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    Technology- Where are we heading

    I have had a few recent mates back in the UK messing about with drones and it got me thinking. Just so you know drones are kind of like helicopters which sometimes have cameras attached that can stream a live feed to a computer.

    Would it be possible to use as a hunting tool?
    Ethics don't come in to it so lets keep it on the level. Could a drone be used for spotting animals, lets face it the animals would not know what it was about and is there any worth in using a drone to cover the footwork so you don't have to.
    Just curious where the future and tech is headed.
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    Look at Red Stag Hunters club. Already done it.

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    Put a heat seeking camera on your drone and you are sorted! The technology is there.
    But what is the point? You may as well shoot a deer with a rope around its neck in a paddock or behind a fence if EASY is what you are after.

    Doing the hard yakka is what give the animal we hunt so much more " value".
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    Interesting. BUT. My understanding is that current nz law only allows these things to be used in a line of sight type of way.
    Open areas my be ok, but typical bush country means your chopper ain't going very far, so what's the point. It would also just be yet another thing to carry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Friwi View Post
    Put a heat seeking camera on your drone and you are sorted! The technology is there.
    But what is the point? You may as well shoot a deer with a rope around its neck in a paddock or behind a fence if EASY is what you are after.

    Doing the hard yakka is what give the animal we hunt so much more " value".
    I agree 100% friwi, it's not all about the kill the outdoors and the thrill of the chase is all there for proper hunting.
    How many times though have hunters been out and thought you know what it would be nice to have a 500metre walk, bang flop and away home we are.
    I know personally there are days that is met in my camp with major approval, then there are the days i like putting the hard yards in. @TeRei, not watched any of their material, I have a computer that could run NASA but I have poor mans tv. I am ashamed
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    Some of them can fly 2km away easy, I met some guys this roar who were using one to fly the bush edges looking for stags.
    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Interesting. BUT. My understanding is that current nz law only allows these things to be used in a line of sight type of way.
    Open areas my be ok, but typical bush country means your chopper ain't going very far, so what's the point. It would also just be yet another thing to carry
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR4Gq9qfpnM

    My hunting spot though you could park up, get the quad copter out and move that bugger at up to 60mph or kph I forget and figure if you go right or left.
    Get's me thinking.
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    You need to develop a small bomb to take to the next level? Fat Boy comes to mind?
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorlad View Post
    Some of them can fly 2km away easy, I met some guys this roar who were using one to fly the bush edges looking for stags.
    Bet my last dollar those same blokes bag the crap out of "lazy fat overseas hunters"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    You need to develop a small bomb to take to the next level? Fat Boy comes to mind?
    Is that a "Mosquito Coast" reference?


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    Fat Boy was one of the small nuclear bombs dropped on Japan WW2 thought it would flatten the hills for an easy retrieve?
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    I remember similar debates about fish finders a few years ago!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Fat Boy was one of the small nuclear bombs dropped on Japan WW2 thought it would flatten the hills for an easy retrieve?
    They were fat man and little boy, fat boy was the ice machine in the mosquito coast, the joke was that it was a combination of the 2 names,


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    Oh well my bad but as long as they are nuclear, remember we are advancing technology here! fat Boy was the non nuclear they drop on Germany? Haven't seen the film you're talking about, maybe I should! Looks OK
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Nice thread Willie!
    I think they use them now - real big drones, that you can shoot out of - called choppers!
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