So here they come !

Dancer

Jr. Member
Dec 21, 2015
29
92
Pennsylvania
Detector(s) used
AT Pro
Infinium L/S
Deep Tech Vista X
Headhunter Pirate Pro
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Only got a couple hours to hunt. 3Rd time I'm asked " What are you hunting for"? I tell them Treasure, blank look. I try ,coins
Ok they get that. Here comes the every day question. "What's the best thing you ever found"?
My latest answer to that has been " Billy Joe McAlister's belt buckle" Least it gets a laugh , and they move on.
 
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CASPER-2

Gold Member
Jan 3, 2012
16,931
19,017
NEW ENGLAND
🥇 Banner finds
1
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
6
Detector(s) used
WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Im gonna start telling them - land mines! Watch where youre walking!
 

CASPER-2

Gold Member
Jan 3, 2012
16,931
19,017
NEW ENGLAND
🥇 Banner finds
1
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
6
Detector(s) used
WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Or ...say - "Im looking for a good friend to hang with ...where are you staying at ...maybe you can buy me a drink later and we can hang"
say it very hyperactive and try and give them phyco eyes and a weird smile
 

CASPER-2

Gold Member
Jan 3, 2012
16,931
19,017
NEW ENGLAND
🥇 Banner finds
1
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
6
Detector(s) used
WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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Beachbandit

Newbie
Jan 25, 2018
3
5
New England, Florida
Detector(s) used
Beach Hunter, Dualfield, Nox 600
Primary Interest:
Beach & Shallow Water Hunting
My favorite replays are "A life", "My wife's favorite bobby pin", she lost it yesterday, and, "someone to ask me what I'm looking for"...
 

cladpirate

Sr. Member
Apr 24, 2018
383
57
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Just act like you had a stroke
 

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bulletproof002000

Full Member
Nov 5, 2019
117
409
Big Spring Texas
Detector(s) used
Garrett AT pro, Garrett AT max
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
I always use it as an opportunity to get a new permission. I tell them I recover lost jewelry and coins, and I try and find places like older homes, and homesteads to hunt. About 1/3 of the time they say "you should look in my yard my house is old."
 

ARC

Gold Member
Aug 19, 2014
31,545
99,146
Tampa Bay
Detector(s) used
JW 8X/ML X2/VP 580
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
I like waiting till they get real close... and I act like I am totally unaware of them approaching...

And right when they get to the point where I feel they are gonna say something...

I briskly walk away like I never saw them.

I want a shirt that says "hypodermic needle cleanup crew".

:P
 
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Irishgoldhound

Bronze Member
Jul 15, 2013
2,300
2,024
🥇 Banner finds
1
Somedays it doesn’t bother me but other days when a bunch of people keep asking dumb questions, it gets annoying. What are you looking for??? Really? I expect that from kids but from a grown up? Come on people, do you think I’m looking for my dog?? The smart people I like,...always ask.. “any good finds today”.? I guess I could be looking for something specific though, like somebody’s keys. “Yeah actually I’m looking for my buddy’s keys to his car, his gf is locked inside”. :)
 

djackson7348

Hero Member
Mar 30, 2013
662
1,014
North Eastern NC
Detector(s) used
Equinox 800 and Excalibur
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Tell them you are trying to locate the broken sewer pipe...bet they leave you alone then.
 

bravobob

Sr. Member
Feb 16, 2017
329
2,158
Santa Barbara,Ca
Detector(s) used
Bounty Hunter Prospector
Fisher CZ6A
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
I can deal with kids " hay mister watcha doing?". But when some teenager asks me what that machine is and i say a metal detector then asks what does it do ? I gotta contain my self.
 

LawrencetheMDer

Hero Member
Feb 22, 2014
917
2,180
Ohio and Florida
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
2
Detector(s) used
CTX3030 w 11" and 17" DD coils,
Minelab Excalibur II w 10" coil, Equinox 800 (2) w 11" and 15" coils,
Troy Shadow x2 w 7" coil, Pointers; Garrett Carrot, Pro Find 35,
Vibra-Tector 730 w 4" coil
Primary Interest:
Beach & Shallow Water Hunting
Always first tell them that I'm finding mostly junk, like bottle caps and pull tabs. Then I say that last night I found this really large diamond ring...then I woke up.
:laughing3:
 

DJWEHAGE

Hero Member
Nov 30, 2012
516
1,012
Aberdeen, MD
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
2
Detector(s) used
Fisher CZ 21, CZ20, CZ 7a Pro, Equinox 800, Stealth 920xi
Primary Interest:
Beach & Shallow Water Hunting
It depends on my mood. Sometimes I interact with them and take the time to explain our hobby. I've also told people that I work for the city and am searching to recover bottle caps. The funny thing is, most people thank me for my service!!
 

ARC

Gold Member
Aug 19, 2014
31,545
99,146
Tampa Bay
Detector(s) used
JW 8X/ML X2/VP 580
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
I like waiting till they get real close... and I act like I am totally unaware of them approaching...

And right when they get to the point where I feel they are gonna say something...

I briskly walk away like I never saw them.

I want a shirt that says "hypodermic needle cleanup crew".

:P

Just so I am clear... I was just joking folks.

Really... I stay away from others... if they approach I do try and just nonchalantly walk away but start while they are still far away.

Usually this deters them from pursuing me.

If I am "cornered" or if I find myself face to face... I am cordial and polite... quick small talk and try and keep it brief.

This is why I like hunting the beaches in the early A.M.

I like the "alone time"... love the sunrises.... the peace.

AND...

The LACK of people. :)
 

Toecutter

Bronze Member
Nov 30, 2018
2,397
7,285
1880s Michigan
🥇 Banner finds
1
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
1
Detector(s) used
XP Deus 2
NOX 800
Garrett at pro
whites id5
radio shack
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
I always say " jars of gold do you know where any are" and usually get a laugh and they move on, mostly when Im in parks or front yards..
 

dewcon4414

Bronze Member
Mar 22, 2006
2,132
1,229
Gulf Coast, Fl
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
4
Detector(s) used
MDT, Nox, Blue Xcals and CTX
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Casper i did that to a guy from the Ukraine i think it was. He said really ...... i said no im kidding. But he said that didnt surprise him since its normal in some countries. Lord...... someone needs to come up with a hat/shirt/tattoo..... this question is really getting old to the point of irritating. I dont carry my phone to show off BABY pictures of my finds..... so ive reduced it to ..... the best for this year. That seems to satisfy most. About the only time i relish answering this question is when shes blonde in a bikini with an hour glass figure....... ya sorry im a pig.
 

LawrencetheMDer

Hero Member
Feb 22, 2014
917
2,180
Ohio and Florida
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
2
Detector(s) used
CTX3030 w 11" and 17" DD coils,
Minelab Excalibur II w 10" coil, Equinox 800 (2) w 11" and 15" coils,
Troy Shadow x2 w 7" coil, Pointers; Garrett Carrot, Pro Find 35,
Vibra-Tector 730 w 4" coil
Primary Interest:
Beach & Shallow Water Hunting
Im gonna start telling them - land mines! Watch where youre walking!

Not far off - we're finding land mines on the west coast of Florida - just the other day a woman turned one in that she had been picking at for several months thinking it was a large plate! Another guy found one actually metal detecting. Looking for one right now...but would rather find gold.
 

FloridaSon

Sr. Member
Sep 29, 2018
309
523
Between Half Reale Beach and Nuestra Seflora de La
🥇 Banner finds
1
Detector(s) used
Garrett, Equinox 800
Primary Interest:
Beach & Shallow Water Hunting
Funny, here in Florida I am only asked "did you find anything" but I avoid most people on the beach except a wave as I keep going. I always say trash, sharps and jagged metal. Show my pouch if I have any 'dangerous junk' to show.
 

A2coins

Gold Member
Dec 20, 2015
33,775
42,502
Ann Arbor
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
3
Detector(s) used
Equinox 800
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
That would get annoying after a while lol
 

Blak bart

Gold Member
Jun 6, 2016
13,562
62,926
FL keys
🥇 Banner finds
5
Detector(s) used
Mine lab primary fisher secondary
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
I ware a striped beanie hat with a spinning propeller on top and just my speedos......no one ever asks me anything !!
 

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