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Posted: 22 June 2015 10:18 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I predict that within 3 years, the quiet of the deer woods will be replaced by the buzz of drones. Weather permitting, they will be out scouting for deer so the “sportsmen” hunters will know where the deer are at.

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Posted: 23 June 2015 09:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Wonder if i could hit them with my skeet gun????lol

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Posted: 23 June 2015 03:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Wasn’t there a bill introduced in the last legislative session regarding the use of remote controlled devices enhance hunting opportunities?

WTfreak, I know there is a hunting club just west of Crook county that has been harassed by anti hunters with remote controlled airplanes to try and scare wildlife off the club grounds.  Several were shot down with field or waterfowl loads.  The anti’s filed a lawsuit for damages…don’t know how the case came out.  So, the answer to your question, is YES, skeet loads would probably down a drone.  However, if skeet is adequate, why not go with at least 3” 2’s, and don’t spare the ammo…nail it with all three rounds, if you can.

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Posted: 23 June 2015 04:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I am pretty sure the bill was signed that drones could not be used for hunting. As for scouting, I wouldn’t think so either but I have not read the statute. But I really don’t think it would help all that much, or at least till all the leaves fell off the trees and the crops got out.  All these gadgets take away from the name of hunting. I still don’t even put out trail cams. I just think it takes the fun away of not knowing what may come out at dusk or dawn or the heart rate going up seeing that there is a bruiser that you had no idea was around. But that’s just me.

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Posted: 23 June 2015 04:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Berlin,
In the past few years I did put out trail cameras, and I must say it’s been very interesting.  The anticipation of checking the cameras is akin to checking a trap line.  Examples:  1)While we KNOW there are plenty of coyotes around, hearing them every evening we’re out in the timber, it took us 3 years to get one on camera.  2)We’ve seen a multitude of deer of all sexes and size, late summer and fall, but they are pretty much gone by hunting time.  3)Had a poor pic last year that everyone thinks is a cougar.  A dead cougar was found a few years ago, about 10 miles away, so it’s definitely possible.  4)I’ve discovered that there are lots more turkeys than I realized, in my 80 acre patch.  5)There is some gnarly,ugly, gimped up old man we sometimes catch on camera.  By coincidence, he always appears on the same time and day that I’m pulling the cards from the camera.  The young punk I hunt with says there is a striking resemblance to me, but I’m sure he’s in dire need of spectacles.

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Posted: 23 June 2015 09:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Banjo, you don’t already use drones to scout with?  Catch up man, I have been using the one I got with a camera on it to scout out the last couple of 200 inchers I have shot, what’s the big deal….. HAHAHA!

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Posted: 24 June 2015 12:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I own a drone.  I use it for work.  If anyone thinks that using a drone is an effective tool for scouting, they are out of their mind.  Even from a distance drones sound like a swarm of bees.  No deer will put up with that noise.  A drone over your timber or CRP is a sure way to clear the property of deer.  That said, I can’t count the number of times I’ve been asked (by hunters) if I hunt with it.  What a dumb question.

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Posted: 25 June 2015 09:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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FAA guidelines (or are they rules?) for noncommercial “hobbyist” drones limit flight heights below 400’ and require a “line of sight” between the pilot and the drone. This really limits what you can legally do to observe your property that might also contain deer. If you have a large food plot or an ag field on your property then you might be able to use it to census the feeding deer from heights >200 ft while you are on the opposite side of the field. Not sure how the DNR might feel about that, though, if it starts to become a wildlife harassment case.  While you could probably get some cool photos. I would much rather stick to scoping and scouting the traditional way for hunting. I also have a drone. Cool technology, but you have to be smart about it.

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Posted: 26 June 2015 03:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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What will they think of next?  Drones with freakin laser beams?

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Posted: 16 July 2015 10:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I am wondering if the DNR will start using these to check out the hunters.  A CPO located me directed by a spotter plane a few years ago while looking for some poachers.  They used walkietalkies to coordinate and he chased a deer by be so close I could have touched him as he ran by. ;o)

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