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Watch out all of you "slob hunters"

Discussion in 'Turf and Surf Hunting and Fishing' started by tulianr, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. tulianr

    tulianr Don Quixote de la Monkey

    PETA: Our Drones Will Catch Abusive Hunters

    Animal rights group announces 'impressive new weapons' 928567-6-20130408155619.


    (Newser) – American hunters, watch out: The animal rights group PETA says it's going to launch drones to make sure you're abiding by the law, Fast Company reports. "PETA will soon have some impressive new weapons at its disposal to combat those who gun down deer and doves," wrote PETA's Kaitlynn Kelly in an email. She says PETA will buy a few Aerobot Cinestar Octocopters, which are used by filmmakers and can fly for 20 minutes with a small camera on board.

    PETA knows how to garner publicity, and can easily announce the drone plan without running afoul of FAA regulations or US line-of-sight laws. But there's some precedent for hunter-watching drones, which were flown by activists in Africa and North Carolina last year. And PETA did provide details, saying it will fly the drones to catch hunters who drink while using a firearm, maim animals for kicks, and break other hunting laws. "Slob hunters may need to rethink the idea that they can get away with murder," says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk.

    (What kind of animal is a "Slob" anyway? What sort of ammunition is best for one?)

    PETA: Our Drones Will Catch Abusive Hunters - Animal rights group announces 'impressive new weapons'
  2. bmoney

    bmoney Monkey

    Is it just me or does that thing look like a dove? Happy hunting!
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  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I wonder if they can catch a load of #6 following a slug and 00 Buck.
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  4. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    That thing looks like a flying spider to me, and there is nothing anyone can say that will stop me from shooting down flying spiders!

    In other news I emailed the general address at PETA's website the other day asking how many chinchillas had to be murdered for a full length women's coat. Told them I had to figure out how many I needed to raise. I'm tellin ya, something about not eating meat really kills a vegan's sense of humor.
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  5. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    I think most of use here are PETA folks.... I am
    -- people eating tasty animals.
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  6. Icefoot

    Icefoot Monkey+

    Right. "to combat those who gun down deer and doves". PETA has proven in a few instances they don't stop at just filming the hunting activities. They use the drones to spook the game being hunted.

    The thing I don't get is how PETA thinks one of those things will survive in the same area as hunters experienced in shooting moving targets at long distances once they piss off said hunters... "Seriously Officer, I was shooting at an elk when this thing flew right into the path of the bullet after I fired."
  7. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    So, not like PETA doesn't know these get shot down.
    Flying Camera From Animal Rights Group Shot Down at Pigeon Shoot | NBC 10 Philadelphia

    Best line in the article. "State Police are investigating the incident. SHARK claims this is the fourth time the drone has been shot at while trying to spy on what they claim are inhumane pigeon shoots."

    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
    - Albert Einstein

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  8. DMGoddess

    DMGoddess Monkey+

    Yeah, well, PETA can go to hell. 'Get away with murder, my foot! Like they have room to talk!
    PETA's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad History of Killing Animals - James McWilliams - The Atlantic
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  9. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Since when does a private entity take the place of a game warden, they over stepping their bonds and deserve to have those indiscriminately shot down. Reminds me of those Greenpeace advocates on the open seas harassing other boats.
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  10. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    I have two questions...
    1. is there a bag limit?
    2. any one know if these things are good to eat?;)
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  11. Rabid

    Rabid Monkey

    I think that would look pretty good hanging on my wall.
  12. Icefoot

    Icefoot Monkey+

    The drones? Or the slobs? I'm guessing no bag limit on either, but the drones would probably be a bit tough to chew...
  13. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    What they will do, is provoke hunters into firing on it, in doing so, they will be shooting over roads (violation) toward unseen targets (unsafe/ "Your target, and beyond"), they will claim that THEY were shot at themselves, and like that pigeon shoot, they will fabricate fleeing wrong doers.
    I am a firm believer in shooting down the spying bas#$rds, but make sure the shot can not be faulted. Use a weapon that will not carry too far, or is backstopped.
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  14. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    How many points would you recon one of them has? Regardless it would be a hell of a hunting story.... "I was moving up for the shot, when this little bugger come right outa nowwhere and buzzed me- shot em right between the eye's, lens whatever...thought it was a chupacabra comin to get me". :rolleyes:
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  15. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    Wonder how high/low they fly? Like, could you catch one with those big pigeon casters and then reprogram it to a new remote?
  16. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

  17. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    You could try mating it with a predator sire and see what comes of it?
  18. Mechwolf

    Mechwolf Monkey+

    tastes like chicken from what i hear.:D
  19. DMGoddess

    DMGoddess Monkey+

    I don't think ANYONE needs that much roughage! :p
  20. DMGoddess

    DMGoddess Monkey+

    Everything 'tastes like chicken', except the chicken 'wot tastes like fish'. :D
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