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Scouting Video Late Split | Made The Cold Alot More Bearable

Discussion in 'MichiganWaterfowl.com' started by Jerrit Parrish, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Jerrit Parrish

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    Little video of some ducks before three split. It was really something to watch therm loaf and interact, especially through the drone. The excitement of this kept us warm throughout the day



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  2. Jerry Lamb

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    Well done Jerrit. Cool drone footy. Look forward to more next year
     
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    neat footage, thanks for sharing
     
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  4. Jerrit Parrish

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    Thank ya - grabbed about 20 minutes of the birds from about 75 feet above - It really brought into light the need for over-head cover. (No matter how far back in the reeds)
    Sadly, had to call the morning a bit early after six greenheads due to a broken beer bottle along the river that prematurely ended my boy's season... I went back and found the bottle and threw it away; but cant say that this is the first time to happen on public... 26114444_1577598122321955_615039260833897624_o.jpg And I couldn't exit the door this morning without him hobbling and wanting to load up. So I carried him to the truck and we watched a local lake fill up with birds. We will make up the time he missed in late goose.
     
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    Poor guy! My chessie ripped the webbing in one of his paws early season- hard to get out the door without him while he healed. Pretty cool you scooped him up and brought him along anyways.
     
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  6. Jerrit Parrish

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    The carry was a lot shorter than the one to get him out of the woods. About 300-yards shorter! Haha. The experience is just not the same without them.
     
  7. Bucks&Ducks

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    Cool video
     
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    All this year while scouting I was thinking how helpful it would be to do aerial scouting from my truck instead of having to walk 20 minutes just to find no birds in my holes.

    What kind of drone did you use for this? I've been contemplating a DJI Mavic for it's quality of footage and portability.
     
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    I didn't want to be the one to say it and I could be wrong but thanks to Rick Snyder I believe using drones to help in the taking of game in any way is not legal.

    I know a few states have banned it.

    Cool footage, correct me if I'm wrong .


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    He's not taking game, he's "bird watching"
     
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  11. AaronJohn

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    Sounds pretty grey since we all know scouting is with Intent to get under birds to harvest.....

    Not trying to create Enemies just curious


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  12. flighthunter

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    I understand. Choice of words is important.... if a CO asks, I'm bird watching. simple enough.

    Same as if I'm shooting in self defense. Shoot to stop, not shoot to kill... I'm not a killer.
     
  13. Jerrit Parrish

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    You are correct, "To take game". Which none were, Talked with our local CO about it and showed him the drone.

    Now if i strapped tomahawk missiles to it and attempted to get some dog fights under my belt, it would be a whole other story! Haha.

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  14. AaronJohn

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    Still a lazy approach... takes away from the actual sport and conservation....

    Kinda disappointed


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  15. Jerrit Parrish

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    Dont be too fooled, still a lot of boot miles put on.. But im sure itll work. And you are spot on it is the Mavic. I small, portable and the camera is great!


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