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

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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!!!!
Just more control, I truly hate this world system.
 
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Msbeepbeep

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Undergroundlookingup, I hear ya. I would leave but family is all here.
 
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Lilwiggles, we need to be the same pain to them as they are to us.
Greatest compliment they paid the treasure hunting brotherhood, was their comment that they were shocked at the push back and it was from around the world. :icon_thumleft::headbang:
 

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We had the same thing here in Louisiana but if you’re quick and you get in the water they can’t do you anything because they don’t know that but they don’t like it LOL
 

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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!!!!
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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!!!!
I live in Hull, Ma and have been confronted by a DCR Park Ranger 3 times now. I was told by him anything i find i have to bring to the Police Dept. He then asked me to empty my pockets, i flat out told him NO and to call the Police. 2nd time he did it i said no problem, he held out his hand and i dumped all the pull tabs, bottle caps and trash in his hands, he hasn't bothered me since. He also told me i wasn't filing my holes i dig, which i always do, and showed him by retracing my steps. If thats the case why aren't they confronting beach goers for digging giant holes when making sand castles.
 

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SO Bowser what is the RULING in MA can or can't they detect the beaches ?
I believe we still can. The powers that be thought better of it, since they felt over whelmed by push back from the treasrue hunting community, they said they didn't know existed.
 

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MsBeepBeep what are you saying. They can detect the beaches or they Can NOT detect the beaches. Just to be 100% clear !1
 

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Ok, this thread still is open so I will post the law:

302 Mass. Reg. 12.04
Section 12.04 - Rules of Conduct on DCR Properties - Generally
(12) With the exception of coastal and inland sandy beaches, no person may use or offer for use metal detectors, except with permission from DCR personnel, for the purposes of locating lost personal property.

(DCR being the Massachuestts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

So coastal and inland sandy beaches are ok to metal detect. What is all the argument over?

here is where I got my info:

https://casetext.com/regulation/cod...-rules-of-conduct-on-dcr-properties-generally
Here you go Gare....
 

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