Bud Millis

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a reward basis . . . that means you pay me what it is worth to you and what you can afford for me to find your lost item but only if the item is found. It is not based on how long the search takes, it is based on whether or not I find your lost item. I do have a $35.00 call-out fee to cover my travel expenses to get to you if the item is not found. In some cases, depending on your location it may be higher due to travel distances. Call me and we can discuss any questions you may have regarding the cost.

No call-out fee for police, fire, EMS or medical personnel. The price for an insurance or estate search would be negotiable.

Search Types

Jewelry, cell phones, keys, glasses, anything made of metal or having metal content lost in the water, land or snow.

Searches can be in local parks, athletic fields, gardens, private property, farms, woods, open land, old homesteads, metal property markers. If you lost your item on private property or public lands that prohibit metal detecting, you will need to obtain permission or a permit first for me to search on those lands.

If the search is in a national or state park, metal detecting is normally prohibited, however, the park services will grant limited permission to search for a lost item. In that case, I’ll be happy to help, but the permission to search is something you'll have to arrange as the item owner. (They will not give me permission to search without your request.) I can also search water to about waist deep.

Search Locations

Central New York, surrounding areas & all over the state. Other locations are available upon request.

Bud Millis's Bio

I have been metal detecting since 1978. I have found cherished heirlooms, jewelry, gold and silver coins, and artifacts across the country as well as the US Virgin Islands.

Let me help you recover your lost valuable(s)