Hello Treasure Hunters! We've had some feedback from those who were able to take time off and hunt the Expo Idaho Fairgrounds. Most people put in three, to four-hour hunts, covering much of the Fair area. Finds ranged from coins to rings, along with all the odd, interesting stuff that appears on the ground after the Western Idaho State Fair folds tents for the season. There was even a report of a twenty dollar bill found just because the Treasure Hunter was sweeping the area! There's lunch for the day! Now that the special hunt is over, please be sure to check in at the Expo office for permission to hunt. They have plenty of outdoor events to set up for before winter rears its chilly head, so you do need to get permission before working the grounds. Safety first. In the meantime, the Hyde Park Street Fair just finished over at Camelsback Park, THAT should be a hot spot for the next week or so.....enjoy the last of the summer weather and, as always, Happy Beeping!
Here's Sonny's finds from the Fairgrounds!
Still Issuing Permits For Boise Parks!
The weather is holding at nice to HOT, so 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. 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!
Semi-retired Office Hours:
We're open for tests (weather permitting) and renewals
Friday, Saturday: Noon to six
Call for New Permit or renewal Appointments
or just drop by during Office hours ph. 208-343-2813