Okay everyone....

As I mentioned, the October club hunt location has been changed.  We had planned to set up at Quarry Park in Granite Shoals but Tom Ashworth and David Montgomery got us in on a wonderful old homestead site on the Llano River but this is rather time sensitive.  The date of our October Club Hunt is this coming Saturday, October 21st.  This is this actual residence of the property owner who works for a living and he wants to sleep in so the start time of the club hunt will be at 10:00 a.m.   The location of the club hunt is 3340 County Road 104, Llano, TX.  Folks, understand that this is a very rural area so your navigation will not put you directly at the gate so here are directions I have put together for you.

Come to Llano from wherever you live.  At the intersection of Hwy 71 (Bessemer Street) and Hwy 29, go on Hwy 29 toward Mason.  Continue on Hwy 29 for approximately 14 miles until you come to County Road 103 and turn left onto County Road 103.  Continue South on County Road 103, past Schneider Loop, until you come to the intersection of County Road 104 where you will then turn left onto County Road 104.  Continue on County Road 104 about a mile until you see an open gate on your right.  Turn right and go through the open gate and drive on the dirt road until you come to a closed gate.  You will be passing some mobile homes on the left which are where the ranch hands live and we do not want to disturb them, just keep going until you come to the gate.  Once you get to the closed gate stop, open the gate, come through, stop and close the gate.  This is an active cattle ranch so we can not be responsible for the property owner's cattle getting out through that gate.  Once you get the gate closed, follow the dirt road to the old house that is surrounded by other structures.  Park around the house.  I will attach a map of the property where we will be focusing our hunt.  The area where we will be hunting is surrounded by the yellow line.  And yes, the southern border of the property is the Llano River.  If you are having trouble finding the property, give me a call at 936-334-7902.  If you cannot read the attached map, send me an email and I will send you a full-size version of the map.  Notice the map has message boxes.  Place your cursor on the box and you will see my notes.

Folks, this is a very old and historic homestead.  Tom tells me County Road 104 was the first road in our area that ran along the Llano River.  This very house was built in the 1830s and was acquired by the ancestors of the current owner in the 1850s and has been their actual residence from generation to generation to today.  Within the area designated in yellow we have total access, however, please treat the land with respect.  Any item, relic or artifact or treasure that you dig up you can keep save and except if you find great grandma's lost diamond broach or ring, please let the property owner decide if he wants it or not.  Yes, if you find an 1835 gold or silver coin it is yours to keep.  The property owner will be using my Nox 800 and will be out there hunting with us.  Remember our rule of conduct: trash or treasure, if you dig it you take it.  We want to leave the land cleaner than we found it.  Who knows, you might find an old farm or ranch artifact that you have no interest in yet the property owner might want to take it off your hands.

More to come.

Gary Bunyard, President (for now)

Nathan Kinsey property on CR 104