Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Flying Camera From Animal Rights Group Shot Down at Pigeon Shoot

Via Don


Police are investigating an incident at a Berks County hunting club in which someone on the hunting grounds allegedly targeted a mechanical flying object rather than a living and breathing one.

SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) are in the midst of a campaign against the Wing Pointe commercial hunting grounds in Hamburg, Berks County and its live pigeon shoots in which the birds are shot down. SHARK began to use an “Octocopter,” a remote controlled flying machine with a high tech video camera, to secretly record the pigeon shoots as they happen. 

"The pigeon shooters are basically going into hiding," said Steve Hindi, president of SHARK. "So they're using a ring that's up a hill and completely surrounded by trees. So the only way you can get to it is through the air."

The drone, nicknamed “Angel,” was recording a live pigeon shoot on Sunday around 3 p.m. when investigators say it was suddenly struck by gunfire.

More @ NBC 10


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    1. They need 000, so it can't be recovered.

  2. The hunters only winged it, probably with birdshot. That tells me that (a) they need to keep a couple of deer rifles handy and (b) spend some time on the range doing target practice.

    I'm betting that the animal-rights group will run out of drones before they run out of bullets. After all, your flying a drone over my land is an open invitation to shoot it down, ihmo.

    1. your flying a drone over my land is an open invitation to shoot it down