Check your the laws where you live to fossil hunt.

@tiggyann (614)
United States
February 1, 2007 6:46am CST
mostly everywhere they have fossil laws. Here is florida, You may collect, Fossil shark teeth, fossil plants, fossil invertibrates, fossil shells without a permit but you will need a permit to collect vertibrate fossils. This permit is like so cheap. It cost $5.00 for a year and you are good to go. Of course if you find a T-rex one day, they will want you to turn it in to them, because it will help them more in there studies. :) here is the site for the florida fossil permit www.floridafossilhunters.com/images/Florida_Fossil_Permit.pdf krissy
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
1 Feb 07
It would matter to me what they did with that permit money! I don't normally do many things that require an entry or permit or such such thing. Also if I found the T-Rex they would pay me a nice fee for finding it. This sounds like it would be fun and the findings only would add to that fun.
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
1 Feb 07
Yes I understand that we would have to check our laws where we live it is very important to do this otherwise you could be fined but that is very good that you receive your permit for such a low price.
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@rainbow (6763)
1 Feb 07
Up the coast from us in Scarborough, Yorkshire they now have special days for fossil hunting as people were damaging the cliffs and sea defences hunting around as there are a lot. We only seem to get devils toe-nails and anthrocite pieces and amonite occasionally on out beach, mostly we just have pebbles, but thanks for the warning.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
20 Mar 07
Well, that is so good to know. I will keep tthat in mind. Thanks for the information.