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  1. #46

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    Doug.
    I lived in India for while,Ha,try that!..I had a Family pass by where I was resting on a Rock at the beach.My Fins and Mask were on the Rock.They stopped and asked what are those for? True Story.Country Folks I would Guess.
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  2. #47
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    Wow, I didnt know when I started this thread there would be so many great replies. Thanks guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug H View Post
    This has been referenced in different threads but I couldn't find a thread devoted to the topic. Going to the beach the past year or so has meant grabbing the fishing pole and leaving the AT PRO at home because I wasn't happy with the way the PRO performed in the salt. Yesterday I went to the beach with my equinox for the first time. Here's the thing...I had forgot about all the weird looks and stares I get when metal detecting on public beaches. Detecting on land if someone sees me it's like "oh look, there's a guy metal detecting". But on the beach it seems like its "there's one of those creepy old guys with a metal detector". I equate it to the looks and stares that some handicapped or obese people get. I never do anything to shine a bad light on this hobby but sometimes I think I'd like to scream "what the hell". Just wanted to see if you experience this and what your thoughts are when it happens and do you do what most of us I assume do and just ignore it.
    I confess to being the likely source of "the creepy old guy" persona, and I don't even need to have my metal detector with me!
    dts

  5. #50
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    Quote Originally Posted by dts52 View Post
    I confess to being the likely source of "the creepy old guy" persona, and I don't even need to have my metal detector with me!
    dts
    DTS you dont look like a creepy old guy in that picture although I cant tell, is that a skunk your holding? :
    Last edited by Doug H; Jul 27, 2019 at 09:39 PM.
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  6. #51

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    I am not prejudice and will hunt any and all parks and playgrounds. The ones that really catch people’s attention is detecting in the black neighborhoods. People come out on there porches and in there yards and will gather to watch me. Sometimes people will walk up and ask me what I’m looking for and if I found anything and what the machine cost. Second to that would be kids, I may not see them but they see me and I’ll have a group following me in no time asking a million questions. They don’t bother me and I usually let them keep what I dig up.

  7. #52

    Mar 2014
    Pembroke Pines, Fl
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    I simply keep myself focused on my machine and the digs, most folks that approach me are friendly. When I get a smart ass I put them in their place with an equally smart comment.
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  8. #53
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    If you want to be left alone on the beach dress as a Clown with face paint while using your metal detector and I guarantee EVERYONE including children will leave you alone.
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  9. #54
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    Quote Originally Posted by stoneshirt View Post
    Doug.
    I lived in India for while,Ha,try that!..I had a Family pass by where I was resting on a Rock at the beach.My Fins and Mask were on the Rock.They stopped and asked what are those for? True Story.Country Folks I would Guess.
    I spent a year in India as well. Where were you? I was in the south Kerala State Trivandrum Right off of MG Road (Mahatma Gandhi) Its true, they are not hip to certain things from other cultures and are very curious about things that are American. They try to emulate us and was often asked if something they had was American and if, not they were very eager to know what was and where to get it.
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    One time a kid was following me around at Seal Beach and was super curious about it all and that I was treasure hunting especially. When I got a hit in the damp sand with his help we pulled out a quarter. I gave it to him and said “here is your first treasure” he was so happy!
    Unbeknownst to me two Older gentlemen we’re watching the episode unfold and as I looked up they nodded their approval.
    It was a very good day!


    We are not what we take, we are what we leave.

  11. #56
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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyGold View Post
    One time a kid was following me around at Seal Beach and was super curious about it all and that I was treasure hunting especially. When I got a hit in the damp sand with his help we pulled out a quarter. I gave it to him and said “here is your first treasure” he was so happy!
    Unbeknownst to me two Older gentlemen we’re watching the episode unfold and as I looked up they nodded their approval.
    It was a very good day!
    Better than hooking kids on drugs by far!!!
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  12. #57
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    Not a skunk but two black bear cubs. Their mother was tranquilized while our state wildlife folks weighed her, took blood, gave her ear tags, etc. They were the cutest little guys imaginable even though they scratched the heck out of my face trying to climb higher - I guess that's their natural instinct when creepy old guys hold them-climb to the highest point!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trdking View Post
    Better than hooking kids on drugs by far!!!
    Good karma! Nice job.
    dts
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  14. #59
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    Quote Originally Posted by dts52 View Post
    Not a skunk but two black bear cubs. Their mother was tranquilized while our state wildlife folks weighed her, took blood, gave her ear tags, etc. They were the cutest little guys imaginable even though they scratched the heck out of my face trying to climb higher - I guess that's their natural instinct when creepy old guys hold them-climb to the highest point!
    My only regret about retiring after 32 years at DNR is that I didn't get to do exactly what you are doing - hold bear cubs. Unfortunately, the timing was wrong and bears were weighed and examined at the western part of the state. Would have been the best retirement gift ever.
    Last edited by Megalodon; Yesterday at 09:20 AM.
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