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Michigan considering drone ban for hunters

Discussion in 'News' started by sdtrojan, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. sdtrojan

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  2. QYV

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    exactly! no cheating!
     
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    It's already illegal in most states to spot game for hunting from aircraft.
     
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    Apparently this legislation was proposed by hunters themselves.
     
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    It should be legal, and encouraged, to use drones to locate deer carcass. Not to live hunt them but to find their dead carcass.

    Deer are being wounded and run off to die. Many not found. Or, the hunter waits till the next morning to go look for it. That allows Coyote to feast during the harsh winter months which ensure all their litter survives increasing their numbers.

    Deer are plentiful and even hunting is not keeping their numbers in check (corn and soy bean gives them bounty). Worse is not finding every deer shot during hunting season which increases Coyote populations.


    • Turns out it is easy to spot a deer carcass from the sky since their white underbelly is exposed. Looking straight down they are more easily spotted. On the ground you could be feet away and may not see their carcass.
     
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    Deer hunting is a big deal in this state (Minnesota). There are already a lot of restrictions....types of weapons, no radios, limited ATV use, no firearm suppressors etc. Nothing on drones, though...yet.