Metal Detecting Code of Ethics

Steve in PR

Well-Known Member
  • I will always check federal, state, county and 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 appreciate and protect our inheritance of natural resources, wildlife and private property
  • I will, as an ambassador for the hobby, use thoughtfulness, consideration and courtesy at all times
  • I will work to help bring unity to our hobby by working with any organization of any geographic area that may have problems that will limit their ability to peacefully pursue the hobby
  • I will leave gates as found
  • I will build fires in designated or safe places only
  • I will report to the proper authorities any individuals who enter and or remove artifacts from federal parks or preserves

As a new MD'er I really appreciate that we all have a code to live by. It's good to know that we are dealing with good people.

What about a Metal Detector Spectator code of ethics?