METAL DETECTING CODE OF ETHICS:
I will always check Federal, Provincial/State, Region/County, and Municipal/Local Laws before searching. It is my responsibility to “ know the law “
I will respect private property and will not enter private property without the owner’s permission. Where possible, such permission will be in writing.
I will take care to refill all holes and try not to leave any damage.
I will remove and dispose of any and all trash and litter that I find.
I will as an ambassador for the hobby, use thoughtfulness, consideration and courtesy at all times.
I will leave gates as found.
I will not destroy property, buildings or what is left of ghost towns and deserted structures.
I will not tamper with signs, structural facilities or equipment.
I will never spook, taunt, provoke or otherwise disturb wildlife or domestic animals
I will if necessary, clean up after a previous inconsiderate detectorist. Acting in spite of him/her or even just ignoring their transgressions will only hurt all who seek to enjoy this hobby.
I will report any criminal activity I see to the proper authorities immediately.
Robert T. Bell, owner operator, Durham Metal Detectors
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