After having a discouraging hunt over the lunch break today I decided to go night hunting this evening. With having a family, work, and teaching motorcycle safety classes I have learned that I can detect in the dark. I have even grown to love it. The town I live in is small, There are many many acres of public area that can be hunted without issue. When I hunt at night it is relaxing. I take my Garrett Ace, pinpointer with led light, and the trowel. I can find my target and pinpoint it in the dark, quickly reference a spot on the ground in the middle of the coil, and start digging without a light. Once I get my first plug out of the ground I use the Pinpointer. You may ask why I like detecting at night. It’s because it is the most peaceful time of the day. In our bedroom community everyone is asleep, I can hear the coyotes howl off in the distance, and it’s unbelievably quiet. The first couple times that the Police Officers saw me they stopped to see what I was doing. Now they know my vehicles and will usually check in on me a couple times an evening. They shine their spotlight on me and wave out the window. I kind of like knowing that if there is a lurker watching me from a distance and they are thinking about calling the police that they would see this transaction between the officers and I. Tonight I was hunting around a bunch of soccer fields that are not old but make for some nice, clean, shallow targets. I like this form of hunting because it is easier than trying to only find old silver and more difficult than the playgrounds.