The Fair Is Over, We'll Let You Know When They Permit MD On Fairgrounds
Quick update: I spoke this morning with the powers that be at the Expo Idaho office, they say call back Sept. 1st, and they may be able to give us a date for metal detecting the Fairgrounds. So hang tight, when we know, we'll post it right here, and then YOU'LL know!
Fair Food! Gotta love it!
The 2014 Western Idaho State Fair is now history, and Conn's Wampum Hut will post when Expo Idaho plans to let Treasure Hunters onto the fairgrounds! As always, you will see people metal-detecting the grounds, but those are usually Carnies who've RENTED the ground where their exhibits reside. As long as they're still breaking down from the fair, they are allowed to metal detect, you are not. (Interesting sidebar: when carnies are metal detecting, they're not always looking for money, they're locating specialized nuts and bolts that came off the rides...seems those things don't come cheap and they want to retrieve as many as they can!) Expo Idaho asks that you be patient, when they've moved the bulk of the exhibits, they will call us and let us know what dates will be safe to allow metal detecting. At that point, we'll post on our website and meet at the Fairgrounds! They usually give us three to six days in a row from dawn to dusk, so please be patient and check back to this website every so often. And as always, KEEP ON BEEPIN'!
Still Issuing Permits For Boise Parks!
The weather is cooling off a little (very little!) and Conn's Wampum Hut is still issuing new permits and renewals for the Boise Parks. DJ has also been helping new Treasure Hunters learn how to use their machines by spending time showing them how to retrieve all kinds of materials on the grounds of the Wampum Hut. So come on over to Conn's Wampum Hut and get your Boise Parks permit for the 2014-15 season. If you're new at the game, we'll be happy to show you a few tips, if you've been doing this for awhile, renew your permit, and show US some new tricks! We're looking forward to hearing about your finds, and, as always, Keep On Beepin'!
You just never know what you're going to find....
Boise Schools Closed To Metal Detecting!
Sorry, friends, but it's offical: The Boise Schools are not interested in being part of the metal detecting permit system and have been quite adamant about NOT having treasure hunters on any school grounds.
The Wampum Hut is in the process of redesigning our metal detecting permit which is still good for Boise Parks. The removal is due to safety and legal concerns by the schools in having non-school personal metal detecting school grounds and property. Legally, you are NOT to metal detect on any Boise school grounds or property, posted or not, at any time. Any permits previously issued are null and void for metal detecting on Boise school grounds, and new permits will only be for Boise Parks and recreational areas. Please tell your friends and other treasure hunters in the area. Weather permitting, Conn's Wampum Hut will begin issuing and renewing metal detecting permits, starting April 18th. Please be patient. And DO get your permits, spring is almost sprung, the ground is nearly thawed, and YOU need to Keep On Beepin'!
All found with a metal detector!
Remembering a happy hunt last year at Expo Idaho! Club member Alice spent several happy hours with her son, finding goodies after the Western Idaho State Fair. Remember, if you'd like to hunt the fairgrounds, be sure to check in at the main office to ask permission. Sometimes they prefer you not metal detect certain areas if they are setting up for a big outdoor event. During, and right after, the Fair, the grounds are closed to metal detecting until the Fair Office lets us know when they are open again. Be sure to keep an eye on our website for that kind of information.
Memorial coin found on fairway!
This is the second year in a row she's found one of these at the Fairgrounds!
What are you looking at? Go find something with your metal detector!
DJ, doing what she does best at the shop!
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We're open for tests (weather permitting) and renewals
Friday, Saturday: Noon to six
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