"Even though it's against the law to destroy federal property, Steel's proposed ordinance outlines weapons, ammunition, rules of engagement, techniques, and bounties for drone hunting," Kost reports. The ordinates states: "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."
Weapons allowed under the ordinance would consist of "any shotgun, 12 gauge or smaller, having a barrel length of 18 inches or greater," Kost reports "Drone hunting licenses would be issued without a background investigation, and on an anonymous basis. Applicants would have to be at least 21 years old and be able to, 'read and understand English.'" One-year licenses could be obtained for $25. City officials said they hope the novelty of the license helps boost the local economy. (Read more)