Reasons YOU should schedule your aerial scouting report this upcoming season
1. Increased Efficiency: With our drone, we can quickly survey a large area of land to identify potential game trails and animal movement patterns. This can save time and effort compared to walking or driving through the area.
2. Better Visualization: Drones are equipped with cameras that provide high-resolution aerial images and videos that offer a better view of the landscape, allowing you, the hunter, to identify potential hunting spots or game.
3. Safety: Wildlife scouting can be dangerous in some areas, especially if the terrain is difficult to navigate. By using our drone, hunters can reduce the risks associated with scouting in rugged terrain or areas with dangerous wildlife by having a lot of the information ahead of time.
4. Reduced Disturbance: When scouting on foot, hunters can inadvertently disturb wildlife, making it harder to observe or hunt them later.
5. Increased Success: By using our drone for scouting, we can help hunters identify areas with high animal activity and potential hunting spots that they may have missed otherwise. This can increase their chances of success during the hunting season.
The report will include:
1. Aerial Images: The report will include high-quality aerial images of the hunting area, taken from different angles and elevations. The images will be clear and provide a detailed view of the landscape, including vegetation, water sources, and terrain features. Our drone is also equipped with thermal, potentially spotting additional detail for your report.
2. Animal Activity: Based on the aerial images, we can provide insights on animal activity in the area, such as the locations of animal trails, feeding areas, or bedding sites. We can also highlight areas where animal activity seems to be concentrated, which can help you identify potential hunting spots.
3. Weather Conditions: Weather can have a significant impact on animal behavior and activity, so we include information on the weather conditions in the area during the time the aerial images were taken. This can help you plan your hunting trip and anticipate how animals might behave.
4. Hazards: The report attempt to identify any potential hazards or obstacles that you might encounter in the area, such as steep slopes, rocky terrain, or dangerous wildlife. This information can help you plan your routes and take necessary precautions to ensure your safety.
5. Recommendations: Finally, based on our observations and analysis, we can provide recommendations to hunters on the best areas to focus on, and any other relevant tips that can increase your chances of success.
We can incorporate most, if not all, of this data into an Onx (https://www.onxmaps.com) map which can then be exported to you, if you already use this app.
WAC 220-413-070 (https://app.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=220-413-070)
(1) It is unlawful to use aircraft, including unmanned aircraft, to spot, locate or report the location of wildlife for the purpose of hunting; except as authorized by a permit issued by the director.
(2) It is unlawful to hunt wildlife from a vehicle, aircraft, including unmanned aircraft, except as authorized by a permit issued by the director, or from a boat propelled by motor unless the motor of such boat has been completely shut off and its progress has ceased.
(3) It is unlawful to use a vehicle, aircraft, unmanned aircraft, or motor-propelled boat for the purpose of pursuing, concentrating, or harassing any wild animal or wild bird, except as authorized by the department to aid in addressing wildlife conflict.
(4) It is unlawful to hunt big game on the day one was airborne in an aircraft, except on a regularly scheduled commercial airline flight.
(5) It is unlawful to hunt game animals, game birds, or migratory birds on the day one has operated an unmanned aircraft.
1. Contact us via email (email@example.com) or text at 360-880-1347 during normal business hours. Schedule a time to discuss the flight, and package.
2. Hold-harmless and contract electronically sent, signed and returned.
3. Payment can be upfront, or split between two installments. Payments must be completed two (days) before flight.
4. One day prior to flight, will verify weather conditions and/or any other changes needed with client.
5. Flight conducted on agreed upon date, report generated and delivered within 48 hours, unless hunt is next day.
*Please note, our flights will NOT be conducted the day of your scheduled hunt. Report will be delivered electronically one-half hour before sunrise the day following the flight. This is due to Washington state regulations regarding the use of drones for hunting (See WAC 220-413-070). This includes using drones for recovery the day of the hunt. Washington state considers the use of drones for recovery as a violation, as a recovery is considered part of the hunt. This is per Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife.
**There are cases where we need to know the location at least 90 days ahead of time. This is to ensure a drone flight has proper approval through the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). State and Federal law requires drone pilots to obtain a waiver in certain classes of airspace. Some can be same day as flight. Others, depending on the class of airspace, will need a different approval which can take up to 90 days.