Drone hunting license vote delayed in Colorado town

Published: December 10, 2013, 11:42 am, by Dalton Walker


It looks like Phillip Steel will have to wait a little longer to learn if his proposal to acquire drone hunting licenses passes in his small Colorado community.

Deer Trail residents will not be voting today (Dec. 10) on drone hunting because the mayor and city clerk want to meet with a judge first, according to 7News in Denver.

As you may remember, Steel threatened to shoot down the Amazon delivery drones if they venture into his neighborhood.

Nineteen signatures are needed for an election and the 25 signatures were turned in, but the clerk rejected four and two others are challenged, 7News reports.

The proposal, meant to be a symbolic protest against surveillance, will allow Deer Trail citizens to purchase $25 drone-hunting licenses and receive $100 for a drone bounty.

Even if approved, the FAA has said that shooting a drone could lead to prosecution, according to 7News.

What do you think of this situation?