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Old August 17th, 2011, 08:34 PM #1
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are there any laws that restrict the use of a bow in residental aeras?

I live in a neighborhood off RT6 but I am surrounded by farm land. I have an 1/2 acre lot. My son is just getting into archery and i want to take him out in the back yard and use his 25# bow, is there any laws in MD, charles county that would prohibit us form shooting in the back yard.


I am using an old wooded shead for a back stop so no danger of going into someone's yard
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Old August 17th, 2011, 10:48 PM #2
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I think its the same as hunting, 150 yds from an occupied structure without occupants permission. Should be good to go unless neighbor is near. Have fun, be safe.
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I think its the same as hunting, 150 yds from an occupied structure without occupants permission. Should be good to go unless neighbor is near. Have fun, be safe.
I dont know of any laws regarding archery. As long as your are at a safe distance shooting at a safe area with a safe backstop i wouldnt worry. Call DNR but im 99.9% sure there is no distance laws.
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150 yards from occupied dwelling unless you have permission from the owner of the dwelling. Do you have anyone behind you? If not, just go for it, and if your neighbors have a problem then stop. With a kid learning you will need a good back stop.
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I would check with local Law Enforcement, DNR should have no say in practicing archery in your yard. As long as you are not hunting.
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I would check with local Law Enforcement, DNR should have no say in practicing archery in your yard. As long as you are not hunting.
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I would check with local Law Enforcement, DNR should have no say in practicing archery in your yard. As long as you are not hunting.
Too bad most local law enforement dont know the laws either...
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Too bad most local law enforcement don't know the laws either...
Sorry to say it but I have found most L.E.O. are short on brains and long on Ego. They think they know everything and have to be in charge of everything even when they have no business even in the area and no clue ( I see this almost every day)


Several years ago I was talking about hand guns and hunting, a young LEO spoke up and said If I saw you with a handgun i the woods I would arrest you for illegal possession of a handgun. This started another conversation and he started to get upset and saying he is a police officer and he knows the laws. TO that I went to my truck and pulled out my copy of the MD hunting regs and showed him the laws regarding handguns and hunting. he just walked out of the station pissed off and proven wrong.


at work, a few weeks ago we ran a toxic gas alarm. this is an alarm that goes off in a building if it detects a toxoc gas sort of like a special smoke detector (to simplfy it) when we got to the guilding we got out our meeters and went in the building and I see two LEO standing right beside the room that had the toxic gas alarm going off in with nothing but there ego to protect them.
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I guess I'll have to be a bit more careful of who is out-n-about the next time I shoot my bow. I only have a 2/3 acre lot and shoot from my elevated deck into a bungee-secured bag target so even a miss(next to impossible from 20 yards) would only end up buried in my own yard. Before this past Winter, I had living 12' privacy bushes all around my property which the dang snow & ice flattened beyond survival and necessitated chainsaw surgery. Complete privacy has been reduced to perhaps 85% privacy.


   
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