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In the ensuing hot days of Summer that are just around the corner, I often prefer to hunt in the very early A. M. hours, since I use a XLT and running the on board back up light, draining my battery twice as fast as normal usage, I use a snake light. These lights generally run around $10.00 and can be wrapped around your neck and adjusted to show the display screen and also while digging, they run on two "C" type batteries and are very handy to have for nearly anything. Also, I always carry a few spare batteries just in case.This is the quiet time of day for most folks, but to a detectorist any time of day is fine and no noisy people bothering you, I also carry a mosquito net and 'deet' and wear surgical rubber gloves, long sleeve shirt with the collar turned up, so bugs aren't usually a hassle, it's cool and the ground is damp with dew, so knee pads should be used. The wet ground offers better depth and I search areas I have gone over previously, just one time a Deputy sheriff stopped and asked me what was going on, seeing my detector see immediately took interest, so I showed him what we do and what I had found that night, yes, I often hunt from midnight to dawn, the Deputy was quite impressed and maybe I made our hobby a recruit.Give this a try for those of you who can't wait for daylight or if the heat of day bothers you as it does myself, the finds are good, the air clean and I feel like I have total privacy.NOTE:If hunting private property talk to the owner before doing this, they may agree or disagree about having someone on their property at one in the morning, most will agree as you offer a extra sense of security for the owner and his family. Tom Money

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