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  1. #1
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    Jun 2009
    Carrollton Texas
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    Is detecting allowed in Galveston Texas?? OLD school TR detector good on sand??

    I have seen a few youtube videos about metal detecting in Galveston , i also heard it was not legal to do so but like i said , its been years .. I still have one detector left but its my old trusty Sears TR descriminator from the late 70's , will this work on the beach ??

    Will be hunting along the seawall side ..

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    Director-Search & Recovery Team of Oakland County.

    Aug 2005
    In Michigan now.
    Excal 1000, Excal II, Sovereign GT, CZ-20, Tiger Shark, Tejon, GTI 1500, Surfmaster Pulse, CZ6a, DFX, AT PRO, Fisher 1235, Surf PI Pro, 1280-X, many more because I enjoy learning them.
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    Re: Is detecting allowed in Galveston Texas?? OLD school TR detector good on sand??

    This website is all about hunting at your beach. http://www.nmhra.netfirms.com/pulltab/

    As for using the TR in the sand, it is possible if you keep the coil scrubing the dry sand. No way are you going to get over 6" in the dry sand and none in the wet sand with a TR. Even if it was illegal, nobody would bother you.
    (C) Sandman, 2005. All Rights Reserved.
    "TIME IS THE ONLY THING YOU NEVER GET BACK, WHY WASTE IT SWINGING A DETECTOR THAT ISN'T UP TO THE TASK."

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    Jun 2010
    east texas
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    Re: Is detecting allowed in Galveston Texas?? OLD school TR detector good on sand??

    I asked that question when I was at Stuart Beach last week......No problem...

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    Mar 2011
    Chandler Tx
    White's VX3, Garrett AT PRO, Tesoro Cibola
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    Metal Detecting

    Re: Is detecting allowed in Galveston Texas?? OLD school TR detector good on sand??

    Ive hunted the seawall without incident.

    Had no idea it might be illegal. Cops were everywhere because it was a holiday weekend.
    If you ever hit the big one detecting....follow the 3S rule. Shoot. Shovel and Shut up.

  5. #5
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    Jun 2009
    Carrollton Texas
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    Re: Is detecting allowed in Galveston Texas?? OLD school TR detector good on sand??

    Well i found a couple of bounty hunter pioneer 101 detectors at a killer price and will be taking them instead of my old trusty TR .. WHat can i expect from them as far as depth and accuracy at the beach ??

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    Director-Search & Recovery Team of Oakland County.

    Aug 2005
    In Michigan now.
    Excal 1000, Excal II, Sovereign GT, CZ-20, Tiger Shark, Tejon, GTI 1500, Surfmaster Pulse, CZ6a, DFX, AT PRO, Fisher 1235, Surf PI Pro, 1280-X, many more because I enjoy learning them.
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    Re: Is detecting allowed in Galveston Texas?? OLD school TR detector good on sand??

    With those detectors you can expect near 6" on the dry sand, close enought for recent drops. You won't be able to go near the wet sand because of them being unstable.
    (C) Sandman, 2005. All Rights Reserved.
    "TIME IS THE ONLY THING YOU NEVER GET BACK, WHY WASTE IT SWINGING A DETECTOR THAT ISN'T UP TO THE TASK."

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    May 2005
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    Re: Is detecting allowed in Galveston Texas?? OLD school TR detector good on sand??

    It might be illegal to metal detect Galveston's Central Park as it is part of an old neighborhood that's on the National Register of Historic Places.

    As for the beach parks, I think most if not all have a $5 entry fee (as of many years ago) I'm not sure if that's just for cars or if there's on street parking to avoid a $5 parking fee, or if streets have meters. Also, don't know if fees are collected or not when lifeguards aren't on duty-or maybe they're always on duty during park hours?

    East Beach is the only park that allows alcohol (as of several years ago) , so that's where the young people gather during Spring Break. More pulltabs likely, but bigger crowd & drunks might lose more. Might be possible to get more info on parks & rec on Galveston city govt website. Best wishes, George (MN)

  8. #8
    us
    Oct 2006
    The Woodlands, TX
    Fisher F75 LTD/Garrett AtPro/Minelab Etrac
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    Re: Is detecting allowed in Galveston Texas?? OLD school TR detector good on sand??

    All beaches in Galveston are OK except the State Park area on West Beach. Most people hunt Stewart Beach or East Beach, but East Beach doesn't have as much activity since Ike went through and destroyed the facilities there.

 

 

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