Drone hunting: Deer Trail residents will vote on proposal to allow shooting unmanned aircraft

DEER TRAIL, Colo. - Deer Trail residents will get to vote on whether to allow drone hunting.

Only 19 signatures were required to trigger an election in a town with only 320 registered voters.

A legal challenge claimed the petition drive was approved by a biased town clerk, Kim Oldfield, who failed to follow state guidelines when she approved the signatures.

Yesterday, however, a judge ruled the petition drive was legal.

Last week, the mayor said he thought that if the judge ruled in favor of the drone-hunt supporters the election would likely take place after April 1.

"I'd really like to see this go through," said Deer Trail Mayor Frank Fields. "For the, you know, benefit of the town, make a little extra income." 

But not everyone in town agrees. Some feel it draws national attention to the quiet town and creates negative stereotypes about the residents.

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