Application For Metal Detector Permit

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Game, Fish and Parks Commission rule requires a permit as follows to use a metal detector:

41:03:01:29. Restrictions on use of metal detectors - Written authorization required No person may use a metal detector on lands owned, leased, managed, or controlled by the department without written authorization from the site manager or other department representative. Written authorization may include conditions for permitted use specific to the applicable area.

41:03:01:05. Destruction or removal of natural features prohibited - Exception. A person may not destroy, damage, or remove a living or dead tree, shrub, or vegetation; disturb any earth, rocks, minerals, natural formations, or historic relics; or destroy, damage, or remove any antlers, skulls, or other parts of animal carcass located on lands owned or leased by the department without written permission from the secretary or a designated agent. However, a person participating in religious activities in Bear Butte State Park or recreation areas and lakeside use areas adjacent to the Missouri River may use grasses and forbs taken from the park.

Special conditions and restrictions will apply

Permit applies only to specified areas and during designated hours. Permit must be carried by the permittee or be available in the vehicle. Permittee must inform department staff in advance before using detectors by either stopping at the office prior to detecting or calling a day in advance. Tools used for digging are limited to probes not over six inches long, one inch wide and one-quarter inch thick. Sand scoop or sieve not over 10 inches in diameter. All excavations shall be returned to their original condition prior to the beginning of new excavations or leaving the area. Holes may only be a maximum of six inches in depth. A litter apron or bag is to be worn or carried during metal detector use and all litter disposed of in an approved trash container. All found items will be brought to the office for inspection by department staff. The department retains the right to keep anything of historical, archeological or culturally significant value. Department staff must approve any exceptions or changes to these restrictions.

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