The Three Forks Treasure Hunters Club is a local group of metal detector enthusiasts joined together for the recovery of coins, jewelry, relics, and other valuables lost in parks, school yards, old home sites, military camps, and swimming areas. In addition to our monthly meetings, we have outings, picnics, club hunts, and an annual National Club Hunt. We are open to the public and you are welcome to visit any time!
Our meetings are the first Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Community Building (also known as the Old National Guard Building) on the corner of Cherokee and Jefferson St. in Wagoner. Everyone is welcome. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner, professional, or just interested in metal detecting.
Annual membership dues are $25 per family. (Family includes a man or woman and all minor or special needs children living in your home.)
The Three Forks Treasure Hunters Club is a 501C7 nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of metal detecting as a hobby. The club does not endorse any brand or model of metal detector. Membership is open to the public with the only requirement being that all members follow the Treasure Hunters Code of Ethics.
We hold meetings on the first Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m., at the Old Community Building (also known as the Old National Guard Building) on the corner of Cherokee and Jefferson St. in Wagoner. Everyone is welcome.
Annual membership dues are $25 per family. (Family includes a man or woman and all minor or special needs children living in your home.) Each adult is entitled to one vote and full rights and privileges of the Club.
New members that join between July and September pay $15 for the partial year. If you join between October 1 and November 30, you pay $10. From December 1 through December 31, you pay no dues for the remainder of the year. Existing members pay $25 in January for the whole year.
President: Gary Young Vice President: Jimmy Davis Secretary: Cathy Young Treasurer: Larry Koch Social Media Director: Howie Rosser
The Club has a least two planted treasure hunts each year for members only. We hold several different types of hunts on that particular day with an entry fee for each different hunt a member desires to enter. We have other free club-member-only hunts, such as water, beach, and field hunts. All entry fees are used to purchase coins and prizes, with an amount added from the club treasury.
The club has several fundraising raffles at each meeting. Most members bring a gift valued at $10 for raffling. You may purchase three raffle tickets for $1. If we draw your number, you win one of the gifts! The money collected from the ticket sales goes into the General Fund to purchase coins and prizes for our hunts. Then we have a second raffle. Again we sell three tickets for $1. One half of the money collected goes to the club and one half goes into the 50/50 pot. If we draw your number in the second raffle, you win the 50/50 pot.
At each meeting, we draw a member’s name from the attendance pot. If your name is drawn, you will win a silver quarter. Members MUST be present to win, so don’t miss out!
The club newsletter “The Outpost” is the pride of the membership, and is sent to all members, magazines, other clubs, and anyone interested in a sample issue each month. If you would like to receive The Outpost, please see one of the board members so we can add you to the email list.
In addition to our monthly meetings, the club has a National Hunt once a year, normally in the spring. Participants come from all over the country to this two-day event, which features a Kids Hunt, Ladies Hunt, Half Dollar Hunt, Gold Hunt, Deep Dig Hunt, and much more. Each hunt requires and entry fee, and all fees and concessions proceeds go back into the club for prizes and coins.
Club members volunteer their time to plant the coins, help with concessions, read bingo numbers and help with giving out prizes; and vendors generously donate metal detectors, shovels, and other metal detecting items for the prizes. The club also purchases metal detectors, and items related to metal detecting for prizes. We also purchase toy prizes for the Kids Hunt. (If your child is too small to hold a detector during the Kids Hunt, a parent can hold the detector along with the child as they hunt.)
Each year the club participates in the Kelly B. Todd Cerebral Palsy and Neuro-Muscular Center event in Muskogee. The annual Family Fun Day at Civitan Park includes crafts, games, food and a treasure hunt sponsored by Three Forks Treasure Hunters Club. Our members volunteer their time to plant coins and tokens, then teach kids how to use their metal detectors to find them. We provide the coins, tokens and prizes (toys, books, etc.).
The Kelly B. Todd event also features raffles, free food and live music.Sometimes you find something so special, you can’t wait to share it with friends! That’s why each month, we celebrate a “Find of the Month.” We urge members to to enter your finds each month in various categories. For more information, check out our Find of the Month rules.
Find of the Month Categories
Valuable Coin – Silver & Gold
Valuable Coin – All Other
Three Forks Treasure Hunters Club is proud of our monthly newsletter, The Outpost, which highlights our activities, membership and upcoming events. Be sure to bookmark our website as one of your favorites so you can keep up with all that’s going on in the club.
Three Forks Treasure Hunters Club is an active group of local metal detection enthusiasts who meet regularly for organized hunts and other special activities. We hope you enjoy photos from some of our recent events.