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#5940276 - 09/22/15 01:49 AM Drones for hunting
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I've recently been watching some shows where people have been using small drones to look for old foundations of buildings that had disappeared years ago. I'm wondering if people will start using them to hunt with, such as taking a look over a ridge, into canyons, or in brushy areas. Just kind of wondering if its even feasible. Thoughts?

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#5940283 - 09/22/15 03:16 AM Re: Drones for hunting [Re: copperhead]
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I'm sure it's feasible, and I'm sure some folks have done it. I also know they've been outlawed in some places too.

But why? How much more advantage do we need? How satisfying will it be to shoot a buck that you tracked down with a drone?

That's not directed at you copperhead, but in general.
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#5940607 - 09/22/15 09:26 AM Re: Drones for hunting [Re: copperhead]
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I see it happening if it hasn't already.
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#5940650 - 09/22/15 09:41 AM Re: Drones for hunting [Re: copperhead]
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I remember seeing a video of a guy that was using his drone to spot pigs and then talk his hunters into the location. I also seem to remember that the FAA told him not to do that for some reason.

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#5940683 - 09/22/15 09:57 AM Re: Drones for hunting [Re: kry226]
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Originally Posted By: kry226


But why? How much more advantage do we need? How satisfying will it be to shoot a buck that you tracked down with a drone?


Droning in a HF would be the ultimate way to go! loco

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#5940713 - 09/22/15 10:14 AM Re: Drones for hunting [Re: copperhead]
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We bought the Lily drone but I plan on primarily using it for action shots not scouting. I plan on putting the 'tracker' on my dog for some aerial video of her upland hunting and duck retrieves.

https://www.lily.camera/

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#5940729 - 09/22/15 10:23 AM Re: Drones for hunting [Re: copperhead]
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I used to hunt in west texas and I would use a sling to throw rocks into the canyons and see if I could scare anything out. I always thought it would be cool to have a helicopter or drone to be more effective. Not sure it would work but would be fun.
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#5943844 - 09/24/15 04:56 AM Re: Drones for hunting [Re: copperhead]
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I, personally, would not use one. I like the thought of edging up to a canyon and looking over the edge and seeing deer. We've got so many gadgets that gives us the advantage that we don't need anymore.

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#5943847 - 09/24/15 05:20 AM Re: Drones for hunting [Re: phantom]
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Originally Posted By: brianl
I used to hunt in west texas and I would use a sling to throw rocks into the canyons and see if I could scare anything out. I always thought it would be cool to have a helicopter or drone to be more effective. Not sure it would work but would be fun.


Used to do the same thing.
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#5944317 - 09/24/15 10:50 AM Re: Drones for hunting [Re: copperhead]
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They are pretty noisy even when high up

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#5944381 - 09/24/15 11:13 AM Re: Drones for hunting [Re: TAFFMASTER]
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They are pretty noisy even when high up


I believe this would be the limitation. Difficult to make a quiet one with the ends of those prop blades making noise.
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#5944391 - 09/24/15 11:19 AM Re: Drones for hunting [Re: copperhead]
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if you go look at YouTube, there are several videos where a drone was flown down close, some very close, to deer, they were kinda mesmerized and didn't seem to spooked or scared of the drone.
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#5944420 - 09/24/15 11:30 AM Re: Drones for hunting [Re: copperhead]
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Whole new world of topics, opinions, trolls, new vs old, fenceline monitoring, etc is going to open up. Plus reasons, ie, I'm too old to walk and scout, I'm too rich and important to waste a minute in the field and need to kill and get home/office quickly, do I have the right to shoot down a drone over my feeder or own my lease, etc.... popcorn
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#5944427 - 09/24/15 11:32 AM Re: Drones for hunting [Re: copperhead]
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I'm sure it's safer and less expensive than a helicopter survey.

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#5944533 - 09/24/15 12:42 PM Re: Drones for hunting [Re: copperhead]
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We use a drone for checking pig traps. We can get to a trap and back that is 1 mile away in about 5 minutes. To drive around fields, through 4 gates, through the brush and back takes about 20 minutes, if the roads are not soggy. To check several traps is even more efficient.
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