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    im not saying their bad, I have a friend who was a cop. He metal detects.
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    Mr. Schulz

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    Bent over to dig hole at an old park (ended up being a 1965 Roosie) and pulled dirt out causing it to fly into my face.
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  3. #18
    Stumbles In Corn ..........(Thanks Treblehunter!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSchulz View Post
    Bent over to dig hole at an old park (ended up being a 1965 Roosie) and pulled dirt out causing it to fly into my face.
    Sort of like when my digging tool popped through a root and threw my find across the park.

    Thanks, Mr Schulz, for bringing this post back to what was the intended topic. We have enough confab in this life, we need more laughter.

    HH!
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    CASPER

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    PLEASE don't get me wrong - our police around here are great - I am actually registered with a bunch of the dept. in the area
    and have help my own towns dept a few times
    it was just this situation - I think they knew they looked foolish and were trying to turn it around
    had it been some guy not from around there and that didnt know the rules and laws
    then they could made him look the bad guy and told him - dont let it happen again
    I been hitting this spot for over 20 yrs and knew most of the rangers
    and returned a $500 radio that one of the lifeguards lost - so I was in good with him
    the signs are right there though - no lifeguard on duty - which remains there even when lifeguards are on duty to cover them from law suits
    and as soon as you enter the gate - there is a sign that says no trespassing between dusk & dawn and another
    that says no one allowed in park after sunset & before sunrise
    they just never read them - this is a state park and works independant from the city
    they broke the rules by not contacting the ranger station and contatcting the state troopers
    Im sure some one got repremanded for doing what they did
    If they knew I was wrong they would have taken me in
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    Early on in my detecting career, I dig my first target of the day and couldn't seem to pinpoint where the target was. I kept running handfulls of dirt across the coil and kept getting signals with every handfull.....but nothing there. Then I realized I still had my wristwatch on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CASPER-2 View Post
    PLEASE don't get me wrong - our police around here are great - I am actually registered with a bunch of the dept. in the area
    and have help my own towns dept a few times
    it was just this situation - I think they knew they looked foolish and were trying to turn it around
    had it been some guy not from around there and that didnt know the rules and laws
    then they could made him look the bad guy and told him - dont let it happen again
    I been hitting this spot for over 20 yrs and knew most of the rangers
    and returned a $500 radio that one of the lifeguards lost - so I was in good with him
    the signs are right there though - no lifeguard on duty - which remains there even when lifeguards are on duty to cover them from law suits
    and as soon as you enter the gate - there is a sign that says no trespassing between dusk & dawn and another
    that says no one allowed in park after sunset & before sunrise
    they just never read them - this is a state park and works independant from the city
    they broke the rules by not contacting the ranger station and contatcting the state troopers
    Im sure some one got repremanded for doing what they did
    If they knew I was wrong they would have taken me in
    Police, fire & ambulance don't need permission to enter where there is a report of someone
    possibly in distress. usually if they wait for permission, or backup it is due to fear.

    the Person who reported you as a Floater should have been arrested & charged all costs
    though for false reports. they should have asked you if you needed help first.

    Back on subject
    I've arrived on site without headphones already, & worse without batteries.
    Last edited by jeff of pa; Jun 10, 2012 at 03:01 AM.

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    This is thread is CRACKING ME UP!!!
    Please keep it coming!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    Early on in my detecting career, I dig my first target of the day and couldn't seem to pinpoint where the target was. I kept running handfulls of dirt across the coil and kept getting signals with every handfull.....but nothing there. Then I realized I still had my wristwatch on!
    i did the same thing!
    C'mon, coin. C'mon coin! dang, popta... wait. Is that, YESSSSSS SILVER!!!

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    Stumbles In Corn ..........(Thanks Treblehunter!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa View Post
    Back on subject
    I've arrived on site without headphones already, & worse without batteries.
    I can empathize. I've reached a place after an hour drive with everything except, (wait for it), my detector. I went looking for arrowheads instead.

    HH!
    "A good day has no rain. A bad day; is when I lie in bed and think of things that might have been." -Paul Simon


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  10. #25
    Stumbles In Corn ..........(Thanks Treblehunter!)

    Apr 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    Early on in my detecting career, I dig my first target of the day and couldn't seem to pinpoint where the target was. I kept running handfulls of dirt across the coil and kept getting signals with every handfull.....but nothing there. Then I realized I still had my wristwatch on!
    Can't say I've done that but can I make a suggestion about digging gloves? Don't buy a pair with a metal snap on them to keep them closed. LOL

    HH!
    "A good day has no rain. A bad day; is when I lie in bed and think of things that might have been." -Paul Simon


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    real pirate

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    Stumbles In Corn ..........(Thanks Treblehunter!)

    Apr 2012
    South of the Mason-Dixon Line
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    Just thought I'd add this one.

    I was all afire to go find some treasure the other day. Packed the car with everything I figured I'd need for the day. Water, hat, sunblock, umbrella, diggers, pinpointer, pouches, etc. etc. Got in the car and started it up. Put it in gear and turned my head to see behind me when backing out of the parking lot. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw my front porch. There, lying in plain view, was my AT-Pro just sitting there laughing at me and waving bye-bye. (blush!)
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    "A good day has no rain. A bad day; is when I lie in bed and think of things that might have been." -Paul Simon


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  14. #29
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    scott

    Jan 2013
    western md
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    ok there are some good stories here thats for sure but i have one that made me feel like a real dumba-- lol.
    since i am new to md like 2 weeks new i still have a pile to learn but as with all things am progressing nicely.
    so i got a target located drop to my knees and cut my plug since the snow melt here the ground is kinda moist to say the least, and everytime out i end up cleaning everything major when i get home kinda like i just throw it in the mud then go about my bussiness .........sorry back to the story .
    got the plug cut rolled back and jerked out the cen tec pointer to make easy work of my 2nd find of the day ( having just found a dime 5 ft away i was ready to line my pocket with another token of gods appreciation).

    so i place the pointer in the hole press the button and whamo blasting signal right at the bottom center so i lay it down and use my fingers to move some loose dirt but find nothing so pick the pointer back up for another try and that time is on the right side on the bottom mmmmm i say to myself while digging there also still nothing i ended up digging about a foot deep then by some stroke of luck found the penny in a pile i removed from the hole so i picked my pointer up and thats when i seen it a small maybe 1/8 inch square peice of aluminum stuck in the mud on the side of my pointer . the penny registered at just 2-3 inches but when the beepers on it's time to dig lol.

    but i felt like a moron and was glad noone was waatching .

    sorry so long but i got caught up in the moment ,
    Scott
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    Nov 2007
    somewhere between here and there, south of over there but north of that place
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    I'm not even gonna say that I might have detected a half a mile with my detector turned off.
    when you tug on a single thing in nature, you'll find it's connected to the rest of the world. John muir

 

 
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