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PETA looking to harass hunters with drones!

SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior MemberPosts: 5,462 Senior Member
Not sure if this goes here or in the 2nd Amendment forum, but since it only deals with hunters and not all law abiding gun owners...

Looks like PETA is wanting to start harassing hunters with remote controlled drones. I for one think this would be fun, I mean seldom is it while hunting I get a chance to shoot down a low flying unmanned aircraft! :usa:
Not sure what they will end up going with, but the one in the picture to the story looks to be about a 3000 dollar setup. I imagine the plan would be dumped quickly once a few of those went down!

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/04/08/peta-plans-to-fly-drones-that-would-stalk-hunters
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  • Grizz1219Grizz1219 Member Posts: 424 Member
    I know that would be a big waste of money for them to use one on me... I would shoot it down.... Besides.. they don't appear to be smart enough to run one of these effectively enough to do much in the North East.. to many trees...
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,625 Senior Member
    Might be some good target practice for down the road......
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,493 Senior Member
    That can get them into some legal issues, too. In FL it's illegal to harass someone who's hunting or fishing.

    http://www.animallaw.info/statutes/stusflst379_105.htm
    Overkill is underrated.
  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior Member Posts: 5,462 Senior Member
    That or it could be just as easily construed as harassing wildlife as well.
    Unless life also hands you water and sugar, your lemonade is gonna suck!
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I'm in love with a Glock
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,493 Senior Member
    Well, it would more likely be, in the words of the statute:
    Attempt to disturb fish, game, or nongame animals or attempt to affect their behavior with the intent to prevent their lawful taking by another.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • olesniperolesniper Senior Member Posts: 3,763 Senior Member
    PETA drone = moving target

    :jester:
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil: For I carry a .308 and not a .270
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    Grizz1219 wrote: »
    I know that would be a big waste of money for them to use one on me... I would shoot it down.... Besides.. they don't appear to be smart enough to run one of these effectively enough to do much in the North East.. to many trees...

    This will lead to hunters shooting down DEA drones that are looking for pot grows.
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • SlanteyedshootistSlanteyedshootist Senior Member Posts: 3,947 Senior Member
    What size shot would be good?
    The answer to 1984 is 1776
  • shootbrownelkshootbrownelk Senior Member Posts: 2,035 Senior Member
    What size shot would be good?

    BB shot should work well, are the Nude PETA girls going to be doing the flying??
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,395 Senior Member
    Sounds like an excuse to take along the shotgun and some BB or #1 buckshot loads when hunting.
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,148 Senior Member
    The other issue these clowns face is the FAA requirement that any UAS/UAV operate within visual range of the pilot-in-command or another visual observer in the UAS/UAV's operating area. If they think they can just buy a high-priced unit that can fly way out of their general area, they are in for some major airspace violations and the corresponding legal action.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • Dr. dbDr. db Senior Member Posts: 1,541 Senior Member
    I need a 12 gauge.
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • KENFU1911KENFU1911 Senior Member Posts: 1,052 Senior Member
    CaliFFL wrote: »

    Yep.... they saw a market a comming.......Ken
    My idea of a warning shot is when the 2nd bad guy watches his 1st buddy go down....
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,128 Senior Member
    Not one of their better ideas. Hmmmm... Why don't we mess with people with guns in the field by flying something up in the air begging to be shot? Brilliant!!!

    I think they are better off with the photos of hot naked bimbos. I enjoy those, but "drone skeet" also sounds like a good time.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Now, if somebody would just invent a .223 100-round mag that wasn't a jam-o-matic! Jeep- - - -swivel mount, and quad AR-15's!
    Jerry
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,093 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    Now, if somebody would just invent a .223 100-round mag that wasn't a jam-o-matic! Jeep- - - -swivel mount, and quad AR-15's!
    Jerry
    Jerry, it's called a Beta C Mag.
    Mine hasn't jammed yet
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,222 Senior Member
    Wow what better idea to endanger people by shooting rifles at aircraft coming in for any direction?! Not to mention how hard it is to actually shoot down a moving target. I get that this is a horrible not thought-through PETA shenanigan, but we really need to be thinking more clearly than they are.
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,222 Senior Member
    A better idea might be to hold a BBQ across the street of national PETA HQ every time they have one of these ideas. Serve a turducken, a bacon explosion, a whole pig and a side of cow. Feed the homeless and show them how to do it the right way. Or even fresh game.
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,110 Senior Member
    Tugar wrote: »
    Not to mention how hard it is to actually shoot down a moving target.

    Leaving aside the drones, give me an 1187 and the appropriate cartridges for the target and anything within 50-60yds will take lead far more times than I will miss.
    Not boasting, but having spent most of the last 40-50 yrs with a '12' in hand, I normally hit what I am swinging on...........
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,128 Senior Member
    I am still thinking about the hot naked bimbos. Making them look like cuts of meat just excites me more.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,493 Senior Member
    Tugar wrote: »
    A better idea might be to hold a BBQ across the street of national PETA HQ every time they have one of these ideas. Serve a turducken, a bacon explosion, a whole pig and a side of cow. Feed the homeless and show them how to do it the right way. Or even fresh game.

    I don't know if they still do it, but WNOR 99 in Norfolk, VA, used to hold an annual fishing tournament in front of PETA's headquarters in VA.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 7,939 Senior Member
    orchidman wrote: »
    Leaving aside the drones, give me an 1187 and the appropriate cartridges for the target and anything within 50-60yds will take lead far more times than I will miss.
    Not boasting, but having spent most of the last 40-50 yrs with a '12' in hand, I normally hit what I am swinging on...........

    You can be the 'tail' gunner.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
    ...Looks like PETA is wanting to start harassing hunters with remote controlled drones.

    One-upmanship chaps!

    ' He pulls a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue! '
  • TurkeyOakTurkeyOak Member Posts: 32 Member
    orchidman wrote: »
    Leaving aside the drones, give me an 1187 and the appropriate cartridges for the target and anything within 50-60yds will take lead far more times than I will miss.
    Not boasting, but having spent most of the last 40-50 yrs with a '12' in hand, I normally hit what I am swinging on...........

    I'm guessing they will fly out of range, too high.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    TurkeyOak wrote: »
    I'm guessing they will fly out of range, too high.

    Hmmmm- - - - - -we couldn't fly that high in a B-52, over Hanoi!
    Jerry
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,148 Senior Member
    I'm thinking a matching rig to the one PETA is flying rigged with nothing more than a remote solenoid rigged to drop about 20" of yard chain would be the perfect, firearms-free response. Just fly over the offending vehicle, drop said chain into the hover rotor - game over.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,093 Senior Member
    Six-Gun wrote: »
    I'm thinking a matching rig to the one PETA is flying rigged with nothing more than a remote solenoid rigged to drop about 20" of yard chain would be the perfect, firearms-free response. Just fly over the offending vehicle, drop said chain into the hover rotor - game over.
    Ummm Luis, I don't even think you need to worry with something as heavy as chain.
    3 or 4 24-36" pieces of 550 cord should be more than enough to jam the rotors. We're talking small electric, or gas powered engines spinning plastic props, the 550 cord should be more than enough to either break and/or strip the blades or stall the motors.

    And then...... well....... GRAVITY WORKS :devil:
    Edited to add:

    If you wanted to be really "fancy" make a 4' diameter "net" and drop it over the offending PETA aircraft :rotflmao:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


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