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Old July 21st, 2019, 01:23 AM #1
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Need clarifications on weapon discharge on private land distance laws

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I'm moving to Carroll County in a few weeks. The house I bought has 3 acres. I can see deers eating from pear tree on my property about 50 yards from my deck. I just need a clarification on what is the actual letter of the law. Is it discharged location or point of impact that must be 150 yards away? Like if my house is within 150 yards of my neighbors, do i need their permission to discharge rifle from my own deck? Is the impact location (hopefully the buck) need to be 150 yards away too? Thank you!
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Old July 21st, 2019, 01:32 AM #2
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Old July 21st, 2019, 01:52 AM #3
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AFAIK it is 150yds from where you are shooting from.

However, don't be the guy who ruins CC. Be responsible. Talk to your neighbors. Let them know what you're doing. Be a good neighbor.

Also, remember, you are responsible for that bullet from the muzzle to wherever it lands.

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For 50 yard shots, a quality cross bow would keep you in the good graces of you neighbors, but it wouldn't hurt talking to them about getting permission to use a firearm, as they may be having deer nuisance problems. I would get to know them first before asking about firearms and hunting, as they could be very anti 2A and hunting.
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Remember the oft overlooked phrase "without permission". If you get written permission from your neighbors (after a short discussion regarding time of day, I am sure) then blast away.
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You and the animal must be 150 yards from any house you don’t have permission from.

Archery in Carroll county is 50 yards without permission.

You also need to remember that you need permission to track a wounded deer into someone else’s property. Some landowners will not give permission to track and retrieve a wounded deer from their property
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3 acres is pretty small for rifle fire. I would look at the crossbow as others have said.

Depends a lot on how your land sits and the neighbors. If you're on 3 acres in the middle of a farm, then cool. If you're surrounded by a subdivision then its much tougher.
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woot had nice crossbows starting around 150
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Thank you for the replies! I was worried because most of the neighbors has horses. Dont know if they dont like them to be frightened. Guess bow is the plan until l know the neighborhood better. I should introduce myself. Going to do that now. Looking forward to being in this state.
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Horse people are why I can't even hunt my own land on Sundays here (HoCo) with a crossbow. So go lightly, they can be tough to get along with, sure have been for me!

Gunfire will likely not go over well with them.
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