Colorado town gets OK for drone-hunting vote

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DEER TRAIL, Colo. (AP) A Colorado town considering issuing hunting permits for drone aircraft has been given the go-ahead for a special election on the matter.

A judge on Tuesday rejected a legal challenge that claimed the petition drive was approved by a biased town clerk.

According to KMGH-TV, the election is expected to be held sometime next year.

Supporters of Deer Trail's proposal say it would make the town of 500 people a national attraction for gun enthusiasts and people skeptical of government surveillance.

The proposal has drawn a stern warning from the Federal Aviation Administration, which says shooting at unmanned aircraft is a crime.

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