As we waited to get started a few members new to competition hunting received some informal training from some of our members that volunteered to show them the ropes of competing in a metal detecting hunt of this type.
After the hunt field was seeded with tokens and other coinage our warm up hunt began at 10am. Check out some of the photos below of the first hunt.
After the Warm up hunt we started seeding the field with all sorts of prize tokens. As a general rule and to keep things fair, tokens are only placed on the hunt field by those not participating in the actual hunt. From keys, to colored fishing weights to other sorts of tokens the field is seeded with such a large variety of materials that if you discriminate any type of metal out you're probably going to limit what you find.
Our major hunt of the day began around 10:40 am and lasted until 11:10am. After a heated 30 minutes there were only a few people finding a coin or two. The hunt field had been picked clean of all the tokens and most of the coinage.