Hood Canal Detectorists Club

In our DIRTY KNEES NEWSLETTER, edited by Dee Sperling, you will find information about the last meeting, upcoming events, Birthdays and Anniversaries, Finds of the Month, our Pot of Gold winner, the MDAW token clues, Code of ethics, history and more. 

You can receive it by mail, email or read it here online.



Remember next month our regular meeting will be on June 4th at:


Faith in Action Thrift Store

111 NE Old Belfair Hwy, Belfair, Washington 98528

 There is easy access with a flat paved parking lot including handicap spaces.


Monthly Hunts:

Monthly club hunts are held each month.  The place and time of the hunt are announced at each meeting. If you missed the meeting or are aware of a site that would be a good place to hunt, contact the Hunt master Ron Sharer. Save all your finds, even the trash, as prizes are awarded during the lunch break, and no one knows what prize categories will be drawn.


Don't forget to bring your 2017 Scavenger hunt items to the meetings for validation.




*October 28, 2017 - Cascade Treasure Hunter’s Moonlight Hunt, Lincoln Park, West Seattle contact Mark Kulseth

MDAW News 
October 29th, 2017 at 11AM at the North Mason Timberland Library 
23081 NE State Route 3, Belfair, WA  98528-1179


On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 4:33 PM, Girard, Ed (PARKS) <> wrote:

Hello Mr. Wright,

I wanted to give you a quick update.  As you may remember last winter we were in the process of evaluating all the parks that were open to metal detecting.  We had temporarily removed a number of the maps form the agency website until each review was complete.  The review work was suspended during the Legislative session and once the session was over staff resumed reviewing those that were still pending.  That review work has now been completed and you will see that 19 newly updated maps have been posted on that agency web page.  Parks will be receiving updated posters and registration brochures in the days to come at these locations.  If you have any questions please feel free to call or write. 


Ed Girard

Operations Manager

Washington State Parks & Rec

(360) 902-8847

(360) 589-9870 cell


Terry Wright continued his discussion with State Parks and why most of the parks have had most of the earlier agreed upon areas shut down to metal detecting. The parks dept is now using an algorithm process to determine open areas.  Please check out all the new changes on their website: There is a new color registration brochure as well.

 MDAW membership picnic was held on September 16th, 2017


Thanks to the 2017 donors:  White's ElectronicsGarrett,  MinelabFisher LabsWestern & Eastern Treasures along with  member clubs and individuals - Puget Sound Treasure Hunters Club and the Outlaws Metal Detecting Group.


Check out our photo album on Facebook.


Terry Wright is working with a new Parks Liaison on answers to questions about the new maps posted by WA St Parks  - Saltwater beaches are open to detecting, but they won't be shown on State park maps.