One of the fastest growing past times in America is using metal detectors. This is something fun that you can do with your family and your friends. You can also do it by yourself for a little bit of down time. You never know what you are going to find, so that makes it very fun. However, one question that gets asked a lot is, “How do I find some land to detect on?” This is a great question, because you are not allowed to go out and detect on just any land you see. The good news is that there are a few places that you can go that allow you to detect on their land.
Whenever you get into metal detecting you are more than likely going to start off on your own land until you figure out how to use it. Of course, there is only so much you are going to find on your own land, so now that brings up the question, “How do I find some land to detect on?” First of all, we have to point out that this is a very good question, because you can not detect and dig on all the land that you come across. So when looking for land to detect on there are a few places you can rule out right away. First of all, you can not detect on federal land unless you have permission from the government. Also, you can not detect on other people’s private property unless you have their permission. Pretty much what that means is that you can not go digging up your friend’s back yard just for the fun of it. You have to get the person’s permission first. This rule also goes for schools and colleges.
Now let’s talk about a few of the places that you can dig and detect on. First of all, as we talked about before, you can detect on your own land. This is because it’s your land, you can do whatever you want to it. Also, for the most part, you can dig on any beach. After all, we see people digging in the sand all the time. This is a really good place to get in some good metal detecting.
You never know what you will find. In some cities you can even dig and detect in city parks unless it is otherwise posted. Just because you have to get permission from a place first, does not mean that you can not detect there. It just means you need to ask first. Most of the time people are not going to have a problem with you detecting on their land.
Metal detecting is fun. You just have to be able to find places to do it. The rule of thumb is, if you are not sure if you are allowed to dig or detect there, then you should more than likely ask first. It is always better to be safe than sorry. It would be bad to get in trouble for digging some place that you are not allowed to dig. The good news is that there are many places around the world for you to dig at. This means that you are going to be able to find lot of different things, in lots of different places. When you first start out it could be hard, but over time you will start to understand where and where not to dig.