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Outdoors blog drones archive

SATURDAY, AUG. 26, 2017

TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017


Drone pilots seeking to get wildlife images are governed by rules to prevent harassing critters such as orcas. (Associated Press)

Drones can't be flown near orcas, court says

WILDLIFE -- Drones are to be regulated just like boats when it comes to protecting orcas, according Washington't top legal official. Attorney General Bob Ferguson released an opinion Friday saying state law says “vessels and other objects” can’t come within 200 yards of an orca...

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SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2016

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14, 2015


MONDAY, SEPT. 29, 2014


Bison on Yellowstone National Park road between Tower Junction and Cooke City, Mont. (Rich Landers)

Another drone flyer ticketed in Yellowstone

PUBLIC LANDS -- If you go to a national park, leave the drone in the trunk and enjoy the scenery and wildlife the old-fashioned way. German man formally charged for drone crash in Yellowstone Lake Following an investigation of a drone crash near the marina...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 19, 2014

Rocky Mountain College aviation student Joe Mutchler flies a consumer drone at the RMC Aviation Annex in Billings on Monday. (Associated Press)

Utah parks officially ban use of drones

PUBLIC LANDS -- National Parks in Utah are uniting to take action on the June proclamation to ban unmanned aircraft in national parks across the United States. Drones banned in national parks, monuments in Utah The use of unmanned aircraft in Arches and Canyonlands parks...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 7, 2014

FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014

The National Park Service is taking steps to ban drones from 84 million acres of public lands and waterways, such as the Grand Canyon (above) saying the unmanned aircraft annoy visitors, harass wildlife and threaten safety. (Associated Press)

Unmanned aircraft banned from national parks 

PUBLIC LANDS -- National Park Service lands across the United States, including the agency's national recreation areas such as Lake Roosevelt, are being ordered to prohibit launching, landing, or operating unmanned aircraft on lands and waters, according to a policy memorandum to park superintendents signed...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2014

States react to hunters scouting with drones

HUNTING -- My recent post on states reacting to the possibility of hunters using camera-toting drones for scouting caught the attention of Northwest Sportsman editor Andy Walgamott, who checked the regulations of regional wildlife agencies. Both Washington and Idaho have regulations banning the use of...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15, 2014

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