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RE: How to make money using a metal detector - Schlep - 08-01-2016 02:38 AM

These are the kinds of maps you want. Troop movements.


RE: How to make money using a metal detector - Schlep - 08-01-2016 02:40 AM

@ Dark

Have you visited Fort Ticonderoga yet? It's a must see.


RE: How to make money using a metal detector - Tresdus - 08-01-2016 03:42 AM

(07-28-2016 03:15 PM)spokepoker Wrote:  Metal detecting is illegal in Germany?

Short version:
Stay away from the famous historical sites such as hill graves, castle ruins etc. and you can ignore all the complex monument protection laws. Hunt a field without historical monuments with the farmers permission and everything will be fine. Leave only if either a cop or the landowner tells you to do so, not upon request of some wannabee-deputy who claims to know the law. Find property depends on the state (see long version)
http://www.metal-detecting.de/misc/germanmetaldetectinglaws/

In my state it is illegal to dig up anything, even in my own backyard.

How is the resale value of a metal detector? If I bought one and then got bored of it how much could I resell it for?


RE: How to make money using a metal detector - AFS - 08-01-2016 03:49 AM

(07-27-2016 03:17 PM)debeguiled Wrote:  I had a buddy who made a shitload of money in the summer hunting mushrooms and he said the same thing as you, get maps.

Sorry for going off topic, but I go mushroom hunting frequently and am curious how did he make money off it?

A bucket's worth of wild mushrooms isn't worth more than $30-50 here in Poland. Or is he selling shrooms?


RE: How to make money using a metal detector - Schlep - 08-01-2016 04:20 AM

@ Tresdus

The good brand name detectors hold their value pretty well.

Whites, Garrett, Minelab, Fisher


RE: How to make money using a metal detector - spokepoker - 08-01-2016 04:45 AM

(08-01-2016 03:49 AM)AFS Wrote:  
(07-27-2016 03:17 PM)debeguiled Wrote:  I had a buddy who made a shitload of money in the summer hunting mushrooms and he said the same thing as you, get maps.

Sorry for going off topic, but I go mushroom hunting frequently and am curious how did he make money off it?

A bucket's worth of wild mushrooms isn't worth more than $30-50 here in Poland. Or is he selling shrooms?

If you hook up with a japanese importer you can get pretty dang good money for specific ones. I think shitake or some sort that would grow wild out in the forest here would go for about $300 per bucket. A guy I knew would do that, and he would explain how his honey spot kept moving down the valley each year.


RE: How to make money using a metal detector - Jaydublin - 08-01-2016 05:46 PM

What about legality? Any ref I have found is very vague. I don't mind breaking some laws/regulations but what are the actual consequences? I can't find anything other than exaggerated stories on the Internet.

Did you often just park a car and walk into a national or state forest?


RE: How to make money using a metal detector - IvanDrago - 08-01-2016 06:13 PM

Schlep running some mad metal detector game in my mind's eye...

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RE: How to make money using a metal detector - Chrome - 08-01-2016 07:09 PM

I think metal detector game at the beach could work. Maybe have a piece of pirate treasure with you for a good DHV adventure story and invite them for a hunt. Apparently all women love to "hike"- take them to a geocache. Better than a PokeStop


RE: How to make money using a metal detector - IvanDrago - 08-01-2016 07:23 PM

(08-01-2016 07:09 PM)Chrome Wrote:  I think metal detector game at the beach could work. Maybe have a piece of pirate treasure with you for a good DHV adventure story and invite them for a hunt. Apparently all women love to "hike"- take them to a geocache. Better than a PokeStop

Yeah, there's nothing that turns on women like a guy with a metal detector slinking around a beach looking for droppings tard I think you'd have better luck making money metal detecting than slaying tail. Smile

This guy gives it half a try but reality sets in at 2:08 Smile






RE: How to make money using a metal detector - Schlep - 08-01-2016 07:31 PM

@Jay

Yeah, it's not illegal to use a metal detector here in the states. As long as your not in a indian reservation, national park or battlefield.


RE: How to make money using a metal detector - Schlep - 08-01-2016 07:33 PM

And to answer your questions about going to the beach to use my detector. No, I always enjoyed being in the country and enjoying the piece and quite. Being surrounded by fat American women in bathing suits just puts me in a bad mood.


RE: How to make money using a metal detector - dark_g - 08-01-2016 08:22 PM

(08-01-2016 02:40 AM)Schlep Wrote:  @ Dark

Have you visited Fort Ticonderoga yet? It's a must see.

I haven't been to Fort Ti, But I've passed through the area and spent some time up in Essex on the St. Lawrence.


RE: How to make money using a metal detector - Jaydublin - 08-01-2016 11:26 PM

(08-01-2016 07:31 PM)Schlep Wrote:  @Jay

Yeah, it's not illegal to use a metal detector here in the states. As long as your not in a indian reservation, national park or battlefield.

I think it is the digging that can get people in hot water. After thinking about it some more I guess nobody besides the DNR/Rangers would really have any idea anyway. There is a lot of paranoia online about this so that is why I asked.

What types of properties do you find to hunt? Do you get permission on private? Or just just up some public lands? Wildlife management type areas?


RE: How to make money using a metal detector - Schlep - 08-02-2016 12:05 AM

Some of my hunting takes place up in the mountains on state game lands. Don't have to ask permission.

Alot of the times I'm hunting on farmers properties. So, I always ask for permission first. Usually they will tell me I can hunt anytime I want to as long as I'm not disturbing their crops.

Tip:
When talking with farmers. Ask them if when they are plowing their fields if they ever notice anything strange in different parts of the fields.

Example:
Foundation stones, broken glass, or metal objects.

On one occasion the farmer told me he almost always notices pieces of green glass in a certain area of one of his fields. I instantly knew what it was. As I had seen lots of pieces of green glass in other areas I had hunted.

Back in those days (1760-1790) Rum came in green bottles.


RE: How to make money using a metal detector - Serious Sam - 08-02-2016 01:06 AM

(08-01-2016 11:26 PM)Jaydublin Wrote:  
(08-01-2016 07:31 PM)Schlep Wrote:  @Jay

Yeah, it's not illegal to use a metal detector here in the states. As long as your not in a indian reservation, national park or battlefield.

I think it is the digging that can get people in hot water. After thinking about it some more I guess nobody besides the DNR/Rangers would really have any idea anyway. There is a lot of paranoia online about this so that is why I asked.

What types of properties do you find to hunt? Do you get permission on private? Or just just up some public lands? Wildlife management type areas?


This thread reminded me of some of my childhood days when my friends and I would scour for Indian arrowheads. Now that I live in the southwest, and after reading this thread, that interest reemerged.

After doing some research, though, it seems that with arrowheads/Indian artifacts in particular, removing them from ANY public lands is illegal. So, let's say you're in a national forest, 10 miles off trail in the middle of nowhere. You see an arrowhead lying on the surface, you pick it up, and you're just unlucky enough to have a BLM officer approach as you're grabbing it. For a first offense, you're probably just looking at a fine. If he's cool, you just hand it over and get a warning.

Removing Indian artifacts from private lands is legal so long as you don't disturb burial grounds. So, if you want to play it safe, I'd stick to private land. I'm sure Schlep has more knowledge about the laws than I do, and I'm not sure if there are different laws pertaining to items such as coins, belt buckles, bottles, etc.


RE: How to make money using a metal detector - Schlep - 08-02-2016 01:28 AM

^ I live near Gettysburg civil war battlefield. It's one of my favorite places to go hiking. Sometimes I find musket balls laying on the surface of the ground. If a park ranger ever asks any questions just play stupid.

@ Sam
If you live in the southwest. The first thing you should consider is your soil. Is it hard like Kansas and Oklahoma? If so then digging is difficult.


RE: How to make money using a metal detector - Serious Sam - 08-02-2016 01:41 AM

(08-02-2016 01:28 AM)Schlep Wrote:  ^ I live near Gettysburg civil war battlefield. It's one of my favorite places to go hiking. Sometimes I find musket balls laying on the surface of the ground. If a park ranger ever asks any questions just play stupid.

@ Sam
If you live in the southwest. The first thing you should consider is your soil. Is it hard like Kansas and Oklahoma? If so then digging is difficult.


I travel between Arizona, California and Nevada and am often close to the border. From what I've read, there's a lot of cool stuff to be found in various ghost towns. The laws can be tricky, though, and some places outlaw metal detectors (based on what I've read).


RE: How to make money using a metal detector - Jaydublin - 08-02-2016 10:41 AM

Schlep,

How hard do you find it to search old homesteads? Is there a way to detect around all the garbage and nails with certain detectors? Or do you many stay outside of the home/foundation? It seems to me like the amount of nails would almost make it impossible to be inside the home or foundation.


RE: How to make money using a metal detector - Schlep - 08-02-2016 10:13 PM

@ Jay

Great question. Yes, that was one of my mistakes early on. I would drive past an old park or old homestead and think how great it would be to hunt in those places. But, your spending all day finding foil, nails and bottle caps etc. Don't get me wrong I have found some nice coins and relics but, it was not worth the hundreds of hours I wasted. If your going to do that. You need to learn how to find and read old maps.

Example: Find a map of your area, say 1880. Now find another map of your area say 1950. Locate the houses that were present in 1880 but not present in 1950. Now, try to locate those old foundations. This way your not digging up modern junk. Its not as hard as you think.

To answer your question about a certain type of detector. The answer is no.


RE: How to make money using a metal detector - Cattle Rustler - 08-02-2016 10:39 PM

Schlep what do you think about doing this in other countries (following their laws of course)? I would assume not many Mexicans or Bahamians have used metal detectors as a hobby, nor are there many detectors to buy. The Caribbean might seem like a good place considering all the treasures and colonial ships.

With oil so cheap right now, renting a drilling rig right might be a good idea in order to dig through Okie soil. *sarcasm*


RE: How to make money using a metal detector - Schlep - 08-02-2016 10:50 PM

I was just chatting with a forum member that lives in Bogota. Seems like he has found some nice relics and coins in his area.

Yeah, I think it would be a great idea. I even read somewhere you can go on a metal detecting vacation. Forget what country it was in though. Kinda like a hunting trip. You land in the country. A guide meets up with you and takes you out metal detecting. Maybe it was England.


RE: How to make money using a metal detector - tarquin - 08-02-2016 11:13 PM

I heard about a few serious hunters who would rent a house in Florida together. When a hurricane hits, only locals are allowed back in immediately after. Of course, the best time to hunt on the beach is when giant waves have churned everything up. Renting the house allowed these guys first dibs on the fresh virgin sand.


RE: How to make money using a metal detector - RexImperator - 08-03-2016 09:42 PM

There are probably lots of cool things to find in Poland:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3194850/Abandoned-guns-forgotten-munitions-carts-peeling-paint-Inside-eerie-military-shelters-Poland-children-forced-dig-tunnels-help-Nazi-military-machine.html