Steve Hindi, president of SHARK (SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness), said his group was preparing to launch its Mikrokopter drone to video what he called a live pigeon shoot on Sunday when law enforcement officers and an attorney claiming to represent the privately-owned plantation near Ehrhardt tried to stop the aircraft from flying.So the Sharks wanted to video what was going on at the Broxton Bridge Plantation, no doubt with the intent of disrupting whatever it was that the people there wanted to do. And what do people go there to do?
Broxton Bridge Plantation offers a wide variety of hunting opportunities on over 7,000 acres of land---deer hunting, wild hog hunting, duck hunting over decoys, in addition to pheasants and bobwhite quail.So these people own a private reserve, where people can shoot targets and game, and the Sharks thought people should not be allowed to do that, so they brought their snooper drone to video tape and disrupt things. By the looks of the thing it might scare the heck out of the birds, but hey, these guys are the animal lovers, so what do I know?
"Once they knew nothing was going to stop us, the shooting stopped and the cars lined up to leave."Oh, happy ending then? The Sharks packed up and called it a day?
He said the animal rights group decided to send the drone up anyway.Why not, send up the video spy drone. Who could object to that?
"Seconds after it hit the air, numerous shots rang out,"Uh oh.
"the helicopter lost lift and crash landed on the roadway of U.S. 601."Yep, that's a real-fire shame. Mechanical failure do you suppose? Well, accidents happen. Say, what kind of shooting do those Broxton Bridge boys like to do?
A favorite is the European style Tower Shoot. After a sporting clays warm up, pheasants take flight from a 65 foot high tower. You can really blow the dust out of the barrel on this one!Sounds like they blew the dust out of the barrel as it was. This guy Hindi was lucky to get out of there without getting his britches peppered.
Hindi said in the release. "As an act of revenge for us shutting down the pigeon slaughter, they had shot down our copter."Come on Hindi, think of it as a copter slaughter. It's fun! Maybe the Sharks could send up a few more, or launch 'em off that tower till the boys get the windage and deflection down.
Could be a real hootenanny.