PETA has used drones to keep track of hunters. Now hunters are using drones to keep track of their prey.
After a YouTube video of a hunter using a surveillance drone went viral, a CBS affiliate in Denver looked into the development.
Not all hunters are happy with the technology.
“We think it gives the hunter an unfair advantage,” Backcountry Hunters & Anglers spokesman Tim Brass told the station. “As the technology progresses you’re now able to locate animals without having to walk and work for them. That effort and skill makes hunting what it is.”
Wildlife officials are looking for a way to strike a balance between those who want to ban drones and those who favor them.
“Our goal is to make sure that the harvest of animals is done in an ethical fashion. That we’re not seeing people get out there and do things that are crossing the line,” said Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Randy Hampton.
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