FAQ: What are the rules of metal detecting?
What are the rules of metal detecting is one of the most common questions we get from people new at the sport. This article won't be long. But, I think I can quickly sum up the answer to this question for most types of metal detecting.
In all honesty there are no "official" rules to metal detecting in and of itself. However, there is a common code of ethics when it comes to detecting in certain locations.
Metal Detecting Code of Ethics
Regardless of the region that you detect, there are a number of best practices that should always be adhered to....
The Border Wars of the West – Kansas vs. Missouri, the Feud Continues!
The Civil War on The Western Border (the real border war)
Most people reading this are familiar with the civil unrest that occurred along the border of Kansas and Missouri prior to the first official battle of the Civil War. What they may not realize is that this region was the actual flash point of the American Civil War.
Prior to the first official battle of the war (Battle of Fort Sumter), Kansas had experienced this civil unrest constantly from the mid 1850′s through the beginning of the war. The unrest involved two political parties: The Freestate Men of Kansas, and the Pro-Slavery Secessionists of Missouri. The war revolved around multiple different issues, most notably whether or not Kansas would be admitted into the Union as a state free from slavery or as a Southern, pro-slavery state.
As One Hunting Season Ends, Another Begins - The Treasure Hunt
Okay, so maybe that's not really a thing...or is is? If you are the type of person that enjoys the thrill of the hunt and the connection with nature just as much as taking down your prey, you may want to look into the hunting season that is open year round.
I have been selling metal detectors to folks for about 8 years now and one common connection is that many of them simply love being outdoors. Whether they like camping, hiking, hunting, or fishing there is a common denominator - they all love outdoor nature-bonding experiences. A great many of them also enjoy the thrill of the hunt.