I am not sure where in the country you are at J. But I hail originally from Louisville,KY, and there is where Mammoth cave is - and there is redrock country all throughout the Appalacian mountains and forrests. I know for a fact that there is quite a lot of meteorite hunting out there, but mostly in the mountainous areas...the higher elevation you are , the more likely the objects that may fall from space are to fall less distance and be still recognizable as fragments and meteorites after impact with the earth. There is very little remains of such objects anywhere that the elevation is lower. And if yo are at sea level you may see shooting stars, but that is because all that is left of the meteors are burning up in the friction of the entry path toward the earth and then disintegrate.; Even in Arizona where we have the largest Meteor crater in North america, You almost never see them hit the earth for finding at lower than 4000 to 5000 feet above sea level. Except for that big one we had here about a million years back. The more astronomical parts of the science I can't give you more info on.