‘If hunters stalk their prey, how well do you suppose they would like being stalked by a drone that hunts for the hunters? Hunters may not normally be concerned with surveillance or drones, but PETA plans to launch drones in order to "spy on hunters," collect footage, and then publicize it.”
see PETA plans to spy on hunters with drones
It may be no problem at all for some hunting activities but if I were stalking deer and trying to get close, a drone buzzing around would not be welcome. I need to hear small sounds in the forest and I need deer that are not alerted by that racket. Hunting is necessary in Manitoba and it is a right:
“(Assented to October 8, 2009)
WHEREAS hunting, fishing and trapping have played important roles in shaping Manitoba’s social, cultural and economic heritage;
AND WHEREAS hunters, anglers and trappers have made important contributions to the understanding, conservation, restoration and management of Manitoba’s fish and wildlife resources;
AND WHEREAS the best traditions of hunting, fishing and trapping should be valued by future generations;
THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
Right to hunt, fish and trap
1(1) A person has a right to hunt, fish and trap in accordance with the law.
This Act may be referred to as chapter H185 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.”
Anyone, even PETA, interfering with that right is breaking the law. In fact by interfering with a hunter, they would be hunting without a licence.
“The Wildlife Act defines “hunting” as chasing, driving, flushing, attracting, pursuing, worrying, following after or on the trail of, searching for, shooting at, stalking or lying in wait for wildlife, whether or not the wildlife is then or subsequently captured, killed, taken or wounded, but does not include trapping or such activity by an unarmed person solely for the purpose of watching or photographing wildlife.” So, PETA (because their intention is to harass hunters) would be effectively hunting without a licence. If they did obtain a licence they would fall afoul of the harassment of wildlife sections, “Hunting from vehicles
22 Except as may be otherwise permitted by this Act or the regulations, no person, whether for himself or to assist another, shall chase, drive, flush, pursue, worry, harrass, follow after or on the trail of, or search for, any wildlife from a vehicle.”. Last I heard, an airplane is a vehicle.