Drones Being Used to Take Down Feral Pigs



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In this Jan. 8, 2009, photo provided by the Mesa County, Colo., Sheriff's Department, a small Draganflyer X6 drone is photographed during a test flight in Mesa County, Colo., with a Forward Looking Infer Red payload. People who fire guns at drones are endangering the public and property and could be prosecuted or fined, the Federal Aviation Administration warned Friday, July 19, 2013, in response to a proposed ordinance in a small Colorado town that would encourage hunters to shoot down drones. In a statement released in response questions about an ordinance under consideration in the farming community of Deer Trail, the FAA reminded the public that it regulates the nation’s airspace, including the airspace over cities and towns.(AP Photo/Mesa County Sheriff's Unmanned Operations Team)

Increased reports are surfacing that many states, most specifically Texas, are seeing a population explosion of wild pigs. In fact, in some areas across the state, which has the largest population of feral pigs in the country, the animals have grown from being a mere nuisance to an all out safety hazard according to local farmers.

 

It appears the time has come to bring in a sort of geek/hunter special forces duo from Louisiana who use a special fixed wing drone equipped with thermal cameras called the Dehogaflier. The team, who work for Raven Research Development by say as electrical engineers put their hunting and engineering skills together to create a deadly 1, 2 punch from which the wild hogs and pigs usually don’t stand a chance.

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