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Apparently the PGC scrapped it's plans to restrict the flight of drones over SGLs because of a memo from the attorney general's office concerning federal preemption. According to the news report in PA Outdoors, the Feds' "own the air space from one inch above the ground to space." My lawn violates federal airpsace. Who'd a thunk?

What's next, an FAA license and registration to fly a kite? Probably commit some kind of felony by letting a helium balloon loose. In the old days, the US Model aeronautics club claimed that flying an RC plane over private property without permission was a form of trespass. This ridiculous new technology has resulted in our loss of privacy and has confiscated our property rights in the area above the ground in which we walk, plant trees etc. As recently as 23 years ago, the pa courts said we own from the depths of the earth, to the heavens above, with the only exception being manned air travel. We are no longer safe from the intrusion into our lives by our neighbors and their toys.
 

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The PGC put these signs up at Middle Creek this past winter after a couple guys were flying Drones over all the Snow Geese.

 

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I was wondering if that ban was enforceable. They could certainly ban someone from standing on the management area and operating a drone. Not sure about someone outside of the area flying a drone in though.
 

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Maybe charge a drone operator with harassing wildlife?
 

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Yes, the drone guys at Middle creek were jumping up the snow geese that were roosted there. I am guessing you might be able to fly them in the end, but will get a fine for harassing wildlife? Who knows.
 

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This is not a subject the PGC or WCo's should be sleeping on. Their will come a time where some idiot will use it on private property to either take liberties with deer on another's parcel or drive deer. Or they will use them to interfere with a legal hunt. Think on this, say you got lucky enough to get on a decent deer and some idiot knows about it as well, he does not have permissions for the property you are on but is on an adjoining lot. Idiot gets his drone and drives the deer off the property or harasses you into giving up on it. Or anti's harassing hunters on a hotly debated cull lottery hunt. To many to list but this s/b addressed now. Not 5 years from now. they interfere with commercial airlines, how long till some dolt totally ruins all the prep work you put into a season? Ask yourself that.
 
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