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Drones annoying bighorn sheep, hikers at Zion National Park

Remote-controlled machines can take great photos, but they are banned to protect wildlife.

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DWR director Greg Sheehan said Utah and federal laws prohibit the use of drones to harass or hunt wildlife.

"We are making efforts to make sure people who enjoy photographing or hunting wildlife know that drones cannot be legally used," Sheehan said.

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Zion and state wildlife officials say the public should report any apparently illegal use of drones.


Twitter: @BrettPrettyman

Reporter Robert E. Mims contributed to this report.

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