Eight Types of Horrible Detectorists

Eight Types of Horrible Detectorists

“I’m Mr. Bad Example, intruder in the dirt
I like to have a good time, and I don’t care who gets hurt”  – Warren Zevon (RIP)

Those are the late, great Warren Zevon’s actual lyrics, which are so pertinent that I wonder if he ever wielded a detector.     We meet a lot of incredibly gracious and cool people detecting, but we also run into some difficult personalities that cause unnecessary drama and distraction.  Keep in mind that many of these may be good people that aren’t aware of the traits that make detecting difficult for them and others they hunt with.   Maybe one of these guys is you or me.   But here goes.  In no particular order, introducing:
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The Ditch Digger

6955716791_7e51c77713_zThe Ditch Digger is the guy that will dig a 12″ deep plug to remove a clad dime at 3 inches.    He either doesn’t bother to cover his holes, covers them very sloppily, or just has no clean technique.   Maybe he just has no courtesy or manners.  Maybe he doesn’t know any better.  Maybe he doesn’t care.

Often this character has the largest non-detecting specific shovel you’ve ever seen.   Needless to say, the Ditch Digger isn’t exactly an ambassador for our hobby.

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The Ditch Digger

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