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#6006353 - 11/02/15 10:54 AM Drones for hunting...
dkershen Offline


Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 15139
Loc: Denton/Argyle
Was watching a documentary on drones this weekend and this technology is getting cheaper and better at a very fast rate. I'm sure guys in Texas are already using them as "mobile" gam cams for scouting purposes. In Alaska this would be potentially illegal under their existing aerial scouting laws. Do you think it should be controlled in Texas?

They are already developing drones that can use thermal cameras for search and rescue. I can envision a day where you send up your drone at 5am to ID the location of all deer on your lease before picking your stand for the morning. Is this letting too much technology into the sport? Or just the natural progression?

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#6006432 - 11/02/15 11:29 AM Re: Drones for hunting... [Re: dkershen]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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Not a fan using them for hunting or TC that send you a pic via text or email for hunting. I see nothing wrong with using them to day before but am against using one and hunting the same day. But it is going to be almost impossible to control the use of them without some kind of regs.
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#6006603 - 11/02/15 12:47 PM Re: Drones for hunting... [Re: dkershen]
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Registered: 04/24/15
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Loc: Pittsburg, TX
In New Mexico they are outlawed because people were doing deer drives with them.
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#6006608 - 11/02/15 12:50 PM Re: Drones for hunting... [Re: dkershen]
don k Online   content
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 9269
Loc: Bandera, Tx
Drones and high fences. It don't get any better than that.
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#6006659 - 11/02/15 01:15 PM Re: Drones for hunting... [Re: dkershen]
colt.45 Offline
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Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 9307
Loc: wondering about the woods
popcorn Be an interesting thread... The age of high-tech is here... The last hog i took used the aid of game cam ta narrow time ta sit... Yet when it became 4deer county... Yould find me with bow in hand, heading ta WMA to put up my stand... & me favoret hog hunts still wondering about the woods ... Tis a good question... Each will have their own opinion... Mine stinks... flag
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#6006686 - 11/02/15 01:30 PM Re: Drones for hunting... [Re: dkershen]
EddieWalker Offline
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Registered: 08/06/14
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Loc: Tyler, TX
From what I've seen, the potential is there, but not for deer. I think they will scare deer because they are so loud, but as already mentioned, that could be used to drive them towards you. Might be a good thing for hogs, anything that leads to fewer hogs out there is a very good thing!!!

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#6006804 - 11/02/15 02:33 PM Re: Drones for hunting... [Re: dkershen]
Indyoshi Offline
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Registered: 10/12/15
Posts: 185
Loc: Dickinson, TX
I would imagine this already falls under remote controlled hunting restriction. granted you arent shooting projectiles from the drone, but its still remote controlled...I guess it depends if scouting or pressure would be considered part of hunting. I think its not fair game.

Also aircraft may not be used to hunt any animal or bird unless authorized by the department. Thats in the outdoor annual. Again, would depend if scouting or pressure is considered part of the hunt, but its not a line im going to cross to find out.

I dont have many kills. I am not yet a good hunter. Im learning and like the hunt and stalk and figuring how to do things better....I dont want to cheat though. I want to earn my kills not be handed them thanks to technology. I go hunt to get away from the daily grind and tv and computers...
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#6006825 - 11/02/15 02:45 PM Re: Drones for hunting... [Re: don k]
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Registered: 10/28/15
Posts: 580
Loc: Laredo, TX
Originally Posted By: don k
Drones and high fences. It don't get any better than that.

I never thought I'd see high fences in Africa.

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#6007178 - 11/02/15 06:16 PM Re: Drones for hunting... [Re: colt.45]
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Originally Posted By: colt.45
popcorn Each will have their own opinion... Mine stinks... flag



NoSir it don't. It's sometimes hard to read but it's just as valuable as everyone else's. I like reading your point of view.
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#6007184 - 11/02/15 06:18 PM Re: Drones for hunting... [Re: dkershen]
Rcinit Offline
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Registered: 03/04/10
Posts: 495
Loc: Copperas Cove
Drones, really.............. pretty soon folks will just go to the zoo to shoot something.

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#6007792 - 11/02/15 10:41 PM Re: Drones for hunting... [Re: don k]
TAMUoutdoors Offline
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Registered: 03/13/15
Posts: 10
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: don k
Drones and high fences. It don't get any better than that.



Edited by TAMUoutdoors (11/02/15 10:42 PM)

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#6007798 - 11/02/15 10:48 PM Re: Drones for hunting... [Re: dkershen]
dkershen Offline


Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 15139
Loc: Denton/Argyle
I'm not a fan. Just putting out there for discussion. 10 years ago I thought game cams where a gimmick and unsportsmanlike. Now they're an indispensable tool. I hope drones aren't common place 10 years from now.
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#6007800 - 11/02/15 10:54 PM Re: Drones for hunting... [Re: TAMUoutdoors]
z71dustin Offline
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Registered: 10/27/09
Posts: 11076
Originally Posted By: TAMUoutdoors
Originally Posted By: don k
Drones and high fences. It don't get any better than that.



Why do people keep posting that? It's not real

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#6007807 - 11/02/15 11:00 PM Re: Drones for hunting... [Re: z71dustin]
TAMUoutdoors Offline
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Registered: 03/13/15
Posts: 10
Loc: Texas
Does it matter who said it or what was said? You may have missed the point.

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#6007812 - 11/02/15 11:08 PM Re: Drones for hunting... [Re: TAMUoutdoors]
z71dustin Offline
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Registered: 10/27/09
Posts: 11076
Originally Posted By: TAMUoutdoors
Does it matter who said it or what was said? You may have missed the point.


Well when it's something being accredited to an individual that did not say that, then yes it matters. If it doesn't matter who said it or what was said then why post it? nidea

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