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    Should drones be legal?

    On the "airplane scouting" post there was a mixed bag of opinions as to whether or not it's ethical to scout game from the air. So what do you guys think about the use of drones? I hear they are being used in the Greys by some guys for locating deer.

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    I believe that they are already illegal to use in Colorado, we just banned their use in Alaska as a hunting/scouting tool.
    With their ability to "haze" game, I suspect the federal guys would say they are illegal if an animal demonstrated harassment in any way.
    Ethical? It's difficult to say. It would be the way they are used I guess.

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    I would hope they would be illegal in every state, we have too much technology for hunting as it is IMO.
    Last edited by Timberstalker; 03-13-2014 at 07:06 PM.

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    I don't think drones are even a close call when it comes to ethical hunting. What's next - shooting elk out of a helicopter?

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    Guys, just a heads up on this issue. A meeting was just held recently with sportspersons along with G&F personnel regarding various technology advancements, etc. and from what I understand drones was a big part of the discussion. WYBHA (Wyoming Backcountry Hunters & Anglers) is leading the push to ban them from scouting , hunting, etc. and a Bill (HB0030) has already been prefiled with the Legislature in this years session. Click on this link to read it: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2014/Introduced/HB0030.pdf

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    Just my opinion, but seems way over the line to me! I'm a little old school as far as technology though! I don't have the money to afford all that cool stuff,so I'm trying to drag everybody back to my level

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonhunting247 View Post
    Just my opinion, but seems way over the line to me! I'm a little old school as far as technology though! I don't have the money to afford all that cool stuff,so I'm trying to drag everybody back to my level
    gonhunting, if you're a "Little Old School" as far as technology goes, then I'm "No School". I think the drones would take all the fun and accomplishment out of finding that Elk herd, that 15" antelope, or where that 30" Mule deer is bedded. Just my way of thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shootbrownelk View Post
    gonhunting, if you're a "Little Old School" as far as technology goes, then I'm "No School". I think the drones would take all the fun and accomplishment out of finding that Elk herd, that 15" antelope, or where that 30" Mule deer is bedded. Just my way of thinking.
    Amen Brother, Amen!!! That makes two of us!

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    I think they should be completely illegal. Scouting with them would only be something rich hunters could do and it would make scouting to easy. Its hunting not find from air and shoot!

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    +1 for banning them for hunting and scouting ...although im unsure how it would be enforceable to catch people scouting and try to prosecute with someone being able to say im just practicing or making a movie of the animals and landscape...to me its kind of like catching people who bring "non weedfree hay" into the wilderness yes the forest service and game wardens should check people like outfitters and private they see but how do they know where everyone is or if they fed there stock weed free hay before the trip ...the only way i know of would be to be actively watching whole states from satellites to me that just seams unrealistic to me....

 

 

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