Oct 24, 2012, 05:37 PM
I recently got the Bounty Hunter Gold Digger. I live in a apartment so that's the only place I can detect except on weekends. I feel so weird/stupid/different digging in the dirt and grass. If anybody passes by they look at me funny and say stuff. I don't feel good about this. Any advice on what I can do?
Oct 24, 2012 05:37 PM
Oct 24, 2012, 06:11 PM
Sorry my friend, that is a personal problem. Either do some research and find other places to hunt, or grow a pair. Best of luck!
Oct 24, 2012, 06:14 PM
I LIKE SHINY THINGS
I agree if your to concerned about the way people view you..you might wanna find a different hobby
Originally Posted by Terry Soloman
Oct 24, 2012, 06:20 PM
True. But the bad thing is that I can't return it. So I guess I'm stuck with it...should I go to random HOUSES and ask if I can MD there? I heard thats what most people do.
Originally Posted by sonofadigger
Oct 24, 2012, 06:43 PM
What I did was placed an ad on Craigslist and got several replies. I have even stopped and asked people I have seen outside and explained to them what I wanted to do and told them I would leave no trace of me being there. Some said yes and a cpl said no and I thanked them. I think many people are a bit shy when starting out not knowing what to expect but keep it up and you will find it is a nice hobby with some unexpected rewards.
Oct 24, 2012, 06:45 PM
THANK YOU FOR THE HELP!
Originally Posted by Normsel
Oct 24, 2012, 06:57 PM
Head out to parks, playgrounds, tot lots, ball fields, beaches, etc. Anywhere that people congregate. More times than not, folks will come up to you and ask if you've found anything (at least up here in New England that's what they do) interesting or "good". Have never gotten a rude comment other than kids saying "beep, beep, beep". Sometimes you just have to ignore folks and their comments.
Detect (v): to discover the existence of something
Treasure (n): wealth, riches or valuable things
....Get out there and Detect that Treasure!
Oct 24, 2012, 07:16 PM
Originally Posted by AC1955
Oct 24, 2012, 07:16 PM
When you think about it Joseph, you can hardly blame the lookie-lous. Because, let's face it: we're in an odd hobby, that draws the stares of curious folks. You know, like " ooohh, look at the man with the geigor counter thingy. I wonder if he's finding any gold, or what the best thing he's ever found is". And yes, the connotation that you might leave a hole or something, blah blah blah.
Originally Posted by Josephiking
This is why I've gotten to where I do most of my hunting at night, and/or low crowd times. Out of sight is out of mind. So peaceful, so serene, when no one's around
Metal detecting is my one worldy vice!
Oct 24, 2012, 07:33 PM
Thanks! I decided to detect in apts at morning on 7:00-7:30!
Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA
Oct 24, 2012, 07:35 PM
Most people when they start out hunting.....feel a bit uncomfortable metal detecting in public green spaces and the looks and or comments from strangers....as long as there's no restrictions in the areas you're detecting and you follow the code for retrieval, filling holes, etc....don't sweat it.
And as mentioned above....if you're uncomfortable hit the sites off hours when there are less people at the sites in question.....
Regards + HH
Oct 24, 2012, 08:25 PM
So I guess I'm not the only detectorist that felt like this at first!
Oct 24, 2012, 11:50 PM
Yup. I just started and I only detected at night at a park by my house. The park is very well groomed and I afraid people will get upset when they see me dig. Even though I take great care not to leave any signs that I was there.
Oct 25, 2012, 12:16 AM
I know everyone is different but i had the same issues when i first came home from the army in 04 and started detecting,Had Really bad anxiety problems and it was almost impossible for me to detect in public places without becoming extremely nervous almost to the point of paranoia,But as time passed and i made a few good finds i started to really enjoy the hobby and it gave me the motivation to get out and hunt more places with alot of human foot traffic.With metal detecting comes the curious looks/questions and sometimes smartads remarks that just cant be avoided with this hobby, but with time and a few good finds,You will realize how lucrative this hobby can be and how much it helps you develop social skills with the general public. As far as smartads people are concerned,After you find your first gold ring or chain that nets you a thousand bucks or so,Those people wont even phase you,You`ll be laughing to yourself and thinking,If this jerk only knew...........
Just stick with it man,Never let anyone discourage you from doing what you enjoy,I promise you that it gets easier with time.Not just dealing with the people,But the good finds will be more common as well.I wish you the best of luck with your new hobby!!
We all know jesus rode a shovelhead,Thats why he walked everywhere he went!!!
Oct 25, 2012, 02:59 AM
Hey everyone, I believe that this young man is only 11-12 years old and I fully understand how he feels. Joseph, what you have to do is just ignore other people. Most are curious about what you are doing and what you have found. One idea is to carry an old silver dollar and show that to people. Just don't show it to the gangbangers. Since we both live in Texas, you know why. I think you made a good choice with your detector and the more you practice, the better you will get and probably, the more you will find. You realize that the part of Texas where you live has a great history and that there was a lot of action on that property before those apartments were ever built. Besides, you will get a lot of great experience searching around those apts. Just try to ignore the people, smile at them and know how cool it is to find treasure. And trust me, in a couple of years you are going discover hotties and have such a great time showing them how to MD, CRH and make out that you won't notice there's another person on the planet.
Oct 25, 2012, 04:44 AM
If you are detecting without headphones the noise will attract attention.
When it comes to detecting, you will always find me "out standing in the field".
Oct 25, 2012, 06:03 AM
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Oct 25, 2012, 06:34 AM
Thanks for the help!
Originally Posted by austin
Oct 25, 2012, 06:36 AM
Originally Posted by LuckyThirteen08
Oct 25, 2012, 06:49 AM
Anita got me thinking. I live and hunt in new england too and havent had any rude or snide comments. At least not yet. I wonder if its just a regional thing. Like if you were a huge hockey fan living in mississippi people would probably tease about that too. I love my old new england town. And hockey rocks.
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