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    Do Michigan schools usually let you detect?

    Very new to this hobby and I'm going out Friday. I decided to call my very first public school and they said yes as long as it's after 5pm. Is this typical? Or did I just get lucky?
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    I think you got Lucky. Never ask for permission on public property, you don't need to, you pay taxes and you are a shareholder along with everyone else of that property. Respecting the time like after 5pm is smart as you don't want 1000 kids stepping on your coil and it looks better. If someone of authority asked you to leave then do so, but asking for permission ahead of time will result in many NO's because people just can't be bothered saying yes. Private property is a totally different story NEVER DETECT WITHOUT PERMISSION.
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    Well I surely can't imagine it being legal when school is in session
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    Most people do schools on weekends or the evenings or during Summer holidays. It would be legal, but probably not looked upon well. In this hobby the word discretion plays out best in most situations. Out of site = out of mind -- works best.

    The one place kids don't go near during Summer vacation is a School yard
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    Thank you ! I appreciate the responses
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    Let us know how you do!
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    I live there and have hunted dozens with never an issue. What is this calling you speak of?

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    I prefer weekends at schools. If you hunt into the evening hours, your more likely to have the police called on you even if you have permission. Get the persons name and phone number that gave you permission in the event you have to prove it to the police. And as others have said, always leave the place as clean or cleaner than when you started. If you leave open holes and a mess, I guarantee you, nor anyone else will be permitted to hunt there again. Welcome to the forum, and the hobby. Good luck.
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    Wouldnt know, never asked...
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    I don't ask for permission to hunt public land though I always hunt the schools in the evening or weekends, even then I collect a herd of kids who follow me around asking me what I am looking for or if I found anything.
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    I've never had a problem fill your holes pick up trash dont dig everything be more selective in places like that Mich the state flower is a pull tab

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    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    I've never had a problem fill your holes pick up trash dont dig everything be more selective in places like that Mich the state flower is a pull tab
    State flower LOL thats funny
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    Thanks but also true
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    I went out today at 7am to a local park. They had a volley ball area so lots of sand. I really really enjoyed myself and using my detector for the first time. I love digging in the dirt and getting my hands all dirty. This is what I found. I have not gone to a school yet because the detector came late Friday and I sleep during the day . ( work nights ) I absolutely loved finding matchbox cars !!!! One was burried the other on top of the grass.

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