Metal detecting illegal on Massachusetts state beaches July 1, 2014 !!!!!!!

ArsoMartinera

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Hello,
Indeed ! There have been cases where individuals have been arrested for breaking these laws. Sometimes, people who know they are breaking the law still dig or remove relics, are then caught and arrested. If they have metal detectors, they then bring negative attention to our hobby.

Metal detecting is allowed on beach and campsite areas with permission of the Park Supervisor. If you want to detect in Massachusetts town, village and city parks, you'll need to check with those local officials.
 
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A lot of times you can look on line as to what the rules or laws are regarding detecting on public lands.
And yes, bad attention is not good for our hobby.
God knows a lot of good is done by detector users that is never publicly known.
 
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And welcome to T Net ArsoMartinera!
 

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We will no longer be able to metal detect on MASS state beaches as of July 1, 2014 and if caught you will be fined!

A call to arms people!!!!! Get your pens ready there is a link to a petition to try and stop this .
CoilyGirl posted it in Metal Detecting: "Sign petition against stopping metal detecting"

Thank you CoilyGirl! I never heard read or saw this anywhere in the news!

Anyone in a MD'ing club get the word out. All of you people that come to Cape Cod in the summer and go to state beaches won't be detecting if they get their way!

Why? What happened that caused this law to be passed? Evidently we have been portrayed in a bad light some where! Or the powers that be have lost their minds!!!!
Interesting information, thank you all.
 
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Welcome to T Net TomBeart.

The info is from 2014, they backed off on the law because of the backlash from the detecting community many & others.

You should be able to detect on public beaches. National Parks are usually a no no.
Some towns have their own rules also.
You maybe able to see what the rules are regarding metal detecting on-line for specific cities or towns.

I wish you the best of luck in your adventures!
Remember we all enjoy photos of found goodies, share those if you would please.
 
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We try and help a fellow treasure hunter when we can.
Best of luck to you in all your pursuits of treasure.
 
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The powers that be get a little over zealous at times and we had to reel them back in.
It worked, we made our selves heard loud and clear in numbers that shocked them, and they backed off. But ya got to watch them.
 

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I thought I posted under this thread
I sent a ton of pictures to the powers that be if defense of TH'ers in Ma.
I sent lots of pics of piles of trash pulled from Ma. beaches - that I have found over the yrs
(Its a good idea to take pics of hunts you have found alot or save a bunch from multiple hunts or a year and take pic )
I sent pics of jewelry returns made
I sent pics of dangerous finds removed - knives, hooks, needles, razor blades and other sharp objects
I was notified that these pics helped alot - recommend no matter where you live that you take pics
just in case you run into same prob down the road in your state, county, or town
 

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Arrrg this thread still makes me cringe.

A bunch of dufasses must be running things in Mass.

Talk about having your priorities screwed up.

What is wrong with people that they allow such lameness to "run things".
 
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I would rather die standing on my two feet defending our Constitution than live a lifetime on my knees......
 

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Massachusetts residents pay more taxes than any other state, they're not allowed to own a firearm, and now they can't metal detect on the beache.
 

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I thought this was all straightened out. I spoke to the boss of the Park Ranger that approached me and was told by him from the high tide mark down the State has no authority. As far as MA residents not allowed firearms, I wish someone had told me before I spent $20,000 of my home equity on them.
 

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Ma. hunters - ACTUALLY ALL HUNTERS - should (if you already dont) take pics of returns - trash and dangerous items found
-good deeds done like helping fire or police dept.
and just put in a folder - i sent like 40 pics total to be used in that case - which for the lawyer or defenders was a treasure trove
(pun intended) - i heard a few others added theirs - but lucky
for me I was writing for a magazine at the time and had saved a bunch and had them ready to go when guy notified me of the
case being brought up --if more ...especially a lot more guys were to send in a ton next time - it might be a better wall
then just pics from a few---this could happen in your state next time - if so - drop me a line and you can borrow my pics for defense also
 

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Paid $1.99 for gas yesterday .
 

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