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Drone Effects on Bears

Postby maverick » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:58 am

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Re: Drone Affects on Bears

Postby rlown » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:01 pm

All our heart rates go up with drones overhead.. but.. I have a Shotgun! and yes.. I would shoot the drone.

You do know "they" shoot tranqs from helicopters or the ground to put those collars on the bear/sheep/deer/etc..
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Re: Drone Affects on Bears

Postby maverick » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:11 pm

. but.. I have a Shotgun! and yes.. I would shoot the drone.


Knew you would chime in and say just that Russ. :lol:
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Re: Drone Effects on Bears

Postby AlmostThere » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:17 pm

There is a time and place for drones. The wilderness... forget it. Don't be surprised if your toy disappears out there.

http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/08/12 ... g-erin.cnn

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Re: Drone Effects on Bears

Postby rlown » Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:49 pm

FWIW... CDFW comments on the subject.

Can drones be used to find and track wildlife?
Question: A discussion came up at our rod and gun club the other day about whether there are any official regulations or restrictions regarding hunters using drones to assist in locating and tracking big game and/or other wildlife. I personally can’t believe they would be legal to use but none of us have ever heard any official determination on this subject one way or another. With deer season in full swing and more people now owning drones, I shudder to think that these increasingly sophisticated aerial contraptions might be used by other hunters for wildlife surveillance and even possibly for the driving or tracking of animals that they are hunting. Or conversely, what about anti-hunters using them to spook wildlife and disrupt hunters while they are tracking and stocking their animals? What is the official word on this issue? (Anonymous)

Answer: It is unlawful to use a drone to assist in taking wildlife as you describe, and it would be unlawful to harass legal hunters with a drone (Fish and Game Code, section 2009). It is also unlawful for any person to “… use any motorized, hot-air, or unpowered aircraft or other device capable of flight or any earth orbiting imaging device to locate or assist in locating big game mammals 48 hours before and continuing until 48 hours after any big game hunting season in the same area” (California Code of Regulations Title 14, section 251).

Drone owners/pilots should keep in mind that additional legislation is currently being considered that may further restrict the use of drones in different public and private areas. Drones are already prohibited in National Parks and that list may soon grow, so stay tuned.


Source: http://californiaoutdoorsqas.com/2015/0 ... ssion-bay/
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