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A couple "first's"
Sun, 03/25/2012 - 7:59pm
Went out on a quick hunt yesterday and got my FIRST MERC EVER!! Very excited about that!Today I thought maybe I could repeat my good luck so went to the same spot. Only this time it wasn't a merc I found, but 15 mins into my hunt a police officer came up and told me there was a complaint and asked me (very politely and courteously) to stop digging. He also recommended I go to the local parks and recreations department and see about getting written permission to dig, so that's what I am doing tomorrow. Police involvement also a first, funny since I have hunted that specific park dozens of times, and the police usually nod, wave, and keep on going. Gonna do it "right" and seek permission to hunt there, if I don't get it my days of md'ing are numbered.
Fri, 04/06/2012 - 9:41am#1
Thanks again Cliff
Cliff, I appreciate the info I am going to give that a shot this weekend and hopefully get my pinpointing skills zeroed in. I picked up the Garrett Pro-Pointer yesterday for $149. That wasn't a bad price for the pointer but definately put a dent in the wallet! I'm glad you think so highly of the MXT. I did a little research and found the MXT popping up again and again as people's choice for detecting. I was very fortunate to have found it and even more fortunate to get such a smoking deal on it! I hope it serves me well for many years to come. Thanks again Cliff. I am always looking for direction from experienced folks like yourself! Happy hunting! ljb
Tue, 04/03/2012 - 2:05pm#3
Good info Cliff!
When I purchased my MXT, that was the first thing that caught my eye and I have been doing it ever since. The one thing I am worried about though is am I missing the target when I start digging? I have found several targets that were less than two inches and I still couldn't find them! I thought that they would be sitting on the surface but I couldn't find them. Am I missing my mark or what? Thanks for the good info Cliff. Happy hunting! ljb
Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:23am#4
Been looking over my shoulder every time I dig!
Dave,I have been looking over my shoulder for two weeks now, everytime I dig. I just bought a White's MXT and can't even unleash the power of depth that thing has because I am afaid of the police walking up to me and handing me a citation. Enough is enough and I took your advice. I contacted both cities that I do most of my detecting in and asked for written permission. Thanks for the advice! I will enjoy my detecting a whole lot more without looking over my shoulder every five minutes!ljb
Mon, 04/02/2012 - 11:02pm#5
This is a copy of a form letter that I created to ask written permission to search city parks. Although in most cities it is not necessary, but it is a good idea to cover yourself and it also creates a good replationship with the Parks Department in your city parks. When I previewed this post, all of the line spacing went "far, far away", but I believe you will be able to get the general idea. Dear Sir,I would like to inquire as to the existence of any City of XXXXXXX Ordinances and/or any City policies in general, in regard to the use of a metal detector on City property, specifically City Parks. It goes without saying that leaving uncovered small holes or other destruction of city property is totallyunacceptable and I also understand that the City is in no way responsible for any accidents or injuryincurred on City property. I have used a metal detector for over 30 years and I have never received a complaint regarding anydamage to property or not restoring the property to the condition in which I found it when Ileave. Having worked in municipal government for over twenty five years, I am well aware of the thingsthat some people do to City property. I am not one of those people. If there are no ordinances or policies that prohibit the use of a metal detector on City property, I wouldlike to go one step beyond the written law and respectfully ask permission from your department touse my detector on City property. Thank you for your time and assistance, Dave Burkett
Mon, 03/26/2012 - 7:39am#9
Sounds like some one else with a detector cant stand to see you finding goodies perhaps?
Sun, 03/25/2012 - 8:32pm#10
Hope you have good luck with The Parks and Recreation Department, since its a Public Park and hope they know you take out your trash and cover your holes.