Saskatchewan clarifies ban on drones used for hunting

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Drones that cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to several thousand are becoming increasingly popular with hobbyists in Saskatchewan. (CBC)

A specific ban on hunting using drone aircraft has now been added to Saskatchewan’s wildlife regulations.

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, are becoming increasing popular with hobbyists, and there have been some cases in the United States where hunters have used them to locate animals.

But the Saskatchewan government, along with hunting groups, believe UAVs cross the line of what is considered a “fair chase.”

“The biggest concern is that these devices would give hunters an unfair advantage,” said Travis Williams, a wildlife allocation specialist with the Environment Ministry.

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