Banned: Alaska Disallows Use of Drones While Hunting

Screenshot 2014-03-25 at 9.32.40 AMHunting animals with drones will be illegal in Alaska from later this year after troopers warned that cheap, camera-equipped aircraft have already been used to help shoot a moose.

The seven members of the Alaska Board of Game unanimously voted to ban hunters from using unmanned aircraft to spot prey. They fear that live camera feeds relayed to the ground will enable hunters to peer over trees and other obstacles and give them an even larger unfair advantage.

Alaska Wildlife Troopers had brought the issue to the attention of the board after hearing about an incident in 2012 where a drone was used to track a moose which hunters later killed.

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