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    Ok, so I was really thinking about this. A buddy of mine in the PF chapter is a beet farmer and had played around with his new drone during harvest. Posted it on FB, etc.

    It got me thinking about hunting - to film my hunts from an aerial view.

    I posted an article on my site about it (likely can't share link here eh?) and inquired to the regional warden supervisor and Doug Leier.

    Doesn't sound like ND allows any use of Drone for hunting. I can understand that it's not a fair chase thing but I did find a couple SD outfitters (assumed they are guide services) that used drones to film their hunts.

    Watching the one closely, I can see a a great value added service to their clients. Also, to be used beforehand to show clients how to set up with flankers, etc when walking certain fields, etc for optimal safety measures. Then everyone knows how to position, etc.

    So is this just a blanket law to prevent all use so there is no "gray" areas that could arise? I get using them to locate game and see that side of it. However, from the truly ethical hunters, it sucks to have something taken away from us for just trying to capture our hunts/memories. When it comes to pheasant hunting, I don't really see how one could "locate" pheasants in cover or chase them, etc.

    Anyone else feel this is a blanket law to prevent us from doing this? (filming hunts). I would love to film and show the videos on my hunting site and share with others.

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    Banning the use of drones was an excellent idea and it was great that they had it done before it became common place.

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    I believe Michigan has a smiliar law banning the used of drones during any hunting activity. I don't remeber which group it was but either PETA or spca were marking a drone on their website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRITTMAN View Post
    Banning the use of drones was an excellent idea and it was great that they had it done before it became common place.
    I agree 100%! In Deer Trail, Colorado you can actually buy a drone hunting permit for around $30 a year which gives you the right to shoot any drone in the city limits! Now that is forward thinking.

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    To the original poster's question:

    I do not believe that any agency or lawmaker had given "filming of hunts" any consideration ...

    out of scope.

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    The question becomes more of is it for commercial (profit) use? Regulations are set up currently to ban commercial use until FAA has come up with a regulatory framework which is currently being designed with the help of 6 test sites, one of them in in Grand Forks, ND. Arguments could be made that filming hunts for recreation is okay.

    That being said, the other side of the equation is scaring and corralling game with the drone...so i'm guessing that drones for any type of hunting activity other than surveying/aerial video may be banned eventually. Until then it's likely "open" season to use them but at the risk of having hunting privileges taken away and lengthy court case trying to argue a case in which legislation is a grey area.

    However, drone video of bird hunts could be beautiful and could elevate training to a new level.

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    When ever there is something neat, or good for some. There is always whiners to p on the camp fire. Good lord like you would be able to flush and chase game right to you LOL. What, all 3 pheasants you can shoot?. Birds I would say its completely ludicrous, maybe waterfowl. Deer and big game, I can understand to ban the use during deer season. People have been flying RC planes, jets, copters etc around for eons!... Why now when someone decided to lable one a drone its a big deal? Come on. Oh my gosh, theres a kid with a remote control helicopter. This is what is wrong with this nation these days. Too many type A personality's that believe the whole world should bow down to their view. Me, I say its a huge joke. And a waste of tax payer dollars to bother with such issues. Because yet again, there is no issue.
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    the real fear is using a drone to scout out game, deer or ducks especially.

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    And this was never possible till now right LOL. when I was like 7, I had a remote control helicopter. I was just not smart enough to use it for that purpose I guess. The term RC has been renamed Drone. People watch too much army junk on the news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FCSpringer View Post
    And this was never possible till now right LOL. when I was like 7, I had a remote control helicopter. I was just not smart enough to use it for that purpose I guess. The term RC has been renamed Drone. People watch too much army junk on the news.
    Ya sure that remote control helicpoter had how much range ... vs today's drones ? Your helicopter would likely not left the ground with your camera mounted to it ... vs today's camera technology or even WIFI on-line streaming video. [I]]

    Google drones / waterfowl and you can see their capabilities.

    Texas banned remote hunting ... there was actually people that set up bait stations "manned" with a camera. Remote controlled rifle station nearby. Kill a deer from your home or office computer or maybe your Iphone. Never had to go outside - probably pay someone to go get the deer and process it for you. Blood sport - guess not for some.

    Drones and pheasants - well I suppose chances of abuse are minimal FCS, but then you start to partition laws based on deer, waterfowl, upland and you get the defense that I was just looking for this .... not that ...
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