posted on May, 5 2013 @ 05:50 PM
Originally posted by Magister
Congrats! But some criticism (hopefully constructive)! You should learn to pinpoint accurately. Then probe for the target and retrieve with as little
disturbance to the ground as possible. It takes a little more time but digging holes in a park can cause a lot of problems for you and other
detectorists! More and more parks and other places are being closed to metal detectors because of the damage being done. Even if you fill in the hole
(you did, didn't you?) it will leave a dead spot. Especially in dry ground. A lot of holes equals a lot of dead spots! When I hunt, I check in with
whomever is in charge and assure them that they will not be able to tell that I have been there.
Yeah, of course I filled the hole. My holes always look undisturbed. I use a small saw, like a drywall saw to cut the hole. And I do have a
pinpointer, it rarely gets me to the exact spot. I always remove a large divot so I don't do additional damage.
This isn't my first dog and pony show. In my state it is 100% legal to detect in parks (this was a park), schools, and other public lands. Any time
I've detected on private property I've always obtained written permission from the owner.
It doesn't leave a dead spot if your divot is deep enough that you have a layer of sod. This is exactly the reason I dig the way I do. I wish I had
some before and after pics because you literally cannot tell that spot was dug.
I agree there are alot of people out there who ruin the hobby for the rest of us. I assure you I am not one of them.
Try digging a wider and deeper hole, like I do. This way you don't have to take an additional divot to the side if you were off by a couple of inches,
and it provides a healthy, thick layer of sod that fits perfectly back in place.
edit on 5-5-2013 by TinkerHaus because: (no reason