HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Game Commission may ban drones over 1.5 million acres of state game lands after reports of the unmanned craft near an eagle’s nest and others interfering with migrating waterfowl.
LNP reports the commission may give preliminary approval to the ban at its next quarterly meeting April 4-5.READ MORE: Thomas Rhett Bringing 'Bringing The Bar To You' Tour To Star Lake
The game commission says there have been at least a half dozen reports of drones flying near migrating geese at the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area and one of a drone flying near an eagle cam that monitors a nest near Hanover, York County.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Cold Starts, Not Much Snow Rounds Out The Week
Game officials presume the drones are being used to take pictures or video. But officials say the drones can spook migrating birds and disrupt their rest and feeding needs.MORE NEWS: The Impacts Of Freezing Temperatures, Bitter Blast Of Cold Air On At-Home COVID-19 Testing Kits