IF YOU ARE NOT AN AMDA MEMBER YOU CAN HUNT AT THE LOWEST RATE BY

ADDING THE TEN DOLLAR MEMBERSHIP FEE TO YOUR TOTAL WHEN SENDING IN

YOUR PAYMENT. DO NOT MAIL PAYMENTS AFTER OCTOBER 10, 2009 BUT PAY IN

CASH AT THE HUNT SITE.

CONTACT INFO

THERE MAY BE AN INSTANCE WHERE BERNARD MAY NEED TO CONTACT YOU.

PLEASE PLACE YOUR PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS ON THE ENTRY FORM.

GAS CRISIS – HIGHER GAS PRICES ARE HERE TO STAY, THUS IT’S TIME TO CONSIDER

RIDE SHARING! SEE YOU IN LAUGHLIN, BERNARD GRABOWSKI, HUNTMASTE

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AZBirddog... Great posts... Can you or somebody post the name, time, and cost of

each hunt for anyone needing more information... It would take a lot of time for

me to two-finger type the information and likely make mistakes...

Six hunts are listed. One at 3pm on Friday. Four on Saturday and one on Sunday.

For the lowest rate the money must be paid by 9/25/09... Also it is less if the $10

annual membership fee is sent in with the hunt fees.

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Well... I have sent my money in. Entered a hunt on Saturday to "test the field."

Also the "big event" on Sunday morning...

Likely I will come alone. My wife Gloria is the "sitter" for two of our great-grandkids.

It would be rush-rush if she came...

I have been entering "pay/fee" events since 1974. Back then they were well attended.

Hundreds lined up to go at the start of a hunt... Hope to see "you'al" there.

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Dutch,

Already sent my money. Think I'm going to attemp all six hunts. By Sun. I may wish that I had not done that.

Another thing to think about is the Day-light Savings time. It was mentioned in their letter.

I think that it may change on Sat. night, if so that will effect the start time on Sun. morning. So beware, all you guys who will do the town on Sat. night. :D:o

Bob T.

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Well... You are really into it. But by buying the package you can pick

and choose to miss an event as still beat the individual costs of the total

signups...

The two "challenge" hunts on Saturday may push you a bit. The team

challenge one could be a real challenge, so you need to be at your best for

this one as your "randomly selected" team partner may be real agressive

and out to win... Other than that you can set your pace...

Depending upon the planted target density... which may be "scattered," possibly

(then) a "bigfoot" type of coil will give an edge... However, this may depend upon

the individual hunts. Crosstalk could be a problem in a "high" target density

planted field...

I'm slow and have a balance problem over uneven ground... I go to meet old

friends... but over the past few years our ranks have thinned.

Many of the "addicts" were in the central and eastern states and attend other

events. It seems that fewer of my local club members will be going.

If anyone reading this thread wishes to attend. Cory Dupay is the web-master

(punch in <cdupee2002@gmail.com>) and Bernards cell phone (916) 949 1787

If anyone reading this thread will be there... Keep in mind I'm hearing challenged

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