Sometimes Metal Detectorists get a bad rap because of a few bad apples that sneak onto federally protected land to metal detect. There will always be those that press their luck, but any true metal detectorist that I know of follows a Code Of Ethics.
If you’re a veteran of the hobby, or a New detectorist, we can all benefit from knowing and practicing the metal detecting code of ethics.
•Always fill in your holes, including plowed fields, sand pits, beaches and in water.
•Study, learn, appreciate and protect our heritage of natural resources, wildlife, and private property.
•Be thoughtful, considerate, courteous and respectful of others at all times.
•Protect the metal detecting hobby by being a good will ambassador at all times.
Read More of The Metal Detecting Code of Ethics
Together we can all make a difference in how the community views metal detectorists as a whole by following a few common sense rules.
Thanks for reading my friends,
Amen to you, for posting this!!! With the recent explosion of these stupid tv shows, scores of new detectorists are joining this hobby…and don’t have a clue as to what they’re doing!!! Open holes, leaving trash on the ground, etc. Sickening. Ruining it for all of us longtime, ethical hunters 😦
Keep spreading the word my friend, we need all the help we can get!
Curious, what machine do you swing?
Fisher F2… what about you? Thanks for the kind words bud!
Yes, very nice to hear someone spreading the metal detectorist “gospel”. Don’t worry, soon we will need to pass a course and become licensed for 2 reasons:
1. regulations due to unscrupulous hunters
2. need for tax revenue
I really feel this way.
Very nice blog – I like your stuff and enthusiasm. Keep up the good work.
Thanks! Together we can shine a positive light on the hobby!