A Colorado town is considering granting its residents hunting licenses to shoot down drones for bounty money, Reuters reported Wednesday.
Trustees in Deer Trail, a town of just 600, will bring up an ordinance next month that would allow residents to pay $25 for a license to shoot down “unmanned aerial vehicles” flying under 1,000 feet with a 12-gauge shotgun, according to Reuters. Anyone who could produce “either the nose or the tail” of a drone would be paid $100 under the proposal.
The resident who crafted the measure, Army veteran Phillip Steel, told Reuters that his proposal is symbolic, although he finds the government’s use of drones for surveillance purposes disturbing.
“If you don’t want your drone to go down, don’t fly it in town,” Steel said.