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Summary: 45th ANNUAL Indian Terr. Treasure Hunt

Photos Thanks to Shaun Kucera

Summary:

45th Annual Indian Territory Treasure Hunt, May 28 & 29, 2016

Hunt Statistics:

This years 45th Annual Treasure Hunt was another good one. The weather was great, partly cloudy to sunny, and high temperature of about 85°. There were 87 entries total in all the hunts, 77 adult entries and 10 Kids. Entrants came from 8 states: Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. This year’s hunt had a total value of $ 14, 600.00+ 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 10 hunters had easy digging, but finding the target was a challenge. The top finishers are those with the most points after the 45 minute hunt. And the winners were:


1st Place with 9 points, 3 quarter size & 2 dime size - Mark Lehman, Springfield, MO

2nd Place with 6 points, 3 quarter size & 1 dime size - Shane Curtsinger, Rogers, AR

3rd Place (TIE) with 5 points, 2 quarter size & 1 dime size - Ken Fanning, Pawhuska, OK

3rd Place (TIE) with 5 points, 5 quarter size - Shaun Kucera, Broken Arrow, OK

Gold & Copper Hunt:

This hunt was a seperate entry hunt and drew 26 entries. There were painted tokens buried for Mexican 2 Gold Coin. There were also 800 Wheat Cents buried in this hunt.

Dollar & Cents Hunt:

The Dollar & Cents Hunt was a separate entry and drew 33 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 37 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 11 women entered scrambling for prize tokens and Silver Dimes & Golden Presidential Dollar Coins.

Main Coin/Prize Hunt:

The Main Coin/Prize Hunt had Silver Dimes & prize tokens buried in it for the entrants to dig. Total value of the coins and prizes in the Main Hunt was $ 10,800.00+. 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 $ 7000.00+ 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.

Some of the big winners in the Main Coin/Prize Hunt were:

Fisher F44 retail value $399.00 made available at a special price by Fisher Metal Detectors/First Texas Products (800) 685-5050 won by Tim Griffith, Kellyville, OK

Fisher F44 retail value $399.00 made available at a special price by Fisher Metal Detectors/First Texas Products (800) 685-5050 won by Frank Lawson, Dallas, TX

Fisher F44 retail value $399.00 donated by Fisher Metal Detectors/First Texas Products (800) 685-5050 won by Gerry Stach, Haskell, OK

Fisher F44 retail value $399.00 donated by Fisher Metal Detectors/First Texas Products (800) 685-5050 won by Greg Wicks, Broken Arrow, OK

Garrett AT PRO retail value $699.95 donated by American Det. Dist. (800) 933-2897 won by Mathew Fortney, Pawhuska, OK

Garrett AT PRO retail value $699.95 made available at a special price by Garrett Met. Det. (800) 527-4011 won by Richard Knox, Tulsa, OK

Garrett ACE 350 retail value $349.95 donated by Garrett Met. Det. (800) 527-4011 won by Billy Tallant, Purdon, TX

Garrett ACE 200 retail value $349.95 donated by Indian Nations Detectors (918) 906-9912 won by Mark Lehman, Springfield, OK

Garrett AT PRO Pinpointer, retail value $149.95 made available at a special price by Garrett Met. Det. (800) 527-4011 won by Marilyn Theiss, Kansas City, Kansas

Minelab GO-FIND 40, retail value $229.00 donated by Minelab (888) 949-6522 won by Bob Mende, Hereford, TX

Minelab PRO-FIND Pinpointer donated by Minelab (888) 949-6522, retail value $186.00 won by Bob Cook, Bartlesville, OK

Minelab PRO-FIND Pinpointer donated by ITTHC member Gary Carnes, retail value $186.00 won by Duane Davidson, Shawnee, KS

White’s Treasure PRO, retail value $399.95, made available at a special price by White’s Metal Detectors (800) 547-6911 won by Wayne Starr, Wagoner, 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 46th Annual Indian Territory Treasure Hunt to be held May 27 & 28, 2017, 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!!!