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« on: February 22, 2010, 11:24:47 am »
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I am new to the site and metal detecting in general, and wanted to find out what the rules are for using a metal detector in a National Park?  I have three in the Jacksonville area and wanted to see if anyone has contacted the parks to ask this.  If not I am going to make a few calls.  I just figured since I have to make a few posts to become a full member it was worth asking the question.

Thank you for any help!

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I guess this answers my question:

National Parks and Monuments - Absolutely not!  You can't even have a metal detector in the trunk of your car on this land.  I've often heard these guys referred to as the "Pull Tab Gestapo."  Don't even attempt to ask for written permission.  All they need is "the suspicion of" to fine and arrest you.  It doesn't matter if you want to hunt a campsite playground or just try to find your wife's cherished wedding ring of twenty years.  You can either

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write your Congressman
(add keywords: "Arbitray and Capricious" or "Unconstitutional") or just thank the idiot who was "night-hawking" in the Shiloh National Battlefield for lighting the fire in the first place!

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Metal Detecting on Government Property



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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2010, 04:00:52 pm »
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It's a bear, but yeah, that's the way it is.  Glad you found out before you unlimbered the detector.

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