Club Hunt Sites / Suggestions Jan 10, 2003 23:52:16 GMT -5
Post by Steve in Santa Clara on Jan 10, 2003 23:52:16 GMT -5
As the just elected Hunt Coordinator for the San Jose Club, I'm looking for suggestions.
We're all been to Club Hunts, and in the back of our minds, thought of a few things that we wished that the Hunt Coordinator could-a, would-a, or should-a done.
Now is the time to express them!
If you have any ideas - suggestions - I would appreciate. Those that know me - know that nothing is too extreme for me.
And - even if you're not a member of the San Jose Club - chime in !
As a baseline, we're always looking for hunt locations that are:
-Reasonably easy to get to, not too far away (within say 1 hour drive - at most!!)
-A picnic area with BBQs / Tables
-With nearby / next to an area that would be appropriate for Metal Detecting Hunts.
My understanding is that State Beaches are somewhat of a "No No"... unless one is sneeky. (Rick - great job!)
But, I do love State Park / Beaches. (Eric - suggestions on "How to?" or who to talk with?
Ideas on alternate prizes, other than coins, etc -- would be great. I hear that the "Jimmy Sierra figure" is still looking for a home - eh ? I would love to see that as a rotational trophy for the person with the MOST targets at each hunt.... !
I've seen actual hunts where they have tossed out over 2,000 Real Silver Rosies and more! I've seen hunts with 25+ detectors being given away... (then again, they had $80 entry fees and about 200 participants!) Categories for those under 15 that want to detect, and can complete in their own class. You get the idea. Nothing too complicated - but just fun and interesting.
Understand, there's NOTHING wrong with a standard hunt - they're great in and of themself. They were designed and perfected by others wiser. Or learn from experience.
I want to build on their experience and try and take it a step further.
There are some great ideas out there for things to do, and I would love to hear them.
Steve - Hunt Coordinator '03
Treasure Hunters Society - Santa Clara Valley