Parks & Wildlife to Consider Banning Drones for Hunting

Nov 14, 2013

The use of drones to help hunt wildlife may soon be illegal.  KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports.

The use of unmanned aerial vehicles to help locate and kill game is not regulated, but the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission is expected to take up the issue before the practice becomes popular.

Director of the Colorado Outfitters Association Dick Ray says he sees the possible move as proactive and that drones take away from the true purpose of hunting.

"We cannot lose sight of the fact that the hunt is what it’s about,  not the kill and you can enjoy or become a part of the natural world in the hunt without ever killing an animal or even seeing the particular animal you’re after."

The issue is on the agenda of the Commission’s meeting in Lamar on Thursday and Friday.