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Video: High-Tech Hog Shooters Use Drone Spotters and Night Vision Goggles

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May 07, 2013

Video: High-Tech Hog Shooters Use Drone Spotters and Night Vision Goggles

By CJ Lotz

Two Air Force engineers in Louisiana have come up with a creative solution for the feral pig problem in the south. The engineers have built a flying robot to locate the hogs with an infrared camera. Check out the video above to see how it works.

An operator flies the plane with a joystick while the drone feeds live video to a screen on the ground. Once the drone spots a pig, a shooter with a night vision scope on the ground shoots it.

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from weswes088 wrote 49 weeks 1 day ago

Give it strafing abilities and that'll definitely solve the hog problem.

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from RJ Arena wrote 49 weeks 1 day ago

I guess I am a little paranoid, but when I see this I think,"who is watching them?" I find this a very cool application of technology, even with my Big Brotheritis!

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from raildr wrote 49 weeks 1 day ago

long video of, NOTHING?

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from mexhunter wrote 49 weeks 1 day ago

When are we going to draw the line between hunting and killing? I think this goes a little too far.

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from HogBlog wrote 49 weeks 1 day ago

Mexhunter, this isn't "hunting". It's eradication. It's not intended to be sporting, just effective.

Unfortunately, videos like this do tend to generate ill-will in people who don't know the difference.

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 49 weeks 18 hours ago

You guys need to watch this thing. It has nothing to do with pig killing. Not as far as I can see. Just someone with his little girl playing with a very expensive toy. Those were not air force vehicles either. Lotz, do you have clue what your supposed to be doing? Next!

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from OldPhart wrote 48 weeks 6 days ago

This has got to be the most totally worthless video ever published by Field & Stream . . . by a huge margin! Who is editing this stuff?????

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from James Gripp wrote 48 weeks 4 days ago

Who are these guys? Would love their contact info? Awesome stuff.

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from raildr wrote 49 weeks 1 day ago

long video of, NOTHING?

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from mexhunter wrote 49 weeks 1 day ago

When are we going to draw the line between hunting and killing? I think this goes a little too far.

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from weswes088 wrote 49 weeks 1 day ago

Give it strafing abilities and that'll definitely solve the hog problem.

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from RJ Arena wrote 49 weeks 1 day ago

I guess I am a little paranoid, but when I see this I think,"who is watching them?" I find this a very cool application of technology, even with my Big Brotheritis!

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from HogBlog wrote 49 weeks 1 day ago

Mexhunter, this isn't "hunting". It's eradication. It's not intended to be sporting, just effective.

Unfortunately, videos like this do tend to generate ill-will in people who don't know the difference.

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 49 weeks 18 hours ago

You guys need to watch this thing. It has nothing to do with pig killing. Not as far as I can see. Just someone with his little girl playing with a very expensive toy. Those were not air force vehicles either. Lotz, do you have clue what your supposed to be doing? Next!

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from OldPhart wrote 48 weeks 6 days ago

This has got to be the most totally worthless video ever published by Field & Stream . . . by a huge margin! Who is editing this stuff?????

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from James Gripp wrote 48 weeks 4 days ago

Who are these guys? Would love their contact info? Awesome stuff.

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