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#1 dutch john

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 11:52 PM

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.

#2 COLORADO BOB

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 10:00 PM

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.


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#3 dutch john

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 12:19 AM

Colorado Bob... Thank you. As you learn more keep us posted... I'm
waiting for more information.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 10:31 PM

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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Posted 06 September 2009 - 10:43 PM

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.


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#6 dutch john

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 11:05 PM

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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Posted 11 September 2009 - 09:27 PM

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

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IF IT MAKES A NOISE, DIG IT.

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 09:34 PM

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
IF IT MAKES A NOISE, DIG IT.

#9 dutch john

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 12:13 AM

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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Posted 19 September 2009 - 08:08 PM

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.

#11 COLORADO BOB

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 10:26 PM

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


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 03:59 PM

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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Posted 20 September 2009 - 04:12 PM

Sorry.... correction... Bernard's cell phone number is 916-949-1785.




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