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Old 08-12-2008, 07:15 PM
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Smile texas coast treasure hunting questions?

sorry...i'm a newbie....
live in texas near coast...lots of hx down here...pirate treasure.folklore,civil war ect......
just wondered if ok to metal detect the surf/beaches say from sargent to padre island or galveston?
don't know where to go to access the info i need.don't wanna get in trouble...i know a lot of people prospect the beaches along my coast all the way to florida.
not looking to be anywhere i shouldn't.i know that i can't do state parks ect...private land is ok with permission.....
but ignorant of texas maritime laws....does finding a reale or old csa type items constitute museum archy. type treasures?
thanks for any links or help.....
itching to put my garrett treasure master and whites beach id to
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Old 08-12-2008, 07:26 PM
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not sure about texas beaches but theres allot of texans around who proll'y do.

welcome to the forum!

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Old 08-12-2008, 08:16 PM
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Welcome to the forum... I am sure some of our resident Texans will be along to answer your questions shortly... RickO
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:01 PM
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I'm not a Texan - but I believe there are some protected areas on South Padre. I took my mXT down there a couple of years ago for a vacation. I hit the beaches in front of the hotels, But be advised there are some historically restricted areas as well.

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Old 08-14-2008, 01:31 AM
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thanks for the input guys.....
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Old 08-15-2008, 02:44 AM
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on padre island any part of it that is considered a national sea shore is off limits.i have looked on county beaches and state owned beaches and have never had any trouble.I havent been down there in a number of years so it probably wouldnt hurt to ask seems like things change from year to year.
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Old 08-15-2008, 07:18 AM
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The National Sea Shore is definitely off limits. They will seize you equipment if you are found with it there, even if you are not using it. They get very touchy about it.
Here is a site that may be useful.

This link could be useful. Remember not all the area down there belongs to the NPS.

If you subscribe to Lost Treasures, they also have some resources that may be useful. Check out the Ghost Towns, maybe they can be of help.

Good luck and HH

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