Australian Hunter

A hunting eye in the sky

When it comes to hunting, where do drones enter the equation? Some say drones are the future of hunting. Drone capabilities have expanded exponentially over recent years yet their prices have never been more affordable. Now compact enough to throw in your backpack for a hunting trip, are they an asset or just an expensive toy? I’ll let you be the judge.

Only 10 years ago the drone scene was very different. Battery flight time lasted just 10 minutes, a maximum flying distance of 300-500m with average quality cameras and basic potential. Yet today we enjoy a battery life which can exceed 30 minutes flight time, 4k high definition cameras (the Mavic 2 Pro carries a Hasselblad lens, the same used on the cameras for the Apollo 11 mission landing on the Moon) and a 5km range with a price tag of $2500. As you will discover, we utilised the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual.

A quick google search suggests an RRP of around $4200 but its arsenal includes a

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