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    Metal Detecting banned on Wisconsin DNR lands

    This is the new policy concerning metal detecting on DNR lands. This was apparently done without any public knowledge or input as of Nov 5, 2008.

    You need to start contacting your legislators and the DNR to complain.



    Using Metal Detectors on DNR Land
    Metal detectors may be used on DNR land or waters only for locating specific lost personal items. A special permit is required.

    Conditions of Permit
    A property office may issue a metal detector permit only to a specific person or designee for the recovery of one or more specific lost personal items, which must be described in the permit application. The permit specifies a limited search area within a DNR-managed property and a specific time between May 1 and October 15 when the detector may be used.

    Any proposed metal detecting within recorded archaeological sites requires review and approval by the DNR archaeologist (metal detecting is generally not permitted within reported burial areas, in any case).

    Found Items
    Any recovered item(s) must be presented and reported to the property office for comparison with the permitted recovery. The property office will keep all recovered items not belonging to the permittee.

    Archaeological materials (50 years old and older) may not be removed from their locations.

    How to Get a Permit
    To get a metal detector permit, contact the manager of the property (park, forest, wildlife area, waterway, etc.) where you want to use the detector.

    For more Information, ask Mark Dudzik, DNR archaeologist, (608) 266-3462.

    Last Revised: Wednesday November 05 2008

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    Re: Metal Detecting banned on Wisconsin DNR lands

    Ironically i read this and have been informed of the same since sometime around march of last year. I do not agree with it nor will i follow it. When i get time to do some detecting i will go out and do it. If its private property im asking permission, but if i find a good site on public land, its mine. Sorry state of wisconsin DNR, but if u dont care about me i dont care about you.
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    Re: Metal Detecting banned on Wisconsin DNR lands

    I think Mark Dudzik, DNR archaeologist ; The one that get a bill like this passed; needs to get of there fat easy chair and dig up there own finds.
    And the 50 years age limit and a 1959 Lincoln Cent must not be removed? Give me a break

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    Re: Metal Detecting banned on Wisconsin DNR lands

    I feel really special; I'm "archaeological material"! What a crock...

    Relic

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    Re: Metal Detecting banned on Wisconsin DNR lands

    Does this include county and city parks or just state parks and public hunting grounds?

    Phil

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    Re: Metal Detecting banned on Wisconsin DNR lands

    Here is a description of what is included:

    NR 45.02 Applicability. (1) Except when the context
    provides otherwise, this chapter applies to any of the following:
    (a) All lands, structures and property owned by the department.
    (b) Lands owned by the state of Wisconsin which are under the
    management, supervision and control of the department.
    (c) Lands under easement to or lease by the state of Wisconsin
    which are under the management, supervision and control of the
    department.
    (2) On lands the department owns but are under the supervision,
    management and control of another entity pursuant to lease or
    easement, the department may, as part of the lease or easement,
    waive its jurisdiction in whole or in part under this chapter.
    History: Cr. Register, December, 1983, No. 336, eff. 1−1−84; r. and recr. Register,

    The link for the complete document is: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/code/nr/nr045.pdf

    It appears that only DNR-controlled land, etc. is covered by this policy.

    Relic aka Archaeological Material


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    Re: Metal Detecting banned on Wisconsin DNR lands

    Here's an additional point of confusion from wis.gov

    http://ww2.wisconsin.gov/state/licen...41322191371273

    I would advise that all get educated on this matter. I just learned the other day that my local lake which is fed by the Wood River is part of the DNR's control. The park is maintained by the Village under the guidance of the DNR.
    I was planning a visit to the local DNR for clarification. I was told by the Chief of police and the park supervisor that detecting was not an issue.

    HOWEVER
    Here is an interesting link:

    http://www.metal-detecting-ghost-tow...ctinglaws.html

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    Re: Metal Detecting banned on Wisconsin DNR lands

    I just received the following in an email from a fellow club member...

    "Apparently, some of you haven’t heard as of yet. Water detecting has been closed down on WI owned water property. 99% of ALL WATER IN WI.

    This stemmed from a phone in regards to this post on the DNR board. http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/ORG/LAND/...taldetect.html. It stared with State parks and the way they phrased it. You can only go in to find a SPECIFIC lost item. All other must be turned in.

    Then it stemmed to the phrase DNR managed lakes. Guess what, ALL navigable water is under their control. Can see how this is progressing? If you take the rule to mean only State parks, you will be very sadly mistaken. Ask any of the people who have called the DNR archie. I went a step further with John Broihahn and asked specifically what it means. At this time we are done in the water!!!"

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    Re: Metal Detecting banned on Wisconsin DNR lands

    Well, with the DNR buying up all the open land in the state soon we wont be able to take our detectors out of the closet! I wonder how long it will be before the DNR finds a way to keep you from digging on your own property!. I noticed on their sight today they got more lake front acres yesterday up north!. Remember, if its fun its illegal in Wisconsin (Unless they can tax you on it!). I think we will have to become NIGHTSTOCKERS like they do in the UK!. The equipment already exists! I know as I have some!Name:  big goggles.jpg
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    seger98

    Re: Metal Detecting banned on Wisconsin DNR lands

    I wonder if my wife who is a registered Red Cliff Chippewa, can detect on these waters & lands without permit looking for items that are her ancestry.

  12. #12
    pippinwhitepaws

    Re: Metal Detecting banned on Wisconsin DNR lands

    Quote Originally Posted by seger98
    I wonder if my wife who is a registered Red Cliff Chippewa, can detect on these waters & lands without permit looking for items that are her ancestry.
    yes, but....federal laws do apply on the rez...plus tribal laws...
    "looking for items that are her ancestry" is the key phrase. i believe you would then be covered by the native american grave reparations act.
    one of those grey areas that allowed some of the ruins here to be looted for beer money...

  13. #13
    seger98

    Re: Metal Detecting banned on Wisconsin DNR lands

    Quote Originally Posted by pippinwhitepaws
    Quote Originally Posted by seger98
    I wonder if my wife who is a registered Red Cliff Chippewa, can detect on these waters & lands without permit looking for items that are her ancestry.
    yes, but....federal laws do apply on the rez...plus tribal laws...
    "looking for items that are her ancestry" is the key phrase. i believe you would then be covered by the native american grave reparations act.
    one of those grey areas that allowed some of the ruins here to be looted for beer money...

    I'm not talking about metal detecting on any reservation, I'm talking on the same state land & in the water they are keeping everyone else from detecting, she can kill as many deer as she wants, put out 30 tip-ups, trap all the fishers she wants, why not metal detect too... Now mind you she doesn't do any of the aboved activities, but she could if she wanted to. I would just have her do that just to tick them off is all.

  14. #14
    pippinwhitepaws

    Re: Metal Detecting banned on Wisconsin DNR lands

    lol...ok...maybe not...but...you might have her apply for compensation for not digging...it appears that the state/tribe has an agreement to compensate those who forgo hunting off rez...lol...only in america...

    http://ncseonline.org/nae/docs/chippewa.html

  15. #15
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    Oct 2005
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    Re: Metal Detecting banned on Wisconsin DNR lands

    Quote Originally Posted by seger98
    I wonder if my wife who is a registered Red Cliff Chippewa, can detect on these waters & lands without permit looking for items that are her ancestry.
    I've wondered the same thing as my wife is also a member of the Red Cliff band.

    Relic

 

 
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