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    Was I Right Or Was I Wrong In Pensacola Florida

    I did something today and want to toss it up for if folks feel I was right or wrong

    Story:

    I have the responsibility of about a 60 acres spread (church property) in Pensacola with fields, buildings, etc. Occasionally I work with the management above me to allow the local MD club to have a club hunt on the property. There is a lot of old history on the property they own. The club has insurance, etc and are always collecting the trash with their finds.
    This morning about 11 or so I and another guy go to take a few of the church's vans in for servicing and I find a fellow metal detecting in the back areas. I drive up to him and ask him if he had permission to hunt the area and he replies he asked a guy hitting golf balls out there a few days ago if it would be ok and he said it would be. There is a gentleman that has permission to hit balls out close to where he was but this gentleman has no authority to give permission of such. I have not yet seen the golfer to talk with him but will to make sure he understands.
    I kindly told the MDer that the MD club in Pensacola is occasionally allowed to come hunt but the man hitting golf balls didn't have permission to give him access to the area and the MDer said he would leave if he needed to which I said yes he needed to leave. I have a big problem in this area with vagrants, vandalism and drug traffic since it is kind of not out in the open.
    I ask one of my contractor on the property (landscaper) if he had seen the Mder at all. I describe the red truck he is driving etc and he says yes "I saw him last week by your con-ex trailers and buildings over there. I didn't know what he was doing but he was walking around them as I watched him". So I believe he had probably already been hunting the area before he walked up to the golfer or the golfer came out there while he was there and he probably asked him hey you care if I'm here. I put the area as I am hoping the Mder reads this site and is welcome to come see me personally if he likes and discuss it.
    I hold folks to the same standard and ethics I require of myself. There are many great places in Pensacola to hunt that I myself would love too. Several I am in the works of getting permission of. One recently had an excavator on and the operator told me to go ahead but he doesn't own the property and I didn't and won't till I have the land owners permission.

    So here's is the question:

    Was I right to tell him to leave since he didn't ask for permission of the folks that own/responsible for the property?

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    Re: Was I Right Or Was I Wrong In Pensacola Florida

    bridgeendfarm,

    think that after I talked with him, I would
    have let him work the area.

    Did you ask him to join the club?

    have a good un.....
    SHERMANVILLE
    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

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    Re: Was I Right Or Was I Wrong In Pensacola Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by SHERMANVILLE ILLINOIS
    bridgeendfarm,
    think that after I talked with him, I would have let him work the area.

    Did you ask him to join the club?

    have a good un.....
    SHERMANVILLE
    Well honestly I did think about just letting him but I felt I wouldn't help what I understand the code of Mders to be. And he swinging to me represents it. It isn't hard to find the main offices and ask.
    No sir that is one item I do regret I didn't tell him when/where they meet. He could already be a member as I don't attend regularly due to my work schedules and their meeting times.


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    Re: Was I Right Or Was I Wrong In Pensacola Florida

    This is a problem in that he thought he had permission. I would have also let him hunt that day and given him a card or info on how he could contact you about hunting the area. Put yourself in his place......

    I have this problem with water hunters hunting beaches where there is fabric under the sand in areas where I have the contracts to keep the beaches clean. If damage is done to the bottom, I am responsible for repairs which can total thousand of dollars. Also the hunter might find a item that is reported lost and we are still looking for it. I ask the hunters to leave the water and tell them why and tell them they may hunt all grassy areas but not to leave holes. A couple of these guys are now on the search team.
    (C) Sandman, 2005. All Rights Reserved.
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    Re: Was I Right Or Was I Wrong In Pensacola Florida

    I as many others work hard to get permission to hunt any property. I have chased property owners from out of state and been laughed at.... "Like they would have known or cared?" As it turned out she was happy I asked, thanked me and said to let her know if I found anything neat, she'd love to hear. Another site people "hunt" all sorts of stuff down there without permission, the folks that own it were impressed I asked. So I would ask if another Md was at any site if they had permission.

    If you don't know the code of ethics, learn it. It's hard enough now to get permission, don't let a few ad apples spoil the whole bushel? Just read the very first line.

    I will respect private property and do no treasure hunting without the owners permission.
    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 fill all excavations.
    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 deserted structures.
    I will not tamper with signs, structural facilities, or equipment.

    Keep our hobby honest, and happy hunting!
    Kim
    A kind word echos for eternity

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    Re: Was I Right Or Was I Wrong In Pensacola Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman
    This is a problem in that he thought he had permission. I would have also let him hunt that day and given him a card or info on how he could contact you about hunting the area. Put yourself in his place......

    I have this problem with water hunters hunting beaches where there is fabric under the sand in areas where I have the contracts to keep the beaches clean. If damage is done to the bottom, I am responsible for repairs which can total thousand of dollars. Also the hunter might find a item that is reported lost and we are still looking for it. I ask the hunters to leave the water and tell them why and tell them they may hunt all grassy areas but not to leave holes. A couple of these guys are now on the search team.
    I did actually and being the business it is, the offices are not hard to find and open a lot.
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    Re: Was I Right Or Was I Wrong In Pensacola Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by COUNTRY GIRL
    I as many others work hard to get permission to hunt any property. I have chased property owners from out of state and been laughed at.... "Like they would have known or cared?" As it turned out she was happy I asked, thanked me and said to let her know if I found anything neat, she'd love to hear. Another site people "hunt" all sorts of stuff down there without permission, the folks that own it were impressed I asked. So I would ask if another Md was at any site if they had permission.

    If you don't know the code of ethics, learn it. It's hard enough now to get permission, don't let a few ad apples spoil the whole bushel? Just read the very first line.

    I will respect private property and do no treasure hunting without the owners permission.
    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 fill all excavations.
    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 deserted structures.
    I will not tamper with signs, structural facilities, or equipment.

    Keep our hobby honest, and happy hunting!
    Kim
    those are the ones I know
    Your Discovery Has History Count On It
    Enjoy the dig, treasure the time

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    Re: Was I Right Or Was I Wrong In Pensacola Florida

    bgf, if it had been me I probably would have let him finish his hunt since he thought he had permission. But would have explain to him that he could not do it again without permission from you.
    ...Wait a minute....just slow down.... you're gonna miss this....you're gonna want this back.....

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    Re: Was I Right Or Was I Wrong In Pensacola Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by Pepper2004
    bgf, if it had been me I probably would have let him finish his hunt since he thought he had permission. But would have explain to him that he could not do it again without permission from you.
    I did let him finish just earlier than he expected.
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    Re: Was I Right Or Was I Wrong In Pensacola Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by bridgeendfarm
    Quote Originally Posted by Pepper2004
    bgf, if it had been me I probably would have let him finish his hunt since he thought he had permission. But would have explain to him that he could not do it again without permission from you.
    I did let him finish just earlier than he expected.
    ...Wait a minute....just slow down.... you're gonna miss this....you're gonna want this back.....

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    Re: Was I Right Or Was I Wrong In Pensacola Florida

    I laugh at the notion of people "owning" the land, rofl. It's the Native American in me. But I guess I understand if there are problems with vagrants, etc., defacing things.

    But he's a fellow MDist, not like he's screwin' something up. Just my 2c worth though.

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    Re: Was I Right Or Was I Wrong In Pensacola Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by Quester
    I laugh at the notion of people "owning" the land, rofl. It's the Native American in me. But I guess I understand if there are problems with vagrants, etc., defacing things.

    But he's a fellow MDist, not like he's screwin' something up. Just my 2c worth though.
    As all Americans came to this land either by boat or across the Bering land bridge, the "are" no Native Americans. But I agree on the second point, sounds like the OP was being a tad territorial...... Now, if the guy was not filling holes or otherwise being a nuisance, sure, but otherwise why not help out a fellow MDer?
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    Re: Was I Right Or Was I Wrong In Pensacola Florida

    He made an honest mistake by asking the wrong person for permission
    and you made a valid decision on behalf of the property owners.

    If it was me, I'd ask him to "check in" with someone at the office
    from now on when he's hunting (for everyone's safety). . . and also
    inform us about any "unusual" activity on the back 40. . . it never
    hurts to have an extra set of eyes. . . I'm sure management would agree

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    Re: Was I Right Or Was I Wrong In Pensacola Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by ZenAgain
    Quote Originally Posted by Quester
    I laugh at the notion of people "owning" the land, rofl. It's the Native American in me. But I guess I understand if there are problems with vagrants, etc., defacing things.

    But he's a fellow MDist, not like he's screwin' something up. Just my 2c worth though.
    As all Americans came to this land either by boat or across the Bering land bridge, the "are" no Native Americans. But I agree on the second point, sounds like the OP was being a tad territorial...... Now, if the guy was not filling holes or otherwise being a nuisance, sure, but otherwise why not help out a fellow MDer?
    Well if he had came in and asked probably would have been allowed. He would of gotten a back ground check as we have many children on premises inside and out.

    As far as being territorial I myself have never hunted the property unless the local club was holding a club hunt there and I hunted the same area they were allowed with them.
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    Re: Was I Right Or Was I Wrong In Pensacola Florida

    I'd be real curious to know if he did ask the gentleman hitting golf balls, would you find out Bridge? I heard of another person who admitted he fibbed by saying someone gave him permission in order to get into a constructions site and hunt. Now that is just wrong, it makes us all look bad. You did what you thought was right at the time Sir.
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