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TOPIC: Getting Ready For Detecting Season

Getting Ready For Detecting Season 28 Feb 2013 17:28 #235

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Let us know the things you are doing to get ready for the 2013 detecting season!

I pulled my etrac out of the closet this week and have the battery on the counter ready to charge. That's as far as I got so far. We still have snow in our yard and a cold wind is blowing!
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Getting Ready For Detecting Season 02 Mar 2013 14:48 #239

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...So Keith...when do you think that your ground will thaw out??...Also I am surprised that you did Not get the new CTX from Minelab.....
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Getting Ready For Detecting Season 02 Mar 2013 14:53 #240

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..Keith Our season Never really stops....I mean except for some rainy days and maybe a Hurricaine going thru the area.....we Never have frozen ground to contend with!!.....Over the winter months...I acquired a few hiking type gear such as heavy duty hiking boots...snake chaps....military type web belt to hold my digger and other items needed if I need to hike off road for a few miles or so....
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Getting Ready For Detecting Season 02 Mar 2013 14:55 #241

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...Also getting some smaller and larger coils for my detectors and getting some detectors repaired and/or Modded....
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Getting Ready For Detecting Season 10 Mar 2013 17:27 #265

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Keith

That is a great question, and like you, I am interested to what the group has to say. I try and read my manual a little more each year and also take time to clean the machine and make sure my batteries are fresh and the equipment is clean and ready to go.

As a hunter, my biggest fault, and there are many. I need to study locations on where to hunt.

I am interested as well as to what do other hunters do to find locations to hunt? Is there one approach that has worked well for you over the years? I am from Iowa and now live in Omaha, so each site is new to me, where as when I lived in Iowa, I knew the old sites from past experiences etc.

Interested in your comments..

Thanks,
Mike
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Getting Ready For Detecting Season 10 Mar 2013 18:32 #266

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We had 6 inches of snow on Tuesday and today it was 64 so I went detecting! It had dried out pretty good in the higher areas.

I wasn't sure what the ground would be like but the first signal was a clad quarter about 3 inches down and the ground was in great shape!

The next coin was a 1916 wheatie about 7 inches down. No problem at all with frost or moisture. I was pretty amazed!

Besides sharpening knife and charging my battery all I did was get the detecting bag out and took off to the park. Having a bag already packed with the essentials makes it easy to go.
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Getting Ready For Detecting Season 10 Mar 2013 21:31 #267

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Old maps are the best way to find places to hunt. See if you can locate some old one room schools out in the country, then find out who owns the property and ask for permission to hunt there before planting season begins. I suggest you find several in one area and the owners before you head out to ask. That way if one turns you down the next one is available to ask.

Here are a couple of spots to check north of Omaha about a 30 minute drive north.

Both spots are on an 1884 map. I'll send you a PM with more info.


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Getting Ready For Detecting Season 11 Mar 2013 22:48 #275

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Thanks Keith, I will wait to hear from you.
Mike
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Getting Ready For Detecting Season 12 Mar 2013 06:34 #279

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