TWRA land? Off limits for detecting?


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Dec 26, 2007
Church Hill, TN
Detector(s) used
Garrett Ace 250
There's something about in the lake itself also. I can't remember if it is TVA or Corps of Engineers that you need a permit or is off limits all together....... Anyone else have any idea?


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May 9, 2003
E. Tennessee
Detector(s) used
Tesoro tigershark----Tesoro Conquistador Umax------Fisher FX-3----Master Hunter CX-Plus w/ depth multiplier
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
I contacted TWRA a couple of years back and asked the same question. Their reply was: detecting itself is not illegal, however digging and removal of artifacts/relics violates state statues. As far as TVA, you can visit their website to see their rules concerning detecting and print a copy of the necessary application.

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