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Colorado town to vote on drone hunting measure

Colorado town to vote on drone hunting measure
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 3:22pm

Deer Trail, CO (KDVR) -- Residents in the small eastern Colorado town of Deer Trail will vote Tuesday on a measure allowing residents to shoot down areal drones.

Mayor Frank Fields has been candid about the drone hunting proposal, saying he knows the idea seems crazy to some of his constituents.

He hopes by charging $25 for a permit, he'll be able to bring his town some of the money it desperately needs.

"Let this town make a little money, otherwise it's going to sit here and die," he said.

The proposal is not centered on a conspiracy theory that the government is spying on Deer Trail residents.

Fields said he doesn't believe drones are flying above his town at the moment. Instead he envisions a festival where people would pay for the right to partake in this 21st-century hunting.

Not everyone in town is on board. Many Deer Trail residents have said the idea is making the farming community with less than 350 registered voters look like a national joke.

"If this was such a great idea, why haven't you heard of any other little town across the United States saying this is a great idea, let's do it?" one resident asked. 

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