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Old 07-12-2013, 06:54 AM
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i'm in the modesto area, is that close to you?
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:03 PM
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:35 PM
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33m looking for a hunting buddy in the Redlands area am still new to this and would like some company let me know if interested.
I'm in Yucaipa, a neighbor to Redlands. What do you swing?

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Old 09-07-2013, 05:30 AM
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Hi folks,

I own a home in the High Desert (Hesperia) and I live and work in Santa Monica during the week. I have been hunting Southern California for more than a decade. First prospecting and nugget shooting with a detector, and then just straight metal detecting.

One thing I have learned in that 10 plus years is.... most detectorists are really great people. Those that get into it thinking they are going to hit it big right away don't last, nor do they usually share anything. I have learned that the way to get ahead in this hobby is help each other.

There are places to go in the area, but know that many places are well hunted due to the high concentration of people in the area, and reasonable hunting land is somewhat scarce due to development density where people have been over the years. Please note: I am speaking strictly about Southern California with these statements. Much of the older settled areas are now paved over, or they are considered historical sites which is off-limits to detecting. Sad , but true. The area beaches are covered so well that it is becoming difficult to find trash targets on them. The buried used diapers are still there, as well as the potato chip bags, just very little metal. The beach is where EVERYONE thinks the great and easy finds are so they all go. Then the parking lots get rich, and those that go there get depressed and sell their gear. DON'T GET DEPRESSED AND SELL YOUR GEAR - JUST BECOME A BETTER AND SMARTER HUNTER.

I am not saying this to be a bummer, or to be negative, I am just being honest with the newbies so they do not become disappointed when they hit the common sites everyone else hits with little or no results to show for it. There is a massive amount of vacant land in California, but most of it has not seen a significant amount of human traffic in order to leave behind metal targets of any kind. The places that do have large numbers of people are hit often by many detectorists. And there are quite a few in Southern California!

The moral to the story is, be creative. Carefully plan, research and find unique sites, or ask for permission to go on private land. Find a good hunting partner, or two, so when you hit shady areas or the more remote sites you can take care of each other. Most of all - don't expect too much and you won't be let down. Then when you make a good find it will be all the more sweet!

I have been successful, and made some good finds in the area. And I will be happy to go out with anyone that wants to go and share with you anything you would like to know if I happen to know something you may not. Most of what I have learned was shared with me, so I owe it to the people that taught me to pass it on. So let's get out there and make some great new finds.

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Old 09-18-2013, 01:08 AM
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Hello my name is Jason, been detecting with my Garrett at pro two years now. Been hitting up parks in Los Angeles and San Gabriel mountains. Anyone interested in doing some desert detecting, beaches and or anywhere hit me up.

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Old 09-18-2013, 01:41 AM
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Hello my name is Jason, been detecting with my Garrett at pro two years now. Been hitting up parks in Los Angeles and San Gabriel mountains. Anyone interested in doing some desert detecting, beaches and or anywhere hit me up.

Japaul@aol.com
Hello....

I'm pretty much a rookie....I've got maybe 125 hours in with a BH Tracker ll, and more recently, started swinging a Compadre.
However, I'm located in the high desert, victorville to be exact. Let me know if you get out/up this way.

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Hi this is Semicrzy, i live in Ceres, where r u at?
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Old 12-26-2013, 03:01 PM
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Been detecting for a few years now, live in Los Angeles and hit up parks/beaches plus San Gabriel mountains. Hit me up if you're looking for someone to hunt with. Would LOvE to hunt the desert.

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Tracy, CA here anyone ready to do some hunting?
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Concord/Walnut Creek Here, looking for a partner to metal detect some weekends.
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Kcterry I am detecting the stockton school for adults at pacific and harding sunday Jan 19 in stockton starting at 9 am anyone is welcome to hunt, I can offer what limited advice I have on metal detecting, I will have to leave about 1 pm.
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Kcterry I am detecting the stockton school for adults at pacific and harding sunday Jan 19 in stockton starting at 9 am anyone is welcome to hunt, I can offer what limited advice I have on metal detecting, I will have to leave about 1 pm.
No one there!
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:02 PM
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Kcterry sorry I guess I missed your text, so i didnt think any one was coming,my fault I can hunt tue, or wed if either one works for u
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Kcterry sorry I guess I missed your text, so i didnt think any one was coming,my fault I can hunt tue, or wed if either one works for u
I think they redid the school ..did the front for a while...not to good.........so I went looking at other parks...ended going to the one by the store ...for a while...got two and a half wheats...one a 1925.........
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:32 PM
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cool, wheats are always a nice find I will try to hunt with you another time.
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