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    Jan 2018
    North Atlanta
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    For the new ocean beach hunter

    Your beach hunting Check List:

    1. have a metal detector that can hunt in saltwater. most PI machines or multifrequency detector with a beach mode like the Equinox 800 or Simplex.
    2. you have to good choices - in front of very expensive hotels or condos or busy public beaches.
    3. find the best public beach in your area by using Google Earth to locate the one with the biggest parking lot.
    4. dry sand and do your homework and observe where the towel line is located and hunt it after all have gone in for the day.
    5. wet sand - cuts, black sand areas and shallow areas.
    6. when you are finding light stuff like poptops, fishing lures (not weights) move on to another area.
    7. when you are finding fishing weights and corroded coins, slow down and hunt that area carefully. Remember the ocean tides, wind and waves cause the metal drops to be located by specific gravity. Hence lead weights and jewelry are often found together.
    8. when hunting wet areas hunt at low tide, gives you more area to hunt in the drop zone. The drop zone is chest high water where people frolic and swim and lose jewelry that they cannot possibly recover.
    9. After a sudden electrical storm hit the towel line for lost jewelry that the gals have left on their towels and got lost when they quickly grabbed their towel and ran for shelter.
    10. hunt near the life guard stands people tend to swim more often in those areas for safety reasons.

    have fun.

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    May 2010
    White Plains, New York
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    Great tips!

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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
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    I just noticed your icon - with Felix the cat in it - when I was a kid i found a enamel pin of him - wish i still had it
    very rare and collectible - i found it at an old mansion that burnt down
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
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    The problem with #3 is you will find up to 20+ other hunters there too
    I try to go to hideaway spots or old spots that are no longer really beaches any more
    ColonelDan and xr7ator like this.
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    Jan 2008
    S. Hutchinson Island
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    Quote Originally Posted by CASPER-2 View Post
    The problem with #3 is you will find up to 20+ other hunters there too
    I try to go to hideaway spots or old spots that are no longer really beaches any more
    I hit the weekend busy spots on a monday morning, or if saturday was particularly busy, early sunday as well.
    Terry Soloman likes this.
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    My area you can’t hunt all year only the off season. So first day of October I think I’ll give it a shot this year. First year with a detector so why not.

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    Oct 2014
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    Thank you for sharing!
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