Who's got a metal detector?

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  1. FEB

    FEB Grizzled Veteran

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    Just ordered a Garrett to play around with. I know the properties where I hunt both have Indian history. Thought it would be fun to search for treasure while there scouting, moving stands, etc...
    Anyone have any tips? Find anything worth sharing?
     
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    Yeah but the indians traded for metal items because they did not have them.
     
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    Sorry not to be a buzz kill.
     
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    Honestly check old outhouse sites.
     
  5. FEB

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    Honestly is is not useless check old farmsteads and find the outhouse and you will find stuff.
     
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    Ok, I made my comment before your suggestion. Thanks
     
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    Sorry to be harsh but have worked with archelogists after forest fires and saw tools of the trade.
     
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    Oh good grief, forget the Indians then, OK? There was an old homesite, and plenty of activity AFTER the Indians. Thanks again for your usual BS
     
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    It isn't BS just trying to help with goals and expectations and what to look for. Somewhat of a treasure hunter myself that knows where to look.
     
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    Don't own one but I watch a lot of metal detecting on youtube and it looks like fun. I have been thinking for a couple years about buying one, just never could bring myself to spend the money on one.
     
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    I am thinking about getting one soon.
     
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    We bought the boy on for Christmas and he's found an old spoon and a civil war bullet (he's 11). So those were big deals for him. I have no tips, but we've had fun with it.
     
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    I had my White metal detector and use it regularly since 1984! Personally, I found the place to locate treasure is the old 1 room school houses...they were the center for most of the activities in the area. I've done a several logging camps, beaches and boy scout camps too, but the old schools were the biggest bang for the batteries.
     
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    I have one and have used it on the old mill on my place even found a old muzzle loader shotgun barrel. Check your local laws as not all states are the same.
     
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    I wish I had one!
     
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    They are nice ...they help you find your arrows

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    I have a bounty hunter and my son and I have a blast with it. warning: it gets addicting. we look around volleyball courts, sandboxes at playgrounds and find lots of $$$. I have a mission to go to my late grandfathers homestead and look for his class ring. my relatives told me he lost it when he was washing his hands off in a bucket of water and it fell off without him knowing it. after washing he emptied the bucket of water in the weeds and lost the ring. I guess they looked for it but never found it. so I have a mission to find it soon.
     
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    I've watched them too, and can't wait to try it. I know my hunting properties have some real potential. You got a lot of land to work with yourself
     
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    That's pretty cool. Ever work over that property at all? Could have some old silver coins which I would love to find
     

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