Town leaders in CO want drone-hunting licenses - WNCT

Town leaders in CO want drone-hunting licenses

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DEER TRAIL, C.O. -

Hunters in a small Colorado town have a new target in mind: drones.

Town leaders in Deer Trail are considering an ordinance that would create aerial drone hunting licenses and offer bounties to anyone who shoots one down.

They acknowledge they've never seen a drone but want to make a statement that using unmanned surveillance to spy on Americans is wrong.

They also say the ordinance is mostly symbolic and recognize it's against the law to destroy federal property.

"Joy hunting days, exactly, " said David Boyd, Deer Trail Board of Trustees member.  "You know, like a clay, like shooting clay pigeons and stuff, but we'll call it drone practice."

"To him, it's a novelty, yes. To me, I'm serious," said Phillip Steele who drafted the drone hunting ordinance.

They say licenses would cost $25 a year and anyone who provides identifiable pieces of a drone would get a $100 reward.

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