April 6th, 2008, 12:14 PM
can i shoot my bow in my backyard
here is what the city law says: what do you think. especially the part that says "except within ones own dwelling"
9.66.030 Throwing and shooting—Prohibited acts—Nonapplicability.
A. It is a violation to throw stones or missiles of any kind or to shoot arrows, rubber guns, slingshots, air rifles or other dangerous instruments or toys on or into any pub-lic or private place except within one’s own dwelling.
B. This section shall not apply to the shooting of arrows under the direction of a certified public school teacher in the municipal recreation program or public school physical education program.
April 6th, 2008, 12:17 PM
i woulld say no because it say within ones own dwelling which would mean in your house so probably not in your backyard
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April 6th, 2008, 12:18 PM
Well I do it, but I made sure it was o.k with all my surrounding neighbors! I also made a safe back drop. I have never had any problems, but i think it depends on your situation?
April 6th, 2008, 12:22 PM
The way I read it no you can only shoot in your house .
I don't know your neighbors but if you have a lot of room & a safe back stop as them if they care if you shoot . I been shooting for 5 years in my yard the neighbors know to stay away when I'm shooting . and if I see them out I just don't shoot . I never looked up my laws I would guess their the same .
April 6th, 2008, 12:22 PM
The way i read it, it says no.
I would ask the neighbors and see what they say.
I would ask a Police officer to come and see where you are wanting to shoot and get there opinion before shooting outside of the house. AC
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April 6th, 2008, 12:30 PM
neighbors wouldn't care. my garage would be the backstop in my backyard. i would shoot but i don't want the police to take my bow.
April 6th, 2008, 12:33 PM
I would have to agree with the others in this thread.A dwelling is a house so.....no soup(shooting)for you!!!
April 6th, 2008, 12:42 PM
Here it is the same as fireing a gun Felony offence and jail if you are caught
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April 6th, 2008, 12:59 PM
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April 6th, 2008, 01:22 PM
to shoot or not to shoot
I had the same question. I stopped by and asked someone at the police department they said no because a bow is considered a firearm.
April 6th, 2008, 01:32 PM
No bb guns ect....
I haven't asked the city, I just go shoot.
Haven't had a problem in 10 years.
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April 6th, 2008, 01:33 PM
When the war is over soldiers come home, SAILORS dont. WE will always stand a vigilant watch to protect YOUR way of life.
It's not that I'm cranky, I just dont care what you think.
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April 6th, 2008, 01:39 PM
I would open a window and shoot threw it into the yard. You would be in your dwelling.
April 6th, 2008, 01:39 PM
This is a situation in which the law is in place but discretion unofficially prevails in most cases. That is, if someone complains or if you are observed shooting in a careless or reckless manner you will be cited. But you've taken care of the most important consideration by getting your neighbors' approval, so as long as you don't represent a hazard you probably will be okay.
Originally Posted by mr59x
April 6th, 2008, 01:47 PM
Bad idea. Don't ask a police officer if it's okay to break a standing law because there is only one answer he can give you. And then you will have been officially warned.
Originally Posted by archerycharlie
The best way to go is check with your neighbors, demonstrate your concern for safety and never shoot when there are kids around.
April 6th, 2008, 01:51 PM
April 6th, 2008, 01:56 PM
I would find out the "legal" definition of dwelling. So if my kids are throwing rocks in the driveway puddles are they going to jail?
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April 6th, 2008, 02:02 PM
A dweilling is a structure in which you reside.
Most cities and towns have ordinances established to refrain people from shooting bows in their yards.
Ordinances are civil in nature and are not considered crimes.
Check with your local authorities and have them give you a copy of said ordinance,,,and then follow it.
April 6th, 2008, 02:35 PM
Agreeing with Mike on this one....the statue definitely appears to prohibit it, but there would have to be a complaint filed. Hopefully your neighbors are cool.
April 6th, 2008, 02:47 PM
I have a buddy that is not allowed to shoot in his backyard, borough laws.
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April 6th, 2008, 02:49 PM
we have same law here too. But lucky for me... local police officer and my nieghbor come over to shoot pretty often. I do have to keep an eye out for the youngsters!! Just do everything you can to be safe!
April 6th, 2008, 02:50 PM
wow... lots of fly by night lawyers in here... call the police and pose the question.. they are not going to arrest you for asking. if they say go for it.. then talk to your neighbors and let them know your intentions. simple really
April 6th, 2008, 03:28 PM
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