A small town in Colorado is considering an ordinance that would create a license and bounty for hunters to shoot down drones.
“We do not want drones in town,” Phillip Steel, the Deer Trail, Colo., resident who drafted the ordinance, told Denver’s ABC7 affiliate. “They fly in town, they get shot down.”
Steel’s proposal, recently submitted to the town board, calls for a $25 drone hunting license and outlines “rules of engagement” for hunters looking to shoot down the unmanned aerial devices:
The Town of Deer Trail shall issue a reward of $100 to any shooter who presents a valid hunting license and the following identifiable parts of an unmanned aerial vehicle whose markings and configuration are consistent with those used on any similar craft known to be owned or operated by the United States federal government.
Steel said that while he’s never seen a drone flying in Deer Trail, the ordinance is a “symbolic” one.