August 12, 2013

Town Considers Drone Hunting Licenes

The Colorado town of Deer Trail, pop. 548, is considering an ordinance that would allow people to pay $25 for a license to shoot down drones in the town limits. The Mayor, Frank Fields, says the ordinance is, "kind of real, kind of tongue-and-cheek."

It is intended, in part, to raise awareness of the potential for abuse of drones by federal, state and local authorities. It is also a potential fund raiser for the town.

“We need business, we need money,” Fields said. The mayor is considering holding drone hunting events if the new ordinance passes.

CBS Denver, Ordinance Would Allow For Drone Hunting In Deer Trail, August 5, 2013.