Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View postI honestly have no idea what you're getting at here. None of that makes any sense. If you would like me to send you a copy of the State Park rules that were sent to me with my permit for FWSP I would be more than happy to.
Ace-400, I won't go into the fed and "game land" stuff you allude to for PA. But for PA state parks, .... I just reviewed the FMDAC citation for PA. Click on your state on that list. And .... the reading appears as you have cited here: That you must ask and get their location-by-location say-so. Right ?
Ok, here's a challenge for you: Above that text seen on that FMDAC list: click on the link you'll see above . That will take you straight to the actual PA state park's website, rules, laws, etc.... And navigating that, you should be able to find the actual rules for their state parks. Eg.: dogs on leash, no fireworks, permits available, cost of camping sites, etc... Right ?
Ok, now study that. And see if you actually find anything there that truly says "md'ing by permission at each kiosk you come to " type conclusion. There should be a key-word search function there, so you can try variations of "metal" + "detectors" etc....
The reason I say this, is that the "commentary" that you read, is someone answering someone else's inquiry. Ie.: whoever's compiling that FMDAC list sends out 50 letters to each state asking "what are the rules regarding md'ing". Someone answers back , taking the "safe answer" route, and says "inquire at each kiosk" type answer. But when reading their actual state park rules, ... NO WHERE does it actually say that.
Perhaps for PA it does. But just saying, don't confuse "commentary" with actual laws/rules.
I have to say, I'm finding your assumptions of my ignorance increasingly insulting as this conversation progresses. I spent 23 years working for the government, I have a pretty good idea of how their rules work and how to find out exactly what those rules are. You can't break them or skate them until you know what they are.