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Colorado town mulls drone hunts to decry spying

DEER TRAIL, Colo. - This tiny plains town doesn't have much to offer visitors - a gas station, a bar and a small-time rodeo one weekend a year.

But it is considering a proposal to make itself a national attraction for gun enthusiasts and people skeptical of government surveillance. Citizens on Oct. 8 will vote on whether to issue permits to hunt drones.
    
Yes, those drones. Shoot 'em down for $25. With a $100 bounty reward for shooters who bring in debris from an unmanned aircraft from the U.S. government. The initiative's architect says it's a symbolic stand against government surveillance.
    
The measure has drawn a stern warning from Washington. Officials are considering several regions, including the West, where civilians can use drones on an experimental basis.


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