Going huntin’ or fishin’ in North Carolina? Leave your drone at home
If North Carolinians want to bag some game they’ll have to do so the old fashioned way, without help from an unmanned aerial vehicle (a.k.a., a drone) if new legislation passes in the state legislature. The state’s lower house recently unanimously passed a bill outlawing the use of drones for hunting and fishing and the state Senate is about to vote on it.
The bill also outlaws the use of drones to surveil people or private property without consent; their use for hunting (or fishing) prey would also be restricted.
Per WRAL Techwire:
Using a drone to hunt or fish or to harass hunters would be a misdemeanor. Putting a weapon on one, or using one with a weapon on it, would be a felony, as would using a drone to interfere with manned aircraft traffic.
(One word: Phew.)
As IEEE Spectrum reported, there was never really a question of allowing
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