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#6097700 - 12/22/15 10:31 PM Drones for hunting /scouting ?????
Roll-Tide Offline
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Registered: 06/11/15
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The place im on is fairly thick. Y'all's thought on using a drone to locate/scout for deer, hogs. Bedding areas, etc.

Is this unethical or over thinking technology.

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#6097710 - 12/22/15 10:39 PM Re: Drones for hunting /scouting ????? [Re: Roll-Tide]
Trout3006 Offline
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Registered: 12/20/15
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I think it would be very ethical in order to find thinks such as open areas or draws. Also google maps does help.

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#6097873 - 12/23/15 06:18 AM Re: Drones for hunting /scouting ????? [Re: Roll-Tide]
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It is a great scouting tool, no different then flying a helicopter survey. Only much quieter, less expensive and safer.

As far as driving deer to you or locating them during a hunt, there are a few states that have already outlawed that use and I do think your pushing the ethics side of things if you use them for this purpose.
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#6098443 - 12/23/15 12:34 PM Re: Drones for hunting /scouting ????? [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Registered: 01/03/08
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Loc: Wise County
I am thinking I need to build one that looks like a duck. That way when I blow my call and scare them off, I can bring them back in with something that looks real.

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#6098480 - 12/23/15 12:59 PM Re: Drones for hunting /scouting ????? [Re: Roll-Tide]
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I was going to say something but it is too close to Christmas.
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#6098545 - 12/23/15 01:39 PM Re: Drones for hunting /scouting ????? [Re: Roll-Tide]
stxranchman Offline
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What happened to just hunting?
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#6098558 - 12/23/15 01:43 PM Re: Drones for hunting /scouting ????? [Re: Roll-Tide]
Aggieman775 Online   content
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Registered: 04/24/15
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Loc: Pittsburg, TX
Just be careful doing it. They are illegal in New Mexico now for scouting and such because people were doing deer and elk drives with them.
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#6098670 - 12/23/15 03:09 PM Re: Drones for hunting /scouting ????? [Re: stxranchman]
chalet Online   content
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
What happened to just hunting?


It went out the window with heated blinds and feeders. Not that I'm opposed to that.
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#6098714 - 12/23/15 03:35 PM Re: Drones for hunting /scouting ????? [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Registered: 10/29/09
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Would have no problem using one to scout out new areas in the off season to get a general sense of layout. Then boots on the ground!
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#6099350 - 12/23/15 10:18 PM Re: Drones for hunting /scouting ????? [Re: Roll-Tide]
maximus_flavius Online   content
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Registered: 04/24/13
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To hunt for deer (or game animals)? It's unsportsmanlike, unethical, & ungentlemanly.

To spot hogs, perfectly fine.

IMHO.

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#6099404 - 12/23/15 11:15 PM Re: Drones for hunting /scouting ????? [Re: Roll-Tide]
Bobby Frey Offline
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Registered: 10/14/11
Posts: 112
Loc: Texas
I have a DJI Vision 2+, the streaming technology isn't HD yet so the realtime viewing isn't as good as you would hope. It's probably south of 480p. However it does take some cool pics and video of your property, showing all sorts of things you don't get with google maps.

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#6102034 - 12/25/15 09:18 PM Re: Drones for hunting /scouting ????? [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Registered: 05/06/09
Posts: 585
Loc: Houston, Texas
Cool pic

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