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.

SPECIAL NOTE: With the holiday in mind, the July meeting will be held on July 9th

The Annual HCDC picnic will be held instead of the regular meeting on August 6th.


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.





*August 19, 2017  Puget Sound Treasure Hunters Club’s annual Lenny Phay Memorial Hunt at the Orting Lions Play Field, 19725 Orville Rd. E., Orting, WA 98350 


*September 8 & 9 2017 Treasures in the Sand Hunt in Penticton, BC website is and our email address is More information will follow so please SAVE the DATE! Jo-Anne Birch Hunt Chairman

*September 16, 2017  MDAW Membership Picnic  Green Diamond Recreation on Mason Lake 1052 E Mason Lake Dr W, Grapeview, WA 98546. There will be a children's event included.

*September 30, 2017  OPTH’sBy-the-light-of-the-Silvery-Moon Hunt Kitsap Fairgrounds, Bremerton, WA Top prizes $5 Gold Eagle and Treasure Chest full of surprises. Everyone wins with a spin on the Treasure wheel.

*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

IMPORTANT MDAW UPDATE:   Seattle Parks are announced over the Memorial Day weekend they were closing parks to metal detecting because of a few non-responsible detectorists.  The Cascade club is going to try to negotiate in person so watch the website for updates.

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 will be held on September 16th, 2017


Thanks to the 2016 donors:  White's ElectronicsGarrett,  MinelabFisher Labs 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.