Woods and Waters An outdoor blog by John McCoy

Hunters in the northeastern U.S. might soon have a new name for their rifles and shotguns: Anti-aircraft artillery.

That’s because the wierdos at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals plan to start looking for “potential illegal [hunting] activity” by flying reconaissance drones over hunters.

According to U.S. News and World Report, PeTA officials are shopping for drones, and are preparing to apply for the federal permits required to fly them.

My guess is this thinly disguised attempt to get under hunters’ skins will last about as long as it takes for a couple of those expensive drones and their equally expensive cameras to come crashing to the ground. Or, better still, for the people controlling them to be arrested by game wardens and formally charged with hunter harrassment, which is illegal in many states.