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Lawmaker from Illinois Claims Using Drones for Hunting is Cheating

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As more people turn to drones to help them hunt or fish, one lawmaker is calling for them to be banned.

Using drones while hunting or fishing is considered cheating, according to an Illinois lawmaker.

According to reports, State Sen. Julie Morrison, a Democrat from Deerfield, wants the use of drones banned while hunting or fishing, as she believes they give unfair advantages to those who use them.

Using drones to hunt makes the process too easy. That’s not fair for hunters and fishers who are seriously into the sport, and it’s not fair for the animals that deserve a chance to escape

Under the proposed ban a person could be faced with a misdemeanor criminal charge and the loss of the drone if they are found using one to track an animal or fish with one.

State Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, is one of the proposal’s supporters.

As a hunter, I don’t think that’s hunting. I don’t think that’s traditional hunting or authentic hunting.

Similar laws are already in place in Alaska, Colorado and Montana.

Lawmaker from Illinois Claims Using Drones for Hunting is Cheating