Code Of Ethics

This is the code of ethics practiced by members of the Task Force For Metal Detecting Rights.

Detectorists Code of Ethics.

  1. I will follow all laws relating to metal detecting on federal and state lands as well as any laws pertaining to local areas I may be searching.
  2. I will respect private property and attain the owners permission before metal detecting.
  3. I will recover targets in a way that will not damage or kill vegetation and I will fill in holes completely leaving the area looking as it was.
  4. I remove all trash found and dispose it of properly.
  5. I will report discovery of any items that have significant historical value to the proper authorities.
  6. I will use common courtesy and common sense at all times.
  7. I will set a good example of how people should enjoy the lawful hobby of recreational metal detecting.

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