Hunting drones banned in NM

Using drones for hunting banned in NM

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It’s now illegal to use drones for hunting in New Mexico.

According to the Daily Signal, the New Mexico State Game Commission voted unanimously this week to pass a prohibition against the use drones in hunting meaning drones can’t be used for locating game.

The vice chairman of the commission said using drones is not “sportsmanlike.”

Now hunters caught with drones face fines from $50 to $500.

They can also have their license revoked, and their cars and weapons confiscated.

New Mexico is the fourth state to ban drones for hunting joining Alaska, Colorado and Montana. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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