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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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  1. CaptTurbo

    November 19, 2012 at 6:01 pm

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

    • Refurb001

      November 19, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      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

        November 20, 2012 at 12:53 am

        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.

  2. John Brashear

    November 19, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    it musta looked like a pidgeon

    • Refurb001

      November 19, 2012 at 6:42 pm

      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.

  3. Badmaximo

    November 19, 2012 at 6:09 pm

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

  4. Ihatelibs

    November 19, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Blow ’em up

  5. Texas Patriot

    November 19, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    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

      November 19, 2012 at 6:42 pm

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

      • granny

        November 29, 2012 at 11:26 am

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

    • granny

      November 29, 2012 at 11:37 am

      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.

  6. sean

    November 19, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    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.

  7. John Houghton

    November 19, 2012 at 6:15 pm


  8. Mike Ihrig

    November 19, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    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.

  9. a_browning

    November 19, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    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

      November 19, 2012 at 6:49 pm

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

    • southern_getn

      November 19, 2012 at 11:33 pm

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

  10. CrustyOldGeezer

    November 19, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    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

      November 19, 2012 at 6:43 pm

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

  11. $13614178

    November 19, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    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 .

  12. Michael Jones

    November 19, 2012 at 6:38 pm

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

  13. mathis1689

    November 19, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    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.

  14. libwhacker

    November 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm

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

  15. Rattlerjake

    November 19, 2012 at 7:26 pm

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

  16. kpjlaw

    November 19, 2012 at 7:27 pm

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

  17. OLDDAD

    November 19, 2012 at 7:32 pm

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

  18. 2War Abn Vet

    November 19, 2012 at 7:47 pm

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

  19. Mike_Sr

    November 19, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    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!

  20. mesaman

    November 19, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    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.

  21. GrandmaAmerica

    November 19, 2012 at 8:24 pm

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

  22. john

    November 19, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    …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)

  23. James Crawford

    November 19, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    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.

  24. gatorbait88

    November 19, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    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”….

  25. GDC

    November 20, 2012 at 12:13 am

    And the problem IS???

  26. Skillet56

    November 20, 2012 at 12:54 am

    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.


    November 20, 2012 at 3:26 am


  28. Lance E. Fontanne

    November 20, 2012 at 7:09 am

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

  29. Joe Folsom

    November 20, 2012 at 7:40 am

    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’.

  30. granny

    November 29, 2012 at 11:24 am

    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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