Category SHOOTING HUNTING

This is why you don’t shoot down a drone

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This is not the drone that was shot down.We expect that drone is still at the drone hospital.

Shooting down a drone that’s hovering over your property might seem like a good idea, but as a recent court case shows, it’s definitely not.

Presenting the case of Eric Joe and Brett McBay.  A few months ago, Joe took a ride out to his parents rural property to fly his homemade hexacopter drone. After about three and half minutes of flying, the drone hit the dirt, courtesy of a 12-gauge shotgun.

When he went to collect the drone, he encountered his parent’s neighbor, Brett McBay and his son. According to an interview with arstechnica, when asked if he shot the drone, McBay said, “Yeah, did we get it?”

After examining the downed drone, Joe estimated about $700 worth of damage, and asked McBay to ...

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HUNTING LICENCES ISSUED BY A COLORADO TOWN TO SHOOT DOWN DRONES

HUNTING LICENSES FOR DRONE SHOOTS IN COLORADO USA

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Deer Trail, Colorado (population 600 or so) is to vote on a local ordinance that would allow drone hunting licenses and bounties for shooting down UAVs, according to ABC affiliate KMGH-TV.

Those with a valid drone hunting license will be rewarded US$100 if they present “identifiable parts” of UAVs “known to be owned or operated by the United States federal government,” the draft ordinance states.

“We do not want drones in town,” local Phillip Steel, who came up with the draft, tells KMGH-TV. “They fly in town, they get shot down.”

If passed, the ordinance would see one-year drone hunting licenses sell for $25, and there’s talk of a novelty drone-hunting festival to boost tourism.

To Steel it’s a serious issue, however...

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