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    Managed Forest Law Detecting?

    Has anyone ever tried this angle? They are private lands so technically not DNR. I would assume that the law doesn't include detecting in it's conditions but it seems like a pretty good way to find land owner contact information to ask for permission.

    Just curious if anyone has explored this idea.

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    National Forests differ from National Parks in that they are there for public use. In the George Washington National Forrest in Virginia you can pan for gold cut dead trees, fish, hunt or just about anything else non-destructive. I asked the same question before panning for gold.

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    If itís private land that is somehow managed in a weird way, I would assume any hiking, visiting, digging, etc, is up to the private land owner or trustee
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    If it's timber land---I've made quite a few attempts to get permission from Timber Companies, all failed. They are in it for the money, and don't want anyone there for any reason, unless they are getting paid for it. Especially if it's a reason worthy of asking permission to do something - it must be something they can get paid for! Liability is always the excuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1more4me View Post
    If it's timber land---I've made quite a few attempts to get permission from Timber Companies, all failed. They are in it for the money, and don't want anyone there for any reason, unless they are getting paid for it. Especially if it's a reason worthy of asking permission to do something - it must be something they can get paid for! Liability is always the excuse.
    Wouldnít the land owner though have the ultimate say? Usually the land owner leases out land to the Timber Company, so the landowner is the landlord and gets to set the rules. I would maybe contact the owner directly. Or is the timber company the owner?
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    Managed forest land is an angle where the land owner/timber company doesn't pay full taxes on the land.
    With Managed forest they only harvest like 1% of the timber per year over lets say 100 years.
    You have sustainable timber harvests instead of clear cut for pure profit. Which they did in years past.
    If you had to pay like $1.00 per year; per acre; on a million acres it adds up to big bucks to hold reserves.
    Better business practice and better for the environment.
    Out West they allow for prospecting on some of the timber land and I always use a detector prospecting.
    Plenty of Copper Nuggets to look for. You can have all the old beer cans.

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    Ohhh i get it. I thought it was leased out forest land. I get it now.
    Man, thatís a tough question.
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    Folks have some land up in Price County and many years ago there were logging camps on it, back in the days of the Big White Pines. Old time loggers cut down the pine, today there are few scattered White Pine (seedlings from the old days). But in the 1980's they let some come and detect the old camp sites, they even showed the locations to the people with the metal detectors since their father and his brothers were born there. Well to make a long story short, they were with and items such as logger stamps and oxen shoes where concealed and walked off with when they left. Now this is according to someone who is dead today, but I remember them telling me the story. If it was me starting this post, I would just go for a walk in the woods, you never know what you will find!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reanm8er View Post
    National Forests differ from National Parks in that they are there for public use. In the George Washington National Forrest in Virginia you can pan for gold cut dead trees, fish, hunt or just about anything else non-destructive. I asked the same question before panning for gold.
    Not all National forests are the same, In Florida you can detect the camp grounds and that is it in Florida National Forests.
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    I agree with Tiredman; Just go and enjoy the wonder of our National Forests.

    Remember the old saying to fill all your holes'

    Enjoy the MossKeetoes!

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    Yes, whatever you call it, it is still private land. I am told permission is given at least 50% of the time.

 

 

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