Getting harassed by a drone while hunting, what do you do?

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You could always take a page from the history books, get helium balloons and several hundred feet of thin fishing line. Worked for the English in WWII...
 

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The OP asked what can he do, and what would you do? As many have noted the smart move would be to contact the game warden. If there has been enough complaints they will likely be looking for and running off who ever is doing it.

What would I do? After four minutes hovering over my head and then running off the birds on the pond. I would have really been tempted to do something stupid myself. The drone pilot is obviously being a di** for whatever reason. First inclination will be to shoot it down. If I manage to resist that urge. My next thought would be to see which direction it left then go looking for the owner. Good news is sometimes my common sense wins. Bad news is sometimes my anger issues overrule my common sense.
 

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I have learned a lot about drones from my nephew, as he does most of the drone footage for the local tv stations, as well as for Law Enforcement.

His drones are all equipped with cameras, and everything is controlled by and through his lap top computer.

He can watch everything that the camera or cameras on his drones see, and everything is uploaded in different files as it is being recorded.

High magnification zoom and the resolution of his pictures and videos is some of the best there is.

His drones can go out of sight, several miles out of sight, and all he has to do is push a button on his computer, and it flies straight back to him. If he sees that people are tracking it, or shooting at it, he can take it up over 1,000 feet to clear the area, then drop down tree top high and make a big circle before coming back to him, so as to keep certain parties from tracking down it's location.

These drones can also be landed in remote areas, and returned "home" when it is safe, and not having to worry about anything happening to them.

He has flown over the Arkansas River in several areas for miles, taking videos and pictures for me, showing me where fish were congregated at.

Back when we had all of the flooding from the Arkansas River, he is the one that took the vast majority of the videos showing all of the flood damage.

Having said all of that, on my farm, which is private property, I will freely admit to having shot down a drone or two on my property.

The first, second, third and forth time that I called the Sheriff's Department, they said "don't worry about it". The fifth time, they said "shoot the da** thing and don't worry about it"!

That was all I needed to hear. 5 minutes later, I had that thing on the ground.

I called one of my buddies at the PD and told him what I had done, and he said to bring it to him. He ran the information on the drone, said it was not registered, and not to worry about it.

Problem solved!

Addendum:

About 10 minutes after shooting that particular drone, I got a call from the Sheriff's Department, and they said it was probably a good idea to not shoot that drone after all. I told them TOO LATE, heard the lady on the phone tell someone "he already killed it", then I heard several people bust out laughing.

Nothing has been said since.
 

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I have learned a lot about drones from my nephew, as he does most of the drone footage for the local tv stations, as well as for Law Enforcement.

His drones are all equipped with cameras, and everything is controlled by and through his lap top computer.

He can watch everything that the camera or cameras on his drones see, and everything is uploaded in different files as it is being recorded.

High magnification zoom and the resolution of his pictures and videos is some of the best there is.

His drones can go out of sight, several miles out of sight, and all he has to do is push a button on his computer, and it flies straight back to him. If he sees that people are tracking it, or shooting at it, he can take it up over 1,000 feet to clear the area, then drop down tree top high and make a big circle before coming back to him, so as to keep certain parties from tracking down it's location.

These drones can also be landed in remote areas, and returned "home" when it is safe, and not having to worry about anything happening to them.

He has flown over the Arkansas River in several areas for miles, taking videos and pictures for me, showing me where fish were congregated at.

Back when we had all of the flooding from the Arkansas River, he is the one that took the vast majority of the videos showing all of the flood damage.

Having said all of that, on my farm, which is private property, I will freely admit to having shot down a drone or two on my property.

The first, second, third and forth time that I called the Sheriff's Department, they said "don't worry about it". The fifth time, they said "shoot the da** thing and don't worry about it"!

That was all I needed to hear. 5 minutes later, I had that thing on the ground.

I called one of my buddies at the PD and told him what I had done, and he said to bring it to him. He ran the information on the drone, said it was not registered, and not to worry about it.

Problem solved!

Addendum:

About 10 minutes after shooting that particular drone, I got a call from the Sheriff's Department, and they said it was probably a good idea to not shoot that drone after all. I told them TOO LATE, heard the lady on the phone tell someone "he already killed it", then I heard several people bust out laughing.

Nothing has been said since.
Did you use the shotgun with the 40” barrel to shoot it or just knock the drone out of the air?:anyone: :lmfao:
 

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