In case you missed it over the weekend, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission voted to ban drone hunting in the state. I have to confess, I didn't even realize that  drones were being used, but I'm glad the commission has taken this step. 

There is no question that technology has changed the way we work, play, and,  yes, the way we  hunt. Man already has the advantage of high-powered rifles and scopes, and GPS devices.  Of course, fishermen have been using fish finders for  years to help them locate their prey deep underwater, which I have no problem with..But, drones have become a hot-selling high-tech product that offer a significant advantage to hunters.These unmanned flying devices enable hunters to locate and track prey without having to spend hours trekking through the woods.

The Parks and Wildlife Commission, apparently acting in response to the concern of Colorado hunters,  determined that drones and hunting do not mix and I totally agree. Although I no longer hunt, I am not anti-hunting. Not at all. Hunting is a sport and it's something that outdoors men do for fun. It's also necessary from an ecological standpoint, but the playing field needs to be level.

The fact is, if you are a true sportsman, you will find that the  thrill of the chase is more than half the fun of hunting, using your own skills and knowledge to locate and track  your prey.  We need to keep the hunt fair and challenging.

Nice job Colorado Wildlife Commission!

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