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metal detecting?/ abandoned places

anybody done any metal detecting yet this year?? looking to get out this weekend and try my luck, anybody around fargo moorhead  know of any abandoned places,farms or schools within an hour drive where i could go?

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Just because no one lives on the farmstead does not mean you can go take things (even if underground). You would have to find the owners and get permission first. I would definitely suggest in writing also to CYA.

It's not that bad.

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yeah i know that, i was just asking if anybody owns or knows people  who own land with a farmyard or something on it

" NO, I'M NOT A GOOD SHOT, BUT I SHOOT OFTEN" 

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  There is a detecting club in ND that is sponsoring a hunt on the weekend of 21-22 May.  It is going to be at Dead Colt Creek campground south of Lisbon.  The name of the club is Minkota Artifact Recovery Group, (M.A.R.G.) 
    Minnkota Artifact Recovery Group meets the third
Friday of the month. Meetings are held at 7:00 pm.
at the Bronco Bar and Café in Chaffee, ND.
Meetings are open to the public and guests are
welcome. Membership to the club is $20/person,
$25/family. Refreshments are available at all meetings.

MINNKOTA ARTIFACT RECOVERY GROUP
Presents
12th Annual Spring Treasure Hunt
Celebrating a DOZEN years
Dead Colt Creek Park
Lisbon, North Dakota
May 21 & 22, 2011
Schedule of Events
SATURDAY
Registration………………………………...…..…..…...12:00-1:00
Bakers dozen mailbox hunt……...………...……...….….1:00-1:30
(silver & 13 tokens, for envelopes with $12 in each)
Kids Hunt……………………...……………...………….1:45-2:00
( [all kids age 10 and younger] or [11-15 not hunting in any main hunts.] $2.00 entry
payable at registration. Detectors recommended as some coins are slightly buried)
Dime a dozen hunt……………………...…………..…...2:00-2:45
(12 silver dimes per hunter )
Dinner …………………………..…………..……..….....3:00-5:00
(MARG’s great buffet dinner (hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, chili,
desserts, drinks and much more) will be provided at a cost of $5.00/adult
$3.00/10 and under- payable at registration)
Optional 3 stooges fun hunt–cost $2... (clad halves buried) 5:15-6:00
Great Plains and Cache hunt..………………....…...….6:30-7:15
(12 Little Indian cents per hunter and 12 buffalo caches to be buried)
Silver dollar Bingo (minimal cost for cards)………..…..7:30-9:30
Night hunt...no cost…no lights...lots of coins...when dark 9:45ish
MARG campfire to end the night——–everyone welcome
SUNDAY
Second day welcoming………………….….………..…...…..10:00
Cheaper by the dozen dollar hunt…………….....…...10:30-11:00
( 2 dozen clad dollar coins per hunter)
Luncheon — BBQ, chips, drink….. $2 plate…...……….11:30-12:30
Dirty dozen silver hunt…………...……………..…...…….12:45
(all coins are silver, plus at least 12 silver halves )
**Note** coin totals based on adult hunt fees
Cost of Hunts (adult age 16+)
@$25 EACH OR
Saturday 3 hunts $50
Sunday 2 hunts $50
Junior Hunters
Total entry fee-all 5 hunts
15 & under $50
10 & under $25
**Late Fee–
each hunter add $25
if postmarked after MAY-1-11**
100% hunt fee is paid back
in coins and/or prizes
We are happy to say that we
purchased many silver
coins at 12x face last year
for this hunt!!!
Raffles throughout
the weekend
Name: __________________________ Other hunters: ___________________
Address: ______________________ City: _________________ State/zip ___________
Total enclosed $100 each __________________ Canadian Res. Add $3/check
Phone: ____________________ E-mail address ________________________
Make checks payable to Jeff Kehl: Mail to: Jeff Kehl 17278 Nordica Rd. Avon, MN 56310
We truly hope you can make this special event. We pride ourselves in making this a very enjoyable and worthwhile outing. Hunts
will be held rain or shine. Sorry no refunds. Members, officers and park dept. will not be held responsible for accidents or loss of
property. For more information contact Jeff Kehl, Huntmaster (320) 845-7814
Email: jkehl1963@yahoo.com

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titan_demon Said:
yeah i know that, i was just asking if anybody owns or knows people  who own land with a farmyard or something on it

Not the way I read it. Sorry about that. But with so many people think farmsteads without an occupant are fair game for looting and shooting, I figured I better clarify.

It's not that bad.

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sportsman | Said:

titan_demon Said:
yeah i know that, i was just asking if anybody owns or knows people  who own land with a farmyard or something on it

Not the way I read it. Sorry about that. But with so many people think farmsteads without an occupant are fair game for looting and shooting, I figured I better clarify.

Sportsman, are you sure you don't drive a Subaru?  The more posts of yours that I read, the more you remind me of a Subaru guy.

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Sportsman, are you sure you don't drive a Subaru?  The more posts of yours that I read, the more you remind me of a Subaru guy.

Nope, sure I never have. Although I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

It's not that bad.

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I always thought old farmsteads were for parking with the girlfriend or Drinking beer??

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sportsman | Said:

titan_demon Said:
yeah i know that, i was just asking if anybody owns or knows people  who own land with a farmyard or something on it

Not the way I read it. Sorry about that. But with so many people think farmsteads without an occupant are fair game for looting and shooting, I figured I better clarify.

What about metal detecting or looking for arrowheads and indian hammers in unposted  fields?

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murdock1978 Said:
I always thought old farmsteads were for parking with the girlfriend or Drinking beer??

First you DRINK the BEER

Second you PARK with your GIRLFRIEND

Third you go METAL DETECTING

(even if you don't find any thing with the detecter, you still got lucky)

PS.

  I also detect as a hobby and was unaware of that Group,
 
thanks for the link.

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LOL! thats funny as hell

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titan_demon Said:
yeah i know that, i was just asking if anybody owns or knows people  who own land with a farmyard or something on it

Not the way I read it. Sorry about that. But with so many people think farmsteads without an occupant are fair game for looting and shooting, I figured I better clarify.

Sportsman, are you sure you don't drive a Subaru?  The more posts of yours that I read, the more you remind me of a Subaru guy.

" NO, I'M NOT A GOOD SHOT, BUT I SHOOT OFTEN" 

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murdock1978 Said:
I always thought old farmsteads were for parking with the girlfriend or Drinking beer??

 

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sportsman | Said:

titan_demon Said:
yeah i know that, i was just asking if anybody owns or knows people  who own land with a farmyard or something on it

Not the way I read it. Sorry about that. But with so many people think farmsteads without an occupant are fair game for looting and shooting, I figured I better clarify.

What about metal detecting or looking for arrowheads and indian hammers in unposted  fields?

Taking anything other than wildlife (public domain) on unposted lands would most likely be considered illegal/theft. Kind of like "finding" that old car part you were looking for in an unposted field.

Theft from unoccupied farm houses is all too common. It is somewhat surprising and sad that people fail to recognize someone actually owns the property, just because no one lives there anymore does not make it fair game.

And yes, parking with someones girlfriend and drinking beer would be acceptable. Just don't leave any trash, take anything you didn't bring or she didn't offer, and have a sober driver (most likely you if she is there with you  ) it should all be good.

It's not that bad.

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This web site also has info on the club.

http://minnkota.proboards.com/

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sportsman | Said:

titan_demon Said:
yeah i know that, i was just asking if anybody owns or knows people  who own land with a farmyard or something on it

Not the way I read it. Sorry about that. But with so many people think farmsteads without an occupant are fair game for looting and shooting, I figured I better clarify.

What about metal detecting or looking for arrowheads and indian hammers in unposted  fields?

Taking anything other than wildlife (public domain) on unposted lands would most likely be considered illegal/theft. Kind of like "finding" that old car part you were looking for in an unposted field.

Theft from unoccupied farm houses is all too common. It is somewhat surprising and sad that people fail to recognize someone actually owns the property, just because no one lives there anymore does not make it fair game.

And yes, parking with someones girlfriend and drinking beer would be acceptable. Just don't leave any trash, take anything you didn't bring or she didn't offer, and have a sober driver (most likely you if she is there with you  ) it should all be good.

And I bet before that date with the young lady you'd spend hours detailing that Subaru wouldn't you?   1992 hunter green Outback, I can see you behind the wheel.

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Some might find this website interesting.

http://www.mdhtalk.org/

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just go to a public park, lots along the river and hey its public. who knows what you'd find. people lose stuff all the time and you never know what the red washes up when it floods. just an option

cant drink all day unless you start in the morning.
Im only one man
GET SOME!!!!!

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Is there a good metal detector you could recommend for a beginner?  I've never gotten into this but it's been an interest and would like to pick one up this winter/spring.

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rhino76 Said:
Is there a good metal detector you could recommend for a beginner?  I've never gotten into this but it's been an interest and would like to pick one up this winter/spring.

the best one for the money you can get would be a bounty hunter quick draw II (my first) or the garrett ace 250... those are nice and basic, ive found quite a few nice items with my bounty hunter, i recently up graded to a garrett gti 1500

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Metal detecting is very interesting, especially when you find the metal through the metal detector by yourself, the feeling is extremely good. So I trust detectorall.com, where I bought my metal detector for gold, and have used it to find my ring in the garden.

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jammerchell Said:
Metal detecting is very interesting, especially when you find the metal through the metal detector by yourself, the feeling is extremely good. So I trust detectorall.com, where I bought my metal detector for gold, and have used it to find my ring in the garden.

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