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

August 5th meeting will be held at the HUB the picnic will be changed to September 9th.  The theme for the picnic will be Superheroes.

Frostbite hunt will be Saturday October 13th. 

Christmas party at the HUB to possibly Saturday December 15th. TBA


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.




*May 11-13, 2018 - The British Invasion- 30th Treasure Hunt, Southeast Washington Association Treasure Hunters - Richland, Washington

*May 25-27 2018 - Year of the Dog Stanwood Fairgrounds. MDAW Hunt – Beethoven

*June 22-24, 2018 NWTHC 46th Annual Treasure Hunt at Camp Scott in Farragut State Park, 13550 E. Hwy 54, Athol, ID 83801

*July 28, 2018 Cascade Treasure Club will sponsor a “Silver Shoot” Renton, WA

*August 4, 2018  Puget Sound Treasure Hunters Club’s annual Lenny Phay Memorial Hunt – TBA new location

*September 15, 2018 MDAW Membership Picnic - new location - Jarsted Park in Gorst

*September 29, 2018 OPTH’s By-the-light-of-the-Silvery-Moon Hunt Kitsap Fairgrounds, Bremerton, WA Top prizes $10 Gold Eagle and Treasure Chest full of surprises. Everyone wins with a spin on the Treasure wheel.

*October 27, 2018 - Cascade Treasure Hunter’s Moonlight Hunt, Lincoln Park, West Seattle contact Mark Kulseth

Other Events – 2018

**Watch for a new Coin Show to be held in April 2018 at Westside Improvement Club.

August 24th to 26th, 2018 Miner’s Rally that includes a metal detecting hunt, Liberty, WA

October 20th to 21st, 2018 Bedrock Prospector’s Club Gold, Puyallup Fairgrounds

MDAW News 
May 20th, 2018 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.



 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.