It’s Open Season On Drones At The Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

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It’s Open Season On Drones At The Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

If you live near the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary in Arcata, California, then consider this your warning. Do not fly your drone above or even near the sanctuary. While it’s illegal to hunt game in the sanctuary, there is currently no law against shooting down drones.

Those “NO HUNTING” signs at the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary now come with an asterisk, as it’s open season there on a new form of “foul,” and even Friends of the Arcata Marsh are arming up and blasting away.

While authorities were initially frustrated by the lack of a law explicitly banning motorized drones from the marsh, that issue goes both ways – what’s good for the goose is not so good for the motorized hobbycopter, as there’s no law against hunting the buzzing, radio-controlled nuisances, either.

Drone hunting season opens at Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcata Marsh, Credit: Wikimedia Commons

About the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

The Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, in Arcata, California, is home to the City of Arcata’s innovative wastewater treatment facility. The sanctuary is 307 acres, including freshwater marshes, salt marsh, tidal sloughs, grassy uplands, mudflats, brackish marsh, approximately 5 miles of walking and biking paths and an Interpretive Center. By integrating conventional wastewater treatment with the natural processes of constructed wetlands, Arcata has succeeded in turning wastewater into a resource.

By | 2017-08-31T15:23:37+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Conservation, Drone Law, Drones, Safety|Comments Off on It’s Open Season On Drones At The Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

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