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Hunters Shoot Animal Rights Drone Out of the Sky
Gizmodo ^ | 2-16-12

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 anyway—above 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 light—though 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]


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1 posted on 02/17/2012 5:16:13 PM PST by SJackson
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To: Iowa Granny; Ladysmith; Diana in Wisconsin; JLO; sergeantdave; damncat; phantomworker; joesnuffy; ..
If you’d like to be on or off this Outdoors/Rural/wildlife/hunting/hiking/backpacking/National Parks/animals list please FR mail me. And ping me is you see articles of interest.

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?

2 posted on 02/17/2012 5:19:10 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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To: SJackson

Kind of reminds me of the guy who brought a knife to a gunfight...


3 posted on 02/17/2012 5:21:06 PM PST by majormaturity
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To: SJackson

Lots of swimming pools in my area. Maybe I could get some nice pics from my own drone?


4 posted on 02/17/2012 5:21:46 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: SJackson

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.


5 posted on 02/17/2012 5:22:11 PM PST by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: SJackson

They should have done more damage than that


6 posted on 02/17/2012 5:22:11 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SJackson

Go to youtube and search quad drones. Pretty cool stuff..


7 posted on 02/17/2012 5:22:24 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Ping! (I think this is hilarious!)


8 posted on 02/17/2012 5:23:46 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: SJackson

That’s the problem with dove loads. Darn #9 shot.....


9 posted on 02/17/2012 5:24:50 PM PST by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management.)
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To: SJackson
Always a good time!
10 posted on 02/17/2012 5:24:50 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SJackson

The comments left on the article pretty much expose the Shark dude as being a liar........


11 posted on 02/17/2012 5:26:29 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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12 posted on 02/17/2012 5:26:59 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

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.


13 posted on 02/17/2012 5:37:19 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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To: SJackson
I suspect there will be a lot of casualties like this during dove, pheasant, pigeon, and turkey seasons. Yuk Yuk.
14 posted on 02/17/2012 5:41:54 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: SJackson

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.


15 posted on 02/17/2012 5:42:38 PM PST by magslinger (Who cares if they are"electable" if they are going to govern like Democrats? -noprogs)
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To: SJackson
In Oregon the animal rights folks were following hunters into the woods and filming them while screaming and yelling to frighten game away as a form of protest. Apparently they tried this on the wrong hunter, who didn't use violence, he simply led these pale out of shape college kids (some wearing only flip flops) on foot into the worst country he could find, and by the time they figured out he was playing them they were hopelessly lost and physically unable to continue. He actually took pity on them and directed them how to get back to the road, then left to go back to his vehicle and go home.

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.

16 posted on 02/17/2012 5:43:48 PM PST by AnTiw1
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To: AnTiw1
Then they tried to sue him, and the judge levied a judgement of $1 compensatory damages.

On what basis? He guided them into the wilderness and back. The juge should have awarded him guide fees.

17 posted on 02/17/2012 5:58:35 PM PST by magslinger (Who cares if they are"electable" if they are going to govern like Democrats? -noprogs)
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To: SJackson
LOL, ALF is whining that their surveillance drone (the operation of which is likely a violation of the Animal Enterprises Terrorism Act) is crashed by an incompetent conspirator, so the legitimate pigeon hunters are blamed for a final grasp at a manufactured crisis.

They were probably casing the place intent on arson.

18 posted on 02/17/2012 6:07:00 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: SJackson
Yep. It's against the law here in Iowa to interfere with a legal hunt.
19 posted on 02/17/2012 6:16:37 PM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: AnTiw1

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????


20 posted on 02/17/2012 6:18:09 PM PST by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: SJackson

good shot, no law against shooting at targets that could bomb you. Its the old saying ***theres no controlling legal opinion against it********


21 posted on 02/17/2012 6:31:21 PM PST by goat granny
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To: SJackson

I’ve been to Broxton Ridge. They have a nice grass airstrip. GREAT hunt camp! Nice folks, and very good shots.


22 posted on 02/17/2012 6:33:32 PM PST by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: SJackson
There was a comment on the sight about operating UAS for other than recreational purposes.

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.....

23 posted on 02/17/2012 6:36:56 PM PST by sarasmom
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To: SJackson

Looks like they winged it.


24 posted on 02/17/2012 6:38:42 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SJackson

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.


25 posted on 02/17/2012 6:38:46 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: AnTiw1
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.

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.

26 posted on 02/17/2012 9:36:03 PM PST by CurlyDave
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To: CurlyDave

They didn’t have GPS then, he was my neighbor, but I’m a liar so add two more lies to my list.

Gone


27 posted on 02/17/2012 11:33:25 PM PST by AnTiw1
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To: SJackson

Any good duck load will do it!


28 posted on 02/18/2012 3:43:06 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SJackson

Shark got it very wrong. The hunters did not come to a pigeon slaughter, they came to a drone slaughter


29 posted on 02/18/2012 5:02:54 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: SJackson

on reflection, how did they recover the copter?

trespass?


30 posted on 02/18/2012 5:05:08 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: 50cal Smokepole

We use #6 shot.. More sportin(gotta be a better shot) and you don’t damage the meat as much


31 posted on 02/18/2012 6:15:15 AM PST by garykfd (American by Birth, Southern by the Grace of God)
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To: basil

Wish I’d have been there, I’d have loved shooting at this “bird”.....LOL


32 posted on 02/18/2012 6:28:24 AM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: garykfd

Always keep a couple rounds of lead #2’s in case you’re attacked by a rabid turkey.


33 posted on 02/18/2012 6:33:16 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Ain’t that the truth! A lot of us would have enjoyed doing that!


34 posted on 02/18/2012 6:49:46 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: GeronL

Dunno, doves are fairly fast. Mebbe they led it too much...


35 posted on 02/18/2012 8:10:13 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Doves, pigeons, oh well, ‘two bite’ birds...


36 posted on 02/18/2012 8:12:48 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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