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US town mulls offering bounties to shoot down drones

Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2013 - 13:55

New York: The farming and ranching town of Deer Trail, Colorado, is considering paying bounties to people who shoot down an unmanned drone.

The town boasts that the world`s first rodeo was held there in 1869.

Next month, trustees of the town of 600 people are going to debate an ordinance, which would allow residents to buy a USD 25-hunting-license to shoot unmanned aerial vehicles, the New York Daily News reported.

The proposal notes that either the nose or tail should be damaged, but not both.

The measure has been crafted by town resident Phillip Steel, who said that the expansion of drones for commercial and government use is alarming.

Though he has not seen any drones, he claimed that `some local ranchers` outside the town limits had seen them.

Under the proposal, the hunters can legally shoot a drone, flying under 1,000 feet with a 12-gauge or smaller shotgun.


First Published: Friday, July 19, 2013 - 13:54
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