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Anyone been hassled while using a metal detector?

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#11 Unread post by cbtengr1 »

You are not allowed to metal detect on any revolutionary or civil war battle fields. With or without permission. They will arrest you and take your detector. At least that's what it was back in the 80's and 90's.

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#12 Unread post by DanB »

cbtengr1 wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:45 pm You are not allowed to metal detect on any revolutionary or civil war battle fields. With or without permission. They will arrest you and take your detector. At least that's what it was back in the 80's and 90's.
Still is. In fact even if you have a metal detector in your vehicle on a battlefield they can (and from what I have heard from park officials) will arrest you. I go to Gettysburg every year and a they don’t mess around. No warning no “you can’t do that”. They put you in cuffs and take you to jail.
Normally a VERY heavy fine, confiscation of MD equipment etc etc.

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#13 Unread post by KayBur »

There were no problems with the use of the metal detector. But besides looking for treasures, I also like to shoot interesting photos and videos. Not so long ago I bought a DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone, so when I tested it, I had to figure out the issue of airspace violations and flights in the wrong places.

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#14 Unread post by Ken McKinley »

Been harassed a lot especially on public property, always ask permission to metal detector private land(I also have knocked on residents doors and explained I am detecting public property next door and then have been granted access to the private property after finding items) of course the land owner wanted part of any financial discovery, anything I tend to find on private land I give to the owners unless its a special find.

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#15 Unread post by Trinder »

This happened to my best friend. She lost her ring the day after she was proposed to at the beach in Los Angeles. She was crying and asked the lifeguard tower if there was anything they could do. They gave her a number to this metal detector guy named Harry. They said he was the best in town and not to call anyone else. But when he said he was not around they had to buy there own metal detector. When the brought it to the beach the were harassed by the the lifeguards at the beach who assumed that they were looking for treasure and not a Ring. They had to wait for around 3 days for harry to arrive. So frustrating right!!!!!!

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#16 Unread post by Brian Hagler »

I think the big thing to consider is we are all from different places in the US. Be sure to look up local laws and talk to your local Department of Natural Resources or Park Ranger etc.
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#17 Unread post by DSCoins »

I have two separate state parks by me. One you used to have to go in, fill out a permission slip which they signed right there on the spot. About a year after that you no longer had to fill anything out. You could just go and do it. There is a second state park which is basically a swing area (pond) with trail you can hike along streams. At this place they are more than happy to let people medal detect after Labor Day until Memorial Day. There opinion is very pro medal detecting, as they know that people who are medal detecting always take the garbage they dig out and throw it in the trash. Really wish I could do that again.
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#18 Unread post by Earle42 »

Yes...but in a different way. Going through a metal detector in Athens Greece in the 80s they stopped me for my belt buckle. Its 30.06 shell filled with lead, a spent primer, and a bullet head that comes off. The guy before me put a lead lined camera bag though easily big enough to hold two pistols. They never even opened the bag!

I showed them the bullet was dead by taking it apart. But they left me buckle-less with loose pants. However I saw another guard on the other side wink at me. Sure enough, before I got on the plane he caught up to me and handed me the buckle mumbling something about the guys at the metal detector being ridiculous....


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THAT kind of metal detector...

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