Deer Trail resident hosts drone hunting practice

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DEER TRAIL, Colo. — On a beautiful, sunny day, with few clouds in the sky, Phil Steel is holding a drone-hunting demonstration on the outskirts of Deer Trail.

In a mock setting, Steel is firing up dozens of Estes rockets, which might mimic real drones. Then the target practice begins.

He has authored an ordinance which would make it legal to hunt drones within the town’s limits on the eastern plains.

It is all part of Steel’s symbolic stand against government surveillance.

He has even created novelty licenses to “hunt and kill drones operating within the sovereign airspace of the town of deer trail.”

Reportedly, close to a thousand people have applied for the license.

Some in favor of the ordinance, say money generated by license registration would help a town in need of a boost.

The town votes on the ordinance, Dec. 10.

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