Why get (sic) permission is such (sic) difficult" (started by "Peek188" Fri May 20, 2016 9:35 am)
It's been about month i've been trying to get permsiion for md in my area (lots of farm, pastures, small lands, different ways:phone calls, emails) without success.Member doubledee (Fri May 20, 2016 2:59 pm) sympathises and suggests a strategy:
I have had lots of success with letters. If I don't get a reply within a month I back up my request with a reminder. I have often gained permission with the second letter. I stress that I am working alone and that I don't wish to walk all over the farm. As I specialise in sites, and not just fields, I can indicate the field and the area of that field that I wish to search. I often get permission to go where I want. It works for me!Doubledee here admits that he targets sites which he allready knows are there, he is not interested in their landscape content or the local history of the fields, but simply targeting a known site as a quarry for collectable artefacts.
The comment by targets (Fri May 20, 2016 1:54 pm) is also pretty revealing of the attitudes of unreflexive entitlement prevailing in this milieu, according to this artefact hunter the reason why landowners refuse to allow artefact hunters onto their land unsupervised to take what they want is: