7NEWS reports, and it's too awesome to not mention:
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." [Pols emphasis]
Deer Trail, Colorado, population 559, may be on to a kitschy new moneymaker in the form of a "drone hunting license." With distrust of the federal government at epidemic levels, such a "license" at $25 a pop could become a popular novelty item. Heck, we kind of want one ourselves.
[Deer Trail town clerk Kim] Oldfield said there's talk of promoting the ordinance as a novelty and, "Possibly hunting drones in a skeet, fun-filled festival. We’re the home of the world’s first rodeo, so we could [be] home of the world’s first drone hunt."
Frankly we love this, just as long as everyone remembers, as 7NEWS notes helpfully, that destroying federal government property, especially something as costly as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), is a big no-no. Also, Deer Trail may be way out in the country, but the town is technically within the boundaries of Arapahoe County–which is well-populated and might have the ability to sortie some drones right now. Or if not now then probably soon, since smaller UAVs are becoming popular with local law enforcement.
Above all, please remember that anything you fire into the air, for kicks or liberty, comes back down.