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FMDAC Code of Ethics
(Federation of Metal Detector and Archaeological Clubs)

I will always check federal, state, county and local laws before searching. It is my responsibilty to "Know the law".

I will respect private property and will not enter private property without the owner's permission. Where posible, such permission will be in writing.

I will take care to refill all holes and try not to leave any damage.

I will remove and dispose of any and all trash and litter that I find.

I will appreciate and protect our inheritance of natural resources, wildlife and private property.

I will as an ambassador for the hobby, use thoughtfulness, consideration and courtesy at all times.

I will work to help bring unity to our hobby by working with any organization of any geographic area that may have problems that will limit their ability to peacefully pursue the hobby.

I will leave gates as found.

I will build fires in designated or safe places only.

I will report to the proper authorities any individuals who enter and or removes artifacts from federal parks or state preserves.