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State commission wants to change state ban on trail cameras

Posted at 6:33 AM, Jun 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-15 09:33:01-04

The state wants to still ban use of trail cameras that provide remote live-action transmissions for the purpose of hunting but shelve a provision that bans the use of other cameras within a quarter-mile 440 yards (402 meters) of a developed water source.

The Game and Fish Commission's June 8 unanimous vote for the change begins a process that includes a 30-day public comment period beginning in July.
According to the Game and Fish Department, a live-action trail camera is defined in state rules as an unmanned device capable of transmitting photos, video or satellite imagery to a remote device such as a computer, cellphone or tablet.
That definition of a live-action trail camera doesn't include trail cameras that capture images for later use without transmitting the information live.