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Drone Policy

NoDrones

The operation of unmanned aircraft/drones on national wildlife refuges is prohibited. Drone users cannot 1) fly drones at “altitudes resulting in harassment of wildlife” or take-off or land drones within refuge boundaries under 50 C.F.R. § 27.34; 2) use drones to harass wildlife under 50 C.F.R. § 27.51; or 3) operate, launch from, or land drones on refuge-administer lands for the purpose of taking commercial photography under 50 C.F.R. § 27.71, without a permit in accordance with 43 C.F.R. Part 5. Please contact merrittisland@fws.gov for more information.
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2017
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