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Old 03-11-2021, 09:32 PM
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Old 03-11-2021, 10:03 PM
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I was fortunate to tag along with two elite treasure hunters. It was eye opening. I was so nervous but they were so patient. I am very thankful for the experience. I will never forget it. I think itís important to pass knowledge down so the hobby continues. There is more than just YouTube videos.
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Old 03-12-2021, 03:34 AM
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I mostly hunt solo for a number of reasons. First of all my schedule is flexible and I enjoy the freedom to go and return as I wish.
Second I have worked very hard to establish an excellent reputation among the people of my area because I am so careful. Somebody else can easily destroy all of that work by damaging landscaping, lawns or property.
Third, Iíve noticed lots of people want to go with me but not for me to go with them. Itís because I have some excellent permissions but they have none. I used to take people fishing but they often ďstoleĒ my secret spots and destroyed the potential of them. Now I conduct all of the training and programs for my MDing club and Iíve shared many tricks and techniques for getting permissions and Iíve realized the members do not try them. So I donít feel obligated to hand out good sites.
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Old 03-12-2021, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Beachhunter View post
I donít want the competition or the loss of freedom to wander where I want without having to babysit.
On the other hand when my wife wants to go with me, I have a great time because we are out together enjoying the sunshine.
Absolutely! Knowing the family is interested and joining me is an increase in excitement and creates a desire to do my homework and research to keep the outings enjoyable.
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Old 03-12-2021, 09:03 AM
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Some years back, I had the maintenance contract on the big sandy area where they held the annual fair. I had the mission to clean it up shortly after that occasion. On two different occasions I told a couple other gents to meet me there and we would do some hunting. I had to arrive a couple hours early to get the mess up and in the dumpster and after that do the hunting On both occasions a year apart these invitees were already there ahead of the invited time and were cleaning the ground up with their detectors. They were both shocked when I told them they had to leave. They were shocked to see me get out of my truck a couple hours prior to the time they were suppose to meet me. Since then I just hunt my areas alone. Greed has no part in a hunting friendship.
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Old 03-12-2021, 06:53 PM
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I mostly hunt solo for a number of reasons. First of all my schedule is flexible and I enjoy the freedom to go and return as I wish.
Second I have worked very hard to establish an excellent reputation among the people of my area because I am so careful. Somebody else can easily destroy all of that work by damaging landscaping, lawns or property.
Third, Iíve noticed lots of people want to go with me but not for me to go with them. Itís because I have some excellent permissions but they have none. I used to take people fishing but they often ďstoleĒ my secret spots and destroyed the potential of them.
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Some years back, I had the maintenance contract on the big sandy area where they held the annual fair. I had the mission to clean it up shortly after that occasion. On two different occasions I told a couple other gents to meet me there and we would do some hunting. I had to arrive a couple hours early to get the mess up and in the dumpster and after that do the hunting On both occasions a year apart these invitees were already there ahead of the invited time and were cleaning the ground up with their detectors. They were both shocked when I told them they had to leave. They were shocked to see me get out of my truck a couple hours prior to the time they were suppose to meet me. Since then I just hunt my areas alone. Greed has no part in a hunting friendship.



Seen this before too. Sure changes the way you feel about hunting partners..

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Old 03-23-2021, 03:41 PM
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I stopped helping hunting 'buddies' after many of them trashed several sites I showed them.

now I only hunt with friends I've known for years.

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Old 03-23-2021, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Surf Master View post
Alone however if you find a hot Latino chic send her my way , ill promise you ill take her on a hunt !
If you find a hot latino chic, I think you're in for a surprise.
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Old 03-23-2021, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by RNSpeed View post
I really liked your last paragraph, better to try to turn a friend into a hunting buddy than turn a hunting buddy into a friend indeed that's what I'm looking for. Don't want someone to see me as a competition but instead to see me as a friend.
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Old 03-25-2021, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Chipk View post
I mostly hunt solo for a number of reasons. First of all my schedule is flexible and I enjoy the freedom to go and return as I wish.
Second I have worked very hard to establish an excellent reputation among the people of my area because I am so careful. Somebody else can easily destroy all of that work by damaging landscaping, lawns or property.
Third, Iíve noticed lots of people want to go with me but not for me to go with them. Itís because I have some excellent permissions but they have none. I used to take people fishing but they often ďstoleĒ my secret spots and destroyed the potential of them. Now I conduct all of the training and programs for my MDing club and Iíve shared many tricks and techniques for getting permissions and Iíve realized the members do not try them. So I donít feel obligated to hand out good sites.
Selfish? Sure. But honest. Lol.


When I seek a detecting permission, I always feel that property owners are more likely to grant permission for a lone detectorist. And I never did like being responsible for someone else's actions. I know what you mean about ruined secret fishing spots, had that happen before.

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Old 03-26-2021, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Chipk View post
I mostly hunt solo for a number of reasons. First of all my schedule is flexible and I enjoy the freedom to go and return as I wish.
Second I have worked very hard to establish an excellent reputation among the people of my area because I am so careful. Somebody else can easily destroy all of that work by damaging landscaping, lawns or property.
Third, Iíve noticed lots of people want to go with me but not for me to go with them. Itís because I have some excellent permissions but they have none. I used to take people fishing but they often ďstoleĒ my secret spots and destroyed the potential of them. Now I conduct all of the training and programs for my MDing club and Iíve shared many tricks and techniques for getting permissions and Iíve realized the members do not try them. So I donít feel obligated to hand out good sites.
Selfish? Sure. But honest. Lol.
I hunt alone for these same reasons. I've lost permissions and one was probably one of my best (a bunch of 1800 coins) because a buddy dug terrible plugs and it reflected badly on me.
I have put in tons of research on spots especially colonial sites and everyone wants to piggyback off that while they don't want to put in the research.
My silver site where I pulled 200+ silvers was great until another clown got on it and left his trash all over and didn't know how to dig a plug. I'm out there to find stuff not to clean up after idiots.
I drove 2+ hours to hunt a spot that was hyped up to only get there and find out there was very little to find and the guy that hyped it up always wants to go with me because I find stuff and brings up the fact he took me to the spot hours away
Hunting alone is peaceful and I absolutely love it!
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Old 03-27-2021, 07:07 AM
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I detect alone most of the time. If I am meeting someone to detect I will wait till they get there to detect, not start on my own.
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Old 03-29-2021, 07:42 PM
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I usually detect alone. Some times my son will come to visit and we hunt together. I have hunted a few times with a friend but he moved. Hunted saturday with a friend looking for a ring that a young lady lost. Unfortunately we were not successful. I was very hopeful as the ring had belonged to her deceased father.

But there are not a lot of people that i want to hunt with. Now if i could get to Puerto Rico i would be more than happy to hunt with you.

Spent three years in the Navy there and learned to love the island and the people. I and my family hated to leave.





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Old 04-03-2021, 10:38 AM
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I am 66 years old and not as physical as I use to be. I hunt mostly parks or other public lands and my main reason for finding a hunting buddy is personal safety. Of course it is always nice to be able to share your finds with someone else. I do not ask or expect anyone to take me to their private locations.
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Old 04-03-2021, 10:44 AM
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I imagined a lot of disgruntleness in this hobby based on the demographics of participants but this is next level. Best of luck to those hunting with a friend today. Beautiful weekend here.


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