- Land/Shallow Water Search
Cost For My Service
I work on a Reward Basis… That means you pay me what it's worth to you and what you can afford, for me to come out and find your lost item. There will be a call out fee of $25.00 to cover my gas expenses if the item isn't found.
Only land searches at this time...Yards, parks, beach but not water...
Harker Heights and the surrounding areas, I'm not restricted to any particular area - I'd likely accept requests from anywhere in northern or central TX outside this area call to discuss my gas fees.
Doug Stickley's Bio
I'm 64 years old, and twice-retired, after 24 years in the Army and a shorter career as a defense contractor. I spent many years stationed in Germany, which is where I got involved in detecting, starting about 34 years ago. As I still work full-time nowadays, this is an off-hours and weekends gig for me, but I will always make the time for a thorough search. My best finds to date include a lost US high school ring, returned by me to its owner after about 50 years in the ground in Germany; a 300-year old metal sealing wax stamp, donated by me to a museum in Heidelberg, Germany; and various items, including an old pocket watch and a pair of brass knuckles, found on the site of a small battlefield in Germany, where my uncle, an 18 year old US Army infantryman, went listed as 'Missing in Action' in 1945. I find metal detecting both relaxing and challenging. I've owned several detectors over the years, and currently use a White or a Garrett.
Doug Stickley - Recent Blog Post
Lost at a Ranch – Found (2021)
Had a conversation with Jason not long ago, and he relayed a story of a ring lost at a Texas ranch. Seems he and his wife were on a hunting weekend, and while washing up after a successful hunt, her ring flew off her finger and into the brush, at a clearing along the side […]
It can be a long wait between calls for Ringfinders, but you never know when you’ll get one (or two). Such was the case recently. When my phone rang, while I was outside the Linlithgow Palace near Edinburgh, Scotland, I didn’t expect it to be a call for help finding a ring lost in Killeen, […]
Got a text while on vacation from Dee, whose wedding ring had slipped off her finger while she was taking care of her horses. Went to find it a day or two after I got back, following some heavy rain. Between the mud, the standing water and the…um…horse residue, it was quite a new, and […]
Got a call last Wednesday from Eric, who had lost his palladium wedding ring while doing some yard work. We linked up at his house on Thursday afternoon, and after some discussion in which he pointed out the two areas where he thought the ring would most likely be, I searched both for an hour […]
Drove to Texas about 12 days ago, and was surprised when the first call I got on my cell phone down there was from a man living near my Virginia home, who had lost his wedding ring doing yardwork the day before. I told him I’d be happy to look for it, but was away […]