AZ*GOLD Posted March 14, 2016 Share Posted March 14, 2016 (edited) I was surfing one of the Phoenix based prospecting clubs news letters and found that there is currently underway an effort to permit metal detecting on AZ State Land Trust Land. Since I couldn't reach the gentleman to gain his permission to put his comments in their entirety, I've edited them so as to be able to provide the gist of what he was asking his club members to do: "I've been chatting with an Arizona State senator, Barbara McGuire (long time friend), and she is trying to help us metal detectorists with the issue of not being allowed to detect on state trust land. She asked me to have as many members as possible to email her with support comments. I for one would like to be able to metal detect on state trust land and would be glad to pay for the permit, but right now I will not support state trust land because of the current law that does not allow it. How many of you will support this? Senator Barbara McGuire's email is firstname.lastname@example.org. She will pass this info on to the state land department. Please pass this along to all your friends, and let’s flood her email so she can pass it along. Thanks. Sounds like it would be worth a try. I've drafted a short note that anyone may use to copy and paste into an email to Senator McGuire: Dear Senator McGuire, I would like your support in allowing metal detectorist access to all AZ State Land Trust Lands for some of the following reasons: 1. One of the benefits to the state would be the discovery and removal of trash and garbage which may have been part of the reason for the closure of these areas in the first place. 2. It is our standard practice to refill any of our small excavations which are typically only inches deep in many cases. 3. Our practices are minimally invasive and provide a safe and quiet means of enjoying our beautiful lands. 4. The only thing we leave behind are our foot prints. Please advise if there is anything we. as tax paying citizens with an interest in the hobby of metal detecting. can do to assist with your efforts on our behalf. Sincerely, Edited March 14, 2016 by AZ*GOLD Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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