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Uav/Drones when hunting?
« on: November 17, 2013, 03:19:42 PM »
I work with UAVs in other countries, (Mexico, Canada, AUS, S. Africa, S. America.)  We have the ability to collect data from almost anywhere. We can send the plane/helicopter from miles away and see what is just over the mountains or around a predefined area.

Question:
What are your thoughts on using this to spot game? 
If you could track game days ahead of a hunt would you?
FLIR system installed and see where they are bedding?
Send out a UAV from home to check your bait.
Authorities using the same technology to keep an eye on hunters?
Should Outfitters be allowed to use them? Commercial applications?

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US won't say or do anything on this until 2016, I'm Just wondering what your first thoughts are...
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Re: Uav/Drones when hunting?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2013, 03:42:57 PM »
I'm not a big fan of them on US soil.


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Re: Uav/Drones when hunting?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2013, 04:17:33 PM »
NO Drones!  If a hunter can not find wildlife the traditional way then maybe they shouldn't hunt.  As for LE using, only if there is warrant.


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Re: Uav/Drones when hunting?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2013, 04:26:03 PM »
hunters using them no, that would take too much of the hunt out of it.  as far as wardens using them could really do a number on poachers. But the price tag of a uav is high so I don't think they would be used at random, only once they are tracking someone.

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Re: Uav/Drones when hunting?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2013, 04:26:52 PM »
What about hunting drones?


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Re: Uav/Drones when hunting?
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2013, 04:28:39 PM »
Do not think they should be used on US soil, as much as I would love to see them used on people who hunt deer and elk at night, I just don't like the thought of it.
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Re: Uav/Drones when hunting?
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2013, 06:35:30 PM »
An animal rights group used drones to harass dove hunters recently. Dove hunters blew one out of the sky...lol.
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Re: Uav/Drones when hunting?
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2013, 06:47:28 PM »
Use of drones for hunting in any way needs to be outlawed immediately.

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Re: Uav/Drones when hunting?
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2013, 06:52:32 PM »
I think I'd probably tend against it in public land, but wouldn't oppose their use on private lands.

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Re: Uav/Drones when hunting?
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2013, 06:01:21 AM »
BAD IDEA!!! Sure it would be great for poachers and they probably would start out using it on just poachers but then just like every slippery slope we hunters have had to deal with it would become a financial burden and they would find ways to use them against us. How about a citation for taking a leak in the woods? Or lets say you get stuck and need to spin a tire to get out. Drone see this and you get a ticket in the mail for not treading lightly. This is a horrible idea, I can't believe anyone would actually want this. The consequences far out way the advantages for the common man on this one.

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Re: Uav/Drones when hunting?
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2013, 06:34:31 AM »
They are already illegal in Washington.
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Re: Uav/Drones when hunting?
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2013, 06:42:17 AM »
Why is this in the elk section?
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Re: Uav/Drones when hunting?
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2013, 06:42:53 AM »
They are already illegal in Washington.

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Re: Uav/Drones when hunting?
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2013, 08:01:37 AM »
What round for Drones?  :IBCOOL:

 

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