Hunters shoot down "SHARK"

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  1. Chee-to

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    Hunters shoot down Mikrokopter used by animal rights group to film pigeon shoot

    Hunters shoot down Mikrokopter used by animal rights group to film pigeon shoot - DIY Drones
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    A remote-controlled aircraft owned by an animal rights group was reportedly shot down near Broxton Bridge Plantation Sunday.

    Steve Hindi, president of SHARK (SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness), said his group was preparing to launch its Mikrokopter drone to video what he called a live pigeon shoot on Sunday when law enforcement officers and an attorney claiming to represent the privately-owned plantation near Ehrhardt tried to stop the aircraft from flying.

    "It didn't work; what SHARK was doing was perfectly legal," Hindi said in a news release. "Once they knew nothing was going to stop us, the shooting stopped and the cars lined up to leave."

    He said the animal rights group decided to send the drone up anyway.

    "Seconds after it hit the air, numerous shots rang out," Hindi said in the release. "As an act of revenge for us shutting down the pigeon slaughter, they had shot down our copter."

    He claimed the shooters were "in tree cover" and "fled the scene on small motorized vehicles."


    "It is important to note how dangerous this was, as they were shooting toward and into a well-travelled highway," Hindi stated in the release. He said someone from SHARK called the Colleton County Sheriff's Department, which took a report of the incident.

    The Colleton County Sheriff's Department filed a malicious damage to property incident report.


    The incident report went on to state that "once shot, the helicopter lost lift and crash landed on the roadway of U.S. 601."According to the report, Hindi told the responding deputy the group's remote-controlled aircraft "was hovering over U.S. 601 when he heard a shot come from the wood line. The shot sounded to him that it was of small caliber."

    The deputy noted in the report that he was unable to speak to anyone at Broxton Bridge Plantation following the incident.

    Hindi estimated damage to the drone at around $200 to $300.

    Hindi said he will seek charges against those who shot down the drone.

    "This was SHARK's first encounter with the Broxton Bridge Plantation, but it will certainly not be the last," Hindi said in the release. "We are already making plans for a considerably upscaled action in 2013."
     
  2. Dunerunner

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    Morons with a toy helicopter, what will they come up with next....maybe a remote controlled Badger!! :D
     
  3. MrNiceGuy

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    PULL!
     
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    I just read that on Sipsey Street Irregulars. Awesome! Simply Awesome!
     
  5. ericb

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    If you're dumb enough to fly your toy helicopter over dudes with shotguns with the sole purpose of ruining their day, don't be surprised when they blow it out of the air.
     
  6. EMP9596

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    SHARK... Sounds like some people need to get a life??


    "All god's creatures belong on a plate right next to the mashed potatoes." (<:}-
     
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    I thought real pigeon shooting was made illegal back in the 1920s. Can't these guys afford a clay pigeon thrower? That said, hilarious. Their property? I think shooting down some geek's helicopter/wannabe drone would be 100x more fun than any piqeon. Too bad one of them didn't run it over with an ATV also.
     
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  8. Wood Worker

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    I've got a great solution.
    One of the bird hunters should train a border collie to run up as their copter takes off, catch it mid air, and play keep away with it for the rest of the day.
     
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    S.H.A.R.K.

    Stupid Hippies And Radical Killjoys!
     
  10. ericb

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    My favorite pigeon-kill: [video]http://youtu.be/CbDgsx6eN3c[/video]
     
  11. jsparks747

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    They deserve it. They have multiple times flow their drones over private property even though it's illegal and say the landowner was wrong. I told them it was illegal one time. They responded then show us the law that says it is. i quoted the California law (the state they were in) never heard back from them.
     
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    Too bad the FAA got it into their heads that "RC toy = real plane" and decided in their infinite wisdom which would take second place to a STEAMING HEAP OF DOGSH*T that drone-whacking is a felony no matter what the justification even if some Daeshbag has loaded it with pyro and is lobbing his Poor Man's Cruise Missile straight into your daughter's bedroom window...
     
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    Holy thread necroplilia Batman!:eek:
     
  15. HB of CJ

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    United States V. Causby 328 U.S. 256 (1946) Supreme Court Decision.

    Has there ever been another SCOTUS decision on this? I dunno.

    Respectfully.
     
  16. Oregon Quartermaster

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    "It didn't work; what SHARK was doing was perfectly legal,"
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    "was hovering over U.S. 601 when he heard a shot come from the wood line."
    Does not mesh well with FAA rules:
    "You can’t fly a small UAS over anyone who is not directly participating in the operation,"
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    "Don’t fly or photograph people in places where there is an expectation of privacy without the individual’s permission."

    Are people driving on 601 ALL directly participating in the operation? Flying over a public road is wreckless in of itself.

    While I'm not supportive of these captive pigeon hunts, this group isn't swaying hearts and minds with their behavior.
     
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    "Rusty", our German Short Hair Pointer HATED to retrieve doves and pigeons. He couldn't spit out the down. We had to wash out his mouth every so often with cold beer. He quickly learned to ask for help ... quite often. Long ago, far away. Funny how good memories stay with you. :)
     
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