Highway Right of Ways ?

Brucer417

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Does anyone detect along the Highway/Interstate Right of Ways - some in the rural areas are pretty big especially if it's a divided highway. Many where I'm at are wooded and and some are pretty steep as well. I wouldn't be parking on the shoulder of the highway and would be pretty much concealed most of the time. I know it's state property but it's not a park or historic site and is maintained by the Highway Dept. Just curious...
 

Blackfoot58

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Does anyone detect along the Highway/Interstate Right of Ways - some in the rural areas are pretty big especially if it's a divided highway. Many where I'm at are wooded and and some are pretty steep as well. I wouldn't be parking on the shoulder of the highway and would be pretty much concealed most of the time. I know it's state property but it's not a park or historic site and is maintained by the Highway Dept. Just curious...
You might check with the DOT for your state. I would think it would be ok. As long as you don’t interfere with traffic.
 

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I hunt rest areas along the freeways ,So I think it would be the same and I have never been hassled. Have had some gold and silver jewelry finds plus a lot of clad.
 

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I found this on-line. Interesting if true. I guess if you find pre-1923 items you put them back and ignore them (?) That would be rather difficult for many folks to do.
 

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Does anyone detect along the Highway/Interstate Right of Ways - some in the rural areas are pretty big especially if it's a divided highway. Many where I'm at are wooded and and some are pretty steep as well. I wouldn't be parking on the shoulder of the highway and would be pretty much concealed most of the time. I know it's state property but it's not a park or historic site and is maintained by the Highway Dept. Just curious...
If the areas are wooded and not full of modern litter and wheel weights /bolts / crash debris , I'd be glad to hunt them & yes find a good legal place to park .

This is my opinion & what I would do .

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Brucer417

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I found this on-line. Interesting if true. I guess if you find pre-1923 items you put them back and ignore them (?) That would be rather difficult for many folks to do.
Wow ! I've never seen that ! It doesn't say what you're supposed to do if you find something more than 100 years old - and I'd be willing to bet that very few people follow that proclamation. I have talked to the Chief of Police where I live and told him that if I came across something with historical value that I would happily turn it over to the county museum here. There was a large tornado that went straight through this town in April of 1880 so I know there's still stuff in the ground all around here. https://www.ozarksalive.com/stories/see-the-marshfield-cyclone
 

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Blackfoot58

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Wow ! I've never seen that ! It doesn't say what you're supposed to do if you find something more than 100 years old - and I'd be willing to bet that very few people follow that proclamation. I have talked to the Chief of Police where I live and told him that if I came across something with historical value that I would happily turn it over to the county museum here. There was a large tornado that went straight through this town in April of 1880 so I know there's still stuff in the ground all around here. https://www.ozarksalive.com/stories/see-the-marshfield-cyclone
Yeah, a jar of Indian head pennies, leave it in the hole. I’d have nightmares for months!
 

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