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    Hello, everyone. It has been a few years since I have detected and believe it or not I'm not sure how to go about getting back into the hobby in regards to where I can go legally to detect (of course, I do realize that to detect on private property you need permission and you can't detect on federal land). Can you believe that? I have much more paranoia these days about detecting than I did years ago because of "signs" on property (even schools) and the laws I have read about online. I live in Norcross, GA, which is in Gwinnett County. I am aware of the Stone Mountain Treasure's Hunters Club (went to a few meetings many years ago).

    I would love to go and hunt with someone who is more knowledgeable and connected in the area ! I just need to just get comfortable with the sport again and be taught the "do's" and "don'ts". I have a White's DFX and a Detector Pro underwater detector.

    For example, can you detect on Gwinnett County owned land like a park or do you need permission? I've watched a lot of metal detecting videos online and am just dying to get back involved in this hobby. Another hobby that I have is "road biking" and have recently bought a new road bike on e-Bay. I am thoroughly enjoying doing this but want to start metal detecting again and find some jewelry or old coins.

    Any ideas or advice would be truly appreciated.

    Tom
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    You can't detect on "Federal land"?? I know there are restrictions for the areas around gov't buildings/military installations, and some parks don't want digging, but Federal lands are STILL "public" lands - or at least they're "supposed" to be.

    I'm not a "real" MDer yet, so don't take my word for anything - just spoutin' off!
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    Contact your Parks and Recreation Department for rules and regulations regarding detecting on city owned property. Here in Dougherty Co, Ga. it is legal to detect on all city/county owned property. I just went online and could find nothing prohibiting metal detecting in Norcross City parks or Gwinnett County parks. I would still contact each authority to see exactly what they have to say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kcm View Post
    You can't detect on "Federal land"?? I know there are restrictions for the areas around gov't buildings/military installations, and some parks don't want digging, but Federal lands are STILL "public" lands - or at least they're "supposed" to be.

    I'm not a "real" MDer yet, so don't take my word for anything - just spoutin' off!
    No I'm 98% sure all Federal Land is off limits , Including Nat , Parks , State Parks, Core of Engineers land, National Forests , State ones in GA as well.
    A permit maybe could be got for some lands but it's usually only good for Swimming areas .

    You might find a piece of pottery or something I suppose.
    As I am finding , In life we begin having the Blissful happiness & the Wonder & innocence of a Child, then fall Quickly, then spend the rest of our lives trying to reach that point where we began ,through Pleasure , Fame, & Materials but Only 'Through true faith in Jesus , can we find Prefect Happiness or true Meaning in our Short lives on this Beautiful Earth filled with both the Light of Pure goodness & The Darkness of Pure Evil. D.

    That Said, I judge No Man.
    Davers

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    Old Tom Cat.

    Jan 2013
    N.of , I-285...GA
    Whites Spc xlt & Tesoro Tejon- Now back ...Fisher 1266-X. TRX Pointer. New .Teknetics G2 + . New AT Pro .
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    6444 times
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    Quote Originally Posted by mendenpen77% View Post
    Hello, everyone. It has been a few years since I have detected and believe it or not I'm not sure how to go about getting back into the hobby in regards to where I can go legally to detect (of course, I do realize that to detect on private property you need permission and you can't detect on federal land). Can you believe that? I have much more paranoia these days about detecting than I did years ago because of "signs" on property (even schools) and the laws I have read about online. I live in Norcross, GA, which is in Gwinnett County. I am aware of the Stone Mountain Treasure's Hunters Club (went to a few meetings many years ago).

    I would love to go and hunt with someone who is more knowledgeable and connected in the area ! I just need to just get comfortable with the sport again and be taught the "do's" and "don'ts". I have a White's DFX and a Detector Pro underwater detector.

    For example, can you detect on Gwinnett County owned land like a park or do you need permission? I've watched a lot of metal detecting videos online and am just dying to get back involved in this hobby. Another hobby that I have is "road biking" and have recently bought a new road bike on e-Bay. I am thoroughly enjoying doing this but want to start metal detecting again and find some jewelry or old coins.

    Any ideas or advice would be truly appreciated.

    Tom
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    It Sux these days We Detecting (Tulip Planters) have to worry about so many law's these day's.

    IMO Detect where you want , Just use Common Sense .

    If I had Deep pockets I would have a Lawyer just for Detecting Issues.

    Public land should be "Public" as long as you use proper Techniques.
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    As I am finding , In life we begin having the Blissful happiness & the Wonder & innocence of a Child, then fall Quickly, then spend the rest of our lives trying to reach that point where we began ,through Pleasure , Fame, & Materials but Only 'Through true faith in Jesus , can we find Prefect Happiness or true Meaning in our Short lives on this Beautiful Earth filled with both the Light of Pure goodness & The Darkness of Pure Evil. D.

    That Said, I judge No Man.
    Davers

 

 

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