Club Infomation

The fundamental purpose of Four Lakes Metal Detector Club is to provide educational programs, instructional materials, personal counseling and practice opportunities for it’s members, and to afford evaluation and incentive to personal development through appropriate recognition, awards and credits. Four Lakes Metal Detector Club actively and enthusiastically adheres to and supports the Metal Detectorist's Code of Ethics.

One of the Upper Midwest's most active and exciting Metal Detecting Clubs, Four Lakes Metal Detector Club (FLMDC), is located in the capital city of Madison, Wisconsin, and has been in continuous operation since it's incorporation in 1982.

The beautiful city of Madison is located between four large lakes in the southeastern portion of Wisconsin, an area that is rich in historical significance and has a very diverse population.

The first FLMDC meeting consisted of about ten enthusiastic metal detector hobbyists. Since then, FLMDC has had a continuing membership level in excess of forty dedicated members. Several of the original charter members are currently active members.

Monthly meetings are a highlight of the club's activities, offering unique and knowledgable speakers and presentors with diverse, but pertinent subjects of interest. A major attraction is the annual member hunts, featuring numerous exciting finds of silver and gold coins, artifacts and prizes. All active members, and their immediate families are able to participate in these fun and lucrative hunts.

Come join in the fun, and become a more accomplished hunter.


Four Lakes Metal Detector Club members have been very active in support of the communities they serve. Below is a compilation of several programs and projects our members have been associated with.

Wisconsin State Agencies:  FLMDC  members,  in  conjunction  with  the Wisconsin Association of Treasure Hunters of Milwaukee have worked with the Department of Natural Resources in an attempt to  locate and recover two military cannons, lost during the war of 1832, more commonly known as the “Blackhawk War.” They also assisted  State Archaeologists in searching for artifacts at the “Battle of Wisconsin Heights” skirmish site.

Law Enforcement Agencies:  FLMDC members, at the request of the Madison Police Department,  searched a local lake in an attempt to locate a bag of money and a gun from a local robbery. The Wisconsin State Highway Patrol also requested assistance in searching the median strip of  Interstate  Highway 90/94  to locate a  bolt that would determine why a trailer unhooked from a truck, crossed the median strip and struck a car, killing it’s occupants.

Cleaning City Parks:  Each year members remove thousands of bottle caps, pull tabs, glass shards, and various other metal and trash items from local parks and beaches. We have picked up road debris, three times per year, on a two mile section of highway near Madison.

Aircraft Accident Site Search:  Members assisted in searching fields near  Alta, Iowa for aircraft engine parts from the crash of Flight 232 in 1989. Members spent two long days with about one hundred other detector  users attempting to locate parts that  General Electric could use to pinpoint why the engines failed, causing the crash.

Personal Services:  Members voluntarily return lost rings, jewelry, heirlooms and key rings to their owners. Members have also found property corner survey stakes for many land owners, at no charge.

Metal Detectorist's Code of Ethics

I WILL respect private property and do no metal detecting without the owner’s permission.
I WILL fill all excavations.
I WILL appreciate and protect our heritage of natural resources, wildlife, and private property.
I WILL use thoughtfulness, consideration, and courtesy at all times.
I WILL build fires in designated or safe places only.
I WILL leave gates as found.
I WILL remove and properly dispose of any trash that I find.
I WILL NOT litter.
I WILL NOT destroy property, buildings, or what is left of ghost towns and deserted structures.
I WILL NOT tamper with signs, structural facilities, or equipment.
I WILL NOT enter DNR property without a permit. See link below for more information.

Club Officers

President: Tom Tischer          
Vice President: Mark Jozefowicz
Secretary: Lois Losenegger         
Treasurer: John Julseth              
Board of Directors:
Rich Szymanski
Tom Bodenhagen
Jim Klein
Ben Scalissi
Newsletter Editor: Mike Flemming
Huntmaster: John Julseth
Past Presidents: Mike Scott, Gene Scullion
E-Mail Address:
Phone Contact FLMDC: 608-222-2522
Note: Will be Answered as Scale Serve.

Regular Club meetings are held on the
fourth Wednesday of each month, 
commencing at 7:00 PM, at the VFW Post 
8483, located on County Highway CV, 
north of the Dane County Regional Airport.


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Federation of Metal Detecting and Archealogical Clubs (FMDAC)
 Wisconsin Metal Detecting Clubs
Chippewa Falls, WIsconsin

Contact: Steve Miller

N3091 CTY RD B

Hancock, WI 54943

Titletown Treasure Hunters
2069 Hillside Lane

Green Bay, Wisconsin 54302           

(920) 391-1515

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