Deer Trail, Colorado Considers Hunting Licenses to Shoot Down Drones Over Town

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Deer Trail, Colorado, home of the World’s First Rodeo, plans to vote next month on issuing licenses to shoot down drones over the town. The license will cost $25 and a reward will be paid up to $100 for any drones that are shot down around the city.
The Denver Channel reported:

UPI reported:

The Deer Trail, Colo., Town Council plans to vote next month on issuing licenses to shoot down drones, even though its main backer says he’s never seen one.

Philip Steel drafted the proposed ordinance, which would charge $25 for a drone hunting license and pay a $100 reward to “any shooter who presents a valid hunting license and the following identifiable parts of an unmanned aerial vehicle whose markings and configuration are consistent with those used on any similar craft known to be owned or operated by the United States federal government.”

“We do not want drones in town,” Steel told KMGH-TV, Denver. “They fly in town, they get shot down.”

It is illegal to destroy federal property and Steel acknowledged the ordinance is “very symbolic.”

“Basically, I do not believe in the idea of a surveillance society, and I believe we are heading that way,” he said.

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