After doing some research, I pitched three locations to a friend of mine. So, we headed out very early this morning – to try to avoid the searing heat. Unfortunately, I had neglected to check ownership of the first location. It was an old school in a remote location, but it is now under private ownership. It was a stupid mistake, and it wasted time. Something I hate doing.
So, we moved on to a park that I have hunted previously and wanted to make sure there wasn’t something there I had missed. After being there for half an hour, it was obvious I hadn’t. So, we headed off to my final spot. Unfortunately, the sports field that I wanted to hunt is now fenced and locked. I was super bummed about that because it had great potential.
Luckily, on the way there we spied an older school that I hadn’t been at before. The downside was that I hadn’t researched the site before we went. The fun part was that I was trying to read the land to figure out what was where. You can typically tell where the baseball diamonds were, paths, etc. I got a few things right and other parts wrong.
The going was slow as we moved in a field next to the school. We were getting pennies in the early sixties. I commented to my buddy that we needed to get some wheaties to really establish the possibility of silver. After being there for a while, I got a 1944 wheatie out near the football field. I moved toward the road after doing recon on the field. I got a sweet signal that was a little jumpy. It bounced from the upper 80s to the lower 90s. I really expected to get a silver coin out of there. I pulled the plug back and exposed a pretty cool silver ring.
We also hit the tot lots. Only got junk jewelry and some coins. Overall, it was a good hunt. Not great by any means, but I don’t typically expect that on the first outing to places – especially if I haven’t researched them! The great thing about the hunt was that my buddy was getting to know how to hunt much better. So, there was a lot of talking through that.
I came home and researched the site and will definitely be going back.
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