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Town Wants to Let Hunters Shoot Down Drones

Town Wants to Let Hunters Shoot Down Drones
Posted July 17th, 2013 @ 10:17am by Ruth Brown, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Forget deer, elk, moose, and bears. Hunters in Deer Trail, Colo., have a new target in the sights: government drones. The town board is considering issuing hunting licenses and bounties for unmanned aerial vehicles, reports ABC Denver. "We do not want drones in town," says resident Phillip Steel, who drafted the ordinance. "They fly in town, they get shot down." The licenses and proposed $100 bounty would be largely symbolic, concedes Steel—drone sightings aren't common in Deer Trail, and destroying federal property is against the law. But he believes the $25 licenses could be a big moneymaker for the little town.

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