Skip to comments.Flying Camera From Animal Rights Group Shot Down at Pigeon Shoot
Posted on 11/21/2012 4:28:24 AM PST by wesagain
Police are investigating an incident at a Berks County hunting club in which someone on the hunting grounds allegedly targeted a mechanical flying object rather than a living and breathing one.
SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) are in the midst of a campaign against the Wing Pointe commercial hunting grounds in Hamburg, Berks County and its live pigeon shoots in which the birds are shot down. SHARK began to use an Octocopter, a remote controlled flying machine with a high tech video camera, to secretly record the pigeon shoots as they happen.
"The pigeon shooters are basically going into hiding," said Steve Hindi, president of SHARK. "So they're using a ring that's up a hill and completely surrounded by trees. So the only way you can get to it is through the air."
The drone, nicknamed Angel, was recording a live pigeon shoot on Sunday around 3 p.m. when investigators say ............
While I expect bunny huggers to be pretty damned stupid, flying a spycam over a gun club and expecting a different outcome than this is amazingly moronic.
I thought the Supreme court found a right to privacy in the US Constitution.
Only for Lefties
The nebulous SCOTUS’s “right to privacy” only extends to baby killers, not pidgeon killers.
Counterattack! (Sorry cat lovers)
I remember this from almost a year ago from an r/c flying forum. This is apparently an old story that this group is trying to bleed for all the sympathy and attention they possibly can. Funny it was shot down though.
Shark wasted at least $5k on that chopper, whereas a decent plane and camera would cost about 1k. The difference is that they would need skill to fly the plane and it’s unlikely that any of them have skills.
In a related story, neighboring municipality, at their last meeting, passed an ordinance that made it legal to discharge a firearm in the township. We do love our guns here ‘bouts.
ARREST THE HUNTERS!!!... Check...
Violated the air rights, fair game, so to speak.
They probably envisioned hovering a foot above the hunter's heads and really irritating them - never considered a "normal reaction to an unacceptable event".
Reminds me of one of "World's Dumbest" clips - teenagers had expensive RC car and sent it onto a golf course green and knocked some old geezer's ball around. he decided to tee up on the car and busted it to pieces - the kid went running from his hiding spot screaming at the guy. Funny as hell when libs reap the benefit of their stupidity...
I read this the other day and that story said the thing was shot down with a single shot.
Now that’s gun control.
I wonder who is selling these new 10 ga “flak shots”?
Stupid!!! Flying close enough to be in the range of a shotgun blast???? Stupid!!!
I think they are saying the hunters used a rifle not a shotgun to bring down their spy. Point is shooting the birds is perfectly legal but is shooting video of the gun club legal. I would say not but lefty radicals like to make their own rules.
Hunters shooting birds use a shotgun loaded with bird shot.
I curious about pigeon hunting. I guess they mean doves. Yeah, I know they are interchangeable, but I’ve never heard of anyone going pigeon hunting. Must be a Yankee thing.
I’m sorry but as a avid gun owner myself, I find those that get off shooting animals for fun (ESPECIALLY Safari hunters) mentally ill. I hold such people in disdain and utter disgust.
There is going to be a lot of “shoot, shovel, and shut-up” over the next few years...
How did the hunters get there?
Fight fire with fire video of R/C Helicopter with shootgun.http://youtu.be/bZCH1492CzA
Ah, but then they couldn’t congratulate themselves on being so clever with this new technology and all.
Thanks for the clarification.
Hopefully, they are getting some of the filthy birds from our city parks, which are overrun with them.
No way we could harvest them and feed them to the homeless...
the left wouldn’t allow that for various reasons.
Get into this R/C model aircraft hobby. Build your own miniature airforce. I suggest cheap WWII Japanese A6M-Zero models, used in a kamikaze role.
Now, that would be a good time!
I believe the story is about shooting live pigeons instead of clay ones.
They have a sling that holds the pigeons and tosses them in the air using the same apparatus that throws clay pigeons.
I am not in agreement with the method myself since I doubt they eat the pigeons, but I assume they also raise the pigeons for this purpose.I would not kill anything I wouldn’t eat. I mean game animals,not nuisance wildlife destroying crops or dangerous to society, but I tend to not mind other people’s business if it does not affect me.
I quit hunting because hung over/still drunk fellow hunters made the sport too dangerous.
An “unloaded” Mauser went off in the truck I was passenger, blowing a hole on the transmission. That was enough for me.
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