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FIRST USEFUL MAVIC PHOTO – CAUGHT POACHER!
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C-123 & C-130 G
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I've enjoyed using the Mavic for interesting and beautiful video and photos– but the first purposeful photo I've taken was used to nab a trespassing poacher on our lake behind our house. Seeing him in the area I first flew over where I thought he might have parked his car and photoed his license plate. Then I shot a few images of him ice fishing, sent them to the local sheriff and voilà, one poacher nabbed.


poacher caught in act

poacher caught in act
2016-12-26
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WolfgangStiller
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Good work!  
2016-12-26
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DRONE-flies-YOU
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No way! That's awesome... Stopping crime while sipping coffee with feet up lol
2016-12-26
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Petroboy
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Is ice fishing considered "poaching" now, or did he just not have a fishing license?
2016-12-26
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colonel00
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Well, according to the OP, he was at least trespassing.  If you are getting technical, unless he was fishing out of season or like you said, without a license, perhaps poaching isn't technically correct.  However, as a outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman, I consider it poaching when you are violating the regulations.
2016-12-26
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colonel00 Posted at 2016-12-27 00:11
Well, according to the OP, he was at least trespassing.  If you are getting technical, unless he was fishing out of season or like you said, without a license, perhaps poaching isn't technically correct.  However, as a outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman, I consider it poaching when you are violating the regulations.

I lease the lake adjacent to my home, including the road around the far side, and cover the liability insurance. Every access is posted no trespassing as my lease requires. I'm not sure of this detail, but I was told that in our county, and perhaps others, if trespassing restrictions aren't enforced they're not considered valid. When we checked with the county they explained any trespasser fishing is also a poacher regardless of being licensed or not.

The lake has mostly Northern Pike, some smallmouth bass, and somebody snuck in Asian carp.

The poacher had six holes with lines dropped. Whatever conversation he had with the sheriff is between them.
2016-12-27
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colonel00 Posted at 2016-12-27 01:11
Well, according to the OP, he was at least trespassing.  If you are getting technical, unless he was fishing out of season or like you said, without a license, perhaps poaching isn't technically correct.  However, as a outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman, I consider it poaching when you are violating the regulations.


Poaching is considered sneaking onto private property without permission to hunt or fish.

Laws vary by state.   
2016-12-27
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KayakMark34
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Thats Awesome!
2016-12-27
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colonel00 Posted at 2016-12-26 23:11
Well, according to the OP, he was at least trespassing.  If you are getting technical, unless he was fishing out of season or like you said, without a license, perhaps poaching isn't technically correct.  However, as a outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman, I consider it poaching when you are violating the regulations.

It's poaching if you're taking game you don't have the rights to...  OP has rights to the lake/game and the trespasser doesn't.
2016-12-27
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C-123 & C-130 G Posted at 2016-12-27 01:16
I lease the lake adjacent to my home, including the road around the far side, and cover the liability insurance. Every access is posted no trespassing as my lease requires. I'm not sure of this detail, but I was told that in our county, and perhaps others, if trespassing restrictions aren't enforced they're not considered valid. When we checked with the county they explained any trespasser fishing is also a poacher regardless of being licensed or not.

The lake has mostly Northern Pike, some smallmouth bass, and somebody snuck in Asian carp.

I stand corrected.  I just haven't come across many people who own their own lake unless they have a considerable amount of land.  I guess it depends on your definition of the size of the water body.  Nonetheless, if it's your own property, then by all means it would be considered poaching.
2016-12-27
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2016-12-27
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z4k4tt4ck
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So some dude comes onto your land without permission and then stands there like a moron with his hands out as though he has no idea what the problem is ..... I would have shot him. Good job i hope he received a massive fine.
2016-12-27
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z4k4tt4ck Posted at 2016-12-27 13:05
So some dude comes onto your land without permission and then stands there like a moron with his hands out as though he has no idea what the problem is ..... I would have shot him. Good job i hope he received a massive fine.

No wonder your gov took away your guns.  Dummy!
2016-12-28
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thehippoz
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Midwest you'd probably get a warning shot. Here in central valley, westside people are too chill for that. lol @ poucher caught red handed. He didn't even try to take the drone down?
2016-12-28
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Watty2000
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Nice to read a story about one of these things being used productively. Good job!
2016-12-28
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Today, two more poachers caught with Mavic

Motors folding ice tent

Motors folding ice tent

Cops watching poachers leave

Cops watching poachers leave
2017-1-3
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Willik
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Heh :-)
nice work done! Only a friendly advice, do not publish faces or plate nums here at forum or anywhere else on the Internet (even if its a poacher / murder or whatever) only Police can do that.
Since you can get yourself into trouble (due to the privacy protection / personal data protection...)
Sounds crazy? Maybe... but its a fact... :-)
Cheers!
2017-1-3
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Petroboy Posted at 2016-12-27 10:17
I stand corrected.  I just haven't come across many people who own their own lake unless they have a considerable amount of land.  I guess it depends on your definition of the size of the water body.  Nonetheless, if it's your own property, then by all means it would be considered poaching.

I guess it is fair to call it a pond...3100' long but only 500 across.
2017-1-19
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SoapyGolem
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Haha That's funny!
2017-1-19
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CuaC
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Are they aware that's your property and that what they do is illegal? I mean... maybe I'm too European, but maybe they didn't know..
2017-1-19
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Petroboy Posted at 2016-12-26 20:51
Is ice fishing considered "poaching" now, or did he just not have a fishing license?

Private property
2017-1-20
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A1000
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Nice work, good to see a positive use of a drone rather than the usual more negative ones!
2017-1-20
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BentonJoyce
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haha wow thats a pretty awesome nice work!
2017-1-22
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czkidd Posted at 2016-12-28 15:37
No wonder your gov took away your guns.  Dummy!

No, our government did not take away our guns. Dummy!

We have restrictions that dont allow school masacres. Not happy about that?

Best thing about Mavic is to record on phone as well as SDXC incase Mavic shot out the sky by poachers, you still have footage of perp.

2017-1-23
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Gagaryn
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Willik Posted at 2017-1-3 05:07
Heh :-)
nice work done! Only a friendly advice, do not publish faces or plate nums here at forum or anywhere else on the Internet (even if its a poacher / murder or whatever) only Police can do that.
Since you can get yourself into trouble (due to the privacy protection / personal data protection...)

This is excellent advice.
2017-1-23
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lachyb
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This is awesome! You might want to cover his face though as you never know with defamation cases etc.
2017-1-23
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Taylor3535
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There ya go!
2017-1-23
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