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Summary: 46th ANNUAL Indian Terr. Treasure Hunt

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Summary:

46th ANNUAL Indian Territory Treasure Hunt, May 27 & 28, 2017

Hunt Statistics:

This years 46th ANNUAL Treasure Hunt was an outstanding one. The weather was great, a little hot and humid on Saturday with a few thunder storms moving around the area. Sunday was an outstanding day with bright sunshine and high temperature of about 81°. There were 102 entries total in all the hunts, 92 adult entries and 10 Kids. Entrants came from 8 states: Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. This year’s hunt had a total value of $14,300 .00+ in coins and prizes in all of the hunts combined. This hunt has been held ANNUALLY every year on Memorial Day weekend since 1972.

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 13 hunters had a little tougher dig this year due to the dry ground, but finding the target was the challenge. The top finishers are those with the most points after the 45 minute hunt. And the winners were:


1st Place with 13 points, 4 quarter size & 3 dime size - Ken Fanning – Pawhuska, OK

2nd & 3rd Place (TIE) with 11 points, 5 quarter size & 2 dime size - Shane Curtsinger, Rogers, AR

2nd & 3rd Place (TIE) with 11 points, 2 quarter size & 3 dime size - Lavern Potuzak, Agenda, KS

Gold & Copper Hunt:

This hunt was a seperate entry hunt and drew 34 entries. There were painted Wheat Cent tokens buried for Mexican 2 Peso Gold Coins. There were also 800 Wheat Cents buried in this hunt.

Dollar & Cents Hunt:

The Dollar & Cents Hunt was a separate entry and drew 38 hunters were scrambling to find painted Wheat Cent tokens buried for US Morgan Silver Dollars. In addition there were 800 Wheat Cents to dig up.

Silver Half Dollar Hunt:

This was a separate entry hunt and there were 54 entries hurrying to find 90% Silver Walking Liberty 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 10 women entered scrambling for prize tokens and Silver Dimes & Golden Presidential Dollar Coins.

Main Coin/Prize Hunt:

The Main Coin/Prize Hunt had Silver Mercury Dimes & prize tokens buried in it for the entrants to dig. Total value of the coins and prizes in the Main Hunt was $10,100.00+. This total is the retail value of donated & purchased prizes and the value of the coins buried. The value of the coins & prizes in the Main Hunt was over $5630.00+ above the total of the entry fees collected for the Main Hunt including late fees! All coins and prize tokens buried in the Main Hunt were Silver. The prize tokens in the Main Hunt were number stamped & painted Silver Dimes & Silver Quarters.

There were 89 entries in the Main Hunt. Some of the big winners in the Main Coin/Prize Hunt were:

Bounty Hunter Tracker II retail value $129.00 donated by Bounty Hunter Metal Detectors/First Texas Products (800) 685-5050 won by Mike Darnell, Panhandle, Texas

Fisher F44 retail value $399.00 made available at a special price by Fisher Metal Detectors/First Texas Products (800) 685-5050 won by Gregg Wicks, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Fisher F44 retail value $399.00 made available at a special price by Fisher Metal Detectors/First Texas Products (800) 685-5050 won by Brett Travis, McAlester, Oklahoma

Fisher F44 retail value $399.00 made available at a special price by Fisher Metal Detectors/First Texas Products (800) 685-5050 won by Mike Darnell, Panhandle, Texas

Fisher F44 retail value $399.00 donated by Fisher Metal Detectors/First Texas Products (800) 685-5050 won by Mathew Fortney, Pawhuska, Oklahoma

Garrett AT PRO retail value $649.95 made available at a special price by Garrett Met. Det. (800) 527-4011 won by Gary Mulkey, Van Buren, Arkansas

Garrett AT PRO Pinpointer, retail value $149.95 made available at a special price by Garrett Met. Det. (800) 527-4011 won by Joyce Laflin, Tell City, Indiana

Garrett AT PRO Pinpointer, retail value $149.95 made available at a special price by Garrett Met. Det. (800) 527-4011 won by Mark Lehman, Springfield, Missouri

Minelab GO-FIND 40, retail value $229.95 donated by Minelab (888) 949-6522 won by Jerry Clemons, Corsicana, Texas

Nokta Impact Pro Package, retail value $999.00, donated by Kellyco Metal Detectors & Nokta Metal Detectors, (888) 535-5926 won by Bill Kruse, Cabot, Arkansas

As a side note this was the first time in 12 years that an entrant won 2 metal detectors. So Mike Darnell was covering a lot of ground fast. And after 18 years of attending the Indian Territory Treasure Hunt, Bill Kruse of Cabot, Arkansas finially broke the ice and won a metal detector, the Nokta Impact Pro Package. Not bad for the first time win! In the name badge draw the winners of the Morgan Silver Dollars were Mark Laflin, Tell City, Indiana; Tom Spears, Muskogee, Oklahoma; & Ken Fanning, Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Congratulations to all the winners.

And again, if you missed this years 46th ANNUAL Indian Territory Hunt, you probably missed THE BEST HUNT in the country this year.

To be added to the mailing list for the 47th ANNUAL Indian Territory Treasure Hunt to be held May 26 & 27, 2018, write to:

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

Email: hunt@itthc.com

See ya at next years hunt!!!