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If I traveled that direction, I wouldn't hesitate.

April 17, 2019 04:44PM avatar
Nice Harrold.

So you can still hunt Chicago parks? I'm a little surprised (pleasantly)
I follow a few very basic, very simple principles when it comes to enjoying 'recreation' on Public Property.'

1.. If it is a National Park, National Monument, or any other known and recognized 'historic' site, I don't even think about grabbing a detector.

2.. If it is a dedicated 'State Park' I also usually avoid them unless I know the rules ... that I find out without ever asking anyone ...because I know there are plenty of other places to go.

3.. In my travels I come across, and go out of my way, to look for any Public Park in any Town, City or County and if it appeals to me at the time, I simply look for expected signage. Like today, I went to a VA appointment, hitting one park on the way early this morning, and on the way home I jogged of a straight route and visited 5 parks 4 towns and 1 a County park. They post things like:

"No Golfing."
"No Firearms or Fireworks."
"No Alcohol."
"Please remove any litter."
'Park is OPEN from Sunrise to Sunset."
"Pets must be on a leash."

And there are other listings of 'Not Allowed' or alerting of park hours. If a posted sign says: "No Metal Detecting," then I don't.

But if it isn't clearly posted, then it's a public recreation site so I get out and 'recreate.' I'm just very cautions about my target recoveries and I also try to find areas away from crowds / spectators to do my detecting.

I have made it a rule, for decades, to avoid asking anyone if metal detecting is allowed or not. That is especially true of ANY grounds-keeper.

So if I visited Chicago area parks and there wasn't a sign, then there's nothing saying I am NOT allowed and I'd hunt away.


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Golden uMax gets deep War Nickel Attachments

Harold,ILL. 131 April 17, 2019 11:24AM

Nice find! .. Surprising coin depth with that 6" coil, for sure. N/T

Monte 74 April 17, 2019 04:46PM

Re: Golden uMax gets deep War Nickel

glabelle 74 April 17, 2019 04:08PM

Re: Golden uMax gets deep War Nickel

Harold,ILL. 73 April 17, 2019 04:48PM

If I traveled that direction, I wouldn't hesitate.

Monte 71 April 17, 2019 04:44PM

Re: If I traveled that direction, I wouldn't hesitate.

Harold,ILL. 77 April 17, 2019 04:54PM

Deep War Nickel

UtahRich 76 April 17, 2019 04:07PM

Re: Deep War Nickel

glabelle 82 April 17, 2019 04:10PM

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