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Deer Trail drone hunting proposal goes to voters

By Associated Press
Published On: Aug 07 2013 07:46:59 AM CDT

KMGH-TV / www.thedenverchannel.com

DEER TRAIL, Colo. -

A tiny Colorado town's proposal to approve hunting licenses and bounties for shooting down drones appears headed to voters.
    
KMGH-TV in Denver reports the Deer Trail town board's vote on the proposal ended in a 3-3 tie Tuesday, setting up the matter for an eventual vote by residents in the town of about 550 people.
    
Deer Trail resident Phillip Steel drafted the proposal and says it is meant to be a symbolic protest against surveillance. Under the proposed ordinance, the town of about 550 residents would offer $25 hunting permits for drones and rewards of up to $100 for shooting down federally operated unmanned aircraft.
    
The Federal Aviation Administration has warned that people who fire guns at drones could be prosecuted or fined.

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