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Drones endanger elk herds.

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Dog Soldier, Mar 1, 2017.

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  1. Dog Soldier

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  2. Armored farmer

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    It would be nice if some people would just stay on the concrete.
     
  3. Dog Soldier

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    Arm-Farm, We have a herd of Buffalo East of my place on the Bear River, These idiots have the animals Drifting into fences. Those Drones are becoming a real problem.:(
     
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    1-1/2 oz of # 4 shot took care of a nosey drone here a while back. the police were trying to find out who shot it, but no one talked in the area. no i didn,t do it. eastbank.
     
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    "Idiots" is not a disgusting enough term, Dog Soldier.:(
    Thanks for posting the story and the link though - maybe someone will see it and think twice about harassing wildlife.
     
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    eastbank, I was reading some place where it was illegal to shoot the damn things? Some thing about air space etc. The Ranchers use the "3-S Solution" on protected wolves. Shoot, Shovel, Shut up!!:thumbup:
     
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    Thanks neighbor. But there is a growing movement in the Metro areas asking for their rights to do these things.:eek:
     
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    Dog soldier;

    This was reported in the Great Falls Buffoon, er, Tribune just t'other day. I saw that the fine was $280.00 & presumed that once again the buffoon misplaced a decimal and/or dropped a digit. If that figure is indeed correct, it's about one seventh the amount it should have been to my mind. I don't think $2,000.00 is at all out of line for that offense.

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  9. Dog Soldier

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    Yes, I was stunned by that small fine. This is a Federal Offense on Public Lands. They will fine you more than that for getting off a 2 track in your Jeep.:eek:
     
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    Along the "not enough fine" lines, how much do folks get charged to chase em with snowmobiles in Yellowstone? I can only hope that 280.00 was a typo.
     
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    Maybe we need to start a 'what size shot for drones' thread.

    Could be as popular as bear gun threads.
     
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    Armored farmer;

    I'll propose: How To Make Your Shotgun An Effective Anti-Drone Gun.

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    I don't agree with drones flying in wintering herds but have any of you watched game agencies gather herd numbers in the winter?
     
  14. Dog Soldier

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    Arm-Farm, Gees! It could become as big as shooting "Pigs" around a hog feeder.:D
     
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    You can't deny their usefulness.
    We flew a drone over our wind damaged cornfield last summer to assess our losses.

    It's just a matter of time until unethical hunters use them to locate trophy animals.
     
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    I can see a well trained Bald Eagle in a power dive taking out one of those plastic toys.:D
     
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    It must have been a hell of a drone to be flying around Wy in the winter... I don't think that the little cheapo one I have wouldn't do too well in 50+ mph gusts.

    The article seems to suggest that collecting sheds constitutes animal harassment? I haven't heard that, maybe if you're following them around and running in to grab a shed right when it falls? Not sure what they are referring to.
     
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    The Boy Scout Troops used collect "Sheds" for the big auction. I never knew they were allowed to bother the elk. Wyoming has some strict rules on collecting antlers any where.
     
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    The Gunnison Basin in CO has shed picking regulations. It may seem hard for some of us to believe or understand but people have been known to " push" the animals to cause their antlers to drop due to motion caused by running.
    Obviously, late in the winter/early spring when they shed and may still have weeks of poor feed left, it is a bad idea to add unneeded stress.
     
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    Saw a story on the local news where people actually trained eagles to take them out. I think it was around some airport. It was pretty impressive to watch them.
     
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    I have watched eagles pick up lambs and young antelope on the range. They are powerful birds. We watched one years ago fly away with a big Bull Snake. The Bald Eagle could wipe out the drones.
     
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    Anti-drone weapon.....10 gauge reaches out there.....

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    So we are condoning destroying another persons property illegally just because we don't like the legal activity they are doing with it? You think a reasonable judge/jury would accept your claim of you being threatened by a drone taking pictures? LOL. What about that persons rights to protect their personal property? Some states have a lower acceptable threshold for what level of force they could use than others to protect their property? What would your response be if they lawfully took action against you?

    You guys really want to face a possible negative interaction with a LEO, a civil suit, or being shot for this? Seriously?


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    http://www.hawaiidroneclub.org/local-drone-regulation.html

    Hawaiis drone regs....ive got a coworker with one of the big commercial drones, so we talk about them some. I think they are a neat and useful tool if used correctly, and a fun toy, but they are also really easy to abuse.

    Im not 100% sure i wouldnt put a bullet into one if i saw.it being obnoxious....and it were safe to shoot at it.
     
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    with one hanging around here where small children are, the drone would get the old triple S treatment and the drone operator or police would be non the wiser. eastbank.
     
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