I was really torn on how much a drone would be 'toy' vs 'tool' and how much use it'd actually get once the new wore off; so I didn't buy one for the longest time. Now that I have it, I find it's a lot of fun and extremely useful. Plus I can snoop on my neighbors without them seeing I've even been there. :D Ever suspect your neighbor has a bait pile but can't get the DNR to go investigate? Welp, now you just fly over and have a look!
Baiting for deer is legal in Ohio, trespassing with a drone is not.
Ohio has a couple Bills right now in the Ohio Senate specifically for drones concerning trespassing and nuisance laws, many states have restrictions on their use over private property.
The country folk around here would probably shoot one down if they caught one snooping around their property.
They do take some really cool video and pics but I would be sure it’s legal to do so or that you have permission from the land owner before doing it.
Thought I would give this a quick update to show some of the progress and how they look as of last night, very happy with how the ponds have turned out and the benefit they are providing to pretty much everything on the farm. The wood duck boxes have really done well this spring with multiple broods out of each and we have had mallards and geese hatch from along the edges. Only real maintenance I have had to do besides cleaning out the woody boxes is spot spraying some the cattails and bulrushes as they pop up, I don't mind a little but don't want them to take over either.
Some water plantain growing in the front pond, it is growing really well in the run off and will provide a great food source for ducks.
I was hunting Sunday night and after getting down out of the stand and heading to the truck I looked over my shoulder and saw a nice sunset so I snapped a pic. It ended up being better than I thought and showed the thawing front pond pretty good.