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Shovels at Parks or School
Posted by: asiandigger
Date: May 23, 2017 10:57PM
Just wondering why some MD guys/gals us a shovel to dig up parks and school. I think its a matter of time before they ban MD. What do you MD think?

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Depends on digger...........
Posted by: vlad
Date: May 23, 2017 11:09PM
if they fill in hole & take out trash, shovel is no problem.
But I've seen people with knife or plugger make a real mess too.
Bottom line is banning is usually some local bureaucrat acting as a dictator-because he can.

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Re: Shovels at Parks or School
Posted by: mrwilburino
Date: May 23, 2017 11:21PM
I would not recommend using shovels or long handled diggers at public sites. They give onlookers the impression that we are out to dig some seriously deep holes. That leads to complaints which can cause further problems. Probes and short handled diggers are fine.



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Re: Shovels at Parks or School
Posted by: asiandigger
Date: May 23, 2017 11:42PM
I agree with mrwiburino , some of the parks here are immaculate, shape I usually just use a screw driver, on occasions I use a hand digger' and I always leave it spotless like I haven't been there, but I'm always afraid some one might call the parks authority or here in northern California, they have Park Rangers that patrols the city parks and school officer which patrols the local school.

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Re: Shovels at Parks or School
Posted by: amberjack
Date: May 24, 2017 02:35AM
imprisoned for committing a community service ( picking up others rubbish ) toss me in the clink for picking up other peoples rubbish I could use a rest and free room and board :biggrin:

AJ

Re: Depends on digger...........
Posted by: 5900_XL-1
Date: May 24, 2017 02:37AM
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vlad
if they fill in hole & take out trash, shovel is no problem.
But I've seen people with knife or plugger make a real mess too.
Bottom line is banning is usually some local bureaucrat acting as a dictator-because he can.

That's the way I see it too.

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Re: Shovels at Parks or School
Posted by: coast40
Date: May 24, 2017 02:38AM
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mrwilburino
I would not recommend using shovels or long handled diggers at public sites. They give onlookers the impression that we are out to dig some seriously deep holes. That leads to complaints which can cause further problems. Probes and short handled diggers are fine.
I agree.



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Re: Shovels at Parks or School
Posted by: amberjack
Date: May 24, 2017 04:34AM
AJ




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Re: Shovels at Parks or School
Posted by: ken ward
Date: May 24, 2017 08:26AM
I do not like to see shovels in parks or at schools.

I only use a screw driver or my knife for deeper targets.

The sight of a shovel might get us kicked out.

KEN



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Re: Shovels at Parks or School
Posted by: GeorgeinSC
Date: May 24, 2017 09:58AM
If you want metal detecting banned by the city, county., State etc then go ahead and use your shovels on public property..

A bit over a year ago I was detecting in a city park in North Carolina. One of the city employees came up to me and very nicely informed me that I was breaking the law by "Digging" in any of the city parks.

He stated that the city had passed an ordinance banning any digging in any of the city parks due to people "Digging up their soccer fields with SHOVELS.

You and I are both aware that a shovel in the proper hands can dig a neater plug than one can with a digging tool But people take a very dim view of anyone digging on public property with a shove. The public does not understand or care that you are doing it very neatly.

The City of Charleston SC has a ban on metal detecting on any city property and the County bans metal detecting in county parks. There are three county parks that have beach access. You can detect the beach but you can not detect in those parks either.



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Re: Shovels at Parks or School
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: May 24, 2017 10:23AM
I use an ice pick to locate target and a 12" hemostat ,about as round as a pencil,to pull it out----not a blade of grass is disturbed.

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Re: Shovels at Parks or School
Posted by: still looking 52
Date: May 24, 2017 10:57AM
Don't invite trouble, keep the shovels out of sight unless your in a wooded area.

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Re: Shovels at Parks or School
Posted by: amberjack
Date: May 24, 2017 11:24AM
I am only one %^$#@&^% away from selling all my detectors for a GPZ and going bush full time to get away from the walkers , its not my job to make people feel good about themselves!!

they just drove their car which pumped out CO2 that's killing the planet from their house that's doing even worse and they somehow have inherited a right to tell me how I need to pick up their rubbish.

the problem here is people have no balls i have fought and will continue to fight for my rights i cower before no one especially over inflated do gooders who need to look at their own destructive actions before they pick on me.

i am not saying sorry to them they need to thank me for caring so much for their careless ways i spend my own money and time to pick up their crap.

so in short screw them...

and the rest of you need to grow a set and stand up for your rights...for gods sake you people in the US can walk around with a weapon (gun) but you cant touch a blade of grass that will heal in a couple of days but its ok to shot someone seriously something's just not right...

AJ



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 05/25/2017 07:37AM by Elton.

Re: Shovels at Parks or School
Posted by: Dancer
Date: May 24, 2017 05:37PM
So you're on a nice field or park. Digging with a long handled shovel. Every body got a camera phone. Are you kidding me !

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Re: Shovels at Parks or School
Posted by: dfmike
Date: May 24, 2017 06:17PM
I'm with still looking. There is absolutely no need for a shovel anywhere except in the woods.

I must admit that just about any shovel sold at Predator Tools will keep bystanders away more readily than any digger will.



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