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42nd Annual Indian Territory Treasure Hunt Summary


42nd Annual Indian Territory Treasure Hunt, May 25 & 26, 2013

Once again, big thanks to the club as a whole for their continuing support of this hunt.

Thanks to Vickie Owens, with I’m sure a little help from Mike, for doing another great job with the registration & camping fees collection. Mike was also right on top of keeping

the trash emptied. Mike & Wally Dick did an outstanding job on the Detector Fund Raiser ticket sales at the hunt site.

Jim & Carol Nobles did their Traditionally great job at dual service on the prize board and the Buttons & Bows Hunt. Keeping track of the donations for the prize donation

raffle. And doing some great shopping for prizes. Thanks again Jim & Carol. And also a big thanks to all those donating some great prizes to the hunt.

Thanks to Bob Cook for running the Deep Buried Competition, Bob & John Hamilton buried the Deep Buried Compitition. Thanks guys!

And thanks to Huntmasters Cody Reese & Roger Eaton and the crew for the marking and stringing of the fields. Thanks go out to all of you club members and non-club members

that were there stringing, burying, and re-burying.

Thanks to Gary Young for doing a great job of planning on the fly for the Kid’s Hunt, we had 6 Kid’s late entries.

Thanks to all the Bingo! crew; Gary Young for calling the Bingo! Found out Gary was a “professional” Bingo! caller having cut his teeth on calling Bingo! in the Air Force.

Gary Young, Jean & Wally Dick for helping at the Bingo! table with ticket sales and taking in prize donations for Bingo! And calculating the split on the prize money and

combining the cash & donated prizes for the 20 games of Bingo! The last Bingo! game was a Blackout for a Teknetics Eurotek metal detector donated by Chuck Marcum, of Indian

Nations Detectors (918) 906-9912. It was won by Linda Groom of Benbrook, TX who had a pretty good weekend. There were 23 donated prizes to the Bingo! by 11 ITTHC

families; the Dicks, Ehmens, Hayworths, Mitchells, Nobles, Ortegons, Owens, Reeses, Tabers, & Youngs. The Bingo! is another good fund raiser for the ITTHC. Jim Nobles

actually won 2 Bingos! So guess the proverbial “Wait ‘til next year” finally got here for Jim. There were 75 Bingo! players.

Thanks to Bob Freeman on the Gold Coin Fund Raiser. This was Bob’s 36th Annual Gold Coin Raffle. And Bob’s comment was; “Man, we’re getting old”.

Big THANK YOU to Cathy Young for volunteering to head up the concession and doing an OUTSTANDING job! Thanks to Gary Young and the rest of the Young family that

did a great job of getting the concession supplies to the site, you have never seen a mini-van so loaded. Thanks again Young family. And thanks to all those that volunteered

time working in the concession and donating supplies for the concession.

And most of these folks did many other jobs in preparing for and putting on this hunt. And again thanks to all the club members putting in time on the hunt.


Hunt Statistics:

This years 42nd Annual Treasure Hunt was another good one. There were 104 entries total in all the hunts, 93 adult entries and 11 Kids. Entrants came from 8 states: Arkansas, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas. This hunt has been held every year on Memorial Day weekend since 1972

Gold & Copper Hunt:

This hunt was a seperate entry hunt and drew 34 entries. There were painted tokens buried for 1/20 Gold Panda Coins. There were also 1000 Wheat Cents buried in this hunt.

Dollar & Cents Hunt:

The Dollar & Cents Hunt was a separate entry and drew 41 hunters were scrambling to find painted Wheat Cent tokens buried for US Morgan Silver Dollars. In addition there were 1000 Wheat Cents to dig up.

Silver Half Dollar Hunt:

This was a separate entry hunt and there were 51 entries hurrying to find 90% Silver Barber, Walking Liberty, Franklin, & Kennedy Half Dollars that were buried in the field.

Buttons & Bows Hunt:

This is a Women Only hunt for women 16 years old and older. There were 12 women entered scrambling for prize tokens and Silver Mercury Dimes & Golden Dollar Coins.

Deep Buried Competition Hunt:

This is a Competition Hunt where the Quarter size targets (1 point) & the Dime size targets (3 points) are buried 6+ inches deep. The 12 hunters had much easier digging than last year. The top finishers are those with the most points after the 45 minute hunt. And the winners were:

1st Place with 14 points - Lester M. Taylor Esquire, Brookfield, MO

2nd Place with 13 points - John Ehmen, Topeka, KS

3rd Place with 12 points - Tie

D. J. Blackwood, Westmoreland, KS
Ken Fanning, Pawhuska, OK
Chuck Marcum, Broken Arrow, OK

Main Coin/Prize Hunt:

The Main Coin/Prize Hunt had 2000 Silver Mercury Dimes buried in it for the entries to dig. Total value of the coins and prizes in the Main Hunt was $7,100.00+. The value of the coins & prizes in the Main Hunt was over $2500.00 above the total of the entry fees collected for the Main Hunt. There were 110 prize tokens in the Main Hunt.

Some of the big winners in the Main Coin/Prize Hunt were (photo below, scroll to bottom):

Fisher F5 retail value $549.00 made available at a special price by Fisher Metal Detectors (800) 685-5050 won by Bob Avey, Broken Arrow, OK

Garrett ACE 350 retail value $349.95 donated by American Det. Dist. (800) 933-2897 & Garrett Met. Det. (800) 527-4011 won by Cody Reese, Claremore, OK

Teknetics Eurotek retail value $159.00 donated by Indian Nations Detectors (918) 906-9912 of Broken Arrow, OK won by Juan Ortegon, Tulsa, OK

Teknetics Delta 4000 retail value $279.00 donated by Teknetics/First Texas Products (800) 413-4131
won by Teknetics Delta 4000 retail value $donated by Teknetics/First Texas Products won by John Freeman, Sand Springs, OK

White’s M6 retail value $699.95 donated by Treasure Electronics (White’s Distributor) (800) 233-7265
, Tulsa, OK won by John Hayworth, Sapulpa, OK

White’s Coinmaster PRO reail value $279.95 made available at a special price by Treasure Electronics (White’s Distributor) (800) 233-7265, Tulsa, OK won by John Hamilton, Owasso, OK

If you missed this hunt, you probably missed THE BEST HUNT in the country this year.

To be added to the mailing list for the 43rd Annual Indian Territory Treasure Hunt to be held May 24 & 25, 2014, write to:

I. T. T. H. C. Inc.
P. O. Box 580961
Tulsa, OK 74158-0961


See you at next year's hunt!

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