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  1. #1

    Jun 2012
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    Kicked out

    Git kicked out of a local park yesterday, even though I said I wasn't digging and just surface hunting the ranger (teen ager) said I had to go and if I didn't he'd take my equipment and write me a ticket. He was a small kid, try and take my equipment away! But I figured I'd just walk away.

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    us
    Jun 2012
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    Not cool at all man.Ya did the right thing to just walk away without making a mess of it.Just between you & me the only way that kid would get my detector is if it was sticking out his.........well ya know where I'm going with that ..................

    Good luck
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    us
    Jan 2007
    Northen New Mexico
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    I always carry a lot of the crap I find with me, I would show it to him and ask should I put it back ?
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  4. #4

    Mar 2007
    Salinas, CA
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    is this a city level park? county level? state level? fed. level? etc..... Are there any actual rules which *specifically* say "no metal detecting" in that cities (or counties, or state, or whatever) laws/rules? If not, then the fellow had no reason to boot you. Unless, of course, he says "he was making a mess" (even if it's not true, if you had even so much as a PROBE/SCREWDRIVER to poke around with), and you'll "loose the debate". So sometimes it's just better to steer clear of these persons, give lip service, move on, and just return when they're not on -shift. Ie.: low-traffic off-times.

    It's actually gotten to where I simply do most of my park -hunting at dusk, or early AM's, or any other odd-ball times, JUST to avoid busy-bodies. Not because there's necessarily any "rules" (there rarely is), but to avoid any connotations, which, admittedly, this hobby has.
    Metal detecting is my one worldy vice!

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    us
    Sep 2007
    New Jersey
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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeyes
    I always carry a lot of the crap I find with me, I would show it to him and ask should I put it back ?
    LOL

  6. #6

    Jun 2012
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by snakeyes View Post
    I always carry a lot of the crap I find with me, I would show it to him and ask should I put it back ?
    That's pretty funny!

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    Charter Member

    Jun 2012
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    Haha you should do it next time

  8. #8

    Jul 2012
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    You really should

  9. #9
    us
    Jan 2009
    Lake Wales, FL
    11
    A teenage Ranger? Was he armed? What agency did he represent that would issue tickets? Confiscate personal property? Did you get his name? Badge number? Are signs posted? Did you check with the powers to be to see if he was within his rights? If he wasn't did you report him and his actions? Was it a good park? DId you find anything? Just exactly where is this park located?

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    Garrett watersports!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rylflush View Post
    Git kicked out of a local park yesterday, even though I said I wasn't digging and just surface hunting the ranger (teen ager) said I had to go and if I didn't he'd take my equipment and write me a ticket. He was a small kid, try and take my equipment away! But I figured I'd just walk away.
    You probably should have said.."Boom....Baby" & bought him a candybar & just maybe he would have turned his head!
    Just remember...what you miss today...I will find tomorrow!

  11. #11
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    what hath god wrought

    Feb 2009
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    tectin crap
    If the little teen park ranger dude was enforcing local park rules, tip of the cap to him. If there is no regulation against digging the lawns and metal detecting in the park, you still did the right thing. Hat's off to you sir. Now go find a good spot.
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  12. #12
    us
    Jan 2009
    Lake Wales, FL
    11
    If he was "just enforcing local park rules" then what were you doing there in the first place?

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    us
    Director-Search & Recovery Team of Oakland County.

    Aug 2005
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    State parks employ rangers at young ages too, but they aren't CO's but carry as much weight as a badged one. He might not have a firearm, but his radio is hooked up to ranger station, and local police, state police, etc. Tom of CA is right again.
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    monty

    Jan 2005
    Sand Springs, OK
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    I would have locked my gear up and called the police to check out the little dude obviously impersonating an officer. In most states you have to be at least 21 to enforce the law. They would need a search warrant to confiscate your gear once it was secured. Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

  15. #15

    Mar 2007
    Salinas, CA
    Explorer II, Compass 77b, Tesoro shadow X2
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    gleaner, you say: "If there is no regulation against digging the lawns .... " Be assured gleaner, there is verbage to that effect, in EVERY park, and every inch of public land, at every level (barring perhaps the beach, where you're allowed to dig sand castles).

    Even if it doesn't use the word "digging", there'll always be something forbidding "alteration" or "defacement" or "vandalism" or something to that effect, each of which is easily "morphed" to apply to the person who shows up with even-so-much as a screwdriver to poke around with. To search for and find such clauses (or things that can be morphed to say essentially the same thing), and you might as well give it up now, and find another hobby

    But think of it: All such phrases all distinctly apply to the end result. Ie.: if you leave the area exactly as you found it, then technically, you have not defaced or altered anything, now have you? Sure someone can take issue with our semantics, because of the temporary interim evil of the target extraction. You're just going to have to steer clear of such lookie-lous. But to technically and literally apply what you're saying, every park in the entire USA would be off-limits tomorrow.
    Metal detecting is my one worldy vice!

 

 
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