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Flying Camera From Animal Rights Group Shot Down at Pigeon Shoot
NBC 10 Philadelphia ^ | 11/19/2012 | David Chang

Posted on 11/19/2012 1:43:27 PM PST by Larry R. Johnson

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcphiladelphia.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: animalrights; animalwhackos; banglist; drone; spying
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To: West Texas Chuck
Down hyar in Tejas, that little paper airplane woulda had hunnerds of holes in it. When it landed in the trees.

On the other hand, if this incident actually had occurred in Texas, you'd be crowing like a rooster. About Texas, of course.

Q: How can you tell someone is from Texas?
A: He'll tell you.

101 posted on 11/19/2012 7:16:41 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: KarlInOhio
I'm impressed if it was taken out with a single rifle shot. Usually you use a shotgun to take out a flying pest like this.

There are other options...


102 posted on 11/19/2012 7:28:17 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter")
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To: Boogieman

I can’t wait till one of these individually owned spy drones crashes into a police chopper and the whole thing smokes.

Then there is gonna be hell to pay.


103 posted on 11/19/2012 7:43:27 PM PST by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: Boogieman

I believe the demarcation is 400 ft


104 posted on 11/19/2012 7:57:06 PM PST by Starwolf
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To: I want the USA back
(He)shot it down

I just love the sound of that, think I'll play it again:

(He)shot it down

105 posted on 11/19/2012 9:13:28 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: Larry R. Johnson
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.

Methinks a better name would be "Skeet."

106 posted on 11/19/2012 9:18:58 PM PST by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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To: Larry R. Johnson

Too bad they didn’t get the drone oerator along with the drone!!

Birds and animals only exist to provide food for humans!


107 posted on 11/19/2012 9:25:10 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Larry R. Johnson

Too bad they didn’t get the drone oerator along with the drone!!

Birds and animals only exist to provide food for humans!


108 posted on 11/19/2012 9:25:10 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Larry R. Johnson

Iron Dome or a Patriot Missile?


109 posted on 11/19/2012 9:29:31 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Win or lose, Impeach Obama Ben Ghazi...)
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To: Larry R. Johnson

Thanks. I got a great and much needed laugh out of this. If I could write with a lisp and a limp wrist the mockery my son and I did of this was a riot.

They sent angel to rescue the pigeons FOUR times? And they were surprised it was shot down?

Alright boys! Here it comes again! Ready, aim, FIRE! And angel limps back in manual retreat.


110 posted on 11/19/2012 10:09:13 PM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: Starwolf
I believe the demarcation is 400 ft

"Minimum safe altitude" (assuming no taller obstructions are nearby), or something like that. It seems that applies to "navigable airspace", referring primarily to manned aircraft but now extending to the larger UAVs.

Smaller uncertified R/C aircraft may be flown below 400', but there you start getting into the issues of warrants and illegal recordings - and property rights (some of which *do* extend up to the aforementioned minimum safe altitude).

Seems like the R/C forums would be the place to look for the details on this stuff.

111 posted on 11/20/2012 5:02:47 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Huntress

Won’t be long before someone markets “The Droneshot” of a calculated charge and load best for being a hand held anti=air round.

I would think a 19 gauge load with some of those small spools you use on a sewing machine wound up with Spiderwire or Spectra, they unreel and in theory would entangle the prop, OR...actual flak loads of a timed fuze that would send an airburst of .177 bbs out in a flak cloud.

Now a smart person with some fabrication skills can make air cannons that would launch netting, or revert to the old way of having barrage ballons tethered at different heights, paint them a sy blue haze and maybe the camera resolution won’t see them. Better yet they have a contact fuze on them as well with a hydrogen envelop.


112 posted on 11/20/2012 5:14:59 AM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: Larry R. Johnson

Investigating?? Huh?? Why didn’t the police ARREST these activists for FELONY STALKING?? FELONY TRESPASSING?? They belong in PRISON for this. What the hell is the matter with Philadelphia??


113 posted on 11/20/2012 9:20:12 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: Blood of Tyrants

if it was over private property why were they allowed to retrieve it?

it would seem the proper course of action would be to keep shoot it it.


114 posted on 11/20/2012 10:27:59 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
"... next time use larger shot to bring the drone down on club property. Finders keepers."

...and a nice trophy to hang in the clubhouse...

115 posted on 11/20/2012 11:15:38 AM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: Larry R. Johnson

I’ve been reading this story for a few days, and I’ve come to a conclusion: The animal rights whackos are lying when they say they were just flying the model plane to “film the activities at the pigeon shoot.” If that were the case, the plane would have been very, very hard to hit at that high an altitude (just a couple of hundred feet up makes it a pretty small target to hit).

No, I think they were using the plane to spook the prey, and it was hit because it was swooping dangerously close to the hunters. I am proud of them, and I hope they shoot down any more model planes that the whackos use to interfere with their activities.


116 posted on 11/20/2012 11:27:18 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Larry R. Johnson

This is what I would use to hunt those drones.http://youtu.be/bZCH1492CzA


117 posted on 11/20/2012 12:39:14 PM PST by Hotmetal (Home from the sandbox.)
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To: dirtboy

So you think that each year fish & wildlife agencies have raised hundreds of thousands of pheasants, which they release to be shot at hunting season-where? In airplane hangers? Most of these birds are imported from farms in China. Further, many of the species are ground dwellers. They can fly but they normally hide and feed in brush and leaves on the ground. I believe there would be few or no pheasants in the USA if they were not released from cages each year.

It’s a nice sport. As for the pigeon shoots, that’s also a very difficult and competitive sport.

We’re talking about shooting birds.


118 posted on 11/20/2012 8:31:46 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: Andrei Bulba; All
Most of these birds are imported from farms in China.

I believe that you are mistaken. Ocean transport is very cheap for manufactured goods in shipping containers. It would not be cheap for live birds.

I believe that most pheasants are raised by state game and fish authorities in the state that they are released in. I toured such a facility in Wisconsin, though it was 30 years ago.

119 posted on 11/21/2012 7:42:15 AM PST by marktwain
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To: Andrei Bulba

Thank you for your response here. I was going to respond to the obvious ignorance of these kinds of hunts, but decided I did not have the energy.

I was invited to a private hunt club to participate in a pheasent hunt a few years ago and it was probably the most enjoyable hunting experience of my life.

I was able to watch a fully trained “veteran” lab work with a puppy tagging along to learn and it was a beautiful thing. In addition, you are right, it is not like “shooting fish in a barrell” at all. I believe that the club released 20 birds on our “parcel” and the three of us bagged 10-12 of them.

I would recommend that anyone who gets a chance to participate in this style of hunt, definitely accept that invitation!


120 posted on 11/21/2012 9:37:18 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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