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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

Sep 29, 2011

No, not THOSE kind of strip searches!

Did you know that in most communities, it is perfectly legal for you to hunt those grassy strips in front of homes between the sidewalk and the street?  This is because those strips are owned by the city, not the homeowner.

But does this mean you should feel free to hunt those strips without permission?  Not on your life!

This show explains it all.

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Paul Kozak
over six years ago

Hey Dan, As a 1 year treasure hunter I know the best rule of thumb is always get permission in all locations.To teach to all up coming treasure hunters the right way will assure good hunting practice for everyones future. So yes do keep in mind all private properties,township parks,county lands ,state lands,beaches even dumps permission is a good thing.
This I've learned from other treasure hunters. Keep peice of mind injoy the sport.

P.K. Of New Jersey

seven and a half years ago

Nice Pod Cast, can I put on my Ipod or Android? I never thought about these areas, I will reconsider some place I do have approval to hunt.

Who do I talk to about covering my new concept called GEO Detecting? If you love to GEO Cache, use a GPS and especially Metal Detecting you will love it!

seven and a half years ago

Actually, I don't think the law *IS* on your side in many (if not most) places. Typically the landowner actually does own that curb strip, and all the way out to the middle of the road. The city has an easement which gives them the right to construct roads and sidewalks, and allows for these to be used by the general public. You'd be on shaky legal ground trying to argue that MD'ing the grass is part of the "public use" intended by the sidewalk easement should a homeowner press charges for vandalism or theft. As tempting as it is, I'm with you on this one, Dan.