Drone-assisted hunting: Thumbs up or down?

Drone-assisted hunting: Thumbs up or down?

[Ed. – I’m with the author on this one.]

Drone usage is already infiltrating farming, real estate marketing, sports photography, wildlife research and highway monitoring. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) also began selling the  “Air Angel” drone to monitor hunters.  So while hunters survey animals, PETA will be surveying the hunters.  While this technological advancement is undoubtedly useful, should it really be used as hunting gear?

“We think it gives the hunter an unfair advantage,” said Backcountry Hunters & Anglers spokesman Tim Brass.

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers has proposed new bans on drones to game managers across the West.

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“As the technology progresses you’re [n]ow able to locate animals  without having to walk and work for them. That effort and skill makes  hunting what it is,” said Brass.

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