Drone Hunting: America’s Favorite New Pastime

Licenses exist for all sorts of things—driving a car, owning a gun, being a manicurist, and …. hunting drones.

Yep, you read it correctly: hunting drones. The drone hunting licenses are being sold in one small Colorado town to to combat what residents see as a pernicious invasion of their right to privacy.

The United States’ use of drones to combat terrorism in the Middle East is well documented. But the unmanned aircraft are also being used domestically for security purposes.

That has citizens in the town of Deer Trail, Colorado concerned. Residents of the town have been selling novelty licenses—with no actual legal holding—for drone hunting for the past several months. To get the lowdown, AMERICA traveled to Deer Trail to interview Philip Steel, the man behind the effort.