Peoria Area Treasure Hunters Club (PATH IL)

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Metal Detecting Permit in Peoria
Posted by: WhiteKnight
Date: June 19, 2017 06:47PM
Hi everyone. I am a new member here. I am pretty interested in joining the treasure club and attending a few meetings! Just tight on funds right now so I don't think I can join right this very second. I was wondering though, have any of you ever metal detected in public parks in Peoria? If so how did you go about doing it? Did you get permission from the city? Did you just do it without one? How strict are the laws regarding being caught metal detecting on a public park ground? If you have any information or stories about metal detecting in Peoria parks, I would love to hear it!

Thanks everyone and I look forward to being an active member here. :thumbup:


Re: Metal Detecting Permit in Peoria
Posted by: Larry (IL)
Date: June 19, 2017 10:57PM
Welcome to the forums WK. Peoria parks, as most city parks, but not all, are open to metal detecting, permits not necessary As long as you are tidy with your recovery, by filling your holes grass side up, using a hand trowel or screwdriver to recover a target, no one will probably not say anything. If you are spotted digging with a shovel or even carrying one, people will start jumping up and down, most likely telling you to leave and never come back and so forth.

If you come to the next meeting any number of members will be happy to show you the proper way to recover targets. Hope to see you there.

Bells and whistles are nice, but nothing will substitute for the basic understanding of the hobby.

:minelab: CTX 3030

Re: Metal Detecting Permit in Peoria
Posted by: flinthunter
Date: June 27, 2017 11:41AM
Hello WK

Welcome to the forum and to metal detecting in the Peoria area.

Our next club meeting is Wednesday, June 28, at the Peoria Public Library North Branch in the McKenzie Room. The meeting starts at 6:30 PM but most of us show up closer to 6:00 PM to visit and show off our Finds Of The Month. I hope you can make it to the meeting to meet some of our members and see what the club is about.

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