In the Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division's September 2021 newsletter, released at the end of October, one entry in the report noted that a pair of hunters were seen using a drone to scout for the upcoming rifle season on private property near Banks.
A North Plains OSP trooper contacted them, and the pair said they didn’t know drones can’t be used to hunt.
“They said they thought drones fell under the “8-hour rule” when a person cannot hunt within 8 hours of flying into an area,” the report from OSP said. “The Trooper made it clear to the subjects that drones are not allowed to be used in any aspect of hunting.”
Both hunters were issued warnings for Hunting Prohibited Method, and the landowner that had given the . . .
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