Well the last couple of days have been interesting. I finally got permission to detect a property that I have been wanting to detect for over a year. Kind of.. To make a long story short I met an elderly gentleman who was good friends with another elderly guy who had a house in town that was built in 1890. Anyways one of the elderly gentleman is taking care of the property while the owner is a state away due to his health declining. He said I could hunt it and he even joined me while there for a short time. Needless to say his permission wasn’t good enough for the law and they asked me to get signed permission from the landowner. I have mixed feelings on this and according to the way the law is written I wasn’t doing anything criminally wrong. However I can understand the officers stand point because they were asked to “keep an eye” on the place. I will seek permission from the landowner before returning. This isn’t the first time I have had this happen. I once door knocked a house and got permission. I proceeded to find a Barber quarter. Shortly after I learned the person who gave me permission was a renter and the landowner wouldn’t allow me to finish. Trespassing laws have quite a grey area in them that could be twisted many ways. Play it safe and get permission from the landowner
I spent about two hours on this property and dug 9 wheat pennies of various ages. I am sad to report that I didn’t find any silver. In fact I haven’t found silver in a month. It’s my longest slump since beginning in the hobby. Hopefully it will end soon!
Happy Hunting and thanks for reading!