Why is metal detecting outlawed in some areas or even some states?
The only reasons I can draw from it right now:
– Significant archeological finds being sold instead of mapped and reported for finding
– People wandering into private or restricted government property
– Possible disruption of ground-based habitats through digging
But why in some places like public access beaches? Wouldn’t it be good for people to find fishhooks, beer can tabs and other trash to throw away, or to help find lost things on the beach?