What to do when you find a deer on your neighbor's land with your drone?

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What to do when you find a deer on your neighbor’s land with your drone?

After along day of hunting, you’ve successfully bagged your game, or so you thought, its wandered off into the wildness in a wounded state. You recently heard how little our Drone Deer Recovery costs and was hoping to call out our professional Drone Deer Recovery operators to locate your taken game. But our operators discover that the deer has actually wandered onto your neighbor’s property. We can’t blame you for worrying about what potential legal or ethical concerns that this situation might raise, and we know it’s important to handle such situations appropriately. In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know for when game wonders onto your neighbor’s land.


The Technicalities

We’ve discussed whether you can fly a drone over private land previously, and the FAA and state regulations with regards to using drones to recover deer. But as it’s crucial to be aware of the laws that govern hunting and drones, we’ll give you a brief summary of things to bear in mind:

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulates all aspects of civil aviation in the entirety of the United States, governing all commercial use of drones across every state. Two main regulations exist; firstly, drones must be flown below 400ft. Secondly, drones should only be operated by those with a remote pilot certificate. However, each state often has its very own regulatory board which will likely have legislation regarding the use of drones. Therefore, it is important that you’re diligent in researching your own state’s drone legislation. As far as Ohio is concerned drones cannot fly below 400ft on private property, which means you must have permission from the landowner before we can attempt to locate your game. This is because the FAA also prohibits drone flight above 400ft. Meaning to legally fly above private property without prior permission, you would have to break FAA regulations to do so.

Without prior permission from the respective landowners our operators will not attempt to locate dead game that has wandered onto the private property of another landowner. However, if prior permission has been granted, it is perfectly legal to locate dead game on said private property. This is why it is important to use professionals, such as our operators, when considering using a drone for deer recovery, as professionals are equipped with the knowledge and experience to approach difficult situations with the necessary caution required. Therefore, if you have decided to take a recovery into your own hands, ensure that you have gained prior permission from your neighbor to operate a drone over their property, without it you’re liable for accusations of trespassing. But let’s be honest, who has time for the hassle, that is why we’re here. We’re here to save you time and stress when recovering you’re the deer you have hunted. Considering, how little our Drone Deer Recovery service costs, you’ll be saving far more in the long run.

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If you are certain that the deer you’ve hunted has wandered onto some part of your neighbor’s private property, immediately contact the landowner to seek their permission to retrieve the deer. If you are granted permission, our operators are able to locate lost game in as little as 60 seconds, minimizing the disturbance to the wildlife and owner of the property. However, if permission is declined it is important to respect the decision of your neighbor. Trespassing after the fact could open you up to legal problems in the future. Instead contact your local law enforcement or wildlife officials to see if they can assist in the retrieval of the deer, as they’re able to do so in a legal manner.

Another important consideration when using drones on private land is the potential risk of accidents or property damage. Drones can be unpredictable and difficult to control, particularly in windy or inclement weather conditions. In addition, drones can cause damage to property or wildlife if they crash or malfunction. As such, it is always advisable to seek our professional drone operators.

In situations like these, our Drone Deer Recovery service is an invaluable tool. Not only does our deer recovery service cost very little in comparison to the traditional methods of recovery, but our operators are experienced and trained professionals. This means that they’re not only efficient in locating lost game, but also, they are fully aware of all regulations that must be abided by and will have excellent insight into solving whatever problems you’re suffering from. It is also worth considering the fact that your neighbors are far more likely to grant you permission to recover your deer with the use of professionally manned drones, than something like tracking dogs, which run the risk of causing significant disturbance to the wildlife on their property.

Brief Recap

Here is a brief list of key things to take away from this article, and to consider when faced with recovering a deer on your neighbor's private property:

· The Federal Aviation Administration requires drones to be flown at over 400ft over private property, whilst regulation prohibits commercial drown flight above altitudes of 400ft. Therefore, you’ll need permission from your neighbor to fly your drown within the legal altitude on their property.

· If you’ve located your deer using a drone prior to asking for permission from the land owner, immediately seek permission to recover it from their property, do not trespass.

· It is best to contact Drone Deer Recovery specialists, such as ourselves, if you believe your deer has wandered onto private property, so that with permission our operators can swiftly and efficiently locate the dead game.

· If you’re refused permission to operate on their private property, you must legally respect this. In this situation it is best to contact your local law enforcement or wildlife agency for their assistance in recovering the deer.

· As drones can locate game extremely quickly without disturbing wildlife, they’re your best bet in recovering the deer you have hunted. Alternative methods, such as tracking dogs, are likely to cause significant disturbance to your neighbor and the wildlife on their private property.

· Drones for this purpose should only be handled by FAA certified and trained remote pilots as inadequate operation of a drone can pose a significant health and safety risk to property and wildlife. Therefore, contacting licensed professionals is always a good idea.



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