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Flying Camera From Animal Rights Group Shot Down at Pigeon Shoot

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Flying Camera From Animal Rights Group Shot Down at Pigeon Shoot

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



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  • CaptTurbo

    Oh man, that is sweet! Send us some more “targets” you morons!

    • Refurb001

      Were they using lead or steel shot? What size? Bet #0 or #2 would have done a great job… Did they put it out of its misery when it crashed? Two or three more rounds!!!!

      • CrustyOldGeezer

        I could be wrong, but from the story, I think the loons got their bird back.

        Other wise it would have been a total loss.

  • John Brashear

    it musta looked like a pidgeon

    • Refurb001

      Did it make a flapping noise before getting hit? Or did it burst into flames once it encountered some bird shot. Their fault for flying it over a hunting area where people are hunting flying birds.

  • Badmaximo

    Great news! This invasion of privacy must be stopped at all cost and at all levels.

  • Ihatelibs

    Blow ’em up

  • Texas Patriot

    Sounds like to me it’s illegal surveillance and violation of individual rights!!! It requires a warrent by a judge to conduct such a operation!!!

    • Bandit

      Gee the Winchester sure made a nice hole in that drone, they should have sent more we could use the practice.

      • granny

        Thought people in Texas had brains, but I was wrong. You are naval lint.

    • granny

      Is that Sharia law? The shooters would have to prove that they were there for surveillance & not just nature lovers photographing nature. If they needed a warrent, they would have gotten one for the pigeons dying. However, the shooters would also need a license for their atrocities.

  • sean

    Exactly what everyone else said. The drone was on the clubs property illegally. Shooting it down was entirely within their rights. And a lot of fun too.

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  • Mike Ihrig

    Only an animal rights group would think this was a good idea. And now little Angel is flying in heaven. Did they give away a shotgun for this? Did the shooter keep something for the mantle? I can go on all day……….PULL!…..Clang! Every time you hear a “clang” an Angel gets its wings blown off.

  • a_browning

    These enviro idiots are just plain stupid. Didn’t anyone tell them that pigeons are a foreign invasive species and there aren’t hunting restictions on them? Oh wait, it would not matter to these vegetarian mental ward rejects. Overpopulation of pigeons carry disease and spread to native birds.

    • r

      Too bad they carry disease to these morons. Maybe the pigeons will hit them with their own load of white slimy stuff…..

    • southern_getn

      Invasive species, no wonder why that metal pigeon said; “Made in China.”

  • CrustyOldGeezer

    They put a flying object in the line of fire at a bird hunting club?

    Next time use two shots to ensure a clean kill.

    It sounds like the poor creature suffered mightily before being captured and taken to someone who cares…

    Punctuation is paramount in that last sentence. It could have been read as: “It sounds like the poor creature suffered mightily before being captured and taken to someone,… who cares?” but that would not have been my intention….

    • Bandit

      Hey man did you see that UFO where did it go it was there just a minute ago.

  • $13614178

    What a great idea , “SHARK ” provides the shooters with flying targets that are much more fun than shooting pigeons at their own expense and everyones happy , the shooters , the pigeons , well , almost everyone .

  • Michael Jones

    Not nice to invade someone else’s air space. Not at all!! Because when you do, YOUR FLYING CAMERA BITES THE DIRT!!! LOL

  • mathis1689

    I read the entire article and supposedly it was hit by rifle fire. Anyone who knows anything at all about bird shooting knows that you don’t hunt them with a rifle. If these loonies are gonna come up with nonsense like this they should at least try to make it believable.

  • libwhacker

    Boom Boom BLAM!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is so funny LOL!!!!!

  • Rattlerjake

    Stick nose into pigeon hunter’s business, get nose blown off!

  • kpjlaw

    That shot was just too tempting not to take. Nice hit.


    WIll and should happen every time aerial survelance is used in this country !

  • 2War Abn Vet

    If you didn’t believe animal rights groups were actually groups of imbeciles, SHARK is out to prove you wrong.

  • Mike_Sr

    Hey, send a drone to secretly watch over me and I’ll probably find a way to bring it down, too!
    And, if I bring it down, they won’t get it back.
    This is a problem. As a hobbyist I’d love to own an ocotcopter and fly itall over the neighborhood. Just cruisin.
    But, I am also aware that as a Privacy Rights person, this makes me very nervous as regards to the misuse or abuse of any such footge.
    Groups like ‘shark’ and the government have taken effectively taken away any useage of the technology from hobbyist use…
    Thank You Very Much Snitch Snoops!

  • mesaman

    What arrogance and short-sightedness of Sparkie and the gang. Could they have learned a most significant law of physics? That which is in motion over a clay pigeon trap stays in motion until grounded by 2 3/4 oz of number 8 shot placed perfectly on said object.

  • GrandmaAmerica

    Good job boys! Would have loved to have been there.

  • john

    …animal respect and rights? lmao!! what a bunch of nut-jobs!! hunter to deer: excuse me, do you mind if i shoot you? deer: well, i don’t know……(libreal)

  • James Crawford

    Ahhh…GOODIE! Expensive carbon fiber, too! High dollar LiPo batteries! It’s not your run-of-the-mill clay bird, that’s for sure. I hear they also used it for aerial ‘surveillance’ at the nudist colony up in the Poconos.

  • gatorbait88

    Im all for ”Gun Control”…Hitting what you shoot at…Perfect gun control…”Look in the sky…it’s a bird,no it’s a plane,’s a ”OCTO….”SPLAT”….

  • GDC

    And the problem IS???

  • Skillet56

    If they are so worried about shooting the pigeons, then send more drones. They’ll make great target practice. It’ll help if they paint a target on it for scoring purposes.



  • Lance E. Fontanne

    A bit of practice before Obama’s drones get flying and spying on you.

  • Joe Folsom

    I understand those Octocopters are kind of tough. You got to soak them in salt water a long time to get the game out of them. But I do think they are rich in iron. Bon appetite’.

  • granny

    If they were eating the birds, which they were not, different story. Children shoot birds for fun, grown men are supposed to know better unless they were starving and needed food. Those people were just doing it for fun to see who could get the most birds. Stupid & unfeeling jerks. Always wanted my in-laws to have more brains.

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