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Old 10-17-2019, 12:48 PM   #1
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This morning while hunting I had a drone fly over and then start hovering over my feeder. I stepped out to where I assume the person flying it saw me and it took off. I contacted the land owner and she was just as shocked as I was. 900 acre place surrounded by other very large ranches.

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Old 10-17-2019, 12:50 PM   #2
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:50 PM   #3
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I would have treated it as if ot were a hog!
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:53 PM   #4
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That would mess up a sit,in a hurry.

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Would have passed me off today, but I would guess the situation has been resolved.
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:02 PM   #6
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Don't know where it came from but I saw which way it flew off. Told the land owner and she said she knows the person that lives in the direction it flew and she would reach out to them. I guess it's a good thing I didn't have a shotgun with me cause shooting it down crossed my mind. Bout to get back in stand for a long afternoon/evening hunt.

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Old 10-17-2019, 01:12 PM   #7
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Oh hell no!

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Old 10-17-2019, 01:20 PM   #8
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Choot!!!! Being attacked by aliens!!
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:23 PM   #9
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A Lot of utility company's are using them to check lines and right of ways.
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:24 PM   #10
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A Lot of utility company's are using them to check lines and right of ways.
not hunting sets/feeders, though. Not cool either way.
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:47 PM   #11
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A Lot of utility company's are using them to check lines and right of ways.
There is a high tension line not far from my setup but if that's what they were doing they ventured off course about a mile or so.

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Old 10-17-2019, 01:38 PM   #12
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Take it out..................
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:38 PM   #13
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I would ground check it.

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Old 10-17-2019, 01:43 PM   #14
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LDP next time, don't pass them they don't get any bigger and don't spread good genes.
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:45 PM   #15
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Lol, would've been hard to shoot out of the sky with bow and I wasn't sure about taking a shot into the air with AR. Shotgun would've been a different story.

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Old 10-17-2019, 01:46 PM   #16
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Just whip out your junk and give em a show.

As far as shooting it down...

https://www.securitymagazine.com/art...g-down-a-drone
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Old 10-17-2019, 02:05 PM   #17
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Just whip out your junk and give em a show.

As far as shooting it down...

https://www.securitymagazine.com/art...g-down-a-drone
So, legally, a drone operator can run the thing wherever he wants and there's no real legal recourse for the person being messed with? More evidence of a jacked up world we live in. Jeez.
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Old 10-17-2019, 02:40 PM   #18
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So, legally, a drone operator can run the thing wherever he wants and there's no real legal recourse for the person being messed with? More evidence of a jacked up world we live in. Jeez.
I'm sure there's recourse for the person being harrassed, operators have pretty strict rules they have to follow but you'd likely end up with fed problems shooting one down unless you can prove some sort of real danger.
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Old 10-17-2019, 03:44 PM   #19
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I'm sure there's recourse for the person being harrassed, operators have pretty strict rules they have to follow but you'd likely end up with fed problems shooting one down unless you can prove some sort of real danger.
"I felt threatened". That should be all that it takes to legally down a drone, and, if it's in bow range, it's a threat. Somebody is going to strap a weapon to a drone, and that's when all of these laws will change.
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Old 10-17-2019, 03:46 PM   #20
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"I felt threatened". That should be all that it takes to legally down a drone, and, if it's in bow range, it's a threat. Somebody is going to strap a weapon to a drone, and that's when all of these laws will change.
You would think that would spur some action but they already used a drone in an assassination attempt on a Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caracas_drone_attack
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Old 10-19-2019, 10:30 AM   #21
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I'm sure there's recourse for the person being harrassed, operators have pretty strict rules they have to follow but you'd likely end up with fed problems shooting one down unless you can prove some sort of real danger.
But then the sUAV PIC would have to explain to the FAA why he was flying BVLOS.
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Old 10-17-2019, 11:57 PM   #22
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So, legally, a drone operator can run the thing wherever he wants and there's no real legal recourse for the person being messed with? More evidence of a jacked up world we live in. Jeez.
Nope. I do believe hunter harassment is covered by TPWD

I'd call the Game Warden and let them know about the incident.
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Old 10-18-2019, 11:46 AM   #23
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So, legally, a drone operator can run the thing wherever he wants and there's no real legal recourse for the person being messed with? More evidence of a jacked up world we live in. Jeez.
**** the law... I couldn't care less, Id shoot it down without question.
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Old 10-17-2019, 02:14 PM   #24
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Just whip out your junk and give em a show.

As far as shooting it down...

https://www.securitymagazine.com/art...g-down-a-drone
Scare tactics
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:47 PM   #25
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Dirt nap that drone!
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:52 PM   #26
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Add me to the list of swatting it out of commission. Fk drones
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:54 PM   #27
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My buddy flys a drone for a living, he maps out land for farmers. Any farmland around there or maybe land for sale? They could’ve been doing that but still they are in the wrong for crossing into other property and ruining your hunt.
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:57 PM   #28
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With it being a weekday, whoever was flying the drone more then likely thought there would be no one hunting today.
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:58 PM   #29
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Dont care about that article. Shoot it down they hover good enough let the arrow fly.
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:58 PM   #30
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If you have to trespass to retrieve it, it shouldn’t be there.


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Old 10-17-2019, 02:29 PM   #31
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:59 PM   #32
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Maybe a sophisticated poacher?
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Old 10-17-2019, 02:16 PM   #33
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Some Rambo broadheads should do the trick lol
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Old 10-17-2019, 02:21 PM   #34
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He was probable doing legit work and saw your set up and flew over to check it out, didn't realize you were hunting till he saw you. Hopefully the pilot got the message.
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Old 10-17-2019, 02:25 PM   #35
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He was probable doing legit work and saw your set up and flew over to check it out, didn't realize you were hunting till he saw you. Hopefully the pilot got the message.
Hopefully so.

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Old 10-17-2019, 02:26 PM   #36
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He was probable doing legit work and saw your set up and flew over to check it out, didn't realize you were hunting till he saw you. Hopefully the pilot got the message.


His work quit being legit when he flew over and hovered that feeder.



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Old 10-18-2019, 12:20 PM   #37
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[QUOTE=AntlerCollector;14441807]His work quit being legit when he flew over and hovered that feeder.


Shoot it down and start a drone cemetery.
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His work quit being legit when he flew over and hovered that feeder.


Shoot it down and start a drone cemetery.
this made me lol
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Old 10-18-2019, 01:59 PM   #39
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I took a LE drone "pilot" course several years ago that was sponsored by several drone companies. My take away from that 2 day class was that the majority of the drone companies don't give a d*mn about the privacy problems that are resulting from their product.

Drones offer incredible capabilities, but laws need to be written to safeguard landowner and the general public rights. Based on that class, I will say that several jamming options afford excellent countermeasures for invasive drones.

Of course, I also highly recommend that all FAA rules and regulations are followed closely.
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Old 10-17-2019, 02:23 PM   #40
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What's considered a Boone and Crockett drone these days?
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Old 10-17-2019, 03:05 PM   #41
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What's considered a Boone and Crockett drone these days?

Maybe this


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As Always My Heart is filled with Love for you and Your Families. Not because I am commanded to Love my Neighbor but because I can, am able to and it brings me Joy.
I believe that would fall under "Dangerous Game"
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I believe that would fall under "Dangerous Game"
Yea that's when you have to yell "He's coming right for us!" Before shooting right? Lol

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wow.........never considered that as a potential issue to my hunting opportunities.
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Old 10-17-2019, 02:29 PM   #45
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Me neither.

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Old 10-17-2019, 02:38 PM   #46
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I fully understand that shooting one down is against federal law.





And I fully understand that smoking, growing, selling, etc cannabis is a federal crime

If they don't enforce all laws then why should I feel the need to abide by the rest?

Keep your drone out of my air space!

BTW, as I understand it you are supposed to have sight of the drone when flying. So wouldn't that be breaking the law flying somewhere you are not supposed to be and not being able to see the drone?
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I fully understand that shooting one down is against federal law.





And I fully understand that smoking, growing, selling, etc cannabis is a federal crime

If they don't enforce all laws then why should I feel the need to abide by the rest?

Keep your drone out of my air space!

BTW, as I understand it you are supposed to have sight of the drone when flying. So wouldn't that be breaking the law flying somewhere you are not supposed to be and not being able to see the drone?
Agreed. there needs to be more enforcement of the laws from the FAA. And the only agency that own any airspace int he US is the FAA. Keeping a drone in "line of sight" is a "best practice " and recommended by the FAA but not a law.

What is funny to me as I see more and more drones interact with people most people have the reaction of "eff drones" and they shouldn't be flying over my land but they don't have the same reaction to planes or helicopters? It is very interesting to me.

I wish more drone owners were responsible and the FAA did more against them but that is a long way off.
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Old 10-17-2019, 03:17 PM   #48
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Agreed. there needs to be more enforcement of the laws from the FAA. And the only agency that own any airspace int he US is the FAA. Keeping a drone in "line of sight" is a "best practice " and recommended by the FAA but not a law.

What is funny to me as I see more and more drones interact with people most people have the reaction of "eff drones" and they shouldn't be flying over my land but they don't have the same reaction to planes or helicopters? It is very interesting to me.

I wish more drone owners were responsible and the FAA did more against them but that is a long way off.
You don’t recognize the difference between a plane or helicopter flying over and a drone videoing in somebody’s backyard or in this case hanging out above ones feeder?
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Old 10-17-2019, 03:21 PM   #49
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You don’t recognize the difference between a plane or helicopter flying over and a drone videoing in somebody’s backyard or in this case hanging out above ones feeder?
Oh i do. but the FAA does not and there really is no difference. a news chopper can hover over a place and video for as long as they want.
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Oh i do. but the FAA does not and there really is no difference. a news chopper can hover over a place and video for as long as they want.
There really is an enormous difference even if the FAA laws have not been updated to reflect drones (which were not around when those laws were enacted). And it will most likely take an individual challenging the law by being prosecuted for taking down a drone to enact change in this area. Our next door neighbor had a drone outside their kids window a couple weeks back. News helicopters normally don’t try to video children in their bedrooms. This is just one example of the problem and why laws need to be updated as an unmanned drone is very different than a helicopter or plane.
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