Our TREASURE TALES Newsletter, has information about upcoming events like our By the Light of the Silvery Moon Hunt, our Pot of Gold and Door Prize winners, Finds of the Month, Point makers, Birthdays and Anniversaries, the MDAW token clues, Coin stories, Code of ethics and more. If you have any questions contact Temporary Newsletter Editor - Dee Sperling


Monthly Club hunts are announced at each meeting.  If you miss it, contact the Hunt leader – Lee Speed. 


Update: Mark your calendar - members only events

April 14th – Spring Brunch hunt at Sharer’s in Allyn

July 14th - Annual picnic to be held again at Edgewater thanks to Bob Marylou Reister hosting

September 29th - OPTH Moonlight hunt - still to be confirmed once the Kitsap fairground calendar is open in March

December 8th - Christmas Party

Watch for our new signs 

Event Calendar

*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

*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

We have a new sponsor. Please check them out

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700A Lebo Blvd Bremerton, WA 98310

Wes Karry



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

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

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



News from MDAW:

The  Metal Detecting Association of Washington 

will hold it's next meeting May 20th, 2018 at 11:00am
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 VP Terry Wright along with President Ron Sharer and Board member Bob Hinchcliffe have met with the new St Parks Liaison:

Lisa Lantz Lisa Lantz, Stewardship Program Manager, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. 1111 Israel Road, Olympia, WA  98504 ph (360) 902-8641

Pursuit to Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Item E-10 Metal Detecting Program Report on page 4. We are asking all Metal Detectorists to contact them to be “notified and solicited for input” (by mail or email) of the closing or partial closing of any metal detecting area.

All officers and active members should e-mail or write to push the State for recognition. 

PARK UPDATE: Terry Wright advises we seem to be losing ground with the State Parks. They are starting to change maps to GSI format which will have more precise markers for approved detecting areas. 8 maps have been posted to date with an estimated completion date of October 2016. PLEASE check the new maps before detecting even in your favorite park - boundaries have changed. 

Remember to get a printed copy of the Gold and Fish booklet if you're going to use your metal detector to look for gold.


 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.


We'd like to thank all the individuals, clubs, and suppliers for their donations.
If you'd like more information write to Ron Sharer at or Terry Wright at

Check out Ron & Bev Sharer's video interview on You Tube taken at White's Electronics.