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Little Advice for New Hunters
Posted by: daddyflea
Date: December 20, 2016 07:18PM
I just got permission for this House





As you can see this house looks very old. When I got permission to hunt here I was told that two other Hunters had hunted this House. I know both these Guys and have hunted with one whom I consider a really good Hunter. This guy really has a good ear for the Detectors. I was kinda disappointed that he had beat me to this site. I decided to check it out this afternoon and had only about an hour to hunt. Now my buddy has a good ear but he rarely ever Grids and just wanders around when hunting. I arrived to find that as bad as this place looks, it has not been vacant too long. Although I have found no Zincs, I found mainly Memorials. My first signal was a 1965 Quarter. Kinda shocked me that there was a bunch of these Modern Coins here. I found so many Coins I call this a Virgin Site. My advantage may be the Cows keeping the grass down or my Etrac with the small Coil. I only found one 1956D Wheat but I got very little hunted. I did find a couple 63 Nickles. Since I hunted right in Front I bet I am hunting right where the other Hunters went straight at.

Moral of the story and advice to other Hunters is do not assume a place is real old or real new from the appearance. The fact that you are told another Hunter has been there means nothing. Always Grid your Sites.



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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/20/2016 07:27PM by daddyflea.


Re: Little Advice for New Hunters
Posted by: Dale(Ia)
Date: December 20, 2016 08:34PM
Some good advice, DF! I'm mainly a "gridder", also.......

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Re: Little Advice for New Hunters
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: December 20, 2016 09:16PM
Gridding sure seems like it takes some of the fun out of detecting,having to have almost a "military" or "structured" approach to the site. But if you don't want to waste time and cover a site as completely as possible....GRID!!

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Excellent advice
Posted by: Elton
Date: December 20, 2016 09:28PM
Is that 40's era ????? Looks that way looking at roof line and Dormer.



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Re: Excellent advice
Posted by: daddyflea
Date: December 21, 2016 07:53AM
No idea I was just shocked at the fact it has not been that many years since people lived there. It does have a double car Garage. I would think it should be older than 40s. Oldest coin so far was 1956 Wheat. If everything goes good I will hit it again for about an hour this afternoon.



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Re: Little Advice for New Hunters
Posted by: E-TRAC-OHIO
Date: December 23, 2016 05:49AM
Yes, if a site has been hunted by others just run a grid ( from at least two different directions) and just as important - go very slow and be sure you swings overlap.

I got permission to hunt a local 1800's house that was up for sale last Summer - the home owner told me that "I would probably be wasting my time" because his nephew and his friend had hunted the yard for two full days a few years ago - and "they must have found everything already".
He was right - they did get everything - except for the barber dime, mercury dimes, silver war nickel and the indian cents that I found. :detecting:



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Re: Little Advice for New Hunters
Posted by: Radianman
Date: January 02, 2017 04:37PM
While I dont always do it gridding is best. Only takes missing a square inch to miss a target!

Re: Little Advice for New Hunters
Posted by: kingingkunsan
Date: January 05, 2017 08:01AM
Yep. I got permission to hunt a house. The person living there owned a detector and stated "sure but you will not find much I have hit the yard hundreds of times". I grid and I go slow.
I found 2 mercs, 1 silver rosie, military button, several wheat pennies, and several clad. I did this in about 2 hours with my EXII. I did not tell him what I found because I knew he would be upset that he missed so much.

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