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    I made the Milwaukee paper

    I was detecting at one of the beaches in Milwaukee when I was approached by a photo journalist. He stated he took my picture and wanted to know if he could put it in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel paper. I said sure why not. We had a big storm hit the shore line of Lake Michigan and it caused a lot of damage and erosion so I thought I would give it a shot. The waves the day I was there were too high to get near the cuts so I did not find much but at least I got some publicity. It was about 29* and wind chills in the low teens, not the best detecting conditions. I think I need to suit up to get wet and give it another shot.
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    Very cool Jeff! Had a similar experience detecting the beach in Port Washington, but never saw it published.
    Hope you have some luck on the beach. I detect them pretty regularly until the sand freezes, then in the water until that freezes over.
    Hit a lot of cuts after storms with little luck and nothing old as yet, even with the PI hitting super deep. But you never know what those storms can move around.
    Good luck!

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    That's awesome Jeff!! Congrats!
    If you do decide to go into the water make sure you don't get so iced up that it takes you 20 minutes to get your belt and waders off!
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    Very cool, Jeff! Way to represent the hobby.
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    Very nice Jeff. Hoping that conditions and finds improve upon your return.
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    Nice picture FireFighter. Just so you are aware, I was detecting at another beach on Lake MI near Whitefish Bay and was told to leave the water by the DNR. They told me it was illegal to be in the water (I had my rubber boots on that come to my knees). I was in less than 12" of water. Because I like to argue, I asked why is it ok in IL that Lake MI can be detected, but not WI. He didn't even respond to that and told me to leave. Told him that I studied Limnology in College (study of aquatic resources) and wanted to work for DNR and wanted to know scientifically why. He replied that he is just enforcing the rules, not making them. I then thanked him for enforcing the rules and that I would respect this in the future. "I apologize for the misstep".
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    Theres no law against detecting in lake Michigan as its federal waters (with certain specific exceptions), and considered as much to the 50' ( I think) mark above the average water level. Just look up online about detecting federal waterways and on federal lands. Its outlined quite well by the government.
    Hope this helps

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    Thanks DOD. Well I am going back in the water then. Usually I just respect when someone comes up to me and asks me not to detect even though I know it is ok. Just don't want to create chaos for us detectorists.

    Little upset at the warden. I wonder if he thinks the water is owned by the state to a certain point like the oceans are for federal.
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