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  1. #16

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    Being 64, & detecting since I was 13ish.

    I Have had Permission everywhere I've gone for the last 50 Years.

    So when approached, & asked I bring up that I have always been allowed there in the Past.
    "People have always Been Friendly Around here... Good People !!! "

    Makes it a Little harder for Someone to Say "well I'm a Bee'otch !" or "Not Me ! "
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    At age 13, in 1968, you had permission to metal detect in local parks

    I would have just gone and been my normal self never leaving a mess. i have never been kicked out of a park or school for metal detecting. I have never asked permission to metal detect in a park or school. I just go. I started this hobby in 1984 at age 20.

  3. #18

    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County Tower City
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    Quote Originally Posted by xr7ator View Post
    At age 13, in 1968, you had permission to metal detect in local parks

    I would have just gone and been my normal self never leaving a mess. i have never been kicked out of a park or school for metal detecting. I have never asked permission to metal detect in a park or school. I just go. I started this hobby in 1984 at age 20.
    at that age I swung a Detector at Gettysburg . No I Did Not Dig.
    Was My Grandmothers Detector, My Parents took me Down to Detect
    But Something told me I Couldn't. I asked at the Souvenir Place , Got a confused look .
    Only pulled it out the Car once, Walked a Path to a Stone Wall & Back
    in maybe 5 Minutes, & Ignored the few signals. People All over.

    I Don't know when they Added Metal Detectors To the Official Banned List.

    most of my hunting back then was my place and relatives.

    at 16, Had a Car, I Helped Myself. Church Yards, School Yards , Parks Etc.
    No one Bothered me.

    At about 25 I Started Asking Permission, Got no's from preachers .

    Please Note, Ages are Guesses Too Far back to Remembeer
    ,
    I Didn't ask at parks I already Hunted in the Past, But I've been approached by Grounds Keepers,
    At all & Friendly Discussion = Permission.
    even from those Deceased Now.


    So
    I have always been allowed there in the Past.
    "People have always Been Friendly Around here... Good People !!! "
    At New Spots, If there is a Grounds Keeper There & I'm nervous for Some Reason.

    My Question is

    "Is Detecting Still allowed ?"


    IF I'm feeling particularly Confident, I Just get out Suit Up, Nod & smile towards the Grounds Keeper & Go at it.

    I Like when I see the word for "Recreation" on a Park Sign.
    Because That's what I'm there for !
    Last edited by jeff of pa; Jun 21, 2019 at 02:35 PM.

  4. #19
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    like my granpa used to say (as we were digging a 6 ft deep rectangular hole) shudappa youa face and digga
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  5. #20

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    Emailed local Parks and Recreation about Metal Detecting

    How is there not a closed discussion sticky at the top of the Sub for this topic?

    Regarding your email. It wasn’t clear to me that they know who you are. If you used your name then as Jeff notes, you’ve been warned. If all they have is an email address, well then, the beg forgiveness rules still apply.
    Last edited by DigToChina; Jun 21, 2019 at 05:19 PM.
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  6. #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa View Post
    Being 64, & detecting since I was 13ish.

    I Have had Permission everywhere I've gone for the last 50 Years.

    So when approached, & asked I bring up that I have always been allowed there in the Past.
    "People have always Been Friendly Around here... Good People !!! "

    Makes it a Little harder for Someone to Say "well I'm a Bee'otch !" or "Not Me ! "
    Right on Jeff, well said...
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  7. #22

    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County Tower City
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    Quote Originally Posted by DigToChina View Post
    How is there not a closed discussion sticky at the top of the Sub for this topic?

    Regarding your email. It wasn’t clear to me that they know who you are. If you used your name then as Jeff notes, you’ve been warned. If all they have is an email address, well then, the beg forgiveness rules still apply.

    Sorry ! Why should the Discussion Be Closed ?
    The OP Is not Attacking Responses . If someone attacks him or Others,
    They can be Removed.

    Thread is Fine to me, So far

  8. #23

    Sep 2016
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    Emailed local Parks and Recreation about Metal Detecting

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa View Post
    Sorry ! Why should the Discussion Be Closed ?
    The OP Is not Attacking Responses . If someone attacks him or Others,
    They can be Removed.

    Thread is Fine to me, So far
    No, no I wrote that poorly. I was just suggesting there should be a sticky at the top (top of Metal Detecting subforum) that doesn’t have to have ongoing replies but collects the must know information that we see people miss again and again. Might help people avoid boxing themselves in by asking the wrong questions.
    Last edited by DigToChina; Jun 21, 2019 at 06:08 PM.
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    As sick as it sounds, just carry a bag of syringes with you and tell them you are doing their job keeping the public safe
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  10. #25
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    When I see a groundskeeper or Park employee looking at me, I just smile and wave. They probably think I'm a friend of theirs, can't remember my name, and they're too embarrassed to come talk to me!
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

  11. #26
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    Mar 2015
    New Bedford, MA
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    The park near my house is extremely old. Has been in use as a public ground almost as long as New Bedford has had residents. It is where I eyeballed found my 1776 half reale, just sitting on the ground after a good rain. I REALLY want to metal detect this park but it has the same rules - you can detect, but you cannot dig a hole.

    There are no signs posted regarding metal detecting at this park so when I first moved here, I just did my thing. A cop drove by and told me there was no digging. I apologized and went along my way and confirmed the rules on the city website.

    Every now and again when my gal and I walk our dog in the park, I will bring a metal detector and if I get a hit, I just use my index finger to root around. COMPLETELY UNSAFE but if someone comes along and says no digging, I can at least say "I don't have a shovel on me".

    This park haunts my metal detecting dreams. New Bedford was once the richest city per capita in the world.

  12. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Aluminum Monster View Post
    The park near my house is extremely old. Has been in use as a public ground almost as long as New Bedford has had residents. It is where I eyeballed found my 1776 half reale, just sitting on the ground after a good rain. I REALLY want to metal detect this park but it has the same rules - you can detect, but you cannot dig a hole.

    There are no signs posted regarding metal detecting at this park so when I first moved here, I just did my thing. A cop drove by and told me there was no digging. I apologized and went along my way and confirmed the rules on the city website.

    Every now and again when my gal and I walk our dog in the park, I will bring a metal detector and if I get a hit, I just use my index finger to root around. COMPLETELY UNSAFE but if someone comes along and says no digging, I can at least say "I don't have a shovel on me".

    This park haunts my metal detecting dreams. New Bedford was once the richest city per capita in the world.
    I'd use (and I have in the past) a probe and forceps. My forceps have the rubber insert to keep them from damaging the target. If the ground is soft enough, you can wallow out a hole, find the target with your pin pointer, and remove it with the forceps. Not fast or easy, but doable.
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

  13. #28

    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County Tower City
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    When I see a groundskeeper or Park employee looking at me, I just smile and wave. They probably think I'm a friend of theirs, can't remember my name, and they're too embarrassed to come talk to me!
    Yes Most parks around Me, I'm friendly enough with the Grounds keepers.
    That if there is going to be work done. as soon as they see me They Tell me about it.

    One park, when they ripped out some Bleachers first thing
    they did when they Saw me was tell me I should go over the site, Before they start building the New ones.
    and then they took a break so I had time.

  14. #29
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    Mar 2015
    New Bedford, MA
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    I'd use (and I have in the past) a probe and forceps. My forceps have the rubber insert to keep them from damaging the target. If the ground is soft enough, you can wallow out a hole, find the target with your pin pointer, and remove it with the forceps. Not fast or easy, but doable.
    I tend to pinpoint the target with my carrot and do a "swirl" technique with the pinpointer to move enough dirt around, then go in with the finger. I typically just use my Tesoro in this park and go for high tones only. If the pinpointer is reading it on the surface, I've found the target is not too deep.

    This is about as skirting the rules as I want to get, but my mind wants to tear that place up.
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  15. #30

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe-Dirt View Post
    As sick as it sounds, just carry a bag of syringes with you and tell them you are doing their job keeping the public safe
    You can back this up with a high vis jacket and a label that says "Volunteer" ....

    chub

 

 
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