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Re: Detector Talk - The ART of finding Keepers in Hard Hit Areas

December 26, 2019 01:27PM
I know for me its kind of like the process I employ when finnishing a woodworking project. I start with a coarse grit sand paper to work out the saw and or planer marks - I hit an area and invariably find myself paying less attention to the wispers, wich take a fair amount of mental disaplin to beging with, and unknowing start 'cherry picking. The other thing that happens is that I if i'm finding a lot of pull tabs or can slaw or foil, I become somewhat desensitized to those signals and start making more judement calls as to weather its 'dig worthy' or not. One other thing I notice is that I sometimes get the feeling like i'm being personaly challanged and now it GAME ON! I pay closer attention to the iffy or bad targets and really want to investigate them to see if I can find a masked target within that signal.
I've listed those in the order of how I most find myself hunting with the last one being employed the least and some if not most of the time I don't last too long due to mental fatigue.
As I stated in Tesoro forum that once I get a 'top layer' thinned out its like a mental reset takes place where I give myself permission, now that the targets are more sparse, to really slow down and concentrate on the nuances of the audio - where as before I get into the 'find the target, wheres the next target', mode.
This second phase or mindset if you will is always more rewarding and if I could do it all the time I would cover less ground and most of the time increase not only my finds but the quality of my finds may go up as well.
Also, as I hit a place again that I know pretty well, I find myself looking for those tight, little, hard to get to areas that I may have previouly ignored or sped past. Its kind of like Bass fishing for me. When I come to a spot where I know there is structure, I slow down and hit it from every logical angle and with every presentation method I can - cause I konw the lunkers can, will and do lurk there... . Which is the the other item I didn't address. I change my direction of locating everytime I search over the same piece of ground till i've exhasted them all, start over again.
Theres one other thing that happens and can hapen during any of these senerios i've described, and that is I try to listen to my feelings. I can't tell you how many times i've had a thought to turn one direction or another or make a U turn and have almost instantly made a find or at least made a good find shortly thereafter.
Another factor has been ground condtions, Wetter, dryer, taller grass, freshly mowed or even winter hybernation.
I also finde my level of energy has been a factor. After work and only an hour or so to hunt vs having been out for 3 or 6 hours after a long drive can definatly affect how well my technique is or is not.
I also wonder if the fact of having fewer targets to mask or interfere with those few remaining ones has much to do with it?
I look forward to reading everyones thoughts on this subject.

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Detector Talk - The ART of finding Keepers in Hard Hit Areas

UtahRich 173 December 26, 2019 10:39AM

Detector Talk - The ART of finding Keepers in Hard Hit Areas

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Re: Detector Talk - The ART of finding Keepers in Hard Hit Areas

OregonGregg 148 December 27, 2019 06:01AM

What is this smack talk ? ? cool smiley

UtahRich 141 December 27, 2019 09:40AM

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OregonGregg 115 December 30, 2019 07:53AM

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D&P-OR 125 December 27, 2019 11:56AM

Re: What is this smack talk ? ? cool smiley

OregonGregg 76 December 30, 2019 07:57AM

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Re: What . . . ? just use a hemp bag instead of the plastic bag N/T

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OregonGregg 86 December 30, 2019 08:01AM

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D&P-OR 71 December 30, 2019 10:45AM

Western Oregon thinking?

Monte 102 December 30, 2019 10:40AM

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