Originally Posted by ks coyote
I use a Lesche digger and am detecting the local parks. My question is has anyone ever had a problem with its perception to the general public? I can see the police getting a call about someone in the park with a KNIFE. I'm sure that after explaining what I was doing things would be OK but would hate to have it come up in the first place.
I've just started and the two 'tools' I used so far, a common garden spade and a 9" dagger. I try to cut/slice into the earth as deep as I can on a slight (15-25*)angle. That way I can pop up my initial sod piece as neatly as possible so replacing it will be easier and gives it an undisturbed look. As for dangerous looking tools(like my dagger), guess it depends on the area you're in and how local police (we don't have local police) have to deal with the populace. We're used to young men with big knives (generally not for me) or guns. (I carry one maybe 25% of the time.) The best thing to do is to not act like a suspicious yahoo and always be courteous with an hello or good??whatever to those that come within 10' of you. Their curiosity and your friendliness might open up new areas for you to hunt. One more thing, if at a 'local park', keep your hunts away from the time of day when young children are present.