ATTN: METEORITE HUNTERS! New BLM Rules.

against the wind

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#4
Nice of them to say "The use of metal detectors is permitted." Isn't that the same as giving you permission to hunt on federal lands. All you have to do is carry a copy of the Memo, and explain to the Officer who stops you, Oh yeah these coins just keep getting in the way of my trying to find meteorites. :cool:
 
#10
Unreal...Big Brother is now regulating the collection of ROCKS! Seems like they'd have more important things to resolve...just sayin'...
They think that we are taking THEIR rocks. My friend was out in the mountains loading some flat rock slabs for a patio he was making. A U.S. Forest Service truck pulled up and told him it was illegal to remove those rocks. He also stated that there are only 2 places in Montana where you can legally collect rocks.
I hope that guy never drives by my place.....cause I have LOTS of rocks I've collected.
 

Captain

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#11
we as people need to turn the tables on these constant issues, the historical society causes more damage than good cost more money than it saves and steals in the name of historic preservation.(imho) Remember; Your just a slob an exploiter with a metal detector and your best interest isn't about preservation but destruction and greed. There many example of this in our society and in fairness it was brought on by some people that have no moral compass. This also the very same issue that that plagues all walks of life on this planet. When you do not have authority greater than self then self will destroy all. I see it only getting worse, unless we get a course change, Example: 30's-50's Coming out of the great depression was a beautiful thing.
when you have half the country that will vote for a muslim, when the goverment takes prayer out of schools and city hall removes all emphasis of the Lord God inwhich we trust - then enters the home and tells you how to parent then this is the result.
Have you seen this: She is 26 years old; they dress her like she is 17. This is plain perverted & disgusting.
Lena Dunham: Your First Time
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#14
I am glad they put it in print. I do meteorite hunt and worry about carrying a detector around. This actually is a relief to me as I know I can have my detector on BLM lands. It would not bother me so much if they gave warnings or a ticket. But the fines and penalty's can be harsh. You may as well rob a bank your gonna get the same treatment.

So far I have had no bad problems with the parks Rangers. They have always been very helpful. The rules are pretty clear and posted so they can be seen. I dont visit State Parks anymore as I consider them no-fun zones. I camp in my yard and dont worry about breaking a law.

I think banning the people from working in the dirt is backwards thinking. I believe Metal Detecting should be encouraged. Right now I feel like a outlaw every time I pull out my detector. It seems like everyone who works for the city, state, or federal govt has a badge and has to control me. Im a grown man, and know right from wrong. I dont need a babysitter.
 

mdpartner

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#17
Captain, I wish there was a mega-like button for your post.

And there is no oil shortage. We have more oil reserves than we will ever use in 500 years. Our oil is located in Alaska, California, Coastal Florida, Coastal Louisiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Texas It's just that we can't measure the total reserve we have because the dipsticks are in Washington.
 

Doc dog

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#18
Captain, I wish there was a mega-like button for your post.

And there is no oil shortage. We have more oil reserves than we will ever use in 500 years. Our oil is located in Alaska, California, Coastal Florida, Coastal Louisiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Texas It's just that we can't measure the total reserve we have because the dipsticks are in Washington.
DITO
 
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