Bill McDougall

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a reward basis so I am happy to accept what you feel is fair for the service of having your item found. There is a $30 call out fee to cover my gas expense. Maybe less or more depending on where you are located.

Search Types

Parks, fields, dooryards, gardens, beaches, snowbanks, woods.

Search Locations

Maine & surrounding areas...

Bill McDougall's Bio

I having been metal detecting since 2004. I have helped many people recover lost items-- rings, jewelry, basically anything that contains metal. I have recently retired, feel free to call anytime. The sooner you call, the better the chance we have of finding the lost item. That being said, I once found a ring for a gentleman that was lost 10 years earlier.

Bill McDougall - Recent Blog Post

  • Rome (Maine) lost i phone (2023)

    Received a call from Warren who found me through Ringfinders concerning a lost phone.  He stated he placed an ipad and phone on his car roof top then left before retrieving them. He realized it a mile or so down the camp road. The ipad was still there but no phone. He immediately started searching.A […]

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  • Garland Maine ring lost for 5 years found (2023)

    I was recently contacted by Justin about a ring lost a “couple years”ago. I told him I would be happy to help him out.I took the couple years to be two and felt it would be a fairly easy recovery.  Once on site I started the questioning of how it was lost.  He was in […]

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  • lost ring Bangor Maine found and returned (2019)

    One week ago a lady reached out to me for help finding her husband’s ring. Prior to calling me, she had posted on Facebook requesting help and had a map of where she thought it might have been lost. She sent me the Facebook link that included three streets highlighted.  I replied that I would […]

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  • lost ring brewer maine found and returned (2019)

    .This afternoon a gentleman called about a ring he lost four days ago. He lost it in a really huge field on his daily walk after work.  He had placed his ring in his pocket and later on the walk placed his shirt in the same pocket.  He was pretty sure the ring came out […]

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  • lost ring in woods found and returned Milo maine (2019)

    After seeing a facebook article about a ring return I did, a man contacted me about a ring lost in the woods. On youth day last year a father and son were at his camp hunting. The young man was successful .They dragged the deer to a four wheeler trail. the father removed his ring […]

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Bill McDougall - Testimonials

  • I would highly recommend his service. (2023)


    Bill is determined and diligent. Excellent communication and an all around nice guy. I would highly recommend his service.

  • My wife has referred to Bill as a "magical stranger." We are grateful. (2018)


    Not all jewels that wander are lost, thanks to Bill McDougall. Bill came to my aid at Lincolnville Beach on the morning of July 11 where some 15 hours earlier my wife lost her rings -- engagement, wedding, and anniversary -- after taking them off and tucking them in the fold of her skirt to put sunscreen on our nine month old daughter.

    My wife and I pawed at the sand for hours after we realized the rings were gone. But turning up little more than seaweed, I returned the next morning with shovels, rakes, tarps, and screens for sifting, hoping without hope that an archeological approach would turn something up.

    But I also messaged Bill McDougall, at Ring Finder Sean Kelly's recommendation. Bill promptly returned my call and after only a few words of explanation from me -- "lost", "rings", "wife", "inconsolable" -- was on his way.

    He found the rings in a matter of minutes, digging each one up with a single quick scoop after hearing what he needed to hear from his metal detector. And all was well with the world.

    My wife has referred to Bill as a "magical stranger." We are grateful.

    Thank you, Bill.