Best Hunting Drones – Choose Wisely

Fishing drones are not such a problem to use. There are no laws to forbid you using a drone to catch a fish. But when we talk about hunting then some laws may concern you. It is against the law to hunt game from the helicopter or any other aircraft. You can get fined with a minimum fine of 2500 dollars. Drones are also aircraft’s, and by that, this law is for them too. But what is not clear is the way you use your aircraft. I am sure flying with the helicopter through the woods to spot the game is allowed. That means that you can use a drone to locate your hunting game. This can help you spot rare game that you need to catch, and if you do it by the foot, you may miss it because by the foot you can’t cover such a big area.

You may also use drones to chase deer, ducks or goose to the hunter. I am not sure if this method is against the law. Chasing a deer will be hard because deer goes in woods and we know drones are not so easy to operate in closed space. If you use a medium or big drone, you will have a hard time navigating it through the woods and probably crash it. But chasing ducks or goose from bushes is maybe the only way hunters may use drones. I am not sure if this method is allowed by the law, so check it out with your state or federal law before you go in this type of drone hunting.

Best Drones For Hunting

Best drones for hunting would be the drones that have a high operating range. In correlation with the operating range goes a flight time. In other words, you will need one of the professional drones. Preferably with 4K UHD camera for the best quality picture. This drones can be used as game spotters. Ducks and goose chasing can be used with affordable drones that have a lower operating range, but good flight time, since you only need to fly to bushes and scare the animal.

Top 3 Hunting Drones For Game Spotting

DJI Mavic Pro

DJI Mavic Pro Drone

DJI Mavic Pro Professional Quadcopter

DJI Mavic Pro can be used for many purposes. We already talked about this drone before on other topics. Mavic can be used for racing, photography, video making, traveling, and tourism. DJI Mavic Pro is all around drone because he has all the necessary specifications and features. It has 12 MP camera with the maximum video resolution of 4k UHD. The maximum flight time of the Mavic Pro is 27 minutes. And with this drone, you can spot the game in a range of 7 kilometers which is absolutely more than you need.

With advanced flight features, Mavic Pro is very easy to navigate. With collision avoidance feature you may even enter the woods and spot or chase the deer out of the woods. But keep in mind that the price of the DJI Mavic Pro is not small, and you may still destroy it by doing such risky navigation like flying through the woods.

With GPS compatible feature you can easily mark the game on the GPS and start moving towards that location, no need to guess or use maps, you can easily pinpoint the correct location of the game.

Autonomous flying can help you move without using a remote controller. You can practically go hunting with a drone and be a spotter and hunter at the same time.

When you spot the game, you can use position hold mode and keep your drone on the mark while you run to take the best position to take a shot.

DJI Inspire 2

DJI Inspire 2 Drone

DJI Inspire 2 Combo Quadcopter with Camera

Much more expensive than the DJI Mavic Pro. You really don’t want to go into the woods with this expensive luxury drone. I mean, you can go, it has collision avoidance feature and lots of other safety and security flying modes. As well as 7 kilometers operating range, which means you will hardly go out of the range and even if you go out of the range, the drone will return back to you on its own. The flight time of the DJI Inspire 2 is as well 27 minutes, just like on the DJI Mavic Pro. But DJI Inspire 2 has a much more powerful camera than the Mavic.

DJI Inspire 2 has 4k UHD with 30 MP camera. Live view is possible in 1080P HD format. This view will make sure you don’t miss any game on the ground.

DJI Inspire 2 may be too expensive for everyone to use it. But DJI Inspire 2 is one of the best drones on the market.

DJI Phantom 4 Professional

DJI Phantom 4 Professional Drone

DJI Phantom 4 Professional Quadcopter Drone

DJI Phantom series is one of the most popular series not only in the DJI company but as well in the world. When you say drones, most people would think of DJI Phantom. But this model, DJI Phantom 4 Professional is one of a kind. Price is not so high if you look what you get for this money.

With DJI Phantom 4 Professional you can have 30 minutes of flight time. That’s 3 more minutes than the previously mentioned drones. The operating range is same, 7 kilometers. And just like previous drones, Phantom 4 has 4K UHD camera that will give you an amazing live feed and high-quality pictures or videos. Camera resolution is 20MP which is less than on the Inspire 2, but still enough to make amazing things.

Flight Features:

  • Collision Avoidance
  • Return To home
  • Follow Me Mode
  • Automatic Landing
  • GPS Compatible
  • Hovering Mode
  • Altitude Hold Mode
  • Pre-Flight Planning

You can reach as far as 6 kilometers up to the sky with this monster drone. Not that you will need this feature for game hunting, but it is ok to say it has that feature in case you want to go wild with it.

Top Drones for Ducks or Goose Chasing

3DR Solo

3dr Solo Drone

3DR Solo Quadcopter Drone

The maximum flight time of this extremely affordable drone is 25 minutes. Flight time is not so critical in chasing goose or ducks from bushes, but it’s nice to have more than less. And since this drone is cheap and with this good flight time, it is a wise choice for chasing.

Drone does not come with the camera, but you can install GoPro camera on it, but then flight time will drop because of payload. Maximum payload for this drone is 420 grams.

3DR Solo Flying Modes:

  • GPS Compatible
  • Return to Home
  • Automatic Landing
  • Altitude Hold Mode
  • Hovering Mode
  • Flight Planning Mode
  • Autonomous Flight
  • Follow Me Mode

For so little money you will get such a beautiful drone. Drone with so many features that even some of the professional drones don’t have. With 25 minutes of flight time, operating range of 800 meters and affordable price I can’t say anything else than this drone is the best buy.

For game chasing is more than enough, and even after you fly it for fun, you could mount the camera and shoot some nice videos with it.

XIRO Xplorer G

XIRO Xplorer Drone

XIRO Xplorer G Quadcopter Drone

Not as expensive as some professional drones, but XIRO Xplorer has many features that professional drones have. One of the most important features is flight time. The flight time of XIRO Xplorer is 25 minutes. That is a fantastic result. Maybe the operating range is not big, but 500 meters is enough for ducks and goose chase.

XIRO Xplorer has many purposes; you can use it for fun flying, filming or taking photographs, surveillance or even mapping. All this is possible thanks to his camera mount. On XIRO Xplorer G you can mount GoPro Hero 4 and have a real-time live preview of your fly.

Most of these extra features you will not need for game chasing, you just need a fast drone that can fly to the bushes, scare ducks and return home.

Operating Features:

  • Return Home
  • Automatic Landing
  • Flight Planning
  • Follow Me Mode
  • Autonomous Flying
  • Hovering Mode
  • Altitude Hold
  • GPS Compatible Mode

With XIRO Xplorer G you will get a nice friendly drone for game chasing, but also if you mount GoPro Hero 4 you can make amazing videos or pictures.

Blade 200 QX

Blade 200 QX Drone

Blade 200 QX Quadcopter Drone

Blade 200 QX is a cute little drone that is more than capable fo chasing goose or ducks out of the bushes. Because of his small size and little weight, this drone is fast. You can fly it fast to the bushes scare the goose or duck and return back. The maximum flight time of Blade 200 QX is 15 minutes. Thanks to his strong battery power of 800mAh and low weight of only 194 grams this drone can stay longer in the air.

Blade 200 QX does not come with the built-in camera, and because of that, it has an option to attach the external camera to it. But if you go chasing goose I suggest you don’t use the camera. Camera weight will only reduce flight time, and you don’t really need to use a camera to chase goose out of the bushes.

Flying Features:

  • Altitude Hold
  • Hovering Mode

Not much of flying features for this drone. Little features just mean you will need to be a skilled drone pilot to navigate safely with Blade 200 QX. I highly don’t recommend this drone to new pilots. Especially I don’t recommend if you mount some expensive camera on Blade 200 QX. This drone is light and without flying assistance features and did I mention it is fast? With all this together, this drone is fun to fly, if you know how to fly a drone.

Conclusion

For spotting a game or just surveying the hunting field you will need to put out more money for a drone than if you just want to chase the ducks from bushes simply. Our top 3 choices are the best ones you can use. Maybe Inspire 2 is too expensive for everyone, but Mavic Pro is affordable, and I assure you that you will not regret if you choose Mavic Pro. But we must say that the best option, not only for game hunting but overall drone usage is DJI Phantom 4 Professional. DJI Phantom 4 Professional just has amazing features, specifications and a fantastic camera that will make sure you caught everything down on the earth. And not to mention that Phantom stays 3 more minutes in the air than the other models. The price of DJI Phantom 4 Professional is not too high, and we can say that it is the best buy drone for this niche.

For chasing goose or ducks, it is an entirely different story when searching for the best drone. You need to look at simple, fast drones that can go to the bushes, make some noise and chase those animals out. That’s why you don’t need to spend much money on drones with expensive cameras and advanced flying features. Blade 200 QX is without features basically, and you will probably need to be some kind of drone expert pilot to navigate it successfully. If I need to choose the best chasing drone, I will choose XIRO Xplorer G. Not only it has lots of fancy flying features that may help you in navigation, but it also has a GoPro Hero 4 compatible mount. And by only mounting that camera on the drone you can have an extremely usable drone for shooting amazing videos and not just chasing goose. And on top of all XIRO Xplorer G has some amazing flight time of 25 minutes. Of course when you mount camera this flight time will drop. But because of the ability to mount and dismount camera, you can use this drone successfully for goose chasing.

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