Fishing? How, exactly would that work?
Illinois legislators obviously don’t have enough to worry about. Instead of … Oh, never mind. Sheesh.
Using drones to gain an advantage when hunting or fishing might soon be illegal under a bill proposed by state Sen. Julie Morrison.
“Let’s keep the man —or woman—in outdoorsman,” the Deerfield Democrat said in a statement. “Using drones to hunt makes the process too easy. That’s not fair for hunters and fishers who are seriously into the sport, and it’s not fair for the animals that deserve a chance to escape.”
While small animals that fear birds of prey run when they see unmanned aerial vehicles, larger game animals such as deer are unfazed by small aircraft, making them easy pickings for high-tech hunters, the statement said.
“The sentiment is that using drones to hunt is basically cheating,” Morrison said. “I’m inclined to agree.”
From the Chicago Dun-Times