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  1. #1
    us
    Aug 2019
    Hollidaysburg Pennsylvania
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    How do you find places to hunt.

    Just starting and checking family home and wood mainly
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    George

    Jun 2019
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    You can check out your public library, check the 900 section there you can read about the history of your area, read autobiographys that will lead you to places of old, the dept of parks in your city might have a map of the area parks, your local historical society will have info and friendly elders will have info too. The rest is up to you..
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    Nov 2012
    Maryland
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    First, ask what you want to find? Stuff is everywhere. The oldest stuff is close to the coast. The Susquehanna River was a major thoroughfare for thousands of years. I would "go for the gold" so to speak and find the French and Indian war history for your area and for 100 miles around it. It's there.
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    us
    Jun 2019
    Palos Park, IL
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    I'm a member of my town's Facebook page where people post about upcoming events in town or small talk about real estate and other happenings.

    I posted a picture of a couple of my finds and my detector that went something like this: "I recently got a new (used) metal detector and I'm looking for more opportunities to learn the signals better on it. If you've lost a set of keys, jewelry or anything else that might be picked up by a metal detector, message me. Maybe I can find it for you! Not charging anything, just interested in learning the machine better and if I can help you out in doing so, so much the better ��. I found this medallion at the beach with the name HALLIE on it but after reaching out to the maker, no luck in finding the owner. ( the green and brown 'coin' is actually a Roosevelt dime--pretty poor condition but still cool). Additionally, I'd love to detect along the Creek. If you have property that it runs through or backs up to and would allow me a few hours, I'd love to see what I can find along it. The upside is, I pick up any metal trash I find and dispose of it! ��"

    Within 1 hour I had a friend of mine text me asking if I could help find a lost diamond necklace on her property.
    Within half a day, I had 3 permissions for me to go detect on their private property directly on the Facebook post.
    I also had a guy ask if I can help find his lost dog tags (for his dog..not military ones). I may get more off of those if I find some of the missing things for the folks who reached back out. Surely they'll tell people and I'll post photos of what I found. Word gets around.

    Hope this helps somebody who reads it.
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  5. #5

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    Take a pretty redhead with you. They'll be begging you to detect their yards.
    Dunno, works for me!
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    My life is like a stroll on the beach...As near to the edge as I can go.

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    Feb 2015
    Victor, CO...City of Mines
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    ROIGuy, that is a great way to go about it. I think I will do something similar when I get time. It is the best when permissions come to you! You might try driving around the old neighborhoods on the weekends and try to catch someone outside!
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    Ethan

    Apr 2019
    North Eastern Kentucky
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur-Dent View Post
    Take a pretty redhead with you. They'll be begging you to detect their yards.
    Dunno, works for me!
    Dang, why don't I have one of those?
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    Ethan

    Apr 2019
    North Eastern Kentucky
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    I am not the authority for finding places, but I'd check newspaper headlines for the era that you are interested. I by chance, found an 1862 article from a local town, and uncovered the locations of two confederate camps, a union camp, and a previously unknown battle site. It is amazing what old newspapers can give up.
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    "The Army of Northern Virginia was never defeated. It merely wore itself out whipping the enemy." - Jubal Early

    "We'll fight them, sir, till hell freezes over, and then, sir, we'll fight them on ice" - Unknown Confederate soldier

    Bullets wanted! http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/tr...ml#post6272084

  9. #9
    us
    Feb 2008
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    I started by hitting all the parks and ballfields in my area. Googul Earth is amazing.

  10. #10

    Jul 2019
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    On a serious note, Google earth and my drone are my two best tools!
    Having fresh aerial photos really helps in finding depressions in the landscape.
    Another great way to secure permissions and to find places to detect, is to volunteer at any local retirement home.
    Many of those elderly people don't have anyone to talk to.
    You'll brighten theirs and your own life in allowing them to talk about the past. Loneliness does that.
    Make some friends at the local historical society.
    That has opened many locations for myself.
    Find the closest Bar near where the DPW or DOT guys have a beer and make friends.
    Several county Engineers give me heads up on street tear-outs.

    This lifestyle or hobby for others, is like any other thing that you wish success from...
    You get out of it, what you put into it.
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    My life is like a stroll on the beach...As near to the edge as I can go.

  11. #11
    I use Plat Books for my farm hunts. In town, if the house looks old, knock on the door !

  12. #12
    us
    Feb 2008
    Great Lakes State
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trezurehunter View Post
    I use Plat Books for my farm hunts. In town, if the house looks old, knock on the door !
    takes a pair of steel globes.

  13. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by fistfulladirt View Post
    takes a pair of steel globes.
    I've developed them over the years ! I was a UPS Delivery Driver for 27 years, and am currently an Inmate Supervisor at our County Jail. It takes a lot to rattle me. A lot of people are afraid of the rejection. If the owner says no, I just politely thank them for their time, and move on to the next one.
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  14. #14
    us
    Feb 2008
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trezurehunter View Post
    I've developed them over the years ! I was a UPS Delivery Driver for 27 years, and am currently an Inmate Supervisor at our County Jail. It takes a lot to rattle me. A lot of people are afraid of the rejection. If the owner says no, I just politely thank them for their time, and move on to the next one.
    Between the years of 2010-2014, I was on a door-knocking roll, getting many more yes’s than no. For some reason, I lost my nerve (or maybe I’d already hit all the good properties in this area).
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  15. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by fistfulladirt View Post
    Between the years of 2010-2014, I was on a door-knocking roll, getting many more yes’s than no. For some reason, I lost my nerve (or maybe I’d already hit all the good properties in this area).
    It's our day and age. People are getting more afraid to open their doors to a stranger, for obvious reasons.

 

 

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