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Great Rockies Sport Show Drones

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It might look like a UFO - and to an unsuspecting neighbor, it technically could be - but this little contraption is built to carry a camera - not an alien.

"You can put Go-Pros on them," says Wally Berklund of Wally World RC Helis, who constructs and sells small drones.

The six-bladed drone is sure to draw a lot of attention at the Great Rockies Sport Show. It can be used simply for sport flying, or for thrill-seekers as a way for a friend to capture adventures such as rock climbing, white water rafting, or skiing.

The drone has practical uses for the agriculture community, as well. The mounted camera can be used to keep an eye on cattle or the condition of crops. Batteries will keep the drone in the air for up to twenty minutes, and a GPS unit can be mounted for automated flying.

While the drone could be handy for ranchers to keep track of herds, it's a different story for hunters. Bob Gibson with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks cautions that using a drone for to scout for big game would be "highly illegal."

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