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    Jul 2012
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    First time metal detecting...where do I go? Or do?

    Hi everyone! I received a metal detector on my birthday 2 years back...but only used it around the yard(found only dimes and nails, cans etc..) But I want to go somewhere else. I have no clue where i should go, and do I have to get permission from the city in certain areas? Any help in that area would be great! I live in georgia, so I would love to try the open fields around here. Thanks everyone!

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    Jun 2012
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    You must get permission to hunt on private land. Iím guessing that someone owns the open fields, so you must ask for permission.

    You will have to do research on any city, county, state parks and land that you want to hunt on.

    Hopefully a member of the forum will chime in with some better info for your area.

    GL & HH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladystarr View Post
    Hi everyone! I received a metal detector on my birthday 2 years back...but only used it around the yard(found only dimes and nails, cans etc..) But I want to go somewhere else. I have no clue where i should go, and do I have to get permission from the city in certain areas? Any help in that area would be great! I live in georgia, so I would love to try the open fields around here. Thanks everyone!
    Welcome from White Plains, New York! One of the important factors is location - where are you hunting? If you are looking in local playgrounds or parks, you are looking in the same place as everybody else since 1980. You need to start trying to research places people gathered in the PAST (1870 - 1950). You need to start thinking outside the box, and be prepared to do a little work with your head, not just your machine. Good Luck!

    A Few Land Sites to Get You Started:

    1) Old Schools
    2) City/Town Parks
    3) Circus/Fair Sites
    4) Old Churches
    5) Old Homestead Sites
    6) Swimming Holes and Areas
    7) Picnic Groves
    8) Athletic Fields
    9) Scout Camps
    10) Rodeo Arenas
    11) Campgrounds
    12) Ghost Towns
    13) Beaches
    14) Old Taverns
    15) Roadside Rest Stops
    16) Sidewalk Grassy Strips
    17) Amusement Parks
    18) Rural Mailboxes
    19) Reunion Areas
    20) Revival sites
    21) Fort Sites
    22) Winter Sledding Areas
    23) Lookout/Overlook Sites
    24) Church Supper Groves
    25) Fishing Spots
    26) Fishing Camps
    27) Resorts
    28) Old Barns and Outbuildings
    29) Battle Sites
    30) Band Shells
    31) Racetracks
    32) Rural Boundary Walls
    33) Roadside Fruit and Vegetable Stands
    34) Under Seaside Boardwalks
    35) Flea Market Areas
    36) Ski Slopes
    37) Drive Ins
    38) Canal Paths
    39) Vacant Lots
    40) Motels
    41) College Campuses
    42) Farmer Market Areas
    43) Town Squares
    44) Urban Yards and Backyards
    45) Disaster Sites
    46) Areas Around Skating Ponds
    47) Hunting Lodges and Camps
    48) Mining Camps
    49) Railroad Grades, Stations and Junctions
    50) Hiking Trails
    51) Waterfalls
    52) Rural Dance Sites
    53) Lover's Lanes
    54) Areas Adjacent to Historical Markers
    55) Old Gas Stations and General Stores
    56) Fence Posts
    57) Chicken Houses
    58) Bridges and Fords
    59) Flower Beds
    60) Playgrounds
    61) Old Garbage Dumps
    62) Cloth Lines
    63) Military Camp and Cantonment Sites
    64) Wells and Outhouses
    65) Abandoned Houses and Structures
    66) Areas where Old Trails Cross County or State Boundaries
    67) Piles of Scraped Soil at Construction Sites
    68) Old Stone Quarries
    69) Areas Around Old Abandoned Cemeteries in the Forest
    70) Junctions of Abandoned Roads (crossroads)

  4. #4

    Apr 2012
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    I am not sure Terry but I think you missed something.
    I just can't put my finger on it.
    Terry Soloman likes this.

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    Yeah, it would have been easier to say "anywhere" on land or shallow water...
    Just kidding great info terry...!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladystarr View Post
    Hi everyone! I received a metal detector on my birthday 2 years back...but only used it around the yard(found only dimes and nails, cans etc..) But I want to go somewhere else. I have no clue where i should go, and do I have to get permission from the city in certain areas? Any help in that area would be great! I live in georgia, so I would love to try the open fields around here. Thanks everyone!
    First, you'll have to decide what you plan on looking for. Some areas on Terry's list are better for certain items than others.

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    It looks like you are ready to move up in detecting. If you are anywhere near any of the old plantations that were burned in the Civil War, there is gold and silver to be taken. Just get permission and you have a TH's play ground.Click image for larger version. 

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  8. #8

    Jul 2012
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    Thanks everyone for the help! And a big thanks to terry! I actually live in Covington, Ga. I believe there were a few plantations that were burned around here, I am going to have to look into it. There is actually an old lake near me with a beach where people used to hang out...I may start there to see what I get. Thanks for the list terry! Once it gets a little cooler here, I may start doing open fields...its about 100 here during the day!

 

 

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