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.





MARK YOUR CALENDARS - member only events



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 2019 Scavenger hunt items to the meetings for validation.




*May 17-19, 2019 - The Wild, Wild West - 31st Treasure Hunt, Southeast Washington Association Treasure Hunters - Richland, Washington  Once again, Kim Leverett and Tim Hockett are dedicated to putting on another spectacular hunt. There will be LOADS of silver, as well as gold and some VERY COOL prizes. Camping will be available on Friday and Saturday nights at the hunt site. For Info: Tim Hockett -   or Kim Leverett -

 SWATH Flyer page 1 SWATH Flyer page 2

 *June 14th, 15th, 16th 2019 - 47th Annual Treasure Hunt Northwest Treasure Hunters Club "Rock & Roll" For Information: Duncan Bell email: or Linda Scott email: NWTHC 2019 hunt flyer.pdf  

 *July 20th, 2019 Cascade Silver Shoot (save the date)

Watch for more on

Other Events – 2019

* August 23-25, 2019 Miner’s Rally Liberty, WA The Rally is free and opens to everyone. This annual gathering provides Pacific Northwest mineral prospectors, miners and the general public an opportunity to openly discuss important events and actions affecting prospecting and mining, demonstrate and observe new technologies, buy and sell equipment and parts, show off some finds and catch up with friends.

*October 19-20, 2019 Bedrock Prospector’s Gold Show 2019, Puyallup Fairgrounds

MDAW News 
June 9, 2019 at 11AM at the 
North Mason Timberland Library 
23081 NE State Route 3, Belfair, WA  98528-1179


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.



On Friday February 2nd 

 Ron Sharer or Terry Wright along with 9 others met with Ed Girard and assistant Heather .  Ron will report at the next meeting.



Ed Girard

Operations Manager

Washington State Parks & Rec

(360) 902-8847

(360) 589-9870 cell


Updates are happening. Please check their website for your favorite park and you may be surprised with additional areas open.



 *Tentative date: September 14, 2019 MDAW Membership Picnic - new location – Jarsted Park 4230 W. Belfair Valley Road, Bremerton, WA 98312

 Check out our photo album on Facebook.


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.