Hunters using drones face stiff fines

The Times Colonist
May 20, 2015 | Victoria, B.C.
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

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