Date Set For Drone Hunting Vote In Deer Trail

DEER TRAIL, Colo. (CBS4)– A date has been set for voters in Deer Trail to decide of people can shoot down aerial drones. The vote is scheduled for Oct. 8.

Supporters of the measure think the small town which boasts a population of 548 located about 50 miles east of Denver along Interstate 70, should sell hunting licenses to shoot down drones.

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Deer Trail Mayor Frank Fields believes it will bring in tourists who want to shoot drones for sport.

At least 150 people have signed up to buy the $25 drone hunting licenses.

If the ordinance passes, Deer Trail also plans to host drone shooting events and may even pay a bounty for drones that are shot down.

Others worry about an influx of people with guns around town.

The Federal Aviation Administration warns firing at drones could bring charges.

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