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    Help! Getting discouraged.

    Im new to MD and ive only hunted a couple of fields. I've done everything Im supposed to do but all I find are cans and junk. Can someone help me with some pointers and maybe some words of encouragement. Can anyone tell me where I can go to legally hunt in the state of Kentucky. Im willing to do anything to find some relics or coins/jewelry. Im a tremendous fan of history and would love to find some pieces of it. I know im being a little impatient but I just need some tips from you experts. Thank you any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    Ok first of all dont get discouraged this isnt american diggers where you got out and find a million dollars worth of stuff everytime. secondly you need to hunt where there is stuff to find local parks. playgrounds, schools places like that if your new to your detector then a good place is your own yard learn the sounds you would be surprised whats in your own yard hopefully that helps good luck
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    Thanks Sonofadigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kywildcat
    Im new to MD and ive only hunted a couple of fields. I've done everything Im supposed to do but all I find are cans and junk. Can someone help me with some pointers and maybe some words of encouragement. Can anyone tell me where I can go to legally hunt in the state of Kentucky. Im willing to do anything to find some relics or coins/jewelry. Im a tremendous fan of history and would love to find some pieces of it. I know im being a little impatient but I just need some tips from you experts. Thank you any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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    Try looking here...

    Kentucky Features & Landmarks
    Research is more important than detector but Positive Thinking & The Laws of Attraction Rule!
    Think Gold get Gold! Think canslaw get canslaw and other garbage!

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    You can find good spots from these tools also

    North American Historic Maps and Atlases from Historic Map Works

    Penn Pilot Photo Centers

    Become familiar with these 2 sites & ill gaurentee you will start finding keepers!
    Just remember...what you miss today...I will find tomorrow!

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    I don't know how up to date these are, but I suspect you should consider joining a Detector club.
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    IT COULD BE A VALUABLE PRIZE "YOU NEVER KNOW"

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    There is just one thing could be two things you need to metal detect....Patience & Perseverance ....... 3 things.. and the ability to be ........ persecuted by others that don't understand why you do this & don't spend your money on golf clubs........ That would be the 3..P's .......... And as you know with golf you spend money and have fun.......... But with Metal Detecting you spend money and have fun ........... But with metal Detecting you also are makeing money if you are one of the many lucky ones............. You see i did not say one of the few ........ I said one of the many that get rewarded with good finds when metal detecting........ But you have to have those ...3..P's.......... PATIENCE & PERSEVERANCE & and the ability to take PERSECUTION.....
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    Tell me secrets

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    IT COULD BE A VALUABLE PRIZE "YOU NEVER KNOW"

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    Quote Originally Posted by kywildcat View Post
    . I know im being a little impatient .
    You know what is wrong then.... And that is the secret..... If you are impatient you have to change your thinking....... For you can not be impatient and do good at metal detecting.........
    "...Let no one know what,were or when..."

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    True gotta give it time ...and for junk you will dig that along with the good but you need to go spend the time learning local history at the library and then spend the ground time looking for that good spot to hunt ...it only takes 1 place to get started

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    Quote Originally Posted by kywildcat View Post
    Im new to MD and ive only hunted a couple of fields. I've done everything Im supposed to do but all I find are cans and junk. Can someone help me with some pointers and maybe some words of encouragement. Can anyone tell me where I can go to legally hunt in the state of Kentucky .....
    What kind of "fields" did you metal detect? 'Cuz you just don't go out and randomly hunt any "fields", lest .... yes ...... you'll just get random can slaw or whatever. There needs to have been something that went on in that "field", for it to be a good place to hunt. Like a camping spot, or an old park or fair grounds. Or a saloon or stage stop site, etc..... Ie.: any place where people and travellers came and went from, and/or money exchanged hands, and/or people recreated at.

    House sites are a possibility (for if they used to be in a "field"), but will a distant second, for coin-to-junk ratio, than the other type examples I give. Because naturally where persons lived, is going to be riddled with their homesite and work junk, house debri from fallen houses, etc.... Nor did they necessarily recreate (as in a park, home, campsite, etc...), nor was $ exchanging hands (since it was a singular family concern), etc... However, if the home-site is old enough, and abandoned early enough on (before the age of electricity and autos), then individual homes sites can be good to hunt.

    As far as where to hunt "legally", do you mean as in private property (ie,: field owners)? If so, then I suppose you can just ask the owner, eh? But if you meant govt. land of various levels/entities (city, county, state, federal, etc...), the only ones to avoid are going to be historically themed protected monument type places. For the run-of-the-mill county and city beaches, parks, school yards, etc... there is rarely ever any verbage prohibiting detectors. If you have any doubts, look it up for yourself (rather than thinking you need to go "ask" at city and county halls, etc...). Rules, codes, laws, charters, etc... for each city and county are usually always available on the city's website. If there's nothing there that specifically says "no metal detecting", then PRESTO, it's not dis-allowed now, is it
    Metal detecting is my one worldy vice!

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    I'm having the same problem, been out in my yard and found some old bottle caps and nails is all and can't find much history in my area to help me hunt, the impatience is bothering me too cause the usual junk gets old don't it

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    "I've only hunted a couple of fields" There it is right there! You have a long way to go. Put in 100 hours, like the manual says. Then tell me you can't find anything! Under large trees, old swimming holes, around the front porch. city parks, carnaval sites, ball parks, etc, etc. ANYWHERE PEOPLE GATHER! Go for it! TTC
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    Get out and go to a local park, football field, playground something like that to get your first few finds to boost the confidence and between hunting those spots research some older spots like old schools and churches and such. I spent about 10 hours at the beach and only found one dime so far, so I think I'm done with the beach for a while until I can get a better detector that I can take into salt water.

 

 
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