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Is it still worth it?

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 4:08 pm
by blacksmiths son
Im new to this hobby, Ive been talking to a farmhand and asked him if I could detect at a few fields over the road from me, he said he can't see no reason why not as long as I send his boss a letter which is fair enough. But then he said the field has bone done at least 3 times by other folk, Is it worth me still asking or should I just move on?

Re: Is it still worth it?

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 4:09 pm
by Blackadder43
Alledgedly the Staffordshire Hoard field was also detected before too
::g

Re: Is it still worth it?

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 4:10 pm
by Lowland
Definately worth it ::g
Target practice,plus farmers have farmer friends.
What’s to lose ::g

Re: Is it still worth it?

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 4:16 pm
by Allectus
blacksmiths son wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 4:08 pm
Im new to this hobby, Ive been talking to a farmhand and asked him if I could detect at a few fields over the road from me, he said he can't see no reason why not as long as I send his boss a letter which is fair enough. But then he said the field has bone done at least 3 times by other folk, Is it worth me still asking or should I just move on?
If you don't....I will! :))

Re: Is it still worth it?

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 4:23 pm
by SuperRed
Definitely get on there... permissions are like gold-dust. Pasture of cultivated? No field is ever 'done'. ::g

Re: Is it still worth it?

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 4:33 pm
by blacksmiths son
Thanks folk, thats what I wanted to hear, and as you say its good practice

Re: Is it still worth it?

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 4:34 pm
by Tetra73
go for it you only have yourtime to lose and it may lead to other fields

Re: Is it still worth it?

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 4:39 pm
by borogers
I detected a field which had been done to death by a few clubs.i got one signal a gold posy ring so go for it you never know.

Re: Is it still worth it?

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 5:22 pm
by sweepstick47
It's all been said so .................are you still here! Get out there and report back ::g Good Luck.

Re: Is it still worth it?

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 5:49 pm
by paul68
Definitely mate! It could have been gone over 30 times and you could still find targets.

Re: Is it still worth it?

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 5:59 pm
by thefiggis
Nothing further to add other than ho yus, allus worfit. Gan ferrit.

Re: Is it still worth it?

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 6:46 pm
by Easylife
It was kind of them to remove all the trash for you, now to hoover up the good targets that they missed. ::g :D

Re: Is it still worth it?

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 6:50 pm
by JBM
A big yes. ::g

Ask him if he has plowed it since others were detecting there.

Every time the farmers turn over the soil new finds emerge.

Happy Hunting,

Jerry.

Re: Is it still worth it?

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 7:15 pm
by Koala
go for it. What have you got to loose ::g

Re: Is it still worth it?

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 7:20 pm
by meadowman
Do it, just Do it ::g

Re: Is it still worth it?

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 8:05 pm
by kenleyboy
Write a nice polite letter to the Farmer , get permission and then get on it !

Re: Is it still worth it?

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 8:09 pm
by beaubrummell
I've pounded the same site for years using 5 different machines and I still find stuff every time I go out. Enjoy. ::g

Re: Is it still worth it?

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 8:38 pm
by Roughwood
Yes! Do it! ::g

Re: Is it still worth it?

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 9:56 am
by shaggybfc
Absolutely - ask the farm hand to make the introduction to the farmer, get a search agreement in place and start finding all the gold the previous detectorists have missed. ::g

I have a permission that apparently had a regular detectorist on it for many years. I'm amazed at what I find, and really can't believe what he's missed it - Small Roman, Silver hammered, copper - sadly no gold - so maybe that's all he was interested in digging :D
Andi

Re: Is it still worth it?

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 10:27 am
by WVAM
u;@ what they all said.
And, different times of year will give different results - even when you've done it go over the same ground again when its holding more water and use is as a chance to play with settings. The finds may be fewer but they will be there.
Good luck

Re: Is it still worth it?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:09 pm
by CookM
Only needs you to be the one who walks over it,whatever it may be.
lf you dont go you wont know! [:)

Re: Is it still worth it?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:56 pm
by JosephVespasian
I went to a field last year, my dad said was pointless. Him and his 4 friends spent half a day there 10 years ago, finding nothing. First few times there... 200 +Romans, 9 silver staters, endless brooches etc

Re: Is it still worth it?

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 10:14 am
by blacksmiths son
First lesson learned.
Farm hands aren't farmers, farmer said not on your nelly, wasn't happy Id even asked.
Never mind on to the next eh.

Re: Is it still worth it?

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 12:12 pm
by Lowland
blacksmiths son wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 10:14 am
First lesson learned.
Farm hands aren't farmers, farmer said not on your nelly, wasn't happy Id even asked.
Never mind on to the next eh.
It’s a good point-the head honcho has the say so.
Don’t be discouraged ::g