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Wednesday, 17 July 2013 22:40

Drone Hunting?

Drone Drone

Nope you read the title correctly.  We at Shotem and Caughtem never thought that this would be added to our Shotem Gallery but one town in Colorado has decided to permit its residences to shoot unmanned drones out of the sky should they try and fly over the town.  Think of all the fun one can have trying to score, mount or even actually hunt one of these elusive creatures.  For nothing else it is a fun quick read.  Whether or not it actually will happen is for another blog.

The small town of Deer Trail, Colorado is considering a bold move. The town board will be voting on an ordinance that would create drone hunting licenses and offer bounties for unmanned aerial vehicles.

Deer Trail resident, Phillip Steel, drafted the ordinance.

"We do not want drones in town," said Steel. "They fly in town, they get shot down."

Even though it's against the law to destroy federal property, Steel's proposed ordinance outlines weapons, ammunition, rules of engagement, techniques, and bounties for drone hunting.

The ordinates states, "The Town of Deer Trail shall issue a reward of $100 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."

Let us know your thoughts on the subject in the comment section below and should you actually get the opportunity post your Shotem drone pics to the gallery and tell us how you were able to find one of these elusive animals over the town.