Skip to comments.Hunters Shoot Animal Rights Drone Out of the Sky
Posted on 02/17/2012 5:16:07 PM PST by SJackson
The gun totin' boys at the Broxton Bridge Plantation hunting ground were planning on having themselves a good old fashioned pigeon hunt. South Carolina's unfortunately named S.H.A.R.K. animal rights group planned to expose them via aerial drone. Guess what happened.
The Times and Democrat reports that once the hopeful hunters knew they were going to be watched from above, they started to leave the private shooting plantation. SHARK decided to send up their drone anywayabove a group of cranky firearm-wielding southerners. Big mistake, SHARK. Their drone was quickly shot out of the sky:
"Seconds after it hit the air, numerous shots rang out," [SHARK leader] Hindi said in the release. "As an act of revenge for us shutting down the pigeon slaughter, they had shot down our copter." He claimed the shooters were "in tree cover" and "fled the scene on small motorized vehicles."
From the photos of the drone we've obtained, it looks like the damage was pretty lightthough drones are very sensitive machines, and even a helicopter can be downed with small arms fire. Does this at least provide a possible explanation for the drone we lost over Iran? Are there pigeon hunts there? [The T and D]
Glad the gun-toten boys left, they probably wouldn't have fared well with the law. I know there are altitude restrictions for new fangled flying machines, wonder if any apply to these. Can I buy one and buzz my neighbors at will? Take pictures?
Kind of reminds me of the guy who brought a knife to a gunfight...
Lots of swimming pools in my area. Maybe I could get some nice pics from my own drone?
Good shootin’, Tex. Er, I mean you last remaining American men with testosterone in your blood, a ramrod for a spine and an unbeatable sense of freedom. Damn I’m jealous ‘cause I’m stuck in a blue state full of girlie men, lesbians, whackjobs and losers.
They should have done more damage than that
Go to youtube and search quad drones. Pretty cool stuff..
Ping! (I think this is hilarious!)
That’s the problem with dove loads. Darn #9 shot.....
The comments left on the article pretty much expose the Shark dude as being a liar........
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Many states have laws about disruptions during hunting season. It’s a crime. Don’t know if that applies to private game farms, which I presume this is. But I believe there are laws regulating altitudes, though I don’t know if it applies to these things. Better they left after shooting it down, but the sharks are far from innocent.
I don’t see where any shot hit the thing. These are liberals. I think it was actually a Controlled Flight Into Terrain they are trying to blame on the hunters.
When these animal rights heroes got back to the world, they tried to press charges against the hunter and the police laughed at them. Then they tried to sue him, and the judge levied a judgement of $1 compensatory damages.
That was a lot of years ago, but if that guy's still alive I'll bet he hasn't had to buy his own beer from that day until this.
On what basis? He guided them into the wilderness and back. The juge should have awarded him guide fees.
They were probably casing the place intent on arson.
In 1989 there was this one PETA dude on CNN talking about following deer hunters in order to scare away the deer. I wa in East Texas at the time. I would have suggested that he come down to East Texas or Southwestern Louisiana and follow Messrs Boudreaux and Thibidoux to their deer lease. As an added bonus, Mr. PETA Person would be a guest of Monseur (sp?) Fontenot for some gator hunting. Now what to use for bait????
good shot, no law against shooting at targets that could bomb you. Its the old saying ***theres no controlling legal opinion against it********
I’ve been to Broxton Ridge. They have a nice grass airstrip. GREAT hunt camp! Nice folks, and very good shots.
Seems it is not legal to do that, according to the FAA.
Moot point, anyway.
Even if there was a pellet in the damaged Improvised Recording Devise,its going to be hard to prove it was intentional.....
Looks like they winged it.
Good that these takedown skills are being developed. I suspect Baraq, Holder, and Big Sis will have a lot of them on the prowl in the coming months.
I call BS !!!
Got a link? What possible reason would there be to assess any damages?
He took a hike, they got lost. I am a tough old geezer with a good hunting GPS. I would have kept going and just left the stragglers as they dropped out, if they ever existed at all.
They didn’t have GPS then, he was my neighbor, but I’m a liar so add two more lies to my list.
Any good duck load will do it!
Shark got it very wrong. The hunters did not come to a pigeon slaughter, they came to a drone slaughter
on reflection, how did they recover the copter?
We use #6 shot.. More sportin(gotta be a better shot) and you don’t damage the meat as much
Wish I’d have been there, I’d have loved shooting at this “bird”.....LOL
Always keep a couple rounds of lead #2’s in case you’re attacked by a rabid turkey.
Ain’t that the truth! A lot of us would have enjoyed doing that!
Dunno, doves are fairly fast. Mebbe they led it too much...
Doves, pigeons, oh well, ‘two bite’ birds...
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