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  • Every trip!

    5 25.00%
  • 2-3 trips

    7 35.00%
  • 4-5 trips

    2 10.00%
  • 6+ trips

    3 15.00%
  • I've never found anything nice, ever

    3 15.00%
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  1. #1

    May 2006
    Tesoro Vaquero
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    How many MD trips does it take...

    We see so many nice things that people find here, so I'm wondering how many junk trips it takes everyone before they find something nice. I know for me it takes every 2-3 trips before I find something worthy of posting here. What about you!!!
    Life is a big doo sandwich and we all have to take a bite, savvy?

  2. #2
    us
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    Aug 2005
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    Re: How many MD trips does it take...

    Many of us hardly post our nice finds here. I have in the past but showing everyone your finds can bring lots of trouble to you. Expecially if you like to find relics. I recover lots of junk and never throw it back on the ground for me to find again.
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  3. #3

    Nov 2006
    New Jersey
    Troy Shadow X5, Minelab Musketeer Advantage
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    Re: How many MD trips does it take...

    For the most part I post all my finds on any particular outing. Unless it's just an hr of clad hunting.
    Cya, Mike
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    Total Amount: $301.33

  4. #4

    May 2005
    Hampton Roads VA
    Minelab Explorer2
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    Re: How many MD trips does it take...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman
    Many of us hardly post our nice finds here. I have in the past but showing everyone your finds can bring lots of trouble to you. Especially if you like to find relics. I recover lots of junk and never throw it back on the ground for me to find again.
    So is this just a case of being paranoid or are there people out there ready to pounce on you for finding things? If items are recovered on private property with permission what is the worry. Or is a matter of not letting thieves know what you have for fear of being found where you live?
    Just curious is all.
    Thanks
    Greg (Rockfshr)

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    us
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    Oct 2005
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    Re: How many MD trips does it take...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rockfshr
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman
    Many of us hardly post our nice finds here. I have in the past but showing everyone your finds can bring lots of trouble to you. Especially if you like to find relics. I recover lots of junk and never throw it back on the ground for me to find again.
    So is this just a case of being paranoid or are there people out there ready to pounce on you for finding things? If items are recovered on private property with permission what is the worry. Or is a matter of not letting thieves know what you have for fear of being found where you live?
    Just curious is all.
    Thanks
    Greg (Rockfshr)
    I think he might have been getting at the thought that if people see you making some great finds they will do the research and find where you live and where you are hunting and steal your spot.

    As for me, I usually find something worthy of posting every trip out. Either silver or an Indian Head I consider worthy of posting. I've had lots of days where I've only found wheats and didn't bother making a post. 4 out of 5 trips I find something good.

  6. #6

    Mar 2005
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    Re: How many MD trips does it take...

    id say 1 out of 5 trips for me,mainly because of a lack of fertile hunting grounds.i have to find a way to open up more opportunities. its been tough the last six months trying to line up permission.
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  7. #7
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    Nov 2004
    Lee's Tavern Road
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    Re: How many MD trips does it take...

    I echo Sandman's comments:

    I never find anything good. I don't do this for that reason.

    Thats my story, and Im sticking to it
    You'll get it all. Or you won't.
    Someday, you'll die and leave it behind anyway.
    Act accordingly.

    "All of mans culture, all his achievements, are as nothing without good plumbing"

  8. #8
    us
    Jul 2005
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    Re: How many MD trips does it take...

    Quote Originally Posted by hollowpointred
    id say 1 out of 5 trips for me,mainly because of a lack of fertile hunting grounds.i have to find a way to open up more opportunities. its been tough the last six months trying to line up permission.
    I try to post results after every hunt. I get out maybe 4 times a month due to the pesky work thing. My recent vacation time was eaten up by painting my house and helping my Mom move. I had 8 permission letters out to property owners that I sent out at the middle of November. I got a YES this past Friday so I will be there tomorrow. Keep your head up hollowpointred, 90% of my permission letters are either ignored or I get a NO due to liability. I get to drive past most of these spots on a daily basis, so the NO burns even more. Never give up and your luck getting permission WILL change.
    Time is nothing, timing is everything.

  9. #9
    us
    Jul 2006
    San Antonio Texas
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    Re: How many MD trips does it take...

    Quote Originally Posted by hollowpointred
    id say 1 out of 5 trips for me,mainly because of a lack of fertile hunting grounds.i have to find a way to open up more opportunities. its been tough the last six months trying to line up permission.
    I've got to say that my luck has been good with getting permission. My last 2 times I got permission. Now both are recently rezoned commercial properties that had or were going to have all the buildings demo'd. I used the "I'm an honest, responsible hobbiest that would love to enjoy some of the local history before everything is convered in 3 inches of asphalt with a mini-mart on top of it." This usually appeals to their sense of duty. It would be different hunting someone's nice manicured lawn, not sure I would like that much.

    G'luck

    To answer the poll, I usually find silver or gold every other trip, and some sort of jewelry every trip. I'll post my 2006 finds at the end of the year.


  10. #10
    BIG61AL

    Re: How many MD trips does it take...

    I wish I could post something everytime....but does any one really want to see 0ne quarter, two dimes and nine pennies posted over and over again?

  11. #11

    Jun 2006
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    Re: How many MD trips does it take...

    I think I jinxed myself by answering 'everytime'. I checked my records and the last twelve times out I found something that would be worthy of posting. So Sun I went out for 7 1/2 hours, walked 9 miles in the woods and found nothing except dozens of rr spikes. Which I left where I found them.

 

 

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