On the other forum I remember reading about that happening and brought it up to one of the old time members in my MD club. He was concerned because he is the huntmaster for out annual hunt there every October.
So recently he made a special trip out there just to test the waters and get in some hunt time. He purposly hunted close to some of the rangers so they would be sore to notice him. Not a word was said and they ignored him.
I think he then made reservations for our club hunt for a picnic and planted hunt. No problem.
Who ever had the problem probably came across a rookie or a jerk trying to impress himself.
hi Dan , I think you are referring to me I didn't get kicked out I was told that I couldn't dig it was the new Park supervisor Mark Jackson ,. Randy and I were hunting together at the time so we were both told the same thing No digging it was fine to metal detect your just were not to dig ..........................!
You know, I'm wondering if it's safe to go back in the water, so to speak. Tristan and I have been to Griffith a couple times recently and managed to avoid and negative feedback from anyone. Of course, I'm ready to go if sent packing, but so far no one there has taken us up on it. Maybe that overly sensitive supervisor has been reassigned (one can only hope).
Nah Dan, thats like our GGP! Its not as big or as old i dont think, but theres lots of old stuff there. You could probe for ur clad (which theres a lot of), but i wouldnt do it for the deeper targets, cuz theres lots of silver and wheats there. Its a fun park to hunt!
If this supervisor dude is the least bit approachable..lasoo the guy and set him straight.
You guys gotta get some brass balls and show this guy he's got treasure hunters all wrong.
Like people who play baseball..soccer..and football etc. Which are played everywhere there is grass..there are careless idiots who just don't care that their ripping up the turf..and leaving their trash everywhere.
It makes it look bad for everyone else after them who wants to use the play field responsibly. However..in my experience..I've never seen people playing sports and tearing up the place...ever get repremanded..or cited. It's like "Oh..they're playing a sport. or using the field as it's intended". So it's o.k. to "F" the place up.
But you get one "mental midget"..with a detector, who doesn't have a clue of proper recovery techniques. And one..over eager supervisor..on the lookout.
That makes for a bad situation for all of us. This topic comes up often. Really..you almost gotta phsyically get a ranger or "supe" and show him your retreival methods.
And assure him..you and others who practice responsible techniques..are gonna keep an eye out for the bad apple and confront him(them) when sited.
We gota police ourselves. Hate to sound like a broken record whenever this topic comes up.
Did all that Billy boy went to the chief ranger himself he was cool about it but as he said he is there to enforce the laws and if Mark Jackson the new super wants to make stink he is within his rights. The chief Ranger recognized me right away when I walked in his office as a regular its not me or any of us that hunt there the guy just has a piece of barbed wire up his @#$% and decided to enforce a law on the books. Thats all there is to it!