( Concord, N.H. ) - New Hampshire has decided to ban the use of drones, so called "smart rifles," and live-action game cameras for hunting.

Chris Williams photo
Chris Williams photo

The state fish and game department made the decision earlier this month after holding a public hearing on rules involving hunting with the use of the emerging technologies.

The rules, which took effect May 4, ban the taking of wildlife using an unmanned aerial vehicle, bringing New Hampshire in line with several states that have outlawed the use of drones in hunting.

The rules also ban the use of rifles that contain computers that lock in a target, adjust for wind and animal movement and automatically fire.    

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