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#5790165 - 06/15/15 03:02 PM Now that Cabelas carries DRONES how do you see it fitting into your hog or varmint hunting arsenal ?
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http://www.cabelas.com/product/DJI-Phantom-2-Quadcopter-Drone/2050296.uts?No=0&destination=%2Fbrowse.cmd%3FcategoryId%3D671030280

Wire up a caller and fly it beyond ordinary remote range to the far woodline and slowly (quietly) draw them in to you from afar....

Think you know where the bedding area is? Why stalk on foot - take a peek from above!

Must all be legal discussion here - thanks !

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#5790275 - 06/15/15 04:12 PM Re: Now that Cabelas carries DRONES how do you see it fitting into your hog or varmint hunting arsenal ? [Re: HuntTXhogs]
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I'm still trying to save up my pennies for thermal...But can't say I haven't wondered about this.
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#5790386 - 06/15/15 05:32 PM Re: Now that Cabelas carries DRONES how do you see it fitting into your hog or varmint hunting arsenal ? [Re: HuntTXhogs]
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I think the best use would be to locate your prey and then drive the prey to your location?? This would allow one to drive the BMW to the gate, shoot, and come home without any walking, inclement weather issues, or any wasted time waiting in a blind.
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#5790484 - 06/15/15 06:31 PM Re: Now that Cabelas carries DRONES how do you see it fitting into your hog or varmint hunting arsenal ? [Re: blackcoal]
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Originally Posted By: blackcoal
I think the best use would be to locate your prey and then drive the prey to your location?? This would allow one to drive the BMW to the gate, shoot, and come home without any walking, inclement weather issues, or any wasted time waiting in a blind.




dam, you're no fun! roflmao
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#5790495 - 06/15/15 06:34 PM Re: Now that Cabelas carries DRONES how do you see it fitting into your hog or varmint hunting arsenal ? [Re: HuntTXhogs]
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I am going to check into legality for overflights of our duck lakes, would be nice to see from above what is goin on.

pigs too. I have a couple of sounders that are over 25 hogs ea. and would really like to know where one of them is bedding down.
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#5790536 - 06/15/15 06:53 PM Re: Now that Cabelas carries DRONES how do you see it fitting into your hog or varmint hunting arsenal ? [Re: HuntTXhogs]
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My brother just got one. He is hoping to find an axis heard that had eluded him for some time.
I think using one for spotting hogs would be fun. If you could ambush a sounder bedded down, fun!
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#5790927 - 06/15/15 11:12 PM Re: Now that Cabelas carries DRONES how do you see it fitting into your hog or varmint hunting arsenal ? [Re: HuntTXhogs]
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Im getting one to test for daytime spotting and filming. After trying one out last weekend I think you can safely fly above and film the stalk and shooting without disturbing them. With a mile range for transmitting hd video I can also see sending one out to check several feeders from the gate without leaving the "BMW". I will be limiting it to daytime use only just cant see risking the loss of a thermal on one yet.
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#5791924 - 06/16/15 04:37 PM Re: Now that Cabelas carries DRONES how do you see it fitting into your hog or varmint hunting arsenal ? [Re: hopalong]
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Originally Posted By: hopalong
I am going to check into legality for overflights of our duck lakes, would be nice to see from above what is goin on.

pigs too. I have a couple of sounders that are over 25 hogs ea. and would really like to know where one of them is bedding down.





Hopefully we will see how Thermal does on 6/26 aim Wonder if you can attach a Thermal scope to the Drone? Then we could find bigfoot too!!
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#5791962 - 06/16/15 04:53 PM Re: Now that Cabelas carries DRONES how do you see it fitting into your hog or varmint hunting arsenal ? [Re: blackcoal]
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Originally Posted By: blackcoal
(snip) This would allow one to drive the BMW to the gate, shoot, and come home without any walking, inclement weather issues, or any wasted time waiting in a blind.


If I get hog's blood on the wife's Beemer, I'm a dead man. I think that I'll keep hunting the old-fashioned way. You know, with suppressed AR10s and AR15s, Gen 3 night vision, and thermal gear.

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#5792361 - 06/16/15 08:12 PM Re: Now that Cabelas carries DRONES how do you see it fitting into your hog or varmint hunting arsenal ? [Re: blackcoal]
Beaubien Offline
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Registered: 02/18/15
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Originally Posted By: blackcoal
I think the best use would be to locate your prey and then drive the prey to your location?? This would allow one to drive the BMW to the gate, shoot, and come home without any walking, inclement weather issues, or any wasted time waiting in a blind.


That would suck the fun right out of life! grin

The truth be told, I am just jealous because I don't own a BMW. confused2


Edited by Beaubien (06/16/15 08:13 PM)
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#5792641 - 06/16/15 10:52 PM Re: Now that Cabelas carries DRONES how do you see it fitting into your hog or varmint hunting arsenal ? [Re: Texaslawman]
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Originally Posted By: Texaslawman
With a mile range for transmitting hd video .


what kind of camera & Tx/RX do you need to do this? is there a kit with copter & TX/RX /camera all ready to go.

how much trouble is it to switch over from flying RC planes to flying the quad?

I see you can set altitude hold & can you make it fly waypoints like feeder to feeder and back? or a programed path thru a area


Edited by hetman (06/16/15 10:53 PM)
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#5798372 - 06/20/15 09:38 PM Re: Now that Cabelas carries DRONES how do you see it fitting into your hog or varmint hunting arsenal ? [Re: HuntTXhogs]
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I predict in the future these will also be used for hunter harassment by anti hunting groups. That is if they haven't already.
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#5798421 - 06/20/15 10:31 PM Re: Now that Cabelas carries DRONES how do you see it fitting into your hog or varmint hunting arsenal ? [Re: dogcatcher]
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Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
I predict in the future these will also be used for hunter harassment by anti hunting groups. That is if they haven't already.


Easily fixed in my neck of the woods. They will need a bunch of them. I do see your point, could be a problem.
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#5798629 - 06/21/15 07:39 AM Re: Now that Cabelas carries DRONES how do you see it fitting into your hog or varmint hunting arsenal ? [Re: HuntTXhogs]
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I thought about getting one. After reading about crashes due to hardware or software issues I decided to pass.
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#5799827 - 06/21/15 11:46 PM Re: Now that Cabelas carries DRONES how do you see it fitting into your hog or varmint hunting arsenal ? [Re: dogcatcher]
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Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
I predict in the future these will also be used for hunter harassment by anti hunting groups. That is if they haven't already.


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