Don’t believe everything your hear. Here are some common things we hear over and over that just aren’t true
Sure they were probably hunted, and cherry picked, but with the technology available now, good basic detecting skills, and proper technique you can recover good targets from anywhere.
A rural churchyard my friends laughed at me for hunting yielded 5 silvers, and a silver ring. A super obvious Civil War site in Nashville that had been detected to death over the years yielded us over 30 Minie balls, 2 artillery fuses, and many nice shell fragments in October of 2014.