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#7045641 - 01/19/18 10:39 PM Scouting with a drone?
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Anyone else tried it? Works pretty well. This spot looks good enough even 90% of THF couldn't mess this hunt up. lizard




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#7045651 - 01/19/18 10:49 PM Re: Scouting with a drone? [Re: BarneyWho]
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If shooting cormorants is your thing, yes.
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#7045762 - 01/20/18 06:24 AM Re: Scouting with a drone? [Re: BarneyWho]
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Be it known. I'd be in the 10%.


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#7045874 - 01/20/18 08:54 AM Re: Scouting with a drone? [Re: BarneyWho]
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Didn't take long.

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#7045903 - 01/20/18 09:06 AM Re: Scouting with a drone? [Re: BarneyWho]
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#7046143 - 01/20/18 12:21 PM Re: Scouting with a drone? [Re: BarneyWho]
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Originally Posted By: BarneyWho
Didn't take long.




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#7046196 - 01/20/18 01:11 PM Re: Scouting with a drone? [Re: BarneyWho]
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Thatís awesome!!!

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#7046224 - 01/20/18 01:32 PM Re: Scouting with a drone? [Re: BarneyWho]
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Yes, been budgeting to get one myself for this very reason.

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#7046233 - 01/20/18 01:36 PM Re: Scouting with a drone? [Re: Youngone2016]
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Thatís awesome!!!
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#7047031 - 01/21/18 10:23 AM Re: Scouting with a drone? [Re: BarneyWho]
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What kind of drone are you running Barney? What kind of air time do you get out of it? What kind of range out away from you can it go? Seems to have pretty good pic quality.

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#7047542 - 01/21/18 05:29 PM Re: Scouting with a drone? [Re: BarneyWho]
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Outstanding. First year we have shot more pintails than mallards.

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#7047564 - 01/21/18 05:40 PM Re: Scouting with a drone? [Re: BarneyWho]
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Awesome!! I was asking about this regarding hog, definitely feel like it can work! I'm going to use it for scouting.

But, also make sure you're safe with the rules https://tpwd.texas.gov/business/permits/land/wildlife_management/aerial_wl_management/

"The Aerial Wildlife Management (AWM) Permit is a permit issued by Texas Parks and Wildlife to count, photograph, capture, or take wildlife or exotic animals by use of aircraft, including unmanned aircraft systems (drones)."
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#7048154 - 01/22/18 07:17 AM Re: Scouting with a drone? [Re: BarneyWho]
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Who said he was in Texas?
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#7048181 - 01/22/18 07:47 AM Re: Scouting with a drone? [Re: nacgoat08]
brianaustintx Offline
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Originally Posted By: nacgoat08
Who said he was in Texas?


True, but many other states have the same laws. And hell, he could even already have the AWM permit/already know about what I'm saying! I'm just saying be careful...


Edited by brianaustintx (01/22/18 07:49 AM)
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#7051022 - 01/24/18 08:49 AM Re: Scouting with a drone? [Re: brianaustintx]
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Originally Posted By: takemking
What kind of drone are you running Barney? What kind of air time do you get out of it? What kind of range out away from you can it go? Seems to have pretty good pic quality.


Phantom III advanced. Air time depends on how strong the wind is. I'd say on average around 40 minutes per battery. Definitely get several battery packs if you buy one for scouting. Range is around 3 miles. Again that depends on your line of sight to the drone. Yeah, cameras on these things are pretty nice. those were screen captures. I'm sure there are better ways to capture the pictures from the video than a screen shot for quality. I also believe you can put Go Pros on some of the drones if you wish.

Originally Posted By: brianaustintx
But, also make sure you're safe with the rules https://tpwd.texas.gov/business/permits/land/wildlife_management/aerial_wl_management/

"The Aerial Wildlife Management (AWM) Permit is a permit issued by Texas Parks and Wildlife to count, photograph, capture, or take wildlife or exotic animals by use of aircraft, including unmanned aircraft systems (drones)."


It's all good. We were our looking for lost cattle and happened to find some ducks. grin nuts

We got them pretty good again yesterday.


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