Happy Halloween Everyone.
Well, we had our October yoopershooters club meeting on October 27th here at Bayview Manor in Gladstone where I reside. We had a fair turnout of members and also two local prospective new members Dan and his brother Tony Boyer. Tony has a detector and Dan is interested in detecting. My wife Sharon made some cookies and Pete Harvala’s wife, Elaine brought some home made apple crisp that was delicious. By the time I got to them they were all ate up!!
We had roll call by our secretary Jason Bernard then our financial report by our treasurer Bill Castle. I called the meeting to order as usual by using my shoe for a gavel. We got our club caps we’d ordered from Steve and Vicki Viau of Spotlight bus tours in Gladstone and I think the caps are super! Good job Steve/Vicki. Each member that has paid their dues received a cap. I did take a couple pics of the members attending and their posted in the members gallery section. We also have new pics of members finds on the treasure gallery.
We also agreed on having our 2013 picnic about the same time, around the 3rd week of August at Pioneer Trail park between Escanaba and Gladstone Michigan. During the winter months the Meetings will be in our dining room here at Bayview Manor in Gladstone.
Lynn Richards and myself drove down to Traverse City (245 miles) and met Larry at GTC metal detectors. I bought a Minelab etrac and Lynn bought a Excalibur 2. Larry gave us a real good deal and he spent a good deal of time helping us with the detector workings, he’s a super nice fellow. He told me how to detune my Garrett propointer when I have trouble finding the detected target in my plug/hole.
I also needed a Sun Ray probe for my etrac so I called Ralph at Sun Ray probes in Hazelton Iowa and got my probe ordered, then we talked for about an hour. Another super fellow!!
Scott Hetzer of central Wisconsin contacted me in September about detecting laws in Michigan and mentioned he’d be in my area for a couple months to attend a truck driving and heavy equipment school and said maybe we could meet. Well, we met and he’s a real nice fellow. Lynn and myself took him to a few spots to detect. He did find a couple wheat pennies and a silver Rosie. Scott runs a White’s DFX and is a knowledgeable detectorist. He’s coming back on the 6th of November and hopefully the weather will hold so we can get in more hunts.
Jason Bernard invited Lynn and myself to hunt a spot he’d detected and we did a couple hunts there. Jason has found Indians and wheats, Lynn got a V nickel and a wheat from the teens. I got skunked the second hunt but on the first hunt I got 4 old wheats, an Indian cent and a 1908 Barber dime. All the coins we found were less than 3 inches deep. The 3 of us and Bill Castle are going back to the site tomorrow (Thursday Nov. 1st).
Deer season starts November 15th in the U.P. so we won’t be running our detectors in the woods. We don’t want to tee off any hunters. The season runs 15 days.
OK, I think that will about do it. If I forgot someone or something, I’ll get it in the December newsletter. CYA and don’t forget to cover your holes……PLEASE.