Metal Detecting Code of Ethics

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,


About Ozarks

I enjoy Metal Detecting in The Ozark Mountains and surrounding areas where I primarily detect for relics and coins. I have tested and used over 20+ metal detectors as a dealer and Company Sponsored 'Pro Staff' Product Tester. Previously Senior Editor of Detecting365 Metal Detecting Magazine for 7 years. I have authored over 200+ articles published on multiple metal detecting websites and magazines. I have real world experience testing metal detectors in the field and enjoy teaching others how to become better metal detectorists. Questions? Shoot me a contact email! Check out my Recommended Metal Detecting Supplies here:
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4 Responses to Metal Detecting Code of Ethics

  1. NjNyDigger says:

    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?


  2. aaronbeaudette says:

    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.

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