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:detecting:Metal Detecting Code of Ethics.....:detecting:
Posted by: Digger
Date: December 03, 2009 05:18PM
Since there seems to be quite a few folks new to this hobby, it might be a good time to post a metal detecting Code of Ethics. Although there are several variations of this Code, they all have the same goal in mind. Be polite and informative to those who inquire about your hobby; you are the ambassador of a pastime we want to protect and we all will be judged by how you act and respond. Always observe the Golden Rule and conduct yourself in a manner that enhances the public view of the hobby of metal detection.

I will respect private and public property, all historical and archaeological sites and will do no metal detecting on these lands without proper permission.

I will keep informed on and obey all laws, regulations and rules governing federal, state and local public lands.

I will aid law enforcement officials whenever possible.

I will cause no willful damage to property of any kind, including fence, signs and buildings and will always fill holes I dig.

I will not destroy property, buildings or the remains of ghost towns and other deserted structures.

I will not leave litter or uncovered items lying around. I will carry all trash and dug targets with me when I leave each search area.

I will observe the Golden Rule, using good outdoor manners and conducting myself at all times in a manner which will add to the stature and public image of all people engaged in the field of metal detection.

You'll never know for sure......unless you dig it! HH "Digger"

After more than 46-years of detecting, and having owned dozens of different detectors, I've come to the conclusion that maintaining success in the field is largely dependent on three things..... choice of site, acquiring a proper skill set for the detector and the detector itself..... in that order. Research, practice and persistence. There are no substitutes.

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