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Hunters using drones face stiff fines

Victoria, B.C. - Anyone who uses an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, for hunting in B.C. risks a minimum fine of $2,500, a provincial wildlife official warns.


May 20, 2015
By The Times Colonist

Steve MacIver, acting manager of the province’s wildlife management section, said in an interview that it is illegal under the Wildlife Act to use a helicopter to hunt in B.C. and that the province considers a drone to be a form of helicopter.

“It’s basically something that uses a rotor to apply pressure on air to get lift,” he said, noting the province is considering an amendment to the Wildlife Act to avoid any ambiguity. “There may be a specific reference to drones, so it’s black and white.” | READ MORE