September 7, 2013

Drone Game Management

ENVER — Hunters in Colorado are lining up for a hot new license: $25 to shoot down a government drone over the village of Deer Trail.

Supporters acknowledge the licenses would be only symbolic, and a town election authorizing them is more than a month away. Still, about 1,000 people have applied for one.

  • Are there limits on how many drones you're allowed to bag?
  • Are you allowed to use a searchlight to hunt after dark?
  • Where do you affix your drone tag: wing, nose or rear stabilizer?
  • How do you track a wounded drone?
  • Are you allowed to use an electronic drone mating signal or drone exhaust to attract the beasts?
  • Are there caliber limitations; perhaps nothing bigger than 20mm?
  • Are you allowed to hunt them from a moving vehicle - ala Taliban style?

I think it's probably a ploy to slam an extra $25,000 into the town's budget.
But ya know what? I'd probably spring for it just for the yuks.

Next Week - "Dressing And Cooking Wild Drones"


Sunnybrook Farm said...

I am going to start selling drone attractant and drone calls. There is the scent of money in the air!

sig94 said...

Sunny -you can run your ads for free right here!

Ian H said...

How much for a non-resident out of country licence?

Gorges Smythe said...

Glad to see that last line. I was just getting ready to ask about that!

sig94 said...

Ian - they may have to hold a lottery to handle all the requests.

sig94 said...

Gorges - it's gonna be a stir fry; hope you like it!

Doom said...

Sounds good to me. I'd sign up just for the card as well. Though I must admit, if I saw a little device, I might plug it just for parts and the beginnings of some... tinkering.

I may have to find out the best place to down the craft without destroying the engines and other... bits. And create a minor emp or at least broadcast blocker so that it couldn't tell on me. Yum!

sig94 said...

Doom - sounds like you've planned a drone fricassee.

Subvet said...

Wonder how hard they'd be to have mounted on a wall?