Hunters using drones face stiff fines
May 20, 2015 By The Times Colonist
Anyone who uses an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, for hunting in B.C. risks a minimum fine of $2,500, a provincial wildlife official warns.
Steve MacIver, acting manager of the province’s wildlife management
section, said in an interview that it is illegal under the Wildlife Act
to use a helicopter to hunt in B.C. and that the province considers a
drone to be a form of helicopter.
“It’s basically something that uses a rotor to apply pressure on air to
get lift,” he said, noting the province is considering an amendment to
the Wildlife Act to avoid any ambiguity. “There may be a specific
reference to drones, so it’s black and white.” | READ MORE