In a news release earlier this month, PETA announced plans to purchase small drone aircraft and spy on hunters and factory farm operations.
“PETA will soon have some impressive new weapons at its disposal to combat those who gun down deer and doves,” the group said in the release. “The group is shopping for one or more drone aircraft with which to monitor those who are out in the woods with death on their minds.”
And while hunters hoping to enjoy a day out in the woods or ranchers tending to their cattle might not like the idea of a drone overhead, Kansas can find a way to embrace PETA’s antics and create a new revenue stream for the cash-strapped state — a year-round hunting season for PETA drones.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism could treat the drones much like deer or turkey, with a requirement that hunters purchase a hunting license and game tag to hunt the drones flying overhead.
Imagine the pictures of proud hunters displaying their newly downed drone, busted and bruised from its fall but otherwise worthy of hanging up on an office wall.
Hunter education programs could teach the importance of accurate marksmanship and some of the other finer points of drone hunting. A scoring system, much like the Boone and Crockett measurement for deer, would create excitement among hunters aiming for bragging rights from their exploits in the field.
Economically, the state would benefit from license and tag sales and from a likely increase in high-powered rifles and anti-aircraft ammunition. The well-heeled hunter could pay a guide service top dollar to ensure a successful and memorable hunt at one of Kansas’ well-known drone farms.
— The Hutchinson News